I'm so glad I saw this picture this morning on my Pinterest! I'm really having a hard time pushing through. My knees are beginning to bug me sometimes. My weight is at a standstill. I feel like I'm going nowhere and I'm making no progress. Deep down though, I know I just have to hang in there. I have done this before. Giving up is the easy way out. Last week I took it easy...my knees were bugging me and I worked a lot. Our Anniversary was the 17th and we went out of town Friday and Saturday. We made it home last night and I had a decision to make. Skip the long run this week or do it when I woke up this morning. I work tonight so I slept in until 10am. I woke up & stepped on the scale only to realize that I apparently am 4 pounds heavier! What??? I've done so good lately. My husband and I shared meals on our little Anniversary get-away. I drank water! WTH? I'm mad at this point. So....I went and ran. I did 5 miles today! I didn't skip my long run, I did it. Regardless of all of my disappointments lately, I did it. And, I ran 2 miles straight without walking. You see, when I started this, I knew that I was going to have to incorporate walking within my running due to my knees. And that's ok with me. It doesn't matter if I walk some of a marathon as long as I finish! Some people would go crazy if they couldn't run the whole thing, but that's not me. I've walked portions of the Half-Marathons I have done and I feel just as relieved and proud as if I ran the whole thing. I've just got to stick with it. My husband reminded me this weekend, "Time is on your side". That's so true! The only thing I feel rushed about is losing weight and that's only because I know how good it feels when I am skinnier and running. It's the best feeling in the world. It's better than any dose of anti-depressant that I could take. So, my lesson today was just to hang in there when you feel like giving up....like I didn't already know this, but sometimes you just need a little reminder!