“Have you ever regretted a race?” I asked my competitive friend. “Never” she replied with no hesitation. “Regardless of my performance I know I have given it my best”.
I thought about that for a moment. As important as running is to me, competing is not.
In races and in other circumstances, when I have known that the outcome is not going to be beneficial, I have “cut my losses short”.
But in the metaphor of life that running is, there are those races that are important to me and to them I have always given my best. Just the same that I have fought beyond reason for what I’ve loved not giving up until the end and watching it go knowing inside of me that I could not have done better.
Yes, like my friend, to what has been important in my life I have unrelentingly given it my best, the best of me, my best effort. No regrets.
None what’s so ever.
3 years ago