“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Murakami goes on:

“Say you’re running and you think, ‘Man, this hurts, I can’t take it anymore.’ The ‘hurt’ part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand anymore is up to the runner himself.”

And now I’m rethinking every time I ever thought I’d reached my limit. Whose limit? Turns out it was nobody but me all along.


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