Trials and tests come that impact our patience and give it a chance to grow. As patience begins to develope, strong character is cultivated, moving us ever onward toward maturity. There is no shortcut! Becoming the runner you know you can be takes patience. Hang in there and keep pushing. The mature Runner's mind will always override his body's desire to remain in bed.
A journey of a thousand miles begin with one step. Until next time, run strong and stay safe.