Took a stroll along the sides of Silver Lake in San Marcos the afternoon I took these photos. I couldn't help but miss my training days while passing through a handful of runners around the lake. Although I ultimately hated running in the heat, it reminded me of how much it helped my endurance, and all that hardwork amounted to something so great - crossing that finish line and receiving a medal. What's even better is that everyone around you: runners, joggers, walkers - all of them are all heading to the same place you are; making the same effort, and putting all the same strength in it as you are. I find is to be a beautiful thing when people come to share a special memory, although not realizing it at that moment, but we all shared a sense of accomplishment at the end of all that struggle. Through running, I learned the lesson of what it's like to make a goal, and trianing your body and mind to reach that goal whether big or small it may be.
The fight to finish is worth it.