Quiet determination.

There will be no taunting today.  There will be no blustering, puffed up, blowhard-ery  (word? it is now.)  There will be no Mr. T references, no inspirational youtube videos, no chest bumps.  There will be no grunting, no screams, and I will not be performing the Haka for you today.  (OK maybe one youtube video.)    There will be no boasting, or trashtalking, or promises made in the heat of battle.

There is only quiet determination.  The unstated, unnoticed, exhausting, gutwrenching, sweat-inducing, overwhelming, work will be done. There will be no red carpet at the end, no spotlight, no award ceremony.  The work will not be broadcast on a regional public access TV channel, and there will be no interview.  It won't generate hits on my facebook page and I won't list it on my annual performance review.

But oh dear friends, there will be a reward.  There will be a reward.  Not today.  But it is coming.

Until then.  I run.  And I run and I run.

Wilma Rudolph at the finish line during 50 yar...
Wilma Rudolph at the finish line during a track meet in Madison Square Garden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened."  - Wilma Rudolph

How are you running the race today?

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