It is not flashy to those who are in it. Who live with themselves from day to day. The incremental changes are soul-grindingly slow and imperceptible.
There needs to be a more earnest expression of the word ‘patience’.
Still, the course is charted and the journey may be long, but with consistency, the months and years will see us all through if we remain forever focused on the big picture as we yawn through slow minutes; never failing to take the daily steps that seem so vain and barren.
And then someone says, “you look like you’ve lost weight!”, or you notice one day that your clothes aren’t squeezing you anymore. You hear the chirp of your Garmin mark off a mile, or three, and you get an exhilirating little thrill because that wasn’t so bad or that was the first time you ran that far!
There is joy in the slow quiet crawl to success.