The dreaded ache in my lungs that would climb up my throat and make my lips throb,
This is what I feared.
Every single day I thought I was beating it,
but by diluting the talent I knew that I had.
"I'll do the workout, but I'll jog so it won't hurt."
The not hurting never got me anywhere,
I didn't make progress for an entire year.
not pain is what I felt
Until we got back outside and I felt like I was killing myself.
Pain is what I feared,
but only when I succumbed to it is when I won.
I ran away from it,
and now I run towards it
because "no pain equals no gain"
and I want all of it.