I ran my third 5k of the year today. My objective was just to finish as I had a tough time at my last 5k. I finished, but it was tough!
I kept having to give myself pep talks as I went along. I tried to think of every mantra that would keep me going. I didn’t stop, I didn’t quit. I refused to not fight.
With lupus, we do this every day. Whether you feel strong or not, you are strong. Stronger than you know. Stronger than the average healthy human. You’re still here. You’re still fighting.
Lupus sucks. It makes for hard days. But we don’t stop. We keep going. We are going to keep going until they find a cure.
I didn’t stop today. No matter how slow I was, I kept going. I kept telling myself I was STRONG. I FIGHT.
Feel proud, you are a fighter.