The other day I heard someone compare the pandemic to a marathon. Metaphorically speaking there is something to it. The person was a radio talk show host and recently had a conversation with a promoter who sets up marathons throughout North America. Part of their conversation was about those who quit before finishing their run. Let’s take a 27K marathon, for example. Most people who find they have reached their limit are likely to quit around the 20K mark. If they’ve made it to 26K they are not likely to quit. When people can see the finish line they tend to complete the run.
Back to Covid and the pandemic. The longer this goes on the more difficult it gets to hang in. We are all so weary and fatigued from the past 16 months. I know there are people throwing caution and their masks to the wind. Many are finding it harder and harder to stay the course. Yet, this is not the time to go astray. From what we are told, it would seem we are well beyond the 20K mark. The end is beginning to appear on the horizon. If we can get that second or third or fourth wind, continue to follow the science protocols, I do believe we’ll cross that finish line. The grand prize will be reclaiming the lives we once knew. So worth it.
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