Love, Courtship, Dating, and Marathon Running (Part 1 of 2)
I don’t know what get into me but I woke up the other morning with this quote in mind: “You approach love like running a marathon not a sprint.”
I don’t know what your views about love are, mine is simple: Love is patient. Connecting it to running a marathon (42.195K), a great deal of patience is required. Not only that, do you know that you need at least 3 months of preparation when running a marathon? It takes discipline, sacrificing that Friday and Saturday night parties in order to wake up early for a long run.
I guess “taking it slow” is the perfect term for both. In the marathon you don’t run as fast as you can on the first 10Kms unless you want to walk the remaining 32Kms. Same as with dating, you don’t want to do everything on the first date. A passionate and sexy lovemaking is soooooooo much better than a one-night stand, right?
My point? Should you want a real, deep and growing relationship, be patient. Plan and prepare on how you are going to approach the finish line, injured or with hands up high in celebration?
Lastly, come to think of this: “Everyone can do a 100-meter dash, only the committed can run a marathon.“
Want to read Part 2? Love, Courtship, Dating, and Marathon Running (Part 2 of 2)
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