"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another." Walter Elliott
See that vehicle in the distance? That's my hubby competing in a 400 mile event this past Saturday through the dust and scrub of Notrees, TX. (No trees, indeed.) They got to the 50 mile mark when part of a disc on the brakes broke.
But, they're preparing to try again!
I'm always struck by how different hubby and I are in our interests, but then I remember that both of our passions are about shoring up to try again.