I have a confession to make: I dropped out of my half marathon training.
In fact, I dropped out shortly after I was supposed to run seven miles (and didn't). My knees were aching, I had a stress fracture in my foot, and my nerves were continually frayed. Running was more of a chore than a source of stress relief.
And you know what? I'm pretty happy about quitting. Since my foot has started to feel better, I've been running about a mile a day during my lunch break. It feels like the perfect amount. I am being pulled in fewer directions, and I don't constantly feel guilty about what I "should" be doing at any given moment.
Sometimes quitting isn't a bad thing. Who knew?