This morning I was thinking about a birthday present for my better half. For a moment, I wondered if some sufferfest merchandise could fit the bill (I know, the store is not open. Still.).
At this moment a second thought crossed my mind:
“Nah, she’s not riding a bike. Not training. She’s a couchlandrian”. But… …is she?
This post is dedicated to all the people who build our support system. The people who will probably never read this text.
…for understanding my commitment and giving me the time to do my suffering.
…for making space in the family budget again, because I want some new gear.
…for supporting my training and being interested in the results.
…for cooking with an eye on the macros, so I can properly fuel myself.
…for dishing out squeezies when I scream in sweet agony during my workout.
…for being my rock on a hard day and telling me to do it anyway.
…for doing the work I can not do, because I’m too tired.
…for taking care of our family, when I am too “busy”.
THANK YOU, for everything. Always.
It doesn’t matter if you have a family member, girlfriend or boyfriend, just a good friend or maybe a coworker, quite possibly even a favorite pet.
It only matters that you have a support system in place. This is what makes us strong.
And if you are strong without, good for you, too. But maybe you could try it?
Happiness is only real when shared. Suffering, too.
Ask yourself, who is the true sufferlandrian in your world. I know that my better half absolutely deserves a honorary citizenship in our circle.
She’s a true sufferlandrian - training or not.
After reading this I recommend you get up, find your “support system” and say Thank you.
And let’s hear it. Do you have a system in place? Do you honor it accordingly? What do you think?