Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance. Show us what endurance means to you. Is it that high-school diploma, beads of sweat earned on a long run, a treasured family heirloom, or something else entirely?

There are many things that come to mind with the word “endurance”, especially here in Nicaragua where I see how people work hard every day just for the basics of life. But, I also thought of something more personal, an experience watching my son in law compete in a triathlon. I admire his persistence and endurance in training. I was also inspired by the other competitors, many of whom were older than me and/or didn’t look like what comes to mind when you think of an athlete. There is no upward age limit on staying active, healthy, and in shape to the best of your ability, or on setting goals for yourself and working towards them.

Drew comes in looking great

Drew comes in to the finish line looking great

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)

It is one thing to take the first step, and it is another to have the endurance to persist through the whole journey. I think for most of us, that is the most challenging.



About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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4 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

  1. indacampo says:

    When I think of “Triathlon” I also think of “perseverance”. Great interpretation. 🙂


    • He was swimming, biking, and running for over two hours at an impressive rate of speed so that is no small feat of endurance and perseverance. He came in 3rd in his age group and 30th overall out of about 2000 people!
      I’m glad I posted this for myself. I am getting inspired all over again 😀


      • indacampo says:

        I tried triathlon once but I’m not a great swimmer so I lost a lot of time in the pool. Not a good way to start a race. Loved the biking and the running part though…in the pouring rain…in cold Alberta. Actually it was all good and a great feeling of challenging yourself to do something new. 🙂


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