justin is hurt.
no question he is hurt.
the last couple of hours it has been all he could do to drag himself into the starting corral…
but, when the bell sounds
every time we think he wont make it back under the time limit…
but with a few minutes to spare he shows back up….
only to do it again.
now maybe he will be able to push thru this
maybe later he will loosen up again
and be able to run like he did before.
it is just a temporary thing
and later you feel better again,
or maybe he has given all he has to give.
and now he is giving a little more.
i know we need every lap he has to give.
this is a hard game we play.
this time when he crossed the line
his face a blank stare
i got to tell him something that made it seem a little more worthwhile;
“that lap you just did,
that extra lap we would not have had if you did not go one more time…
that lap put us in the lead.”
now, we may not be able to hold it.
we are up against some tough opponents.
and they have their justins, too.
but that will not take away the satisfaction of that moment.
every lap counts.
altho it might seem but a futile gesture.
altho it might not be pretty.
every lap counts…