What’s your thought if you went to a race and need to give up? It could be due to injury, cutoff time, unwell somewhere, etc.
What’s holding you back from not quitting?
Is it the focus on goal? The decision not to give up and to hang on till the end? You have nothing to post on Facebook, WordPress or any social media? Nothing to brag about?
Minda Dentler mentioned in a TED Talk that you need to be prepare to fail in order to take up a challenge. If you need to give up and it’s a decision in order to embark onto the next challenge, do it!
You are running your own race and challenging yourself, not others.