No, you don’t need anyone’s permission to do what you have to do.
It is your race, you have to run it alone.
You know where your running shoes hurt.
You know when to pause, you know when to limp.
You know when to pull off your running shoes.
You know when to put it back on to continue your race.
You know exactly where you are running to.
And you have the strategies to finish your race.
Only pause to gather energy.
Only look sideways for tips from those who have run similar race.
Don’t ever think that you need permission.
Because it is your race.
And you are well equipped.
Just look within.