I've never been athletic. I'm not BAD per se, just not good. I can catch a ball, run, jump, skip, but although my family were always a very active family, that didn't include team sports for me. My three brothers played cricket and soccer and we played a lot in the backyard. When I was younger we were always outside playing tippity cricket, we had a badminton court and there was a lot of rough and tumble.
I mention the lack of sporting motivation because I would never have thought I had any real stamina. I always marvelled at marathon runners, still do, for I wondered where they got the drive, the endurance, from. Since having children, however, I feel I certainly have more stamina.
Mentally I think I'm probably more fragile, or perhaps just more addled. Patience, not sure whether you'd characterise me as patient, but I can endure a lot, as I believe all mothers can.
I may be hungry at 10am because I only had coffee for breakfast, but I can fight the hunger until the girls are fed and Leila's napping and not eat until at least 2:00pm.
I can be bursting to go to the loo but I can hold on until I can just finish the vacuuming, make that night's dinner and finish helping Ella make a cardboard box town.
I can try and sneak reading a page of a gripping novel that was so hard to put down only to be interrupted and not go back to it until I'm in bed some 8+ hours later.
Being a mother, has helped me realise that I actually do have very good stamina, that there's a heck of a lot I can achieve in one day. I can't take all the credit though - Quists espresso blend has a lot to do with how I keep going and I would never downplay what an important part of my life, my every day, it is.
What vice keeps you going throughout the day?