I relate this to English language learners because I feel like some of the students feel like they should be able to keep up with the rest of the class. However, that's not possible. We are not all built the same way we all have our strengths and our weaknesses. As teachers we have to remember that. Eventually all the students will end up pretty close together.
That is what happened to me. I did not get to the complete end, but I got pretty darn close. I was so proud of myself. I did not think at the beginning or the middle I would be able to get where I did. Looking back it was a mental mind game that I was playing with myself. This is a picture that was taken about 1 km before where I finished.