Completing a marathon takes away a whole host of excuses.
For example: “I’m too tired. That seems impossible. I don’t know how to. That’s too hard. etc. etc. etc….”
Those excuses just don’t work anymore.
verb (used with object), e·lim·i·nat·ed, e·lim·i·nat·ing.
1. to remove or get rid of, especially as being in some way undesirable: to eliminate risks; to eliminate hunger. Synonyms: do away with, banish, abolish, eradicate, erase, exterminate, cut out, annihilate, weed out, stamp out, rub out. Antonyms: obtain, get, invite.
2. to omit, especially as being unimportant or irrelevant; leave out: I have eliminated all statistical tables, which are of interest only to the specialist. Synonyms: throw out, exclude, drop, delete, except. Antonyms: include, accept, admit, incorporate.
3. to remove from further consideration or competition, especially by defeating in a contest.
4. to eradicate or kill: to eliminate the enemy.
5. Physiology . to void or expel from an organism.