Last weekend we did a 15 mile, 8-ish hours, kayak trip. The river we were on was very low so we had to paddle virtually the entire trip since there wasn’t a current to carry us. The first 7 hours were fantastic. The eighth our was torture for all 3 of us (we each had our own kayak). By the end of the trip we were beyond exhausted and determined to NEVER do this to ourselves again. Three hours later, showered and eating a good dinner we were laughing and talking about the next trip.
It is much like any big project –sometimes, just before the end, it seems like it is just too hard and not worth the effort. You want to give up. But after the fact, you tend to forget the struggles.