We read the word "endurance" and immediately think of running. That either is a pleasant thought or it makes us cringe and blank out and move on to more pleasant things. Endurance comes from "Endure" which means to "suffer patiently" and "remain in existence". Life, similar to running, requires us to "suffer patiently" if we are going to do it well. Life, similar to running, requires us to "remain in existence" in order to achieve our goals and purposes.
Lord, I may adverse to running but I should never be adverse to the concept of being patient in my suffering and please help me to realize that I must remain in existence in order to be complete and fulfill my purposes, which are Your purposes.