Quitting before it even began

One week ago, the class size was 18. As of now, it is down to 10.  Various excuses, no matter how legitimate or over-inflated have come pouring in and now the class has been almost cut in half before the rucks have been fastened on.  It is clear that the phrase "it sounded like a good idea at the time" will be the motto for this event!  

When the final finisher picture gets posted, nobody will remember the post by the regretful person saying they wish they had made it - but everybody will remember those who triumphed. No matter the outcome, some real champions are going to be made tomorrow.