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EPIPHANY ~ I realize something obvious

    Something occurred to me last night as I slogged through a treadmill workout. It has to get better. That is, if I do this often enough, it will get easier. All I have to do is keep doing the same thing. I never really thought about it that way, that soon (I hope), running 3 miles will not be tiring and bothersome, but a matter of course.

    Just that thought is enough to motivate me back to the treadmill.

    I'm running into interesting obstacles as far as running goes. My aerobic endurance, inhaler-enhanced, is now okay. I can get through the workout without panting and wheezing. The next two challenges are my muscle endurance and my mental endurance. I can see the muscle endurance beginning to improve, although there's still a long way to go. The obstacle I didn't expect was the mental one - which lasts even when I'm breathing okay and my muscles aren't sore. I still feel like stopping, and I'm not sure why. It could be because I'm bored, perhaps. Anyway, I need to keep an eye on that problem and try to force myself beyond it.


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