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.