Let me explain....
I had sweat dripping from my brow, I was pacing myself with controlled breathing, I actually thought ..."this isn't so bad". It was hot, I was sweating, I was focused on my stopping point and i thought I was going to collapse. Yes, it is hard for me and it may never get really easy...but since I have had a little success at it, and that makes me want to stick with it a while. I have medaled in the only two 5K's that I have ever run in. I would call that a little success.
What I admire about runners is their dedication to one thing. Yes, the knowledge to run and how to breathe correctly helps a lot, but runners possess determination. They are committed to the sport. I have never really stuck with any one thing like exercising for any length of time. Consistency is a discipline that I want to develop. I want to build endurance for the the next race.
I will honestly say in my exercise realm that this is the hardest thing I have attempted. Yeah I have tried this running gig before but I didn't have someone willing to invest time and effort into training me how to do it the right way. I can see progress...the endurance that I seek, the dedication that eventually comes, the commitment that I have made to this venture is paying off. I like that.
This is a process. This is progress.
What's the hardest thing you have done to get healthy?