My self-induced Sisyphean challenge

I know why people don’t exercise: it’s hard!

and discouraging!

In January,  I was running a little better than an 8 minute mile pace for almost 4 miles. Now, just 3 1/2 months later, I can’t barely run 3 miles…

AT ANY PACE!!!

Man, decay happens!

and so quickly!

Why am I doing this? Oh yeah, because I want to rebuild my body for the second half of my life.

But if my body can go downhill so quickly when I stop…

I feel like Sisyphus pushing the boulder up the hill again!

I guess I looked at this like winding a watch. When I was younger, I would start working out to get in better shape and it would last for several years. I got in great shape when I was 30 years old and it took a good 10 years before it was nearly all lost.

Now, the watch is older. The internal working parts don’t hold the energy as long. The watch seems to need to be wound continuously.

So, instead of rebuilding my body for the second half of life, I guess I am looking at exercising for the rest of my life. The thought of becoming a couch potato is looking more and more attractive.

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