Endure As Long As Needed
Being able to physically endure an activity, for an extended period of time, translates into how much you may enjoy it.
One of the things that I miss, and I am not looking forward to regaining when getting more active, is endurance.
The longer that I can do something, the more fun I find it to do.
If you can run 6 miles and feel reasonable afterwards, then 1-3 miles is a piece of cake.
The first mile feels less like self inflicted torture and more like the start of the run that it is.
Your lungs won’t be on fire, your thighs won’t be screaming.
Energy will just be building and you will feel more and more energized.
What A Feeling
When you have endurance you can also practice longer.
You will not fatigue as quickly, or to the same extent.
Your recovery will be a bit faster as well.
When you are looking to improve a part of being active, to increase enjoyment consider working on improving your endurance first.
Endurance is about how long you can, which applies to more than cardiovascular activities.
It can be how long you hold a plan.
How many times you can jump over the picknick table.
The number of push-ups you can do.
There is a mental game to it as well.
You need to battle the monotony and the inner goblins that may be working against you.
The ones telling you it is OK to stop, even though you feel perfectly fine, just a little uncomfortable.
Play the mental game and improve your endurance to find the fun in the things you do for training. Cheers!!