So I'm a nerd and I was thinking about superhuman powers on my 5 mile run today. I thought to myself as I passed by the sorority and fraternity houses on campus "if I could have any superhuman power what would it be?".
The first thought that came to mind was "I wish running was just... easy. Like I could go out there on any day (even if I took a few weeks off running) and run without any pain and stomach issues as if I was training daily that entire 2 weeks, and my lungs never felt like they were going to explode...."
And then I continued to think and I realized that if the challenge was gone, if there was no reason to keep pushing, if there wasn't a reason to train consistently, I wouldn't. A big reason I like running is the challenge. It's hard, and not a lot of people like it because of that. I want to be seen as the girl that isn't afraid of hard work... hard, sometimes frustrating, sometimes painful work. And it's the requirement of work. I like the fact that I won't get better unless I push it, and find ways around the pain. If it was easy.... I'd hate it.
lol what do you think? If you could have a superhuman power of "effortless running all the time" would you take it?
p.s. for arguments' sake let's say you still burn the same amount of calories and such.... the only thing that changes is the way you FEEL.