My latest in yesterday’s GoLocalProv
Here is an excerpt from the days when I pushed myself in the gym.
Though it wasn’t always easy, I tried to set an example; exercise being one of my imperatives. When the “belong to a gym” popularity started, I joined. There was little else in those early fitness centers save for machines; the kind that test strength, tempt you to push harder, add weights, get a hernia and feel good because it hurts.
I went often enough to hurt. I added more weights each time so that I could feel the pain. “Oooo, that feels … err … good.” After all, wasn’t that the point? To hurt? To never want to go back? To feel whole once you were finished with the punishment.
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