The quick answer is No! The longer answer is that it is complicated.
For those who don’t know me well, I started running a few years ago, once I had lost weight, mainly because I was cold and walking did not make me feel warm enough.
So I started to jog, very slowly.
Then I hurt my knee.
After working with a Physio who ran, I relearned how to run, but properly this time.
I am what they call a turtle runner.
I am not going to win races, and I don’t particularly enjoy it. In fact for the first 20 minute I am constantly telling myself to stop.
OK, the entire time I am telling myself to stop and give up.
I am usually one of the last to finish.
But I enjoy receiving the medal at the end.
Of being able to say, “I did that”!
Whether it is a 10k or half marathon or a 6 hour timed event (do what you can for a maximum of 6 hours), I did something that was not easy.
Something that most people would not even try.
It reminds me of my weight loss. Most people keep doing the same things over and over, they also just go back on another diet when they gain the weight back.
Even though there is a better way, it can be so difficult to try something different, unknown.
Just like it is difficult to run a long distance, they are both about mindset.