We know that the effects of training are
temporary. I cannot put fitness in the bank. If inactive, I will detrain
faster than it took me to get in shape. And since my entire persona is
influenced by my running program, I must remain constantly in training.
Otherwise, the sedentary life will inexorably reduce my mental and emotional
So, I run each day to preserve the self
I attained the day before. And coupled with this is the desire to secure
the self yet to be. There can be no letup. If I do not run, I will eventually
lose all I have gained -- and my future with it.