Winter Motivation

By Dan Earthquake

“It takes 4 weeks to get used to anything,” said Dino Antinori, who I used to run with in the early 1990’s.

“It’s true for exercise, work, or even living with another person.” He was 20 years older than me.

We ran together regularly and he was full of practical advice on fitness, strength and life in general. As I’ve worked through the last two decades, I’ve seen it proved many times.

“The first week is hard, and the second week is harder. By the third week it starts to get easier and by week four you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.”

The exact thing I was doing at the time that needed this four weeks of dedication was increasing my stamina to run a faster ten mile race.

Dino had kindly taken me out for a “ten mile plus” run which ended up complete blog post