|Terrigal Trotters preparing to leave Yarramalong for|
Somersby along the Great North Walk trail
|McMasters Fire Trail|
|This morning's run finished around Cockrone Lagoon|
Nevertheless, it gives me hope that perseverance will yield results and that I should keep trying to run as often as possible, even when it is a grind. I'm a believer in "use it or lose it" and once you start lowering your expectations, the outcome becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Additionally, it's sometimes easy to forget that although the hour of exercise each day might be hard work, painful, and not particularly enjoyable, the consequent well-being and quality of life bestowed on the other 23 hours of the day are a more-than-adequate reward.