On How to Learn

Mixing “distance” with “difficulty”

 

Some years back, I started doing distance running as a way to force myself away from my work desk (while it is none of your business, it and I had an unhealthy, sometimes abusive relationship–we’re in better terms now, though). On my first run, like almost any other tenderfoot runner, I had no idea how long a mile was (much less how long three or six miles could be), but in my head it was an absurdly long measure that I would have a terribly hard time finishing.

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