I've noticed something important. Hard things get easier over time. I started doing a 30-minute hill climbing routine last week. My treadmill has an automated program tied to a heart rate monitor that puts you through an optimal workout. It sucked at first and was hard to complete without sucking wind and lots of sweat. I did the same workout today with less of the sucking wind and tired legs. I still managed to sweat a bunch though. It's gross.
Yesterday's workout was easier than the day before and todays workout was easier than yesterday. I can see a time when I will need to dial up the intensity in order to get the same benefit from my time on hell hill. I think this all means that I'm in better shape today than I was last week and will be in better shape next week then I am this week. I should be happy… Instead, I just want a shower.
Progress…. Yes! Now on to pushups.