... interfere with what you can do.
That's from the great John Wooden.
John Wooden coached basketball at South Bend (Ind.) Central High School long before his days at UCLA. (Trivia: Paul and I lived in the old South Bend Central High School building when we first got married, as it had been converted into apartments. We had a huge chalkboard in our living room, and our ceilings were probably 20 feet high. Our next-door neighbor had set up a basketball hoop in his living room.)
But I love that Wooden quote. I always look at it like there are tons of things I cannot do -- particularly related to coordination and athletics. But I can keep pretty good control over my nutrition. And just slog out miles. So I'll focus on what I can do.
Today, I had my little class with the "Boomer Fitness Guy," who is starting to grow on me. Once I get past my initial annoyance with athletic types (Or coaches. Or trainers.), I can appreciate them as people. He's at that place with me now; it just takes some time.
So far this week I've only run an hour -- but I've gotten two hours of strength work in.