One of the key points of the essay for me is that exercise isn’t supposed to be fun. Ken wrote, “Do not try to make exercise enjoyable.” Getting your teeth cleaned or car’s oil changed isn’t supposed to be fun, either.
Once I got that through my thick skull, it made it easier for me to slog through my twice weekly workouts. Another excerpt:
We accept that both exercise and recreation are important in the overall scheme of fitness, and they overlap to a great degree. But to reap maximum benefits of both or either they must first be well-defined and then be segregated in practice.