We Want to “Be”, Not “Get”

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A few years ago, I decided that it was time to drop some of the excess weight I had gained over the years. I’ve never been much of a runner, and so I thought I’d try one of those “Couch to 5k” training programs. We had just bought a treadmill, and so I thought I’d put it to good use.

At this point in the story, you would expect that I begin telling you about my highly successful plan to get back into shape; how I…