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When I'm running, I usually go for a goal of 30 minutes. But if I think about 30 minutes, I get intimidated. So I just take it 5 minutes at a time. After 2 1/2 minutes, you're halfway done. Then with the last minute, I think, I've come this far, why stop now? Then I feel motivated to keep going.

- Submitted by SBAIG1109 10/27/2010 in Exercise | 18 Comments
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DCEJOHNSON1 10/27/2010 10:18:00 PM

    i'm really going to try this to increase my endurance. thanks
DEB2013 3/10/2014 7:32:00 PM

    I do like this
HYATTI1 3/9/2014 1:26:00 PM

    Great Idea but for me its a non reality since I can not run. However putting the concept to other things...might help.

Thanks for the tip.

BANNERMAN 3/8/2014 10:07:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
DELLMEL 3/8/2014 9:20:00 PM

    Great info
1AMCAM 3/8/2014 5:37:00 PM

    Great idea, I do the same thing when I'm swimming. It works.
LOVINGKATE 3/8/2014 3:08:00 PM

    Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing.
VAINVT 3/8/2014 9:13:00 AM

    Great idea!
LEANMEAN2 4/17/2013 7:45:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
BANNERMAN 4/16/2013 1:33:00 AM

    Thanks for the tip.
LALATIDAH 4/15/2013 5:56:00 PM

    EXACTLY!! emoticon emoticon
LORIVIOLA 4/15/2013 3:17:00 PM

    i find this works in other areas of my life too. if i dont want to do a task, and i just cannot get started, i set my microwave timer for 5, 10, or 15 minutes, and by then i am on a roll.
SHANNONY84 4/15/2013 11:03:00 AM

    I find myself doing the same thing!
GWINNER1 4/15/2013 10:04:00 AM

    This is a tip that really works. I use it all the time.
ROBB1N 4/15/2013 9:23:00 AM

    Great idea!
PYNETREE 4/15/2013 7:48:00 AM

    This trick might help me. Thanks!
LCRUMLEY81 4/15/2013 7:06:00 AM

    I love this
DIPSMOM 10/27/2010 9:16:00 PM

    I have started doing this when I am on the treadmill. I started with 10 minutes then add 10 minutes when I have 1 to go. I did 70 minutes last time. emoticon

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