One thing is for certain, the excuses never go away. The little voice in my head still tries to get me to stop from time to time. They are just as loud as in the beginning saying, ” its cold out, don’t even worry about running today”, or “you really need a break anyway”. I think they will always be there, but you get stronger. Once you have seen how much better it is on the other side, that drives you to get out and get it done.