Since the middle of June I’ve been thinking a lot about running The Duke City half-marathon. I want to make up for a couple of races I missed this year. What puts me off is the incredible difficulty in recovering from a month of not running back in December because of sciatic nerve pain. The pain is completely gone; the difficulty is due to the age of my body and its reluctance to improve. This makes a goal of running 13 miles seems so out of reach and undoable. Have you ever felt like why try if something is so out of reach? What do you do?