I love superhero TV shows and movies. Superman and Christopher Reeve were my first big screen crush. My motivation for running on the treadmill is the latest episodes of Arrow, The Flash, Black Lightning, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Given my affinity for running, being able to run as fast as the Flash would be appealing, but I suspect he doesn’t achieve the same benefits as I do. Running for an hour helps clear my mind and de-stress my body. Sprinting like the Flash probably requires even more concentration than trail running where you have to watch for mud and rocks and tree roots. It’s not as easy to disconnect your brain on the trails. Every time I let my brain wander, I trip and fall on my face. At my pace, the crash isn’t so bad–a few scars, dirt in random places; at Barry Allen’s, the crash would be disastrous.
If that’s a super power, sign me up. I love learning about new things, but I don’t always want to put the work into developing a new skill. Theoretically some topic will sound interesting, but when it’s is really foreign to me, I have a hard time finding the motivation to understand it without guidance.