I am a runner and I loved reading the article titled "Second Wind"—it resonated with me.  Learning endurance through running has impacted every part of my life for good. I still find it amazing that I can be so tired, discouraged, and ready to give up at one point, and then if I just push on a little bit farther, I suddenly feel new energy, and I feel like I can go on forever (or at least finish the run)! Now I know what to expect and how to get a second wind.

Running can be a good metaphor for learning. Both take effort and work. Both will have moments when the participant will feel discouraged and a lack of confidence in their abilities to accomplish their goal. But if the learner keeps trying, I am certain that eventually new strength and motivation (the second wind) will come and each additional attempt at something new will bring greater confidence that we can do it!