The big test in school used to be a 2k run, which everyone dreaded. Even today the idea of running 2000 meters is enough to make me hide under the covers. Yet since I've started going to the gym I've been able to conquer that hill, and even improve to 3k at a time. It always feels great to reach personal goals, but it's still important to look around and see where you stand. hopefully not next to angry gorillas who you just called 'bitches'.