This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question How do you beat the conditioning associated with exercise? I know that I'm not supposed to focus on pain, but it is hard not to when you're doing an activity that forces you to feel your body. Some people have suggested affirming I am structurally sound, or visualizing myself free of pain, but that doesn't work. I believe that I understand the underlying root of my TMS, which is associated with competitive running (or at least I think). I've tried to work through this and I have come to peace and understanding about myself and the reason i have received pain signals. I feel like I understand myself and the process, but I still can't figure out how to overcome pain during exercise. Any suggestion?