Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's a shame

I saw a quote the other day, a quote I have been unable to re-find. It went something like this: It's a shame for a man to die without ever knowing his bodies true potential. I'm paraphrasing, obviously, but the thought is still there.

When I read the quote it got me to thinking, I don't often worry about the why, I just do. I play Judo because I enjoy it, I lift because I like the feel of the weight, and the sense of accomplishment. But I realized, on some level, I train because I want to see if it's possible. I want to find the point at which I can't go any farther. The point at which I can't keep fighting, can't lift anymore, can't go any harder. I have not found that point yet but I'm still looking.

I will not go to my grave without knowing precisely what my body is capable of. Even if it hurts finding out along the way.