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.
And the hits just keep on comin'.....
2 months ago