This evening, I went to Tru Fit Boot Camp, at a time I don't usually work out, but a time when I know a lot of tough athletes show up. We were asked to split into workout groups after a warm-up run. During the run, I saw one woman who absolutely flew, could probably run circles around me. I followed her and joined her group. Throughout the hourlong workout, I kept my eye on her. Whenever I felt like stopping, I saw her out of the corner of my eye, and I kept on plugging away. My workout this evening was awesome.
I like to be pushed, physically and mentally, to my limits, because that's how we get stronger.
I seek out challenge. I've worked out with personal trainers who have pushed me to the point of sweating, grunting, and cursing (Corey, Rick, Kiki all come to mind). I ride century cycling events with Ruth, who even though she's 60 years old, can ride circles around me and climb better than most women half her age. I swim with my team, including Michelle who smacks my feet when I'm going too slow. And I'll run with Kelly, a 3:33 marathoner, who as I grunt my way through 800 yard repeats, is just ahead of me running effortlessly.
Challenge yourself and get stronger and fitter.