Today is another long day, a hot day working at the Fairgrounds and Williams-Brice Stadium for the USC vs. Tennessee football game.
Long hours of walking, moving, standing among thousands of people, many of whom don't care a lick in the world about things that really matter. But that's getting my foot onto another soap-box. Sorry.
This a small reason why one trains--to do hard things. We don't train to do easy things. We train to do hard things. And when hard things get easy, we train for harder things. There's always going to be one more thing that just a little bit harder than before.
Commitment to training affects you perform in real life:
- working at high levels of output for extended periods of time physically, mentally and/or emotionally;
- prepares for responding (not reacting) to both the known and the unknown;
- finding a way to make things work, with or without resources;
- thrive, because you don't always win;
- be strong without the need for competition
I began this blog series talking about strength, endurance, stamina and working long, hot jobs is one reason why one trains. Fitness is more than losing weight or looking good. It's getting in the mindset to accomplish hard things, difficult things. And in my case (today), working with crowds of people . . . that's a job in and of itself.
While I'm thinking of it, be a sport and leave your contraband at home wouldja? Think of others before yourself, for safety's sake.