One of my favorite quotes by Mark Rippetoe is, “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and generally more useful.” For me, being fit isn’t about looking good or even feeling good, it’s about being hard to kill. It is also very important to be fit enough to help when somebody else is in trouble.
It’s funny, I’ve had multiple people say things like, “well, when am I ever going to have to run a mile?” Or “when am I ever going to need to pull somebody out of a burning car?” Well, you never know. Wouldn’t it be better to train for it and be able to do something like that if the situation arose?
Case in point:
The bottom line is that the world is a chaotic and dangerous place, despite our best attempts to convince ourselves otherwise. The more fit you are, the better you’re going to be able to deal with that chaos and danger.
See you in the gym.