“For what is the point of training but making pain seem routine? You work the body, yes, but the real point of training is to accustom the mind to endure discomfort: to know it, tolerate it and even, finally, to like it.” – Matt Seaton
I love this quote. I’ve been battling over a simular question recently-what is normal?
I feel okay today, I feel normal-and by okay and normal I mean my back and shoulders are sore; when I woke up I had a headache from not hydrating enough last night after a swim and if I don’t eat five times today then I’m going to crash during my long swim this afternoon. I’m constantly fighting demons about what I’m doing to myself and what I plan to do.
Is this normal?