I’ve been asked on multiple occasions over the years what I consider the be a good measuring stick when it comes to fitness, and just about every time, I respond with the same canned answer: fitness is a personal journey, and I’m not here to tell you how to pursue it. I really do mean that, we’re all here for our own reasons and have our own goals… but if you get a little more specific with your question, I tend to get a little more particular with my answers. If your fitness goals happen to coincide with mine, for instance… I’ve even been known to get downright picky.
I’ll be the first to admit that, just because I believe something is important, it doesn’t make it so – but I’ve lived through a broad and varied trouble making career, and found myself relying on my physical condition in a number of different sorts of circumstances. Anecdotal as my data sets may be, I’ve come to trust my assessment of what I’m currently capable of, what I need to be capable of, and what I have to do to get there.