I’m a big fan of old school punk rock and came across this Henry Rollins (of Black Flag) quote the other day and freaking loved it.
The iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told you’re a god or a total bastard. The iron will always kick you the real deal. The iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black, I have found the iron to be my best friend. It never runs out on me, never freaks out. Friends come and go but 200 pounds is always going to be 200 pounds.”
Little meat headed? Sure, but there is some serious truth to the use of training as therapy or solace from the daily grind. I think we can all related to it on some form or another.