The other day, my trainer put a different spin on my elevator schtick when she challenged us to work out because we can, in honor of someone who can't. She said it's likely that all of us has someone in our lives who would love to be able to do burpees or run sprints or do squats, but for whatever reason, they can't.
Do you have someone like that? I do. And it just tears me up that he is no longer able to do what I can do, what he used to be able to do--it's devastating. I spent that entire third circuit with tears in my eyes, because I am heart-broken for him...and thankful for myself.
I don't love burpees. I don't love sprints. I don't love squats. I don't love them because those things are hard. I don't love them, but I will continue doing them just as long as I can. Because I can. None of us knows what the future holds for us, but for now, I will, because I can, in honor of those who can't.