“To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.” – Al Oerter, won Olympic Gold in Discus four times.
“What fun is it? Why all that hard, exhausting work? Where does it get you? Where’s the good of it? It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest…” – Brutus Hamilton, Coach of Olympic Track Team, 1952 Helsinki Olympics