Training has taught me so many things about myself, resilience and just life in general and I believe that anyone who really commits to a life of training can’t help but gain the same. Training can be so much more than looking good on the beach and I love it when that realisation clicks in people. That is why I find Henry Rollins reflecting on “The Iron” to be particularly interesting. People who know of Henry Rollins and have seen him speak will be aware that he is a well rounded and interesting guy and you always stand to learn something from him.
I first came across this article in about 2007 when a fellow trainer that I knew from Toronto shared it on his blog. I love hearing people reflect on things and there are many parts of this that resonate with me. So I thought it was time that I do the same and share it here. I never have forgotten this closing line as it really rings true with me: “I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.”. I suggest you check out the whole article by clicking the link below: