I agree, it is crazy what we put ourselves through. It's also crazy that I really didn't feel like my routine was that intense! All the numbers said I was in a healthy range, so that's what I went by. But obviously the numbers weren't enough to keep me from pushing too hard.
"I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you." — C. JoyBell C.