I'm always pushing myself physically. First at work as a tire technician, and then the gym. When I get the buzz to lift hard and heavy, it's go time. But eventually (only a matter of time) it catches up to me. I know I have back issues, but the kicker for me is knowing how to handle it when my back gives and it's fix it or be out of the game. Stupid thing is that my mentality tells me to keep fighting the fight. Even after I hurt my back, I still had to go to the gym, just to be in that atmosphere so I wasn't feeling deprived. To see my gym buddies and to feed off of the energy of lifting. I couldn't lift or work out like I wanted to, but being there just pushed me to get myself better and ready to return with a vengeance. Injuries don't have to be the end. So long as there's a muscle in my body to contract, I'll always be working out.