I know i can
Some people train because they feel they have to. Others train for vanity. Some train because its an outcome that they can control. A few train because they are addicted to the thrill. A lot train as it supports a way of life that they believe in and even more train because they love it. I train simply because i can. When i was sick my body slowly but surely began to fade on me. One day it took me 2 and 1/2 hours to climb the 3 flights of stairs to my flat, and, when i made it there i fell asleep for 18hours on the floor in my hallway. I stayed on the floor for 26hours in total too weak to even make it to bed. And then i remebered something that i like to refer to as potential energy. I tend to think of potential energy as that little reserve that you never really knew you had. Its a secret reserve. I knew i had it because a year earlier i had often had to find it during a 6hour training session. Just when i was sure that i would collapse some hidden source would kick in. Potential energy that is stored not in your muscles but in your mind.
After 26hours on the floor i realised that my mind would help control my body. I rolled over and did a push up. I didnt have to, i didnt even really want to. But i did it just to prove to myself that i could. That was the change in me. At that time there was no chance that my body could have run a marathon but it could walk a mile. It couldnt train but it could do a push up. Little by little my body responded to my mind and life began to seep back into my muscles.
This is why i train now simply because i can. I dont have anything to prove to anyone because i have already had to prove it to myself.