This was fine when I was young. Overdoing just meant I would have a sore foot, knee or hip for a short time then I could get back to over doing. But in my 30s I went too far. I decided to get nationally ranked in orienteering. I trained for it, but not quite well enough. I suceeded in my goal, but I damaged my knee in the process. I figured it would go away like such problems had always gone away in the past. Six months later I was in physical therapy. It has been about 8 or 9 years and I'm still working on it.
I've learned that just doing isn't enough. You have to have balance. When I was a white belt I had to learn a creed to get to orange belt. In the first part it says, "Accept challenges with a warrior spirit" which doesn't seem all that hard to me. But it ends with, "And always strive for improvement in my pursuit of balance." Hmm I still have to work on that part.
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