I was Probably addicted to extreme endurance activities years back. Had to quit once I destroyed my joints… I loved loved loved the “high” I felt unpin completion! It was mental and physical satisfaction. But then I have permanent injuries from certain events as well, so it’s a valid question. It was also a very effective coping mechanism for trauma, very effective therapy. Advised by a psychiatrist at one point I think it became an obsession. I simply cannot do all the activities anymore but I still push myself to accomplish things that probably aren’t even healthy for my at least physically
My mind is the opposite :) I like being in my room, cut off from the world feeling protected from anything. Having some money saved up so my life is stable and I can do whatever I want that's the dream. I do want to travel and do different and new things but I want that base first. I hope you an take care of your body and not be in pain as you get older, that's important too :).
I want to be prepared for anything! 😊 and yes I do have pain much more than my younger years but I’d rather have pain that regrets. And I have high confidence in my abilities, even if it hurts to do some stuff now
thanks for MHO :)
That’s true… and I think it’s where it starts
Thanks @Charliefretz329 for the MHGirl pick. :)
True! But they purposely push ones body into painful, gruelling, situations for a rush
Not just a rush. They desire to push the boundaries of human capabilities.
Ok, satisfaction and a rush 😏
True sense of accomplishment.
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I agree there, completely.
Good for you guys!
Do you think that some people could become masochists though?
I agree, but can they be taken too far?
Maybe it became the next step after they finished all "easier" trails. Maybe they got "bored of/used to" easier trails and wanted to challenge themselves?Even I do something similar on much much smaller scale when I do that one extra push-up every once in a while just to see if I can do it.
Ok so im sitting here slowly waking up, about to start my wake n bake and what does cannabis have to do with the question, i gotta ask?
Exercise, especially running in a group releases your endocannabinoids. So the chemicals in your body that hit your CB1 and CB2 receptors like THC in cannabis does
Omg thats friggin awesome. I never knew the body produces that naturally. Youve given me a lot to look into and research this morning, thanks :)
Cbd inactivates the enzyme that breaks down your own endocannabinoids so it helps you get more of that feeling
The high does definitely exist. Cool response
Thank you 😊
Is there a point though when they might become so?
Physical skills that make you competitive are potentially survival skills anytime you're in a survival situation. If a skill has wouldn't be useful in a survival situation than it's not a survival skills... But a lot of skills in sports would be useful.
Yes! 😏 but you got to admit that both require a certain amount of abuse and pain for that adrenaline high…
Or, maybe it’s just me… because I enjoy both lmao!
Maybe yes, I've never done endurance type events so I don't know for sure. I only do regular fitness type stuff.
You don’t “feel the burn”?
In the gym yeah but I don't feel like it's pain or anything like that. The workouts in do are mainly for toning so I'm not pushing my body hard just maintaining what I have. Every 3 workouts I do additional weights to ensure I keep my muscle tone. I used to do body building back when I was in my first college but I never went past a certain point, but I guess that was more strenuous on my body as I did use to bench quite a lot, but it was for vanity reasons back then rather than the enjoyment of the exercise. I grew up quite a bit when I moved on to med school and since then only even did maintenance fitness and cardio.
Agreed! Agreed! And yes to an extent is true, I’ve injured myself doing such things lol
I do agree! I’m a huge fan
Ok! That makes sense
Oh, I agree! But masochism can be fun too
True, if it doesn’t injure you