While I was getting my back waxed a couple of days ago, the woman administering what has become one of my favorite forms of torture threw out the age old "Pain is weakness leaving the body" line. I don't really subscribe to that sort of thinking, because inevitably whatever is painful for me now will more than likely be painful for me later and I don't think pain has direct correlation with levels of weakness.
But, I've sort of been thinking about that a bit, so when Keith sent out a little email linking to this video of Krissy it all came full circle. I love the line Keith chose to quote.
"I get the most strength from seeing myself at the weakest point"
I think there is a lot of overlap with this mentality (which I share with Krissy) in my running and my yoga. I like to see myself at my weak point but only because I know those points are unique and special, each one different than all of the others. As my practice evolves, as my running evolves, I know there will always be more weak points to experience. The more familiar I am with the weak points in my past, the more confident I am that I can navigate through the ones in my future.