I like the idea of training for life, and I guess what that really comes down to is being able to do more stuff before I die. (We’re all dying, bitch).
In my mind, I need to be prepared for endurance events, or local races I may want to partake in on a whim, so I can feel more alive, and enjoy my body’s capabilities. I want to be able to pull my kids up a long, steep hill on a sled in the dead of winter, while they laugh with excitement. I need to be able to move with purpose under load, I want to maintain my ability to bang out pull-ups, and pick up heavy stuff. I recently began a new path as a volunteer firefighter, in addition to my day job, family (wife and 3 kids), and graduate school, so like all of us I have a bunch of shit going on, and have many reasons to want to feel prepared.
I have found the SOFLETE programming helps me be better at all these things because I feel better physically and mentally after each session. I take a little time each evening to simultaneously unwind and push myself past perceived limits. As a result, I am more ready for life.