• Steve

    Another great post Mark! A good friend of mine (former Marine) often says “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” I remind myself of that saying often, especially when it’s a difficult workout that I’m entirely unmotivated to begin. In the end, by choosing pain, we leave inertia behind and cripple weakness’ grasp. I’ve never felt better!

    • SoleAdventure

      Good points, Steve!

  • Aaron Farley

    I probably shouldn’t have read this post while lounging on the couch eating a bag of Doritos.

    Great stuff Mark!

    • SoleAdventure

      I wrote this for slackers like you.

      Seriously though – I know better. There’s no way you, of all people, have time to lounge.

      • Aaron Farley

        So true. Sometimes I dream about lounging on the couch, does that count?

  • Great post Mark. Appreciate the honesty. We all face these daily battles… Its raining here today.. ;)

    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks, Matt. Enjoy that rain; it’s just water.

      • I cheated and hit the gym… Does that count? :)

        • SoleAdventure


  • wolverine

    good stuff once again Mark! in todays world of hype and hysteria regarding becoming the supreme top-notch “mountain athlete”… your take is down to earth and realistic for the majority to grasp and relate. its all about simple choices moving us one step closer toward self, toward our ultimate goal or one step further away from it!

    • SoleAdventure

      Thank you. I’m with you on the hype. While nutrition and fitness is a great trend for the hunting industry, it lends itself to extremes that I don’t find to be very helpful. But that’s another topic for another day.

  • Perry Coon

    Mark, I am a new follower of your reviews and posts; thank you so much for your input. Today’s comments were great. Believe Bigger, Sooner. Kind Regards, Perry

    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks for reading, Perry!

  • Phil

    So, if your not going to eat those ice cream bars…..I can take them off your hands for you. Just so the temptation isn’t there….

    • SoleAdventure

      I’ll save you one for your birthday, but you’ll have to come get it. ;-)

  • Lizzard

    I need to wear one of those shirt every day. It is so easy to forget.

    • SoleAdventure

      Sooo easy, indeed!

  • Jerry Orloski

    Good post. Pay now or pay later as they say. Making choices like that is what builds more mental toughness and drive when you are on the hunt.

    • SoleAdventure

      You got that right!

  • Great as always. I needed a little mid week motivation.

  • ME

    “Feelings are fickle. Choice is power” Simple but true. Thanks for the reminder and great post! BTW – where did you get that t-shirt???