It really has been a metaphorical "kick to the head" as such to me, generally more towards my fitness and health. It begs the question that I have to ask myself what am I doing with my health, and what am I doing with my life? I spend so much of my time standing or sitting in front of an electronic display. Playing games, browsing the web, wasting these precious moments away in a cyclone of lethargy and stagnation. This practise, while it has some cognitive benefits in reaction time and enjoyment will slowly erode away my time, attention span and effort. It simply is not a good way to exercise the wonderful waking moments we have in our youth. Not to say that a few races every now and then is terribly detrimental to one, but simply put I put this practice to the nth degree.
I wonder if one day I will get to a level I am satisfied with, in my health, my discipline and strength,