My central philosophy behind my blog is this: In my mind a “gym rat” is someone who loves to practive, loves to progress and get better but is not a competitor. Looking at urban dictionary that doesn’t seem to be the consensus on the word though. For me, I love health and wellness. I love exercise, many forms of it, for their own sake. I can’t stick to just one form of exercise, I have 4 that I rotate through pretty regularly. I love challenging myself but I don’t really like competition. I’ve run in a few races, competed in a few tournaments; those were fun, but they are not what drives me. It is more just a constant pursuit of improving myself and my personal best. It’s one of the main reasons I think that professional and college sports don’t appeal to me at all any more. I’d always rather be a do-er than a spectator. I don’t really care about being better than anyone else, I just want to keep getting better than my best self.