I've seen this quote a few times before and it always makes me giggle! I've often been in the middle of a race and made a comment similar to..."And I paid to do this!" But when I don't do it...when I don't get up ass early...when I don't get my sweat on and push my body to the limit...I am certainly NOT the best version of myself! Taking care of yourself...finding what it is that gives back to you is not selfish...it's NEEDED! My children are home for the summer and we are rocking the beach circuit but I'm still getting up at 4am to get out and get in my workout so that I can be me....kind of like those Snickers commercials...You're not you when you don't get your sweat on!!