I’m a huge fan of Krista and the 12 Minute Athlete. We share a lot of the same values and goals. I read this article she had on her website and I found it to be pretty interesting. There is no doubt competing is serious but it also isn’t for everyone. We are all motivated by different factors that keep us involved in our fit-style (what I say to express fitness lifestyle).
Check out this article and her whole website in general. She does not disappoint!