Had a inkling something was wrong with me when I would run long distances or wrestle or basically any muscular endurance type of activity. So I learned I had to train harder for my sports at the time: Wrestling,football and boxing.
As I got older 20's and early 30's I would get tired easier than everyone else at my level Bjj,Boxing ,Sambo and MMA style fighting so I trained harder had longer camps leading up to a fight or competition.
At 32 had my first episode with Atrial Fibrilation causing me to have a minor Heart attack and go unconsious while playing Paintball. Thought it was due to Dehydration...
At 37 was diagnosed with Polysplenia had another Heart Attack and my Pacemaker was installed to keep me rhythmic and pacing (60bpm) above my normal heart rate of 30 bpm. Doctors told me flat out if I was not in the shape I was in I would have Died.
Reason I would get tired more easily when I was younger is due to the fact of having only 1 1/2 lungs and Atrial fibrilation happens over 120bpm.
So my Harajuku moment is when I realized that it was my Force of Will that kept me alive and I have a gift of teaching and a passion for fitness. So I quit my full-time job and became a PT to help people attain the extrordinary for themselves.
It kills me everytime I hear "if only I had your Genetics" I tell them that the mortality rate for my Congenital heart defect is 95% and if are alive after 20 they are severely hand-capped! LOL
I have a motto I live by: Good,better and best. Never let it rest, Make your good better and your better best
Sorry long story.