A masochistic is a person that enjoys to receive and/or to inflict pain. In the Marines they say that pain is weakness leaving the body. In skiing, pain is a byproduct of performance. Even one of my coaches tells me that you must love to go to what she calls "the pain cave".
I like that kind of good pain. Pain is one of the few feelings that you know will return great dividends of performance. And I don't know how everyone feels about this but I would not trust someone that has never felt pain in their life.. I am talking the kind of pain that once it sets in you can not help it but to smile.. Smile because you know you freakin' love it, and you have proven to YOURSELF that nothing can stop you.