- Workout Date - 09/23/2023
- Q In Charge -
- The PAX -
- AO -
Alright everybody…I’m asking for 5-10 minutes of your time to read this. I hope it will prove valuable. Turn off “The Real Housewives of whatever” and just read this.
DISCLAIMER: I’ve wanted to post this for awhile, but being on the IR has made it feel somewhat hypocritical to do. I’ve missed far more than I’ve wanted to. However, Seeing the numbers dwindle week after week…I want to make sure this does not go a year before it has to be said again.
It’s cold…I KNOW. It’s rainy…I KNOW. It’s early…I KNOW. The next couple of months are going to be uncomfortable to get up out of the fartsack, layer up in gear, and get into that cold car where the heat isn’t going to work until you pull up to your destination. I don’t care who you are…IT SUCKS.
In the words of Joe Paterno: “Today, you’ve got a decision to make. You’re gonna get better or you’re gonna get worse, but you’re not gonna stay the same. Which will it be?”
That quote was the inspiration for the lovely artwork at the top of this post.
BAD NEWS: You only have those 2 choices. And despite the progress you’ve made over the past 4,5,or 6 months…it can vanish in a flash if you let the weather decide your fate. You can come back in March when the weather gets more comfortable to a PAX of guys who are a step ahead. You’ll take months to improve and then BOOM! The cold weather comes, and you have spun yourself into a summer hobby and not a habit.
My swim coach in college used to tell me: “If you think showing up makes you a swimmer, I’ve got news for you…sh** floats too!”
So we’ve done the bad news…now for the FANTASTIC NEWS!!!
The days when you don’t want to show up are the most important days to show up. Remember, we’re not here just to make ourselves stronger physically…but to make ourselves stronger mentally and spiritually. The mental toughness you get from being tough when faced with adversity, only makes the other days seem that much easier.
Final review of Options:
A) Stay in bed…get worse…gain weight…don’t get mentally tough…come back in March to a PAX that will appear to be mutants
B) Stay the course…continue the gains…mentally train yourself to be a BEAST…get BETTER…be one of the PAX that appears to be a mutant in March
It’s an honor to be with you all. We enter the winter. It won’t be fun…BUT…it will be WORTH IT.