You’re Only as Old as You Feel

An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young-

Today’s Sign of the Apocalypse:  Storm Blaster

What are we looking to achieve through this “thing” called life anyways?  Have you ever stopped to think about the phrase: I’m trying to get through life by any means possible?  The problem is that we spend every ounce of spare energy we have kicking, kipping, running and forcing our bodies through the day.

Woke up late, Rushed to make it in the shower, Traffic is a nightmare and the tank is on empty, I’ll run at lunch, Damn that frigging deadline was today … Screw lunch!  I’ll run and workout before bed

Want to know what’s crazy, truly insane when you step back and look from a different perspective?  We honestly feel that the hardest “thing” we will do in life is some random marathon, CrossFit, Bootcamp, P90x or even a romp in the mud.  Everyday life peeps is a marathon (or whatever else), one deadline after the other.  One hardship after another, one triumph and struggle after another … Finally we end the day with a sprint to the finish line  (SLEEP!). Our lives are such a myopically focused race, for what?  Each and everyday goes by in a rush.  When others view us they see a blur, a streak rushing past to the finish line …

There’s no “Participant” medal at the end of this Finish Line … Digest this thought over your tea today.

The Plan-

The Workout-

Apparently the cool kids like to name their WAD’s or whatever.  Say hello to “Sandy“.

Go for a nice relaxing Trail Run.  That’s it … Well?!?  Add the following to the end:

100 Perfect Push Ups

100 Goblet Squats

100 Hard Style KB Swings

Liz!!!  The image below is just for you (from the video you could not watch yesterday):

Notes:

Start Living … Enjoy!!!


Friday 23 March 2012

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind, than in the one where they sprung up

Quick video to cheer you up this morning and to set the proverbial mood around here:

How do you follow-up a great video like the one above?  We’ll with a pool side chat about kinesiophobia, that’s how you do it!  Fire up the Google Machine and read up a bit on wiki-i-know-everything-for ten-minutes…Done?!?

Cool were not going to talk about that anyways as our Crack Webz Research Team has chimed in with the following information:  “Why do I have to worry about the psychological factors that influence my injury rehab?  Shit Son I just ignore all the damn pain anyways!”  Just nod your head and keep reading on…(10 to 1 odds if you can find another blog-piece about kinesiophobia on the webz today!)

Its time to have a heart to heart:  You are not an athlete, truly gifted in your specific sport.  Our research shows that less than .10% of the population in the Milky Way fall into the “exceptionally good and get paid to do it” crowd.   You are an excellent mother/daughter and excellent father/son- definitely!  A weekend warrior?  Someone who pursues albeit nobly, misguided athletic pursuits?  Sadly yes.  “What in the heck is going on here today?”  Consider this:  On this blog-o-thing here last week alone 10000+ peeps wasted 4.45 minutes of their lives trying pull a few tidbits of information to use to better themselves as an athlete for that particular weekend. Four people realized that there is more to life…Our lives are fleeting: You are born and you will die someday.  The path between points A and B is so exciting and fulfilling, enjoy it.

Recoil in horror if you like and start beating the dog with a newspaper.  If we take time to zoom way-way out on our lives the time we spend worrying about prone running and Spartan Warrior Dashes become trivial, minute to some…not to others.  We like to think that if we zoomed out on your life we would see a big broad and pure smile from points A to B?  Not a broken body, empty containers of coconut water and race bibs.

There is a reason for our mindless rambling on this fine crisp morning…Next week sometime we will have written our 300th post.  What started as a small team of like-minded individuals sharing the simple pleasures of enjoying your family and being active has grown considerably over the past year.  We have stated before there are a wide range of peeps around here who share personal stories and hard-earned wisdom from day to day…We are self-proclaimed masters in the fine art of Tautology.  In one form or another this truism stands true:  You are enough.

The Plan-

Top Tip:  This is free and you’re welcome!?!

This wraps up our squatting coverage for the year!  Thanks for reading.

The Workout-

Remember what we spoke briefly about on Monday?  Good let’s get to work…

Trail Run/Swim/Hike/Bike/Walk…Not quickly but thoroughly Warm Up today.

Take 30 or so minutes to WORK UP to a one rep max Turkish Get Up (use your head here peeps – not as a place to drop the weight either!)

Trail Run/Swim/Hike/Bike/Walk…With Conviction and Purpose for however long you like.

Notes:

Thank you for reading and stopping by for a moment.  The message presented today is vitally important to us here and hopefully you may be able to take something from it.  Explaining to your 7-year-old Son that you can’t play catch due to the fact that your close minded, harsh abuse to your body (all in the pursuit of some “vain” race bib) has left you crippled?!?  No way to live life A to B…Rest up this weekend, be safe and ENJOY!!!