Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Be courageous


I just finished watching the (very long) Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelts. While the whole thing was really interesting and gave me lots of insights into our country's history, culture, and political system, I'm left thinking the most about a quote in the very end of the last episode:
I think I am pretty much of a fatalist. You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt
If you don't know much about Eleanor Roosevelt, I recommend doing some research on her. She was a remarkable person and profoundly influential public figure. I think this quote captures her essence, but it also inspires some introspective thoughts. Do I really meet what comes with courage? Do I give the best I have to give?

I think these are questions we need to ask ourselves every time we meet adversity. It is too easy to back down, feel sad or frustrated, say "I can't" or look for someone else to do the hard thing. Have you faced a setback in your fitness, in your health, in your life? How are you facing it? Are you really giving the best you have to give? I think we all can have this strength and resolve if we dig deep enough. They are inspiring words to me.



Workout

push press 5x3
5 push-ups between sets

then

10 rounds with full recovery:
5 OHS
5 pull-ups



Endurance Option

push press 5x3
5 push-ups between sets

then/or

10 rounds staying below AeroMax:
5 OHS

5 pull-ups



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