27 October, 2011

Rice Crispies

For every athlete that I have had the honor of meeting pain is simply a reality. You wake up in the morning and there is some part of you that is not feeling it's best. Before you write this off as a bitch session, understand it is just the way things are. The pain is neither a good thing or a bad thing, it is just a reality. My knees still ache from the countless miles that have been put on them and there are still ghosts of hits delivered and received that would prefer to torment every other joint in my body. Sometimes the pain is there to the point where you don't notice it anymore, like static in a speaker that has been playing so long that you have forgotten that it is broken. These things, my friends, are absolutely beautiful. Now beautiful may be a strange description for something that I just described as torment but hear me out. In the pain there is not only a reminder of the price that we were willing to pay but also an opportunity for growth. It is not until we have taken risk, even physical ones, that we can truly enjoy life and all that it has to offer. And sometimes life offers us it's finest gifts in the form of some sort of injury or injustice, essentially some form of pain. This moring when you get out of bed and hear more snaps, crackles, and pops than a box of Rice Krispies, remember the joy that you have received in playing along side of some of the finest people in the world and pursuing the purest form of freedom through competition. These are wounds that are hard won and more than worth it.


5 min warm up
3x 15 alt db chest press
3x 15 straight arm twists
3x 20 ball squats
3x 15 squat to overhead press
3x 15 meters lunges
3x 15 seated rows
4x 15 sec planks
2x 15 reg crunches
2x 15 crunches with feet up
5 min cool down

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