“The future depends on what we do in the present”

~Mahatma Ghandi

Some of my most rewarding experiences come from mentoring and training individuals who are actively pursuing their Brass Ring.  The lessons I learn and the opportunity to see progress and improvement is amazingly satisfying.  Recently, one of my trainees turned to me after our session was over and made the following comment (because I did not record or write down what he said as he spoke, I’ll have to paraphrase):

Every day I take a good hard look at who I want to be, and then who I am now, noting the differences.  I try to think of something that will bring me closer to who I want to be, and then do it that day.  While some days are better than others, I can see the progress already.

Who you want to be = Your Brass Ring.  If you don’t know what that is, who knows what you’ll become.  Like Gandhi said: “The future depends on what we do now”.  Knowing what your Brass Ring = knowing what to do now to attain it.

Workout of the Day

Run 1 Mile

5 rounds of:

  • 20 Back Squats (Heavy = 135lbs / Light = 95lbs)
  • 15 Pull Ups (Can break into multiple sets)
  • 10 Deadlift (Heavy = 135lbs / Light = 95lbs)

Run 1 Mile

By |2017-01-10T11:40:42+00:00October 16th, 2008|Categories: All Entries, Elite Athlete WOD|

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  1. Andrew Langbehn October 16, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Hey Coach,
    I got the workout done today in 49 minutes and 54 seconds. It was a little slower than I was hoping for. The only problem I had while doing this workout was that other people kept taking the squat bar when I needed to use it. I was happy with my running times, though. I was able to run my first mile in under 6 minutes and my second one in about 6 min 30 sec.

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