7/31/13 - [VIDEO] The Grind

Ok, so maybe you all aren’t 19 year old collegiate baseball players. I’d like you to take this in, nonetheless. I was originally drawn to this master piece because I lived the life of the boys featured in this video. And, believe me, it was a grind.

“For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way?”

That’s powerful. And, though you might not put on a uniform today, you are a part of the grind. You’ll have the same inner monologue as the boys in this short film. You can relate, can’t you? But, tell me this.. who’s winning? Is the easy way talking you out of the right way?

Stop feeding that beast. Feed the beast of strength and integrity. Your own character and fortitude takes practice, and practicing to destroy it will, in fact, destroy it. So, pick up your feet and “head up stream.”

 

Logan Gelbrich

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Wednesday’s Workout:

AMRAP 13
1,3,5,7…
KB Clean and Press (53/35)
Inverted Burpees

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