When seconds count..

Today I was in the middle of one of my spectacular 4-point turns in the middle of a busy street, when I had a fascinating realization. My highly illegal driving maneuver pointed me in the direction of a green light that would soon turn yellow. Given the intersection I was trying to cross was one of the busiest in the city, I was motivated to make the light.

I don’t know if you play this game too, but I pay close attention to the countdown on the crosswalk signal, because it’s essentially an indicator of when the light will change. Well, with my completely illegal U-turn in the bag, I had only 18 seconds to make this light according to the crosswalk signal. When you’re a block away in an low performance vehicle, 18 seconds seems like something one would need to rush a bit for.

Time flies when you're having fun huh, Brian?

My reaction was the exact opposite: I had all the time in the world. 

Really? 18 seconds? All the time in the world?

What came to mind immediately was how long 18 seconds really can be. In training, 18 seconds can be an eternity. Would you be relieved if the coach in class called out that there were “only 18 seconds left!” in a Tabata Interval?

HA! No chance!

The training done at Functional Fitness on the Bluffs has actually changed my perception of time. In the moment, I’ve changed my perception of what 18 seconds could mean to me. There is significance in my moments, from one to the next.

How valuable is that?



Logan Gelbrich



Friday’s Workout:


Complete the following for time:

Tabata Squats


50 Alternating KB Sntaches


[Score is lowest Tabata interval score & total WOD time]

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