It’s Just Friday – Set the Tone

Have you ever sent a message to yourself? I don’t mean emailing yourself a reminder or mailing yourself a note. What I am referring to is a tone setting message. It usually takes shape in an action more than it does words, but the point is to declare a specific tone for yourself.

Well, if you haven’t done this before, here’s an opportunity. Do you know what tomorrow is? Some people may say, “Well Logan, it’s Black Friday,” while others may claim that it’s “the day after Thanksgiving.” Well, though both of those statements are true, I’d like to argue that the best answer is that it’s just another Friday.

How do you spell FFOTB?


So, rather than succumb to all the “reasons” to sink into holiday season lull, I think we’d all benefit from the reality of the situation. Tomorrow isn’t a holiday. It’s not anything remarkably unique, either. And since it’s just “Friday”, it sounds like a great day to send ourselves a message. That message is one of distinct understanding and separation. It sets the tone that though this is the holiday season, we all can differentiate between Christmas and just another Monday, for example. It’s a tone that says, “Yes! I will appreciate every last ounce of Thanksgiving– seconds, thirds, and dessert included thank you very much. But, I also know when it’s time to get back to work, and that time is now!”

I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving as much as I did. Now we’re at a crossroads– life as usual? Or, give in to a 32 day holiday?

See you tomorrow.


Logan Gelbrich


Friday’s Workout:

7 KB Squat Clean Thrusters (53/35)
7 Burpees
7 Push Ups

Then: Run 400m

**Athletes receive two scores. One for their AMRAP and one for the 400m run effort.

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