Time Says So

After experiencing a friend’s new, local bar for the first time. My mind was in deep appreciation for time. Scotch, bourbon, and whiskey’s older than I am are part of the experience. When thinking about it, it’s hard not to appreciate what it means to survive the volatility life’s stressors.

My favorite author, Nassim Taleb, recently wrote about his strict adherence to his rule of only drinking things  more than a thousand years old. (FYI – That leaves water, wine, tea, and coffee.) His argument? The natural selection and robust elements of things that survive the volatility of our world for considerable about of time are strong indicators that not only are they “survivors” but very likely to thrive in the future. This indicates quality.

As much as we know about the likelihood of old things to live the furthest into the future, we also know that the likelihood of new things to survive into the future is the least promising. Shoes are basic and old. For thousands of years, they haven’t changed much. You can bet that even advancing in technology in the year 3000 A.D. wouldn’t yield much change to the basic elements of foot ware, even with Nike’s product development department. Something newer, however, like the in-line skate came and is almost gone already. I’ll personally bet the farm that we won’t see in-line skates like those on Mighty Ducks 2 in the year 3000 A.D.

Fitness plays by the same rules. You can bet the farm that there’s virtually a zero percent chance that anything you see on a informercial today from Tae Bo to the “perfect push up” will exist in a hundred years. What happened to the :Thigh Master?” Conversely, the oldest concepts not only have the longest history but the longest predictable future ahead of them.

Press, run, jump, throw, squat.. they’ve been here forever and they’ll be here forever.


Logan Gelbrich


12/15/15 WOD


Push Press



Bent Over Row



Complete the following for time:

Run 800m

-Rest 3 min-

Run 4oom