Knowing Doesn’t Change Challenge

That’s a weird title, right? Stay with me. The challenges of life are exactly that. They are challenges. If it wasn’t hard… well, it wouldn’t be a challenge. What is important to respect here is that as we gain wisdom and effective tools to manage life’s biggest obstacles, we need to remember what was noted above. Challenges are hard. Ultimately, knowing ways to manage them doesn’t make them easy all of a sudden. 

As someone who knows as deeply as anyone I’ve ever met the importance of attention to the moment, I struggle immensely with the same distractions that we’ve suffered from since the beginning of time, including dwelling on the past and worrying about the future. Baseball taught me this lesson rigorously. Striking out, however, still hurt immeasurably twenty years into my career with the knowledge that it’d be much more effective to master the next moment then dwell on that strike out. 

Hell, I travel the world teaching this very black and white lesson. As you read this, I’m doing just that. Yet, I need my own advice as much as the next person. What might seem odd is that I wake up every single day riddled with pain from the past and I know it’s not serving me. Chances are even if you know how placing focus on your past or having anxiety about the future is a fruitless effort, you’ll still struggle with it. 

Be compassionate with yourself. Truth be told, I wrote that last sentence for me, but I hope you listen anyway. 


Logan Gelbrich   


9/17/19 WOD


5 Arch / Hollow Kips

5 Toes-to-Bar

5 Pull Ups


Then, complete the following for time:

1K Row


Then, complete 4 rounds for reps:



5 Box Jumps (30/24)

-Rest 2 minutes-


**Athletes score is lowest round score