Wednesday, July 11

I know I've written this blog post a lot over the years, but it's probably time to revisit it. It seems to always come on running days.

For some reason whenever we have a running only day, attendance takes a dip. We've had strength only days, wall ball only days, rowing or biking only days and we don't see the same trend. 

So what is it about running? Why is it so hated by some and loved by others? 

I wish I had the answer, but since I don't I'll give you my thoughts on why you should attend on days no matter what the workout is.

First, I think we can all benefit from doing things we don't like to do. This gives you mental toughness and proves to yourself that you can make it through tough times.

Second, practicing things you don't think you are good at will improve those skills and you may find you enjoy something new. It's like trying to get kids to eat vegetables. They think they don't like them, but after a few tries they are enjoying them and getting all of the benefits of eating nutritious foods.

Third, we are humans that are born to run. It's in our DNA and there's no reason barring injury or health condition we shouldn't be able to run pain free.

I hope you look at running days, or other days that have movements you don't like, as a challenge that you are excited to take on. Sure, it may not be enjoyable in the moment at first, but you can look back and know that you accomplished something and be proud of that.

See you tomorrow!

Workout for Wednesday, July 11
For Total Time:
Run 800m
Rest 2 min
Run 400m
Rest 2 min
Run 1 Lap
Rest 2 min
Run 1 Lap
Rest 2 min
Run 400m
Rest 2 min
Run 800m

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