Relentless – Taking Action Against All Adversity
I recently took a trip to Washington, DC and visited the National Zoo. The funny thing is, the whole way down to DC, I only kept thinking about one thing.
Where and when can I train.
Many people would say, “You’re on vacation, take a day off!” The fact is I am always busy and when I get a chance to train, that is “my time”. That is my serenity! (SERENITY NOW!) 🙂
I love training and I love hanging out with my training crew. Is that how you feel?
Do you look forward to the workout all day? What weight am I going to hit, or I am going to hit a PR on this lift today!
Well, to make a long story short, after this trip to DC, I will NEVER LOOK AT TRAINING THE SAME WAY AGAIN!
As you remember, I did get to train at Gold’s gym while I was there. But, I really wanted to get some training in the day we went to the zoo.
Before going any further…
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS, I AM A TRAINED ZOOLOGIST.
That means I can train with animals. In fact Bear Grylls calls me for advice when he has to conquer a new spot. I actually showed him how to eat raw fish and road kill.
When I was at the zoo, I saw a few opportunities to not only workout, but get to know a few of the main attractions, up close and personal.
Here is me hitting some pull-ups in the orangutan enclosure. After they debugged my hair, I was able to get 3 more reps.
Then, I wanted to find out if I could intimidate the so-called “King of the Jungle”. He seemed like a wimp to me but after I got into his cage, I think I shat my pants a little.
I was so tired from the day, that I had to take a nap on bumpy. That is the name I gave to my new best friend. Bumpy the turtle wasn’t the best company because he didn’t say too much, but I was able to catch a few zzzz’s.
All joking aside, the whole point of this post was that, even though I traveled, sat in the same position in the car for 6 hours one way, had a splitting headache – I still got a workout in. Because I knew, once I did, all of the junk from the day would just wash away.
That is one of the great benefits of training.
I also wanted to share a very personal video with all of you. The day we came home, I was beat. It was raining and it was generally just a miserable day. But I couldn’t just come into the house and sit down.
Something made me call up one of my athletes that I train and challenge him. I told him I wanted to feel alive today. I told him I wanted to run hills in the rain. Not only that, I wanted to do the Lunge of Death in this torrential downpour.
Because no one else would.
You have to be relentless and take action against all adversity if you want to change your life.
Check out this video. If you watch really close you can see us get down on the field and get to work after the hills sprints were done.
I hope I’ve inspired you to challenge yourself everyday. Because if you do that, you will never regret a day gone by.
This post is dedicated to my friend Jason Ferruggia who lost someone special in his life this week. Someone who helped shape and guide him.
Have you guided and inspired someone this week?
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