Life In A Day

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Aloha friends,

Whenever I get the rare opportunity to lay on the couch and watch whatever I want (i.e: when the roommates are out) I usually try to indulge myself with something moving or somewhat educational. That usually leads me to netflix’s extensive (haha) array of documentaries. I have always seen Life In A Day in the documentary list but always tended to look past it and move on to stuff seemingly more interesting (Exit Through the Gift Shop – a documentary about street art and in particular the ever evasive Banksy, highly recommended and quite cool). But since I have already watched all of the sports documentaries that seem interesting and couldn’t find anything on the tube to watch I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

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(WOD) WOW!

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Howdy Partners,

I got my butt kicked mightily today. Thought the workout would be somewhat simpler than it was, turned out to be a 25ish minute long ass-kicking (plus a bonus for all of you workoutaholics), P.S: I LOVE WORKAHOLICS. Today focused on back, legs, biceps, and abs. It hurts so good… Continue reading

Challenges In Coaching

Howdy,

Over the past week I have had several important conversations and interactions regarding coaching and the limitations and struggles that coaches have with their athletes. Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to coach a great swim club with talents ranging from the barely floating to the Olympic hopefuls. Somewhere in the middle of this pack is what boggles coaches minds and more specifically made me a little crazy this morning. Continue reading

(WOD) Thursday May 31st

Hey All,

Sorry for the delay, here’s this mornings workout, I was busy all day and didn’t have the opportunity to post anything today. Today’s workout was written by coach and he loves legs, unlike me, so it was pretty darn tough. If you’re looking to crush your legs (and surprisingly your shoulders) you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading

Life’s Instructions

Before anyone asks the answer is yes. I just “stumbledupon” this and am reposting it verbatim. I’m sure the creator of this will not be opposed to it being spread. I will harken back to this posting in future scribbles, so memorize it, Now. 🙂

With Love,

Life’s Instructions

  1. Have a firm handshake.
  2. Look people in the eye.
  3. Sing in the shower.
  4. Own a great stereo system.
  5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
  6. Keep secrets.
  7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
  8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
  9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
  10. Whistle.
  11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
  12. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
  13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
  14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
  15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
  16. When playing games with ! children, let them win.
  17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
  18. Be romantic.
  19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
  21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.
  22. Be a good loser.
  23. Be a good winner.
  24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
  25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
  26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
  27. Keep it simple.
  28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
  29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
  30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
  31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the
  32. things you didn’t do more than the one’s you did.
  33. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
  34. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
  35. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
  36. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
  37. Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
  38. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
  39. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
  40. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
  41. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
  42. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
  43. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
  44. Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
  45. Become someone’s hero.
  46. Marry only for love.
  47. Count your blessings.
  48. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
  49. Wave at the children on a school bus.
  50. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
  51. Don’t expect life to be fair.

Currently Listening To: Overrated – Five Times August

(WOD) Wednesday May 30

Hey All,

Didn’t post yesterday’s workout, it wasn’t too complicated just some back and arms. Today is much more interesting, be it a crossfit, and be it a lot more challenging than originally anticipated. My workout buddies asked that I make a full body workout, so today tears up your legs, chest, arms, back, abs, and heart.

Without Further Adieu… Continue reading

(WOD) – Tuesday May 22nd

Hey Guys,

Our gym is finally back open after giving the workers at school a week off to relax after finals, so today me and two other coaches hit it up to get back in the grind. Today wasn’t a cross-fit day we did traditional standard sets in lifting, here is what we pumped out. Continue reading

Happy Monday

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Embrace Monday! There is no such thing as a case of the mondays, luckily it’s not a disease, so get over the fun and excitement of the weekend and start enjoying getting back to work. Get out of the “daily grind” by changing up your days, be it grabbing lunch outside (as I did today), listening to some different music at your desk, or emailing an old friend you haven’t heard from in a while. Make everyday different so you can enjoy it for a new reason each day. Work should never feel like work and if it does try to find what you truly love and embrace in life and make a career out of that. If you are too old or too stubborn to make a career change then sack up and figure out a new routine that keeps you on your toes and at least somewhat enjoying what you are doing. Be happy you have a real job or occupation and be thankful for the roof over your head and the food on your table. If you were able to go out this weekend and enjoy yourself then get excited about moving up in the world, doing the best work you can today on Monday and enjoying yourself again next weekend. The harder you work today, the more enjoyable you can make tomorrow.

End of ramble,

Mike

Currently Listening To: Trucks driving down the road