I took The Boss to the Zoo the other day, and (other than seeing the animals, of course!), she had so much fun running around the playground and watching all of the older kids play. And she wasn’t the only one enjoying herself: I was sliding down a hill on a box with her in my lap and chasing after her, and some other parents were doing the same with their little ones… It was a blast. Then, at one point, two kids that had been watching the scene, came over and said, “I wish my parents could run after us, too.”
All judgment aside (really, no judging peeps!), at that moment I was so happy to be a parent with the time and energy to actively play with my daughter.
Joe talks about it a lot: “Get out the gym and use your fitness.” And what I realized is, that doesn’t mean I need to go on a hike, or play a sport, or do anything else that is Facebook-photo-op-worthy with the caption: Look what I did today. It can mean, chase my kid around, or slide down a hill, or throw her in the air while she laughs (as long as I’m confident in my catching skills!).
So next time yal are having one of those days, and you would rather stay in bed or go straight home after work rather than put in that hour for class; remember that we aren’t just getting fitter for ourselves… We are remaining mobile, strong, and capable, so that we can build memories with those that we love and help them live life to the fullest.
Pause Front Squat
Build to a Heavy Single
300/250 Meter Row
9 Thrusters (95/65)