Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 23: Dying

“No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”


Every moment of our lives we are either growing or dying-and it is largely a choice, not fate. Throughout its life cycle, every one of the body's trillions of cells is driven to grow and improve its ability to use more of its innate and untapped capacity. As living cells - or as people - there is no staying the same. If we aim for some middle ground or the status quo, it's an illusion--whats really happening is that we are dying, not growing. Are you dying today?

4x8 Bench Press
4x8 Overhead squat
4x8 box Step ups (20" box, 4 each leg) with 95# Barbell / 65# women

100 KB Snatches as fast as possible (53# guys/35 women)
50 Ring dips

"I don't know if you heard the good news or not but mikey is going to sign a full ride scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University... thanks again for sending him our way." 
-RCC Head Coach Jim Mccarron-

This is why I love coaching High School Track and Field. I just got news from a local college track coach that one of my former athletes, Mikey Davila got offered a full ride scholarship to Compete in Track and Field at Easter New Mexico University. It is a great feeling to introduce athletes to Track and Field at the High School level and then watch them excel in the sport year after year. It is very tough to introduce Track and Field to High School athletes since it is popularly known as the sport of fitness. Athletes from other sports look at the sport as their 'punishment'. I had the privilege to coach Mikey his Senior year at MVHS and knew that he had what it takes to be competitive at the College level. To be able to end a season with my athletes craving for more is an accomplishment.  Mikey went on to compete 2 years at a local college to improve where he left off at MVHS and continue on his education. His hard work and dedication to both his academic GPA and athletics landed him a full ride scholarship. Congrats Mikey.