It feels good to be able to do what you want. 

Seven years ago I was recovering from a broken foot, leaving the comfort of a good full time job, and working on opening a gym. Here I am hobbling and doing the first ring muscle up in the gym back then:

Sometimes I wish I could jump inside of that video and have a conversation with that guy. I wonder what I would say to him. The next seven years for him will be full of so many highs and so many, many lows. There are so many things that I would tell him to make sure not to miss out on or drop the ball on, but then he probably wouldn’t learn the lessons he needed to learn.

All of the successes and failures of the last 7 years have shaped a perspective for me that I am very grateful to now have. I am in a position now that I have never been in before, or at least never realized I was in. I have the opportunity to build an amazing career, provide for my family, and my fitness goals are wide open. I have a blank canvas and I can paint whatever I want. That makes me excited. 

So what will I do now? I feel like I need to rebuild a solid foundation. I want to make Von strong and fast again. I’ve started on the Wendler 531 “Boring But Big” strength plan which is basically Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Overhead Press. I also signed up for a local running group with a coach from Can’t Stop Endurance (See: LHRL Podcast #120). This comes with some good coaching, accountability and running.We had our first weekly meetup yesterday, and it felt a lot like being the noob in his first CrossFit class. I loved it. 

On the career/personal front, I am also in a really good spot. I’m working on a really great team in an industry that I am SUPER excited about. I have a lot of goals that I may or may not share here, but you should know that I have my good friend and mentor, COO “Big Thirsty” to help guide me when needed. I work on confidence and self-belief daily. I try to look at my days through the lens of “how can I add value to this situation” vs. “how can I not screw this up?” Again, the future is bright.

It feels good to be able to do what you want.

Today’s training:

Bench Press: 3 x 5 @ 90, 105, 120lbs followed up with 5 sets of 10 at 70 lbs.

Run: 6 Rounds 4:00 Run; 2:00 Walk = 3.65 miles total

-The Rev