Workout of the Day

A Drinking Song With A Twist


For California, for California,
The hills send back the cry,
We’re out to do or die,
For California, for California,
We’ll win the game or know the reason why.
And when the game is over, we will buy a keg of booze,
And drink to California ‘till we wobble in our shoes.

Above is an excerpt from a spirit song out of Cal Berkeley, appropriately named the “California Drinking Song.” While most of the song is reminiscent of a classic college drinking song, playful and revelrous, the songwriter snuck a nugget of wisdom in the middle: “We’ll win the game or know the reason why.”

Aside from being clever and fitting into the rhyme scheme, it’s a simple and emphatic reminder of how to apply the growth mindset in whatever you do.

In victory or loss, there is gain. Strive to win, of course; but recognize that you will not always win. And when you do not, take that as an opportunity to understand why, and to make change accordingly. That is its own victory.

I’ll cheers to that.

- PS


  • Double KB waiters walks - 3x100’


  • 3 rounds for time:

    • 50 single arm KBS (35/26)

    • 40 lateral hurdle jumps (12”)

    • 30 single arm KB thruster (35/26)

    • 20 toes to bar