Workout of the Day

More Than A Workout


Today, Memorial Day, I had the opportunity to participate in an event where dozens of students and their friends and family came together to do something difficult in honor of something bigger. This I think is symbolic of the significance of Memorial Day -- a day to remember and honor and celebrate those who have made incredible sacrifices to create incredible opportunities for their friends and family and strangers alike -- and is also symbolic of why I (and many others) return to this practice of fitness day after day. It’s not really about the workout, today or any other day. On the value scale, it sits fairly low -- it’s a means to an end, not an end in itself. There is something greater at stake, and that is why there is value in this practice that we have devoted ourselves to. Today, it is in remembrance. Tomorrow, perhaps it is the practice of seizing opportunity, or the practice of facing fear, or the practice of developing discipline, or the practice of learning or teaching, or whatever else. I suppose that “a workout” is a lot like eating a salad. It can make you feel productive and conscientious and healthy for a moment. But we’re not here for workouts. All our reasons may be a bit different, but remember that it’s bigger than that.

- PS


  • 2000m row (easy pace)

  • 5 rounds for quality:

    • 10/leg rear leg elevated split squat

    • 15 DB chest flyes

    • 15 reps bicep opener