Workout of the Day

Soft Feet, Hard Sand


Just the other day I took an afternoon walk on the beach and was surprised at how uncomfortable the sand felt on my bare feet. Don’t get me wrong, we’re blessed with nice sand on our local Southern California beaches and I have nothing to complain about. But to be quite honest, between a busy schedule the last few months and our mild California “winter” bringing a decent amount of rainfall, it’s been a while since I’ve stepped foot on the beach.

In truth, it shouldn’t be the least bit surprising that my feet felt sensitive against the grit of the sand that, perhaps 8 months prior, wouldn’t have felt the least bit offensive. We adapt, and this goes both directions. Apply stress and you will get stronger. Remove stress and you will get weaker.

The fact of the matter is, nothing about you is permanent. You may be strong now, but that will change if you remove the stresses that make you strong. You may be lazy now, but that will change if you add the stresses that will lead you towards higher discipline. You are constantly being shaped by the forces applied by your choices. The question to ask yourself, on a regular basis, is this: what direction are your choices moving you?

I, for one, plan to put my feet in the sand a little more regularly going forward.

- PS


  • For time:

    • 50 cal row


  • AMRAP 12

    • 50 air squats

    • 40 lateral hurdle jumps

    • 30 strict push-ups

    • 20 alt pistols