Workout of the Day

Starting a Fire vs. Keeping it Going


If you’ve ever started a campfire on a cold, breezy night in the mountains, you’re well aware that it’s much easier to keep a fire going than it is to start it in the first place. The same is true of your training habits and lifestyle choices.

There may be times where it seems like a week off is the best thing you could do for yourself (“I’m so sore and tired, I need a break”), or when a reprieve from the mindful nutrition and sleep habits seems like it will give you renewed energy and commitment to your choices (“I’ve worked hard at this, I’ve earned some free days”), or when things get so busy that it seems like training is the last thing you should spend time on (“life’s too crazy right now, I need a few months off”). Sometimes, you may even be correct that a little time off will do you good.

But much like letting your campfire go out and having to restart it, understand that momentum is a powerful tool at your disposal. It’s far easier to continue to fuel a fire than to repeatedly start it all over again.

Do you let your fire die out every time you hit bumps in the road? Do you relinquish your momentum as soon as you get the fire roaring because you’ve “earned it”? Sometimes, keeping the fire going is the most important choice, even if it means you’re fueling it with twigs for a little while.

- PS


  • AMRAP 20

    • 8 unbroken C2B pull-ups

    • 16 unbroken T2B

    • 24 unbroken ring dips

    • 32 unbroken pistols (16 R, 16 L)

  • *every time you break a set, complete 8 burpees