Workout of the Day

There Will Always Be Tripping Hazards


In 2015, over 800,000 slip and fall cases ended in hospitalizations, and over $31 billion was spent on healthcare related to falls by Medicare alone. Countless lawsuits are brought against cities, businesses, and individuals for allegedly being in some part responsible for these slips and falls, and plaintiffs sometimes end up the victor, even being awarded sums in the millions. I have no intention to debate whether or not Walmart is responsible for someone slipping on a piece of smashed fruit in the produce section or whether the city is responsible for someone tripping over a crack in the sidewalk or an icy patch on a public path, but I wonder if all of the efforts around slipping and tripping hazards is really a net-losing game.

People can salt the frozen walkways daily, continuously mop the wet floors on rainy days, and grind down any gaps or cracks in the sidewalk, but at the end of the day, there will always be tripping hazards. Humankind cannot keep up with the fact that physics doesn’t care about whether or not you saw that cracked cement or stepped wrong on a slick surface.

Should we continue to mop wet floors and salt the icy sidewalks? Absolutely.

But what if we all took a little more responsibility for watching where we walk? Maybe we wouldn’t fall so much.

- PS


  • Spend 10 mins on toes to bar skill (strict, kipping)


  • 12 min AMRAP

    • 10 burpee box overs (24”/20”)

    • 10 toes to bar

    • 40 double-unders