Workout of the Day

Who (Or What) Owns Your Schedule?


Let’s all acknowledge from the get-go that managing busy schedules isn’t easy. Careers, traffic, self-care, home maintenance, family activities, social life, hobbies, and unexpected emergencies make for quite a few metaphorical balls flying through the air in the juggling act that is handling a 21st-century schedule. But let’s also acknowledge that the challenge of managing such a busy schedule is the absolute worst reason in the world to hand over the keys to circumstances.

I’ve seen it 1,000 times.

“I’ll do _______ if I finish X, Y, and Z on time, and if I can get off work early enough to miss traffic, and if I feel up for it.”

Replace the _______ with whatever you want: usually something important but seemingly non-urgent. Fill in the X, Y, and Z as you please. I’m sure we all have a list of X, Y, and Zs. Change out “work” with whatever is relevant to your life. The sentiment is the same: if all of these circumstances outside of my control happen to line up, then I’ll get to that important thing. No wonder that list of important-but-not-urgent things rarely ever sees any progress.

If it’s worth something to you -- whatever your “it” may be -- don’t hand the keys over to circumstance. Chances are, they’re not going to get you there.

- PS


  • AMRAP 15

    • Max cal row

    • Every 3 mins, complete:

      • 20 KBS (53/35)

      • 10 K2E


  • AMRAP 6

    • 10 strict ring rows

    • 30s reverse plank hold