Discipline > Motivation

“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” -Robin Williams

final hike trot
What post-squat hiking feels like… Totally natural gait.

There was a fantastic articled posted on Nerd Fitness last week, Is Motivation Useless?”. Here’s an image referenced in the post that does a pretty great job summarizing the take away:

A different perspective on motivation. - Imgur
“The question isn’t how to keep yourself motivated. It’s how to train yourself to work without it.” Coming off injury, without the motivation of a PR or even just progress, I really appreciate this message. If I am anything, I am disciplined, and that article really re-framed for me how I can use that discipline to my advantage.


08 November | Saturday

Final Training Hike
Telegraph – National – Desert Classic Trail
@ South Mountain
9.8 miles

07 November | Friday

Recovery workout | 30:00 rotating:
2:00 AD
2:00 Row
100m Sled pull (115#)
200m jog


Sweet baby Jesse, am I sore (in a good way) from the front squats. And the step ups. (Those barbell step-ups are glute builders, I can feel it.) The recovery workout did it’s job; things felt much better once they were put in motion.

Telegraph Elev
Maybe I was still half asleep, but that first ascent didn’t seem like a big deal at all. Feelin’ ready.

 The hay is in the barn; we’re ready for the Summit Challenge. The pace of the hike was good despite being very sore, though by then end the legs were feeling pretty tight. Logged some extra time stretching while watching the ASU game.

Bo in gold
Bandannas on Bo Bardi’s are usually frown upon, but an exception was made for the ASU game. Go Devils!

11-08

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