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Your Gift

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
— Steve Roland Prefontaine, Olympian

One of the biggest disappointments in coaching is watching someone give less than their best. Everyone has been given a gift. Some of us are naturally athletic, others intellectual, there are the musically inclined, and those that are gifted artists. But to not use your God-given talent to the best of your ability is an absolute shame. 

I'll be honest, my artistic skills are comparable to that of a first grader. Sure, I can color in the lines, but if you asked me to draw something without providing me something to trace, be prepared to laugh. Oh, what I would give to be able to win just one round in Pictionary! But seriously, I know what I have been blessed with, now it is my responsibility to use it to my full potential. There are things that you can do that others can only dream of accomplishing! Don't be a waste of talent. It is your gift, no one else's. Use it. 

"Cardio Mix-Up"

3 Rounds:

  • 5 minutes of stairs (or until partner returns)
  • Half mile run