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I Dare You

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes, our courage is overshadowed by the "what ifs" and "I can'ts," that we need outside support to take the next step. So, here it is- I dare you. In fact, I double dog, no, TRIPLE DOG dare you! You know the one can back down from a triple dog dare! 

Dare to go out and live your dreams, to try something new, to do what you think you cannot do. I will courageously join you on this adventure. This last week, I decided to come out of retirement just for one tournament. Why? I honestly am not sure. Maybe it is some need for closure, or maybe I just desire something "normal" back in my life, or maybe I just want a challenge. Whatever the reason, I am already starting to have major doubts. I am out of competition shape, I am old, and I must be crazy. 

No matter my fears, I am ready to give it my best and enjoy the ride. Stepping out of one's comfort zone can be the most enthralling and satisfying experience. We can become so complacent in our day-to-day routine, we forget how it feels to be excited, nervous, and determined. That feeling you have before a first date, at the top of the roller coaster, right before your interview, can be scary. But remember how it feels after the first kiss, at the end of the ride, and when you land that dream job! We will never know our greatest potential unless we do what we think we cannot do. So, go ahead. I dare you.

For today's training, we revisit the "21s" workout. Try to bump up your weights and keep proper form. Watch the video for a full breakdown of the workout.