6/11/2021 – ‘Even though we’re grown up, we should never stop having fun’

AO: Lightning Rod

QIC: Danish

PAX: Free Lunch, Giggles, Slash, Walkman


55F and nice enough for the QIC to show up sleeveless.

Warm up

Mosey warm up

Run about 600m including a bunch of different drills and stretches to get ready for the w/o. Finish at the side of school.

The Thang

12 burpee box jumps

12 merkins

8 burpee box jumps

8 merkins

4 burpee box jumps

4 merkins

Mosey to track

Partner up

-10 sets of sprint 50yd, climb over bar and then sprint back while partner hand release merkins

-5 man sled push relay. HIMs ground touch squat whilst one HIM pushes a football sled from one side of the field to the other.

Mosey to LR

10 x Merkin

10 count plank

10 x Merkin

10 count plank


Today is my daughter’s birthday so it triggered to some thoughts about the work and life design we did as a family to get ready for being parents. We designed our life for what’s important to us. Our thoughts were based around one concept: What’s going to affect us for the rest of your life? Let’s get good at those things so we can thrive. Here were the topics we distilled our topics down to:

  • Health: What food will fuel and satiate us, What food could actively heal our ailments (we got rid of my wife’s thyroid medication after changing her diet with purpose), what exercise will energize us.
  • Relationships: How to have a great marriage through open and clear communication (we had gone through pre-martial counseling before we got married through our church), get rid of toxic friends and foster good friends and peers. 2 phrases stood out to me: ‘You are the average of the 5 people you hang out most’ and ‘If you’re the smartest/fastest/most giving etc in the room, then you’re in the wrong room’. We do not want to be a big fish in a little pond. We want to strive for more challenge.
  • Finances: I studied personal finance for 2 hours a day for 4 years. I learned what worked really well for our family, set up our algorithm and behaviors that will set us up for life (no debt, delayed gratification by saving, automation for investments, living below our means, giving away as much as we can to those who need it more). Doing this, we’re going to reach one our big financial milestones this year, 2 years ahead of time (and we designed the plan 8 years ago).

These were our keys to success and areas of focus. I want you to think about the things that will affect you and what’s important to you so that you can start setting up your own best practices specific to you. We all have so much life ahead of us so don’t let the good get in the way of great.

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