Snowy Day Fitness

Do yourself a favor, and realize that there’s no technique in the world that will save you. There are no pills, no secrets, no passwords on the path to greatness. You’ve got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you’ve got to muster the courage to go back six times a week.” ~ Jon Gilson

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~Snowy day at Mandrill's Gym in Santa Fe, New Mexico.~

It was cold today, but it was a good day in the gym. Well heck…I guess they are all good days ha?! I can’t say that I don’t lovingly thrive on pain these days. The snow was coming down when I made my way into Mandrill’s. The gym was dead at noon. About half way through my workout, once the snow had melted and the sun came up the regulars started packing in to hit the weights.

It was interesting to realize for the first time that many of us have been training so long that we are now schooling our kids in Gym Class 101. Many remember that I even worked out when I was pregnant with Daryn about a decade ago. Joe Padilla was training his daughter. She’s about 16 years old. Sonya Quintana was training her son. He is 14 years old. I was training Daryn after I worked out. He is 9 years old.

It is good to know that we are instilling the value of fitness, dedication and strength in our kids. They will know there is no magic pill or secret. All it takes is showing up with heart.

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