First off a long overdo hello to everyone as I bring this blog back on line. As some of you know from Facebook and other media, today starts the High Mesa Athletica 30 day challenge. This is a free opportunity to rise up, focus, share the energy with others, and get some support.
Its pretty simple.. for the next 30 days participants will:
• do 30 minutes of cardio each day of any kind, from a gentle walk to all out intervals. Their choice.
• do at least 100 reps of strength training. From bodyweight, to kettles, to free-weights, clubs. All good. All at once or over the course of the day.
• 15 minutes of mobility, yoga, and or flexibility.
• Nutritionally ; no sweets, 3-4 liters of water a day, no more than two alcoholic beverages a week.
I’d love to hear how everyone is doing too.
So what about myself. In addition to the basic requirements I’m including at least 10 minutes of sitting meditation (zazen), a morning reading maxim from the works of Miyamoto Musashi, and evening reading from the Stoics, and cold showers (if you are not dialed into the profound benefits there of let me know.. or look up Wim Hoff!) and yes this is more or less my norm. I’m adding my own disciplines to the challenge. More on those later.
So what about today? For myself today included 60 minutes of cardio (40 min trail run 20 minute walk) 200 reps mostly via heavy clubs, thirty minutes of mobility – including deadhanging and yogi squat, and the above..
Oh to close off here is the reading from Musashi for today
“there is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.”