Revolution: Day Two

“You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope.”–Matisse
Day 2 and today’s workout focused on different muscle groups then yesterday.  Today we worked back, biceps, hamstrings and abs.  Today I learned that my aching knee hates “static squats.”  My mind hated all the more that Jillian talked about all the variations of squats that are yet to come.  Back in Christian school, that tactic would be called putting the “fear of the Lord” in you.  In this case the fear of the squats!  The difference is Jillian made it clear that the form we are working on now will make the more difficult moves easier in the days to come.  Preparation is the key!  As in everything, the early days set the tone for the rest of the experience.
Tonight, Nick Walenda is going to be walking a tightrope across Niagra Falls.  Now my first reaction is CRAAAZY.  Ok, maybe that’s my second and third reactions as well.  But when you think about it we all walk a tightrope in so many aspects of our lives, whether it be our jobs, our personal relationships or our health.
The difference between success and failure for the walk is the preparation that goes into it.  Practice makes perfect, or as my Action Karate friends will say, “perfect practice makes perfect.”
Regardless, preparation is the key.  Solid physical and mental preparation so that you have the courage to begin and the endurance to reach the end.

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