80 degrees outside. The coach said that it might be a tough WOD today. We all brace ourselves. Deadlifts, Burpees and then 400-meter run. Three rounds. It sounds painful even on paper.
Fast forward to the third round every single muscle in my body is screaming. My brain is fighting with itself, where one side is trying to convince the body that it can push through and one side is saying that I should just stop what I am doing immediately.
As I was finishing up my burpees and preparing for a 400m run (which at that point seemed like 4000m run), a question popped up in my brain:
How many of these workouts do I have?
The truth is nobody knows. And that's exactly why we should try to enjoy every moment of our lives. Why? Because who knows how many of those moments do we have.
We very easily cannot see the forest for the trees. We forget daily that it's actually amazing we woke up today. We forget that a lot of us got it pretty good.
We get caught up in daily struggles. Chasing $$$. Growing business. Resolving conflicts. And then we wake up one day and we are 89 years old and we just spent our entire life doing everything except fully being present and enjoying it.
I am not saying we should not strive to be better, but at the same time, we need to enjoy the ride. Just because we got stuck somewhere, it does not mean we should forget how amazing life can be. It does not mean we should stop laughing. It does not mean we should not go out and have fun with our friends and family.
Please don't let your micro failures stop you from having fun. Don't let struggle stop you from smiling. Enjoy and embrace this awesome thing we call life, there is so much to enjoy and be grateful for.