Thursday, February 15, 2018
Daily Thought 2018
Outer FLOW
The FLOW Landscape – There are many ways to access FLOW state, adventure sports being only one of them. For writers, poets, painters, sculptors and other creative pursuits, creativity itself is their gateway. Any pursuit that you can lose yourself in the effort is an opportunity to access FLOW. The helper’s high is one access to FLOW is one way that many people are choosing. The afterglow you experience after helping others can be an entry level to FLOW. For me this has been present in my life with the work I have been involved with Camp Blue Skies Foundation helping adults with developmental disabilities. I am so pleased to be able to announce that I have accepted an offer to be Camp Director after 7 years of volunteer work for this foundation. With so many ways to access FLOW, adventure sports is the most prominent as it is a FLOW core element when there is high risk involved. The Spartan phenomenon has been so popular recently as it is a way for many to experience FLOW in their lives. We have decided to launch our OCR (Obstacle Course Race) team at Kinetic Heights as a way to teach this technique to find the FLOW in our lives that will allow us to perform at our best as we find our best self by challenging ourselves in new more intense ways.

“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery… we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.” Dalai Lama

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Resting Heart Rate
Resting heart rate is one of your best indicators of how fit you are.  As you become more fit, your resting heart rate will go down. The lower your resting heart rate, the more fit you are.  The best time to check your resting heart rate is in the morning just before you get out of bed, when you are very relaxed. Normal resting heart rates are: 70-72 beats per minute, and below 60 is considered a conditioned athlete. Use your resting heart rate (RHR) to monitor your cardiovascular training progress.
Read more…Cardio Strategy Brief

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 5 Day 4 Sprint WOD: Active Recovery

Tonight’s Warrior class WOD

Details for this weekend’s Offsite OCR event

Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Nutritional Survival
With the temptations of all the foods available to you, you need a plan to keep the pounds off. With just a few basic tips you can limit the damage of the marketing coming at you.

  1. Drink plenty of water every day
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast every day
  3. Exercise at least 30 minutes every day
  4. Save the extra calories for the REALLY special events
  5. Talk more, drink less alcohol

“First rule of holes: When you are in one stop digging. Molly Ivins, Columnist