Another week came and left as fast as space travel. One obstacle as a football player is your endurance and enthusiasm. They both have to be present, especially through the long hauls of the season and off-season. It's easy to come in to work hard and win the championship all in the first week. However, that has never been done. It takes time and perseverance. I have be creative when it comes to finding ways to stay motivated through the crappiest parts of the season and off-season.
Every Friday, we find out how many times we can bench press 225 pounds. Obviously, the goal is to do better than the previous Friday. My roommate, Brennen Fjord, and I have this little tradition of slapping each other in the face so we have all the weird anger inside of us to throw the 225 pounds off of our chest like our fat cousin Tony just sat on us. Last Friday, it worked for me. Brennen on the other back hand, didn't meet his goal.
It's hard to find pure joy in the workouts we do. It's to have a grin on my face at 6:30 in the morning when we run. Luckily, I have some of my best friends on the team and I love the sport. We all feel the same way, and working hard always pays off. No matter what it's for.