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Captains before game against Northen Iowa

Monday, February 6, 2012

Week Four

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.


  1. finding joy in the hard work that no one sees is what life is all about. Sometimes it is hard to do the day to day thing...but without the day to day thing we wouldn't have the Grand Canyon.
    Remember, "slow and steady wins the race."

  2. Sounds like football and missionary work have a lot in common, not the slapping/anger part :-) but the best friend on your team, hard work and the time and perseverance. It will pay off in the end, the change you find in yourself after the experience - no matter if you see a win or not.

    Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?

  3. My oldest son played football from the time he was 10 through college. It's a tough sport that takes tough mental preparation as well as physical. But your teammates are a kind of brotherhood who always have your back. My son played center. I'll have to ask him about the slapping thing - maybe I just never heard about that part! But if if works... just remember that it doesn't carry over into any other part of your life! :-)

  4. You know what Mikey, Brennan, Marty and Bryce have a lot in common those backhands are not working on them either!
    Enjoy your teammates, that spirit you share with them will get you through those tough unmotivated times for sure. You are making great habits, companionships and memories-have fun :)