Posted by Andy Petranek : Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013
I'm not much for poetry... but I read this the other day for the first time (my Aunt had it cut out and stuck to her magnetic wall in her kitchen), and immediately knew I would post it on the CFLA blog.
If you can, find your way to a quiet place before reading, and share your thoughts when done.
A Psalm of Life
(What the heart of the young man said to the Psalmist)
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!--
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not it's goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.
Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.
In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!
Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury it's dead!
Act, -- act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us, then, one up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
TUESDAY'S WORKOUT (NO CAP)
4x4 100m Franklin Hill Sprints on :90.
- 3 mins between sets.
**Compare 5.13, 6.12, and/or 6.28
AND COMING WEDNESDAY (CAP)
A) For QUALITY
AMRAP 8 @ 80% RPE
6 Alt DB Sq. Snatches
Rest 2 min, then
B) For QUALITY
AMRAP 8 @ 80% RPE
6 Alt DB PJ
8 Strict Pull-ups
C) On a continuously running 20 minute clock:
In 10 minutes, 1 Sq. Snatch @ >95% 1RM, then
In 10 minutes, 1 PJ @ >95% 1RM