Acting Strong vs. Being Strong

Acting Strong vs. Being Strong

GAUNTLET WEEK!  Right now we are sitting at about 20 people. I would love to try and get 5-10 more people to come and participate in the Gauntlet this Saturday. I ordered plenty of extra t-shirts, so you’ll be sure to receive one as apart of the registration fee.

Similiar to the Hike for Hospice I had to talk some of you into taking the challenge. Of the close to 20 people who did the Hike, every single one of the them was thrilled they did it.  No matter the outcome, they stepped up to the challenge and they felt proud for doing so.

And that’s the whole point of the Gauntlet, to challenge YOURSELF. It’s not about competing against other people, it’s not a matter of winning the event, it’s a matter of being in the arena. Trust me you don’t want the regret of being on the sidelines, knowing neither victory nor defeat.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

Back in March, the coaches at PSKC went up to the Arnold Classic to compete in the Crossfit event. We had no grand illusions of winning the whole show, but we did it for the chance to go test ourselves in an amazing atmosphere. Not too many opportunities in this area are out there like the Gauntlet, you’re basically getting in 5 workouts in the course of a couple hours. Just saying you survived the damn thing, is your trophy. Plus you get an awesome PSKC t-shirt, with some drinks and pizza afterwards!

We’d love to have you. You can pay the morning of the event on Saturday, but please shoot me an email ( so I know how many people to plan for.

To form a well crafted and beautifully written sentence is truly a gift…if you know where to look you can feed yourself enormous meals of positivity and strength to fuel your day. One of those places is Practice Crossfit in Troy, Ohio and their author is Josh Bunch…read below. I’ll see you guys tomorrow at 6! Full article can be found HERE

Acting strong needs mirrors to workout, being strong needs a destination.

Acting strong needs friends to tell them how great they are, being strong needs friends they can help become great.

Acting strong looks around after a PR to see who’s watching, being strong puts more weight on.

Acting strong eats clean because they have to, being strong eats clean because someone that may have to,may welcome the example.

Acting strong storms off when things don’t go as planned, being strong controls the brainstorm we all feel, then plans for tomorrow.

Acting strong is hurtfully honest, being strong is honestly helpful.

Acting strong is there for whomever is there for them, being strong is always there.

Acting strong waits to see the outcome, being strong makes the outcome.

Acting strong needs an entourage, being strong builds a community.

Acting strong needs applause, being strong needs to make others feel like they are applauded.

Acting strong is the loudest coward, being strong is quietest fighter.

Acting strong waits for a better day, being strong lives everyday like its their last.

Acting strong will bow to a tyrant in hopes they may become one, being strong will rise against one.

Acting strong will pray as a last resort, being strong will pray as a first step.

Acting strong will give opinions, being strong will hear opinions…and keep going.

Acting strong will display trophies of themselves, being strong will display trophies of others.

Acting strong has unending pride, being strong can’t be humble enough.

Acting strong joins a team so they can play, being strong joins a team so it can win.

Acting strong interrupts, being strong interprets.

Acting strong sets standards that value themselves, being strong sets standards that show value in others.

Acting strong is a burden, being strong carries them.

Acting strong fears the strong, being strong fears their own strength.

Acting strong will do anything to be accepted, being strong searches for those in need of acceptance.

Acting strong needs proof to believe, being strong is the proof others believe in.

Acting strong has no weakness, being strong is weakness overcome time and time again

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