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"There are two types of pain in the world. The temporary pain of self discipline and the permanent pain of regret"

We often look to the sports world for inspiration. Stories of hard work, struggle and triumph. At times leaders in sports are so successful we mistakenly look to them as a moral compass. Quite obviously the Penn State coaches and administration's cowardice and inaction is disgusting and disappointing. I’m not going to rant about what they should have done. Instead lets focus on the positive of the last couple days, the men and women who remind us of the meaning of true courage and action. November 10th was the Marine Corps Birthday and today is Veterans Day. In honor of the Marines 236th Birthday we did “RJ”  and today for Veterans Day we are doing “White” .  So before you whine about doing 40 rope climbs in 2 days or back to back long Hero WODs remember why you're doing it. Honor the fact that all their sacrifices have made it possible for you to freely do what you choose. Whether you can do the WOD or not, remember the best way to say thank you is with greatness in any endeavor you choose. Be awesome, give of yourself  may it be in fitness, sports, business, parenting or work. Give the  middle finger to mediocrity, selfishness and turning your head from injustice. Because if you live in this country and many others the only reason you have the freedom to make these choices is because someone sacrificed to secure them. A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount "up to, and including my life." Thank you Veterans.