Hard Lessons From Those Who Know Better

I’d never been in a fast food restaurant that was so hectic. I must have been eight years old on a family road trip to Las Vegas. We made the classic pit stop in Barstow to refuel the car and our bellies. 

I was standing inside an In-N-Out burger for the first time. 

My dad bent down to ask, “Do you want something to eat?”

I didn’t.

I was being stubborn or tired, I don’t remember which. He knew I was making a mistake and he knew that I didn’t understand the gravity of the mistake I was about to make. 

The wait in line took forever and it took twice as forever for their food to come. By the time it came, I was hungry and the food looked divine. My mom let me try her burger and I realized that we were hours from Vegas and I was a lifetime away from my second opportunity to have In-N-Out. 

I was crushed. 

That’s the thing about being young, naive, ignorant, or whatever else I was in my decision making that day. My dad knew better and I didn’t take his advice. 

Life isn’t about burgers (or the debate about whether In-N-Out is overrated or not). It’s about the places in our life where we need to humble ourselves and listen to someone who has been there before.

1/29/24 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 4 rounds of the following:
6 Pause (BTK) Sumo Deadlift

Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
:20 DB Goblet Squat ISO Hold
12 DB Goblet Squats
8 Jump Squats

Complete 5 rounds of the following:
In :60
4 alt DB Power Clean and Press
Max Burpees Over-The-DB
— Rest :75 —

 

DEUCE Garage GPP

2-2-2
Seated Box Jump

8-8-8
Good Morning

“17.5”
Then, complete 10 rounds for time of::
9 Thrusters (95/65)
35 Double Unders

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