Bi-Weekly Mental Toughness Challenge (July 3-July 16): So what did you decide about 'real' toughness? Former NFL and NCAA football coach worked to instill in his athletes a toughness that, "...replaces control with autonomy, appearance with substance, rigidly pushing forward with flexibility to adapt, motivation from fear with inner drive, and insecurity with quiet confidence." Thoughts?
This week's challenge: Between now and July 16 spend 10 minutes or more a day in meditation. Give yourself some grace if you miss a day or two, and especially if your mind starts to wander during the 10 minutes. Our definition of meditation is wide open. In short, let's say it is setting aside 10 or more minutes to be still. For some, this time will involve praying. For others, it might be simply focusing on your breathing or being mindful. If you need help, look up a meditation app or find a Youtube video to help guide you.
As a note, meditation is a continuation of the original toughness challenge. Example: Some of you can run for miles and miles and still have energy left, but in that same person is the inability to have a peaceful, calm mind for more than five seconds. The benefits of meditation are far ranging from lowering stress, to getting to know our pain, to better connecting with ourselves and others, to improving our focus...
Our team has been making huge strides over the past couple of years, and our new set of captains want to push our team hard this off-season. I’d encourage all of you, competitive and non-competitive folks to get out there and work hard. Whether you care about making it to state, competing well or not, it is always good to: make team connections, work hard, be/get fit, be/get strong.
July 3 & 6: 7pm, meet at Highway 210 Central Lakes Trail Head for roller skiing. Sarah G. has three extra sets if you need some. Don't want to ski? Bring your bike, running shoes, roller blades... simply come and work out with the team.
Read carefully. This is an incentivised plan for all Otter Ski Team participants, grades 7-12. If you can complete the challenges listed below, you will receive a special, ski team customized t-shirt. The overall winner will receive a t-shirt AND a $50 gift card to Perks. If we have a tie(s), we’ll have a drawing.