The Strenuous Life

Ranger Rick 9:25 AM
Backblast: The Strenuous Life
Date: Monday, 2/7/2022
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Total: 13Warm-up:
SSH IC – 20
Merkin Lunges – 10
SquatsThang: Run/Ruck in WheatonMoleskin:
Teddy Roosevelt embodied leadership and public service. He advocated for the strenuous life, a life of toil and effort over laziness. He did not shrink from danger nor hardship. He believed that men should act beyond their own self-interest and indulgence, and instead, strive to be leaders and good citizens.He believed men should continually try to better themselves, even if it meant failing at times, because failure provides an opportunity to learn.Citizenship in a Republic: The Man in the Arena
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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; 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 fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.COT: Prayers for @Crack‘s family as they mourn the loss of his M’s uncle. (edited)