I like the random thought posts because it allows me to share what I am thinking when I sit down to write.
- I’ve been taking an active approach on social media (or more active approach). I’ve always felt that maybe my content stinks and no one will like it or maybe some would think that I don’t actually coach. What I’ve come to realize is that if someone doesn’t like what I put out- who cares? I actually do coach and lots of folks find the content beneficial.
- I’ve been helping out some high school hockey teams this season (which has been fun). We had a few training sessions on the day between games. For example, if the team played Thursday and Saturday- we trained on Friday. We have done some strength training exercises such as body weight step ups and push ups but most of the sessions were tempo running, diaphragmatic breathing, and stretching. Each time they won the next day. Not saying what we did helped them win but it didn’t help them lose.
- I’ve done a consistent job of establishing a morning routine. I’ve become obsessed with personal goal setting over the last few years. Each morning, I get up, make coffee, and write in my Full Focus Planner, read the Daily Stoic, and then hit my Wim Hof inspired breathing exercises and push ups. Something to be said about having a routine that you stick with in the morning before you do anything else. Funny how only a few years ago, I would probably call myself a nerd for doing this kind of stuff.
- Working with pro athletes is both fun and challenging. Having fun while overcoming the challenges makes me a better coach.
- Recovery Facilitator is a large part of the responsibility of the Strength and Conditioning Coach in-season.