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What Lives On

When you die, no one is going to talk about your PRs. They very likely won’t talk about your max snatch, or your “Murph” time or how many consecutive pull-ups you had.

They won’t even talk about your work very much. Or your degrees — or all the money you made for some company.

No one will care very much about the TV shows you watched.

And probably not one person will say: “When she squatted, she went to depth every single time.

But they will talk, a lot, about your heart. They’ll talk about how you helped others. And they will focus on how much you loved, and were loved. Because these are the things that really matter, and that last, even beyond the mortal veil.

So, work hard in the gym, but remember you can use this time and these ways to become a better person, not just a better athlete. When I coached, I always told my members, “If I only help you become a better athlete, I have failed.”

I am here for something more. I hope you are too. Because that is what lives on …

(Image courtesy of Nicole Bedard Photography.)

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