After reading and reflecting on the article; Number 8 "Develop a “pre–game routine” to start your day" really connected with me. He writes "What you do each morning is an indicator of how you approach your entire day. It’s the choices that we repeatedly make that determine the life we live, the health we enjoy, and the work we create.", and asks the reader what they will do with their 25,000 mornings.
I used to take mornings for granted, but morning number 6,140 of my adult life was almost my last. On April 9th 2004 I led my Cavalry Scout Platoon on an attack to seize a bridge in Al Kut, Iraq. I almost did not make it another morning. I was seriously wounded in the fight along with 9 of my soldiers . It took awhile but I had a great recovery due to family and friends and community.
Pretty much every morning since my recovery (the past 3,000 plus mornings) I have embraced life to the fullest to include physical fitness, and with approximately 14, 000 mornings left in my adult life I wake up and CRUSH IT daily.
This morning for example, I was with Team RWB- West Point doing the "Hill of Death" WOD in which we ran up a hill that had numerous functional fitness stations every few hundred yards.
How will you make the MOST of your mornings? FIRED UP!!!