Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Step-Dads, and fatherly figures out there. Mark Bell wrote something on an Instagram Post earlier today saying, “The way to have the greatest impact on this world is to go home and love your family! On this father’s day I’d like all men to do their best not to lose sight of that.” He goes on talking about how he’s worked hard and getting caught up in our day to day sometime interferes with the important things in life… or at least that’s how I took it. I don’t know how I got so lucky picking my parents, and I know there are many out there who weren’t as fortunate as me, so that’s why it’s so important to acknowledge the heroes in our lives. The ones that actually make us who we are. I know my dad did. I didn’t play a lot of sports in high school, but when I have a competition he’s there. He’s driven 3 hours one way to watch me get dead last… and has spent all day to watch me compete just to be there and be my biggest supporter. He taught me woodworking… I guess that’s our thing. We actually don’t have much in common but that one is his and mine. He taught me to be a hard worker. Oh boy, is he a hard worker. When my older sister got married, she told me something I’ll never forget. We got my mom’s caring heart, and we got my dad’s work ethic. Well, parts of them. I don’t know of anyone that could work as hard as he has… not just for a season or time, but his entire life. My dad’s shop is a separate building at my parent’s place, and there is no air conditioner set up, no heat, no complaining. He grew up in a little pueblo in Mexico and had a childhood waking up hours before going to school to work my grandpa’s massive ranch. He’s told me stories about how my grandma needed water and he’d take his horse up the mountains to bring back pales. He and my uncles would swim in lakes holding the tails of their horses as the horse swam through deep waters (horses are actually good swimmers). He taught me how to be tough. Me and my sisters would spend our summers at home avoiding doing our chores until my dad came in for lunch… I remember him coming in, on several occasions, dripping blood from his hand because he got it caught on the routing table and it took a chunk of either his finger or hand off. He’d just wait for it to stop bleeding, boil some salt water, put his entire hand into it as hot, as he could tolerate, for 10-15 mins, and then go back to work. I remember the time I had a motorcycle (a street bike I had no business riding lol… that’s a story for another time.. we’ll just say I’m not the smartest apple in the bunch) and my bike didn’t start. So I pulled out of the garage with my truck to try to jump start it but didn’t close the door all the way… backing out with my head turned the other way the door swung open and crashed into the house wall and bent my door about half a foot out of alignment, it looked like the DeLorean from Back To The Future, I started hanging on the door pulling it down as hard as I could. Finally getting it back down enough to close the door it didn’t want to shut so I slammed the door as hard as I could… That’s about the time my dad walked around the corner. He just told me that things happen and when they do I can’t get angry and just deal with them and figure it out.. pretty much just to be a man. I respect his opinion and judgement above all. And somehow, he has a crazy good business sense that I am trying to listen to more. He’s a caring husband to my mom, and in his very own way the best dad to my sisters and me. He’s my hero. He and batman…. maybe he is batman.
Busy being a grandpa, he hasn’t had a rope for some time, so I bought my dad a new rope that he had to break in! Check out his moves!! New ropes are great for catching calves and steers… not for trick roping lol.
17th Of June Year 2019
Establish a Heavy 3 Rep Hang Squat Clean
Begin each round of Thruster with 1 Round of “Cindy”
15 Air Squats
4 Accessory Super Sets
6 Heavy RDL’s @90+% 1RM of Clean
***Finish with 100 DU’s… Each time your set is broken, pay with 5 Strict Pull-Ups. If you do them Unbroken do “your age” number of Strict Pull-Ups***