Cribs, Hills, and The Walking Dead

"Dolor hic tibi proderit olim" 

I was watching The Walking Dead last night, and one of the actors, as she faced an onslaught of zombies, said this quote (and the translation). While we may not be battling hordes of the undead in practice (although the athletes may feel that we are creating them), I found this quote very apt for today's workout (and all our workouts in general). From the very reputable source (double-referenced with, it is part of a longer quote by the Roman poet Ovid. "Perfer et obdura, dolor hic tibi proderit olim". Translated it is said to mean "Be patient and tough, someday this pain will be useful to you." While it won't be replacing "Fortitudine Vincimus" anytime soon, it is still a great quote. 

Today we ran hills. In fact, we ran the very same hill workout that the girls ran at 6:30 in the morning for part two of their "Cribs & Workout" video submission to the New Hampshire Cross Country website. There was a challenge to teams to create a "cribs" video showing off their home base (based on I guess an MTV show, I wouldn't know since I'm busy watching The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones) and a workout. The girls decided to create a girls-only video, which they finished yesterday. It has been submitted, but you can see it here first! Boys, if you're feeling left out, get going! Make a video! The gauntlet has been thrown. By the way, there are two earlier submissions which our video "tags" in a way - I think you will agree the MV girls went for a little more of the entertainment factor in theirs.