Jack’s Back, baby…

Have you joined my incredibly non-annoying, once-in-a-while email newsletter?

The email came in around 7:30am this morning:

After some pleading by some past students, I’ve decided to hold a class in NY Oct. 8th-19th/ 5-6:30 am

Oh, yeah.

For those not indoctrinated to exactly how high my level of insanity goes, about once or twice a year, I take part in a “bootcamp” class, taught by a former US Navy SEAL. It’s two weeks, from 5am to 6:30am (usually goes longer) of the worst pain you ever thought possible. Muscles on fire, breath coming in short spurts, (when you’re not dry-heaving) and more sweat and hard work by 7am than the rest of New York City will produce the entire day.

It’s an amazing two weeks. You will do things that you never thought possible. You will attain a level of fitness never before seen. You will ache and be sore and hurt more than any human should.

And it will be good.

I highly recommend it. I encourage you to join. I can’t urge you strongly enough – it will radically change how you look at things. It’ll teach you that no matter how much you think you can’t do any more, you can.

It will teach you that mental toughness can conquer anything. SEAL got me through the last four miles of last year’s marathon. It’s also gotten me through some truly hard times. Whenever I feel like there’s nothing left, I think of the stuff I’ve done in that class… And I reach down, and find more.

I kept a journal from the first class here. To this day, I think it’s one of the best pieces of writing I’ve ever done.


So… Who’s in?

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