Have you signed up for the “March Marathon” running challenge yet?
Time to prep for running season! This month we are challenging everyone to log 26.2 miles of running. This can be broken up however you wish during the month. Sign up on the board at the gym by 3/6 and let us know if you’re in. We will have a tracker on the board for you to log your miles. LEVEL UP!
21/15 Calorie Assault Bike
15 Burpee Box Jumps (24″/20″)
Max 10 Meter Shuttle Runs
Rest 4 Minutes Between Rounds
“A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.”
A meaningful thought from the former dictator of the Soviet Union.
There is truth behind this statement that we can relate to. When we hear about the young girl who was hit by a car down the road, it breaks our heart. Yet the 300 that pass away in a train accident overseas doesn’t seem to have the same immediate effect. As human beings, we do not relate to the many. We relate to the one. We simply cannot connect on an emotional level to something without a specific human story.
The purpose of the quote above is not to shame us, but to bring perspective to something we can take into our daily lives: to treat every individual, as a true individual. Stereotypes are ever easy to adopt. But when we do, we write off individuals… as just another number. A “statistic”.
When we feel the desire to generalize, let’s choose the opposite path. Act for the one.