This week we’re going to start to “Feed The Monster”.
I’m sure you’ve all noticed the Bigfoot logo on the banner for our summer training camp. This is one of the secondary logos for the Avalanche, and for reasons I’ll explain, I’d like our team to adopt it as our team logo.
When I think of Bigfoot, here is what I think of…
Bumble The Abominable Snow Monster
This is Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster from the classic “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” television special. This show was first released in the year I was born (dating myself here). I’ll admit that Bumble absolutely terrified me as a small child. Even with the old stop-motion animation, it’s still the absolute best children’s Christmas special ever.
Our goals are as big as Bumble!
I was really impressed with the vision statements that you all came up with last week. For most of you, it was something like this:
Bumble didn’t start out huge and scary. Bumble started as a small baby sasquatch, ate a lot every day, and over time became the massive Bumble The Abominable Show Monster.
Making our vision a reality is much like that. At first, it may seem like a long way away. But over time, if we work at it diligently every day, we get closer and closer until we are the person that we dreamed of becoming.
One Step at a Time
Continual improvement over time is the key to success. We want to get a little bit better EVERY day.
This takes discipline, focus and living with intention. It’s often not easy and at times certainly will require you to make sacrifices. But in the end it is well worth it.
To me, that is what the single “Bumble” footprint stands for:
Feed the Monster one step a time until we’re unbeatable!
This week, we’ll start planning out the steps. It’s going to be a blast! I can’t wait to get started.
- Growling on the ice is allowed! Look at the image above and pretend that you’re looking in a mirror. Practice growling like Bumble. (We may try this at practice, 😂)
- You may have noticed that there was no TeamBuildr workout today. Over the course of this week, we’re going to start building a complete off-season program for the team. Either today or tomorrow (you decide), I’d like you to repeat the workout that we did in our dryland training session yesterday. Here it is…
Interval Training Workout
- Think of one thing that you can do to get 1% better today. What one step can you take? POST your answer to the team WhatsApp group. Try to come up with something different than your teammates.
- Seriously, if you haven’t ever watched Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, what are you waiting for?