Get Hustlin'

by Addison Grady and Madison Micheal | class of 2022 | Sept. 27, 2018

   You're out of breath. Sweat stings your eyes. You can feel your body growing more and more fatigued. You just feel awful.

   It’s kinda funny-  that awful feeling is actually my favorite.

   I absolutely love the feeling during and after a run. I love the sound as my footsteps hit the cement. I love the rhythmic sound of my breathing. And I love that feeling of accomplishment when I finish. These are all reasons why you, yes you, should run.

   Running will help you become a faster, stronger you. Sure, the first week you’re probably going to want to give up on running because your legs will feel like rubber, but that feeling will soon pass. You’ll learn that you can’t control how achy you feel but you can control your attitude.

   Worried you won’t be as fast or as good as others running? Don’t be.

   Whether you're fast or slow, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to go out and break records, just break your negative mindset and unhealthy habits. Run for the best reason there is. Run for you.

   Blaring music. Thick air. Dripping sweat. Dirty floors. Awful stench. The place no one wants to go to but everyone should be. Welcome to the weight room.

   Yeah, I know. Part of you probably just died inside at the mere mention of going there, but athlete or a not, that's exactly where you need to be.

   Lifting is beneficial for everyone. For an athlete, lifting can help to reach full potential. But even if you don’t participate in any sports, lifting can benefit your health and make physically trying tasks easier.

   When you first start, it might be a bit intimidating to see other people lifting what seems like a thousand pounds. But there really isn’t a need to worry. We all had to start somewhere, right? You wouldn’t expect a toddler to run a marathon when they’re just learning to walk!

   You also may be afraid of failure; who isn’t? But at Hudson, no one fails in the weight room. In Pirate Nation, we have coaches and players that are all willing to help.

   For the first couple of weeks you lift, you may be a little sore, and you’ll probably seriously want to quit. But in the end, you could be the one lifting that “thousand-pound” bar.

   Whether you play football, run track, or don’t do anything at all, you can benefit from spending time in the weight room. See you there.