Sunday, December 12, 2010
Today is the first danger rest day. When engaging in danger rest one should limit physical exertion but continue to make poor decisions. With danger comes a heightened sense of awareness, to relax even while resting is a potentially fatal error. You must train your body to always be in the zone; have you ever seen movies where the badass protagonist gets woken up by bad guys and they think "All right, we totally got this dude!" and it turns out that the guy totally heard them coming and had a .44 mag with the hammer pulled back pointed right at the bad guys' balls the whole time? That's where you need to be, regularly following the Danger WOD will get you there. This brings me to something I like to call M.O.D. Margin Of Danger. Basically some people are born to live dangerously. They don't need danger training, danger finds them and by virtue of the fact that they are still alive they are pretty good at handling it. Other people live relatively safe lives, typically, when making decisions they choose well. When confronted with true danger however they're in trouble, they panic. Guess what, when the shit hits the fan in a couple years and roving bands of post apocalyptic cannibals force you into a pit fight to the death with a puma you're going to be fucked if you can't keep your shit together. So back to M.O.D., by living in a constant state of danger the average person can reduce the gap or margin between themselves and the naturally danger inclined. Ways for the average person to reduce his M.O.D. would be to make a concerted effort to make at least one or two really bad decisions per day.
Good examples of Danger Rest Day Bad Decisions:
1: Give yourself a "prison style" tattoo
2: Ferret Legging
3: Drive to Mexico
4: Play with fire
5: "Favre" your entire email contacts list. By this I of course mean create a fake email account, import all your contacts and then email a picture of your dick to everyone you know. See if anyone can "name that dick".
P.S. Congratulations to the guy who actually did Danger WOD #1