Just before the Dawn

This was taken from a graduation speech given by a Navy Seal…pretty inspiring!

As Navy SEALs one of our jobs is to conduct underwater attacks against enemy shipping. We practiced this technique extensively during basic training.

The ship attack mission is where a pair of SEAL divers is dropped off outside an enemy harbor and then swims well over two miles underwater using nothing but a depth gauge and a compass to get to their target.

During the entire swim, even well below the surface there is some light that comes through. It is comforting to know that there is open water above you.

But as you approach the ship, which is tied to a pier, the light begins to fade. The steel structure of the ship blocks the moonlight — it blocks the surrounding street lamps — it blocks all ambient light.

To be successful in your mission, you have to swim under the ship and find the keel, the centerline and the deepest part of the ship.

This is your objective. But the keel is also the darkest part of the ship, where you cannot see your hand in front of your face, where the noise from the ship’s machinery is deafening and where it is easy to get disoriented and fail.

Every SEAL knows that under the keel, at the darkest moment of the mission, is the time when you must be calm, composed — when all your tactical skills, your physical power and all your inner strength must be brought to bear.

If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment.

Wednesday, May 28th
Pause Clean (2 count at top of knee): 2rm- 1×2@95%, 1×2@90%
Pendlay Rows: 4X5 – heaviest possible, rest 90 sec.

400m Run
30 Handstand Pushups
30 Toes to Bar (2:1 knee tucks)
15 Handstand Pushups
15 Toes to Bar (2:1 knee tucks)
400m Run