For our Thursday dare, get out your dumbbells and get your mind right. It’s a 20 minute grinder today, which is about three times as long as our average daily, but half the time the average American spends on Facebook. Add Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr to Facebook, and what you have is the nearly 2 hours a day scrolling through social networking sites.

Facebook makes you sadder. Exercise makes you happier. For a superfine Thursday, replace 20 minutes of Facebook with this:

For 20 minutes, AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of:

5 push-ups
8 push-presses
10 weighted squats (hold weights at shoulders)
50 yard run (or 20 jumping jacks)

The run is not a sprint – 70% is fine. The tempo here is 20 strong, steady minutes.

Science fiction writer Octavia Butler didn’t write poetry, but she did.

From Parable of the Talents:

All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
is Change.

is Change

From Parable of the Sower:

There is no end
To what a living world
Will demand of you