What grind? Grind is not in my vocabulary. If what you are doing in coaching is a grind take a giant step back and reconsider what you are doing. If you approach it as a grind it WILL BE A GRIND and all you will do is survive it. I want my athletes to drive and strive everyday to get better not just survive. I look on the time of preseason training as a tremendous opportunity to get better; this is specific preparation for competition. Competition drives you; it is an opportunity to shine, to show the fruits of your labor, to thrive. I know in two weeks I will start implementing new training programs for the teams and athletes I work with. I am 68 years old and have been coaching for 45 years I am more fired up and looking forward to the new training more than ever before. Now is the time to apply what I have learned at GAIN and other professional opportunities in the last year. It has never been a grind for me. Sure I get tired but then I think about the opportunities and that sustains me. I consider myself very fortunate to be doing what I am doing. Working each day to improve myself and the athletes I work with. Never a grind. Does it get any better than that?