Humidity was high, but we welcomed back Mugsy on this steamy Monday Gloom for a tabata-style beatdown. 9 pax sought to start the week right! WX: 76 degrees and H U M I D.
W/U: Started with a 20x SSH IC and then a mosey (butt-kickers, high knees, karaoke, nur, and toy soldiers) followed by 10x windmills IC, 15x IWs IC, and some arm cirlces to loosen up the shoulders before…
The Thang: 60 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest for 5 exercises followed by ~2 1/2 minutes for a run around the WD parking lot -> faster you run, the more rest you get!
Set 1: Merkins, Long swimmers, WWII sit-ups, Moroccan Nightclubs, and Squats -> Run
Set 2: Merkins, Plank, LBCs, Carolina Dry Docks, Side lunges (alternating) -> Run
Set 3: Merkins, Bridge (switch legs at 30 secs if doing single leg), Banana hammocks (switch sides at 30 secs), SSH, Box cutters -> Run
Set 4: Merkins, Push the Rock, Reverse Crunch, Step back lunges, and CRUNCHY FROG -> Run
CoT: Announcements: This Saturday at Props’ Toy Store (not sure of the name/location), Willy Wonka is setting up his candy stand that contributes 25% of the top line to charities — most likely for the homeless and veterans; Augusta half-Ironman is 9/25; 10/8 is the Laps for Life Walk/Ruck/Run on Siesta Key; 10/29 there are TWO events: 1) Alzheimer’s Association Walk (ask Manziel for details); 2) Manasota BUDS 20th Anniversary Buddy Walk; WildPax is the weekend before Thanksgiving (pay your $120 before August ends — then prices rise — and you’re in; see the #wild-pax-csaup channel for details)); I think Fireball still has two opening’s for Ragnar (DEC 2-3) also.
TaPs: Praises for AirWolk’s 2.4 getting out of diapers and (mostly) being successful in using the porcelain throne daily — diaper free is the way to be!; Pork Roll’s 2.0 Pikachu that his classroom situation would stabilize as there has been flux in the past and this year the first-day-of-school teacher retired on day 3 and caused all those students to be reassigned; last, but not least, Mrs. Doubtfire and Pete (Usher’s friend) continue to need prayer following and during their cancer treatments, respectively, along with any other pax or family/friends of pax in a cancer battle.
I challenge us all to leave our comfort zone each day, whether it be physical, mental, social, or some combination thereof. Also, be courageous… and that can look very different depending on the circumstances. May we make courage less “outside the norm”.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill