Island Escalators at ManU

    • When: 8/15/19
    • QIC: Italian Job
    • The PAX: Deacon, Blueprint, Ponytail, Roxanne, Anchor Bar, Darth, Poppins, Kenyan, Socrates, Plato, Phoenix, Smiley Face, Italian Job


Thirteen of us left the comfort of our beds to endure the discomfort of 98% humidity at ManU this morning. Here’s what we did…

The Thang

  • 15 SSHs (IC)
  • 10 Windmills (IC)
  • 15 Mountain Climbers (IC)

Mosey to the Theatre

  • 5 Pullups, take a lap
  • 10 Pullups, take a lap
  • 15 Pullups, take a lap
  • 20 Pullups, take a lap

Mosey to the Fountain

  • Merkin Dip Ring (Merkin, roll to a dip, roll to a Merkin, to a Dip…until you are back at your original spot (15ish Merkins/Dips)

Mosey to the UPS store

  • Merkin Escalators (add one at each island – 10 islands = 55 Merkins)

Mosey to TJ Maxx

  • Squat Escalators (add one at each island – 10 islands = 55 Squats)

Mosey to Dicks Sporting Goods

  • LBC Escalators (add one at each island – 16 islands = 136 Squats)

Mosey to Panera lot

  • Wide Arm Escalators (add one at each island – 10 islands = 55 Werkins)

Mosey to Bob Evans

  • Burpee Escalators (add one at each corner – 4 corners = 10 Burpees)

Mosey back to COT

  • 15 SSHs (IC)
  • 10 Windmills (IC)
  • 15 Mountain Climbers (IC)
  • 2 minutes of stretching
  • Ab lab (Dealer’s Choice)
    • V-ups
    • Flutters
    • Heels to Heaven
    • Freddie Mercurys
    • Chop Sticks


I recently went to an event where Dark Helmet talked about his D2X. The D2X is the intersection of your Dolphin (the task you were born to do best) and your Daffodil (the people you were born to serve). Amazing things can happen when your skills and passions line up with the people that need you. Crazy thing is, where these intersect is your sweet spot and doesn’t feel like work. It’s where your heart is ignited. When you find your D2X, you have found the High Impact Zone. I encourage you to find that intersection. Search your heart and ask, “What is it that I just can’t help to not do?” Then think, “Who is it I gravitate to the most.” For me, it is encouraging men to accelerate themselves. To encourage them to reach their potential. That is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

It is always a pleasure to spend the Gloom with my brothers. Thank you for the opportunity to lead. I hope you got more than a workout today. I hope you were inspired to search your heart and find your High Impact Zone. When you figure it out, let me know. I’ll be there to encourage you to see it through.


Italian Job

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