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12 @ Independence for an Anchor Bar beat down and legacy lesson on Joy

    • When: 12/30/19
    • QIC: Anchor Bar
    • The PAX: Boomer, Kenyan (R), Samurai (R), Gold Plate (R), JAG (R), Money Bags, Lion (R), Fairy Feet, Watson, Wildcat (R), Pine-Sol, Anchor Bar (R)

12 pax posted on this last Monday of 2019, 4 for ruck/walk and 8 for boot camp.

A standard disclaimer was given and we warmed up with a few exercises:

  • 15 Side Straddle Hops IC
  • 15 Imperial Walkers IC
  • 10 Windmills IC
  • 15 Cherry Pickers IC

We moseyed to the corner of Myrtle Dr. and Oakland Ave. to start our first routine of Deconstructed Burpee Four Corners:

  • 10 Squat Jumps OYO, moseyed to corner of Oakland Ave. and Sumter Ave.
  • 10 Leg Thrusts OYO, moseyed to corner of Sumter Ave. and College Ave.
  • 10 Merkins OYO, moseyed to corner of College Ave. and Myrtle Dr.
  • 10 Leg Thrusts OYO

We took a short break as I shared a bit about Joy.  It was 32 years ago today that my mom passed away after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  I can’t think about her without thinking about Joy.  She had a musical gift of singing that brought Joy to many people.  I have a few recordings of her music still bring bring me much joy when I listen to them.

We continued on as we moseyed to a parking lot on Eden Terrace for our next routine of Elevens. We performed LBC’s at one end and Carolina Dry Docks at the opposite end.

After a couple of 10 counts we moseyed again to our next destination at the base of the loading dock at Dinkins Hall.  The pax paired up for a set of Modified Dora 1-2-3’s, 50 Bobby Hurleys, 100 Big Boy Situps, 150 Squats.  The pax not doing the exercises nurred to the stop sign at the top of the ramp and ran back down and flip flopped with their partner.

We had a few minutes left so we did a few ab exercises with various pax calling out the cadence.

We moseyed back to the AO for the COT.

I shared more thoughts about my mom and Joy.  She epitomized the meaning of JOY – Jesus, Others, Yourself.

Jesus First

  •  She never kept any money that she received from her singing, whether it be from weddings, funerals, etc.  Any money received would be given to our church.  It was her way of honoring God and Jesus and acknowledging the gift she had been given.
  • The ladies of our church once did  fundraiser based on the Parable of the 10 Talents.  Each lady was given $10 and challenged to make that money grow.  My mom along with her good friend, a pianist “rented” the church sanctuary to perform a concert.  A freewill offering was taken up during the concert.

Others Second

  • After my dad passed away, she was left with three teenage children to care for.  Prior to my dad’s death she was a stay-at-home, so one of the toughest things for her was to leave the home and go back into the workplace, but she did what she needed to do to care for my sisters and myself.

Yourself Third

  • She did find time for herself, mostly just being with friends and family and some travel.

We closed out the morning with announcements and prayer requests & praises.

I ended our time together with prayer.

As always, it is an honor and privilege to lead.

Anchor Bar out

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