Nine of us showed up at Eagles Nest on this mild day in January to do some hard stuff.
The usual disclaimer was given and we got started with a few warm up exercises:
- 15 Side Straddle Hops IC
- 10 Windmills IC
- 15 Imperial Walkers IC
- 10 Cherry Pickers IC
We moseyed down Park Ave towards the Winthrop campus. While on Park Money Bags came in hot so one pax circled back to guide him to our first destination Alumni Drive at the Ebenzeer Ave. entrance. While waiting we did a series of calf raises on the nearby steps – 25 normal OYO, 25 pigeon toed OYO and 25 toes out OYO.
Our first routine was what I called Descending Burpees. We started with 10 burpees and at every other light post along Alumni Drive we would do one less until we got down to one. All in all that was 55 burpees.
After a couple of 10 counts by various pax, we moseyed to the roundabout on Constitution Ave. for what I’m calling Ring of Fire Plank. We spread out evenly around the roundabout in the plank position. One at a time, each pax moseyed around the roundabout. About halfway around he would yell out “down” and the pax would lower into an elbow plank. Once he was back to his starting spot, there was a break for a 10 count and the next pax would moseye.
At this point, I put our new 3rd F leader, Buffett on the spot as to share his inspiration for the January word of the month, Discipline. He mentioned the book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney. The book focuses on 11 disciplines, but if we focus on just a couple of those disciplines, being in the scripture and our prayer life our walk thru life will be much stronger. Thank you to Buffet for sharing.
We moseyed to the wall by the loading dock at the student center for some peoples chair. While the pax were in position, I shared a bit about my word for this year which is fitness. 2019 was a tough year for me spiritually, mentally and physically. I shared that my wife and I are struggling in our church life trying to figure out if we’re in the right place. This has messed with me mentally, as well. In the physical, I’ve been struggling with high blood pressure for the last year and just recently was put on blood pressure medication. So my focus this year is Fitness – get right spiritually, mentally and physically.
We moseyed over to the stairs leading up to Scholars Walk. We bear crawled up the stairs performing 5 squats at each landing.
We moseyed back to the AO and gathered around the shovel flag where Jester led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
We closed out the morning with the COT.
Thank you to Tombstone for the opportunity to lead. As always, it is an honor and privilege.
Anchor Bar out.