Along the Road

    • When: 10/14/20
    • QIC: Bill Nye
    • The PAX: Kelvin, Schrute, Bullwinkle, Tinker Toy

Low Slow Squats, Imperial Walkers, Hill Billy Walkers, Moroccan Night Clubs, Tempo Merkans

Grab a block. Perform 10 Bent over rows, 10 curls, 10 tricep extensions, run across the field and back. Repeat 5 times.

Read a poem (more on that later)

Repeat the 5x process, but this time each PAX picked the exercise that they performed the poorest and did  of them and 10 of the other two.

Discuss the poem and ramifications for the next few months (and years).

Grab the blocks and head to the parking lot in the front for a AMRAP board to close out the day. I got a little over three rounds before clean up time.

All x10:
Jump over block burpees
Cindy swings
Full squat press
Block American Hammers

Mosey and then start over!

The poem we discussed was “Along the Road”

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;

She chatted all the way;

But left me none the wiser

For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;

And ne’er a word said she;

But, oh! The things I learned from her,

When Sorrow walked with me.”

― Robert Browning Hamilton

There are many points we can take away from these few lines. The obvious is that pleasure brought temporary joy, but no enlightenment. Sorrow said not a single word, yet taught many lessons. This somewhat reflects reality. People learn more from failures than successes. Discord stands out more so than harmony.

We can always use the reminder that men of action serve as better examples than men of words. Be the teacher of great lessons by taking action. Lead by doing. Decide on a change you want to cause and then be the catalyst. This may be a time of turmoil in our nation. People are divided by a virus and an election. If you do not want to feel helpless and overwhelmed, then make a plan of action and follow through on it. Each small victory is an example to others of what could be. Each small victory is a step to self-improvement. It is not easy. Complacency is easy. Complaining is easy. Solving problems requires you to fight inertia. Examine yourself and your friends. What do they need?

Identify the problems you want to solve and then get after it.

Kelvin- Good to have you out brother! You are crushing it and it is always great to see you. I like to Q when you are there because it gives me a goal to shoot for. You push the group just by showing up and I admire that.

Bullwinkle- I appreciate you posting. It says a lot about a man when he is willing to put himself out there in front of a group of strangers. I appreciated your insight and what you brought to the discussion. You are exactly the kind of leader we need in this world. Keep posting!

Schrute- I know that not every day is easy but I appreciate the impact that you have by showing up. You push me to think and grow. I appreciate the example you set and the pressure you apply.

Tinker Toy- Thanks for the opportunity to lead. I noticed that you had a pretty good sweat going on, but it was probably just the pre-run… I appreciate your thoughts and perspective.

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