This morning 7 men gathered in the gloom to put in work on their bodies and their minds.
COP: All IC x 10: Low Slow Squats, Imperial Walkers, Hillbilly Walkers, Moroccan Night Clubs, Tempo Merkans, Curb merkans (10 right arm/leg elevated, 10 decline, 10 left arm/leg elevated)
Thang: Mosey to the parking lot on the east side of the campus.
Grab a partner. One partner runs a lap around the parking lot while the other partner does work on the big benches. Flapjack after completing the lap. Bench work included: Dips, Irkins, Dirkins, Box jumps.
Pause for a moment to begin our conversation, more about that later.
Shampoo the bench work/parking lot laps.
Mosey to the grass. Four corners across the grass with bear crawling as the method of locomotion. Activities at the corners:
1) 15 burpees
2) 15 v ups
3) 15 Freddie Mercury
Mosey to the parking lot on the west side of campus.
Lunge walk the parking lot. Stop at each horizontal parking line for 10 merkans (alternating between diamond and wide arm).
Mosey around the lot back to our start point.
Mosey across the lot, this time stopping to do 10 Bonnie Blair’s and 10 jump squats at the lines.
Mosey back to the AO. Spend a few minutes stretching and close the workout with a little ab lab. Included exercises were LBCs, American Hammers, box cutters, reverse crunches, dying cockroaches, and two rounds of burpees.
All told we covered a little over 2 miles, got in a lot of boot, and always got the six.
Something that I have noticed for years is that people tend to define ourselves by what we do. This is true inside of F3, but also out of it as well. When you first meet someone it is not uncommon to ask what they do. I understand that can be an easy icebreaker and a way to talk about yourself, but what does it actually tell you about the person? Sometimes I think we force this identity on ourselves. Sometimes I think that society forces it onto us. But people are so much more than what they do from 8-5. Our jobs do not define us. Our thoughts and actions do.
The last few months have forced me to really evaluate myself. Do I put my effort into the right places? Do I spend my time where it is of the most benefit to the people that need me? Am I making the people around me better?
My challenge to you is to spend some time in deep self-reflection. Do your actions reflect what you think your values should be? If not, then why don’t they? What needs to be adjusted to get you to be the person you needed while you were growing up?
Don’t waste time on things that will not bring you joy, peace, or fulfillment. Make sure you are investing time, effort, and love in the places where you need to. Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. So figure out where you want to be and start moving that way with both your mind and body.
And as always #GetAfterIt