8 PAX seeking to a better version of themselves posted in the steamy gloom this morning.
Started out with a mosey around the parking lot.
- SSH x30
- Merkin x10
- Mountain Climber x10
- Honeymooner à Downdog à Honeymooner
- Imperial Walker x10
- Hillbilly Walker x10
Mosey back to the grab our bells.
The Thang: COP with kettlebells
- Kettlebell Swings x10
- Merkins x10 (single count) (80 total)
- Kettlebell Swings x10
- Big Boy Situps x10
- Set the weight down and rotate to the right
- Rinse and repeated until we were back at our own gear (8 times)
Mosey to the parking lot curb and setup with the 4 rows of spaces in front of us.
- Lunge-walk with pass through to the other side
- Stop at each set of parking spaces for 10 merkins (40)
- Leave bells & run the length of the lot and back to the bell
- Lunge-walk with pass through back to where we started
- Stop at each set of parking spaces for 10 squats
Back to COT for some Mary. SkateorDie mentioned that we were at 120 merkins….so:
- Merkins x10 in cadence (20 total)
- Hand-release merkins x10 to reach 150 total merkins for the day. 170 if you count the warmup in-cadence merkins.
- Flutter w/ press x10
- American Hammers x10
- Finished with a leg stretch sequence:
- Seated Forward Bend, Pigeon Lunge, Butterfly
I usually do a kettlebell workout on Fridays at the Hive. About ¾ of the way through the workout when most of us had sweated more than seemed humanly possible for 5:45am, Polaroid quipped, “They trained you well at the Hive.” I love this thought of being in training.
2 Corinthians 5:4-6 (taken a bit out of context, don’t tell my Christian studies professor friends)
“These tents [bodies] we now live in are like a heavy burden, and we groan…As long as we are in these bodies, we are away from the Lord.”
We are put here for a purpose, and being in these bodies is part of that purpose. It is good and right that we should push ourselves physically and train to be better. Everything is connected. If we can be better physically, we can be better emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well. As PAX, we must focus on our growth as a whole person. Training for this life starts in the gloom.
My first time out at The Tomahawk. Great AO! Props to Polaroid for asking me to Q and motivating me to get out of my comfort zone of AOs.
A PAX dealing with some medical issues both with family members and himself. Prayers for healing and strength on this HIM and his family.