PAX: Deflator, Hammerhead, True North
WarmUp: SSH, Don Quixotes, Beet Pickers, Air Squats, Michael Phelps, and LBACs with leg raised.
The Thang: Coupon Indian Run
Run around the waterfront in a line. Lead person carries a 20-lb wall ball and sets the pace. Every minute, the lead person hands the ball to the next in line and falls to the back of the line. Whenever we get through the whole line, use a minute to perform the following: – 20 Merkins/Diamond Merkins/Peter Parkers
– 20 Air Squats/Copperhead Squats/Lunges
– 20 CDDs/Raise the Roof/Grady Corns
– 20 OH claps/LBAC
We completed four rounds of running, after which we tossed the wall ball around for five minutes. – 5 burpees whenever the ball hit the ground.
Mary: Flutter Kicks, American Hammers, Rope Climbers, Nolan Ryan’s, Dolphin Crunches, and Iron Cross hold.
Earlier this month, my family read the story of Job from the Old Testament in the Bible. At the beginning of the story, Job loses everything—his wealth, children, and health. Here is his response: “Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:20-21)
Job provides good perspective here: we all came into the world with nothing and we will all leave this world with nothing. Everything we enjoy in life is temporary—death is not an “if” but a “when” and we don’t take anything with us. Even before death, the present circumstances of our lives are temporary. The key is to be grateful for the jobs, health, and possessions we have while we have them. And being grateful fortifies us against the time when we will lose these things.