Goodbye to Blocktober Costume Beatdown

DATE: 2022-11-01
AO: Freestate
Q: Horshack
PAX: Winston, Deagle, ShowMe, Butter
FNGs: Lefty
Warm Up

SSH x 25 IC

Carolina Dry Docks x 19 IC

Shoulder Taps x 15 IC

Mountain Climbers x 15 IC

Michael Phelps x 14 IC

4 laps – Ricky Bobbies

Harry Rockettes x 15 IC

Willie Mays Hayes x 10 IC

Windmills x 10 IC

Cherry Pickers x 15 IC

The Thang: Blocktober is Over, Long Live Blocktober

EMOM: 3 sets with 8 rounds each

5 blockies then 15 mountain climbers

10 CPRs (Curl / Press / Raise) then 10 squats

10 Taint Scrapers then 10 merkins


Leg Lift Rosalitas x 15 IC

Freddie Mercuries x 15 IC

Box Cutters x 10 each direction IC

Plank-o-rama x 10-10-10-10-10 IC

Reverse Crunches x 15 IC


Saturday Nov 5th – Adopt A Road Clean Up

Saturday Nov 12th – The Grunt


Count-o-rama – Name-o-rama

“With the faith of a child”
Halloween brought lots of kids and it was noticeable that in general, the 6 year olds and younger are typically ALL IN with their costumes, believing themselves to be their favorite characters while the 7 yo and older crowd begins to lose that commitment to make-believe. They call the age of seven “the age of reason”

It reminded me of a story that during one of Picasso’s abstract periods, an art critic told the master – you know, my child could have painted that! Picasso reportedly looked delighted and responded saying, “you’ve made my day – I wish I were as wise as the day I was born.”

Matthew 18:2-4: “Jesus called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Both Day of the Dead and All Souls Day are very similar remembrances of the deceased including prayers and honors, for ancestors with nearly every other secular and religious observance around the world.

Clearly, the vast majority of the world believes that there is some life beyond this world something to hope for. Of course, this is rooted on faith and not some scientific or observable evidence.

It reminds me of a seminar I attended many years ago about leadership and strategy execution. The instructor had led the seminar in Washington DC over a dozen times before and delivered the material to other groups in war torn regions, and nearly every major industrial country as well as across the largest cities in the United States.

He said that of all the places he had visited, the thing that distinguished Washington DC by far in his experience was how cynical and resigned people were. Washingtonians generally had seen it all – and great ideas were doomed.

They seemed to have lots of great reasons why the most inspiring leaders, the best visions, and most well-designed strategies would invariably go off the rails.

He used a Colin Powel line, that leaders are brokers in hope and they inspire in their followers a faith in a better tomorrow.

This instructor believed that hopefulness and faith in our world is a muscle which is very present in young children, but often atrophies over our lifetimes leaving us jaded as adults to play a smaller game.

The instructor encouraged us to swim against today’s prevailing cynicism and resignation, find an opportunity each day to reconnect with our playfulness and imagination, our childlike faith and hopefulness, get on the court and play a big game worthy of our lives.

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