07/16/2021 – The Ridge – Friday – Foundation’s Austin Powers Groovy BC

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Intro:

I got to the AP early around 4:40am to set up and then do a mile warmup run.  Thank you to Skinner for having my six.

Warm-a-Rama

SSH 20 Good Mornings 10 Abe Vigodas 10 Arm Circles 10

The Thangs

Thang 1:Thang 1 at base of hill with coupons and partner up One partner stays down at the path and does 20 merkins, 20 LBCs, and 50 jump rope repeating the cycle of exercises until the other partner returns Other partner farmer carries both coupons up the hill to the top and sets them down and does 10 air squats then farmer carries them down to the other partner Switch and Rinse and Repeat
Thang 2:Thang 2 take coupons to the pavilion It has two stations.  One at the pavilion and one at the bus stop down the path. Start at station 1 – 1st round do 20 curls and 20 dips then run to station 2 Station 2 do 2 merkins and 2 freddy mercury’s (bicycle crunches) then run back to station 1. 2nd round at the pavilion do 20 shoulder presses and 20 bent over rows then run to station 2.  Add 2 to the exercises at the bus stop so now 4 of each then next time 6 of each and so forth

Mary

Big Boys 35 Pickle Pushers 20 Scissor Kicks plank

Circle of Trust (CoT)

For the COT, I wanted start with a quote that kind of hits home for me lately.

“Eventually all pieces fall into place.  Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason.

I used to let things get me down a lot and would become depressed and stay in the funk for a long time.  I’ve gotten much better at not letting the negative things that happen get me down as much.  I still do have times when I let the crap get me down like earlier this week with the stress at work and things in my personal life.  I have to make a conscious effort to recognize when this is happening and to tell myself that a lot of things I can’t control but the one area that I do have control is how I let it affect my mood and behavior.  I felt myself getting bogged down in the med so to speak earlier this week and could have easily allowed myself to give in and fall into the trap of that downward spiral into depression.  I remember my drive home from work, I realized what was happening and reflected on the positive things that had happened that day and also if some of these negative things were out of my control and in those case I need to let it go.  I came home and sat out on the patio in the backyard reflecting on these things while watching the dogs play and the birds in the trees.  I’ll be damned.  It worked.

My challenge to you is this.  The next time you find yourself wading through the crap that we all come across in our daily lives.  Don’t let it get you down.  Focus on the positive things that happened that day and for the things that someone else did or said that are out of your control, let it go.  You can’t control it.  

Naked Man Moleskine

End with prayer  
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