Four glorious HIMs made it out at 5 AM in the gloom to embrace the suck during a very chilly morning. Since Asgard’s field was dry (but pitch black), YHC hosted the beatdown on a decidedly softer terrain than the library parking lot. Warm ups included SSH x 15 IC, goofball x 15 IC, little baby arm circle forward and backward x 15 each IC, big arm circles backwards x 10 IC, and Don Quixote x 10 IC.
Gettin’ to Work
After warm ups in CoP, we moseyed out into the field with our blocks in tow to find 4 lighted cones, set up in a diamond pattern. Yep , that’s right…7 of Diamonds!
Rd. 1) 7 Blockbees at each cone while performing a Rifle Carry as a transition between bases
Rd. 2) 14 K-bell swings with Murder Bunnies as a transition ( I hate that wabbit!)
Rd. 3) 21 BBSU (no Cindy- kind of needed a break from the ol’ girl) with a side step and squat maneuver to get to each base
Rd. 4) 28 squats with lunge walks to the bases
Rd. 5) 21 Merkins and a bicep curl Farmer’s carry with Cindy to each base
We did not have enough time to finish through Rd. 7 but there were 2 minutes left after Rd. 5, so YHC decided on Two Minutes of Mary. Exercises were flutter kicks x 20 IC, Reverse crunches x 20 OYO, and LBCs x 20 IC
COT: When brainstorming to come up with a beatdown for this morning, I was looking at today’s date for inspiration. On January 5, 1957, baseball Hal of Famer and legend Jackie Robinson retired from baseball. Being an inspiration to millions for being the first to break the baseball color line, YHC wanted to pay homage to the baseball legend. Hence, the 7 of Diamonds beatdown. Jackie left a legacy that will be remembered for all time. So, leaving a legacy was the main topic of CoT this morning. Leaving your mark on this world has very little to do with how successful you are in your career, how much money you can make, or how lavish your lifestyle may be. Its the intrinsic, genuine traits that make you, you. It’s how you treat others, your patience, empathy, sincere willingness to put others before you, and above all, being a Servant Leader. You never know who or how you will influence others around you. It may be a simple gesture of kindness you show towards someone that is noticed by someone else, and that can leave a lasting impression and influence on that individual. YHC encouraged all the PAX to go to bed tonight by leaving the world a little better than how we found it when we woke up.