Somethings Should Remain in the Past

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  • When: 08/26/2021
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Sasquatch, Roddy, Crotchless, Crush, Feud

5 HIM of Fleming Island posting in the gloomidity with Cindy in hand, curious to what YHC had in store.  He had planned “help” the pax prepare for the upcoming IPC 2021 and re-live a blast from the past with the very first IPC beatdown; however, he heard about Roddy rolling an ankle at Bifrost so in an act of “mercy”, he resorted to the second ever IPC beatdown.  What a guy that Feud is.  Well, that wasn’t exactly what the pax were saying during the beat down. 

COP

  • SSH x15 IC
  • Imperial walkers x10 IC
  • LBC forward/backwards x10 IC
  • Raise the roof/overhead claps x10 IC
  • Squats x10 IC 
  • Merkins x10 OYO

The Thang

YHC remembers doing week 2 of the inaugural IPC “fondly”.  So much so, he remembers never revisiting it at any beatdown since then.  Not sure if it was in the exicon prior to this, but it is possible that this is when the man-maker, aka blockbee was born.    

Pax performs 25 reps of an exercise followed by a 25-yard run and repeats cycle for 8 minutes.  Four sets of exercises with 2-minute breaks between each set.  All exercises performed with a Cindy:

  • Set 1: Squat thrusters
  • Set 2: Bicep curls
  • Set 3: KB swings
  • Set 4: Blockbees

Results:

  • Crotchless: 558
  • Feud: 553
  • Sasquatch: 443
  • Roddy: 425
  • Crush: 325                          

COT/BOM

YHC shared with the pax a reflection that he received in an email yesterday:

When we find ourselves lost, we tend to think of it as a crisis.  The reality is it can be a crisis or an opportunity.  We get to decide.  But this opportunity is not to be squandered.  Immersed in these fires, we can learn more about ourselves in one year than any other ten years of our lives.”- From Matthew Kelly’s book life is Messy. 

How one faces adversity determines if he is a HIM.  Do we run and hide? Do we wait for someone else to take care of a problem?  Or do we take it head on and face it?  Adversity is an opportunity to grow.  We may fail at first, but that will only help us learn, and get better if we do not quit.

Great to see that the HIMs today faced the adversity of my beatdown and did not freakin’ quit.   

Prayers and pledge.

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