The Man in The Area 2023

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  • When: 6-12-23
  • QIC: Zamboni
  • The PAX: Jobu, Bada Bing, Bada Boom, Yardsale, Mr. Smooth, Recoil, Oops, Drainage, Solar, FNG Ski Patrol

11 Pax posted at HardKnocks this morning. Oops asked what time the 6:30 workout starts…smart ass! YHC read the Theodore Roosevelt “Man in the Arena” speech from 1910…that’s 113 years ago. The Pax were encouraged to do their best and not worry about failure. There were plenty of opportunities for failure.


Warm-O-Rama (Side Saddle Hop, Michael Phelps, Mountain Climbers, Good Morning Stretch, Hillbillies)

Parking Lot 11s (10 Merkins – 1 Squat Jump at each line, Lunge to 2nd line, etc)

Pathway Circuit (20 Monkey Humps, 15 Drydocks, 10 Pull-ups, 5 Burpees, run to the bridge – 4 rounds)

Playground Circuit (20 Dips, 15 LBCs, 5 Pull-ups – 3 rounds)

Return to Circle Mosey FRBL (Forward – Right – Back – Left – 1 Burpee on “Down”)

The Man in the Arena – April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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