The Pit Backblast – Thanksgiving Best and Worst

November 21, 2020 – The Pit Halleck Park, Papillion: 35 degrees and Clear –  Q: Gobbler

PAX: Knobs, Firewalker, Trench, High Life, Huffy, Ferndinand, Girl Dad, Squeaky Clean, Marve, Rodie, Gadget, Crab Cakes, Wentworth, King Pin

Welcomed the Pax to the 7AM Pit workout with F3 Mission, 5 Core Principles and not-a-professional disclaimer. No FNGs so we got right into moseying.

Step 1 – Wake Up & Preheat the Oven (Mosey around the Lake)

  • Sidestraddle Hop – 25
  • Cherry Pickers – 15
  • Tappy Taps – 25
  • Sun Gods (10 -10)
  • Windmills 20
  • Dips – 20
  • Decline Merkins – 15
  • Mosey to Tennis Courts

Step 2 – Prepare the Sides (Tennis Courts)

  • 15 LBC
  • 10 Freddy Mercury’s
  • 15 Toe Touches
  • 10 Reverse crunches (Folding in the Cheese)
  • 15 Side plank lifts (R)
  • 15 LBCs
  • 20 American Hammers
  • 15 LBCs
  • 15 Oblique Crunches (R)
  • 10 Leg Lifts

Step 3 – 7 of Diamonds – Mosey to Football Field

STATION #1 – TURKEY LEGS

7 – HYDRAULIC SQUATS (IC)

                (high knees to next station)

14 – BONNIE BLAIRS (IC)

(run 1 lap around cones, then next station)

21 – BOBBY HURLEYS

                (butt-kickers to next station)

28 – FIRE HYDRANTS (RIGHT)

STATION #2 – TURKEY BREAST

7 – DIAMOND MERKINS (IC)

(high knees to next station)

14 – HAND RELEASE MERKINS

(run 1 lap around cones, then next station)

21 – WERKINS

                (butt-kickers to next station)

28 – MERKINS

STATION #3 – JELLO (LEGS)

7 – BURPIES

                (high knees to next station)

14 – ALTERNATING SIDE LUNGE

(run 1 lap around cones, then next station)

21 – AIR SQUATS

                (butt-kickers to next station)

28 – FIRE HYDRANTS (LEFT)

STATION #4 – CASEROLE

7 – SUMO SQUAT (IC)

                (high knees to next station)

14 – CAROLINA DRY DOCKS

(run 1 lap around cones, then next station)

21 – PLANK JACKS

                (butt-kickers to next station)

28 – CALF RAISES

Step 4 – Prepare the Rolls

  • 15 LBC
  • 10 Freddy Mercury’s
  • 15 Toe Touches
  • 10 Reverse crunches (Folding in the Cheese)
  • 15 Side plank lifts (L)
  • 15 LBCs
  • 20 American Hammers
  • 15 LBCs
  • 15 Oblique Crunches (L)
  • 10 Leg Lifts

Step 5 – BURPEE – AKA Field Goal HORSE:

            Each Letter = 3 Burpees for the team

            Additional 10 burpees for the losing team

            Additional 5 burpees for the winning team

            Side wagers will be allowed:

Not Kicking = Plank

Step 5 – FEAST aka COT

I’ve been listening and following to an American author Simon Sinek. He has written a number of books one which I’ve read is called “Start with Why”.  It’s a really excellent book for a variety of reasons but from a business perspective I found it very insightful. But as I followed his career he’s made a series of speeches and Ted talks that I’ve ended up watching. Most recently I saw one where he talks about there’s two ways to view the world. 

Simon tells a story of him and a friend who enter a “beer and bagel” road race.  After the two runners cross the finish line, Simon says, “let get in line for our bagel”, but the line is about  100 runners deep.  His friend says “the line is too long”.  Simon tells his friend, “but there are free bagels”, his friend says again, “I don’t want to wait in line, the line is too long.  It was at this point Simon there are two ways to see the world. Some see what they want (the goal)  and other people see the thing that prevents them from getting what they want, or achieving their goal. Simon could only see the bagels, his friend could only see the line.

For the longest time I only saw the obstacles in my way. This type of mindset wasn’t necessarily limiting my career progression, as conservative thinking (I mean this in the fiscal perspective) is usually the preferred mindset for bankers. But when this mindset started creeping over into my health and wellness goals, it became a problem. After a number of injuries and physical setbacks over the past few years, I knew my mindset needed to change. So, now time to change the mindset on how we view the world. By focusing on the end goal, the thing we want and not the obstacles we have to cross to get to that goal.

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