You Good? Durability and Resilence

AO :  The Rising   35*, Light rain,
8 pax: Photo Finish, ScarU, Mountie, Mulligan, Dick Clark, Brisket, Dos Equis-Q, and Black Hole on ZOOM.

The question YHC asked the pax to consider during the workout: 

How have you changed or grown as a person in the last twelve months?

DURABILITY:  The ability to last over time, resisting wear, breakage, deterioration

Warm Up (20x – or XX)

  • Arm Circles
  • Elbow Circles
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Shoulder Stretches
  • Lounge Act

Dips at the picnic tables (20x)

Quarter – rounds at the Pavilion:  at each quarter an exercise in ascending reps – 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, and a different movement to get to each quarter.

  1.  Exercise:  Bobby Hurley  //  Movement: Bear Crawl

DURABILITY: endurance, staying power, grit, persistence, stamina, backbone, constancy, guts, gutsiness, heart, moxie

  1. Exercise: Merkins  //  Movement: High Knees

DURABILITY: lastingness, permanence, starch, hard as nails, intestinal fortitude, stick-to-it-iveness

  1. Exercise: LBCs  //  Movement: Carioca
  1. Exercise: Squats  //  Movement: Run backwards

Dips at the picnic table (20x)

RESILIENCE: The ability of a person to adjust to or recover readily from illness, adversity, major life changes; buoyancy

  1. Exercise: Mountie Climbers  //  Movement: Straddle, left foot lead
  1. Exercise: V-Reach  //  Movement: Straddle, right foot lead

RESILIENCE: flexibility, pliancy, recoil, snap

  1. Exercise: Freddie Mercury  //  Movement: Broad Jump
  1. Exercise: Flutter  //  Movement: Run
  1. Exercise: Shoulder Lift  // Movement:  Skip
BH telling ghost stories in the gloom


The men were quite open in sharing on “How have you changed or grown as a person in the last twelve months?”  For myself, I have enjoyed the simplicity of life, as so much activity has been stripped away to workout, work, meals and sleep, repeat.  Also, I find how I relate to people is improving as I cut slack for what a person can or cannot do or accomplish.  People are doing the best they can, and daily life in these circumstances is trying.  And at this one year point of the pandemic, I often feel my tank is empty, and I have nothing left to give.  I look forward to times of refreshment and the invigoration of this person’s leadership and service to the community.

Remain durable.

Remain resilient.

Maintain hope.

Stay strong.

Stay safe.

Stay sane.

Honored to lead,

Dos Equis

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