Last weekend, I went to a memorial service for an amazing woman. She was my age. I left the service sighing and teary. Sadness was not the prevailing emotion as I headed home, however. It was inspiration.
Disease had ravaged her body even when her mind and heart were so strong, powerful even. So much was done to keep her alive, but the disease took over anyway like a rogue wave, big and unstoppable.
I thought about her during our mental toughness workout yesterday — not in a sad way — and not in a pumped-up, let’s-do-it-for-her! way either. At the risk of sounding trite, I wanted to celebrate movement, the fact that we can and do move. We are a consistent group here at CFLA, and we’re down to earth, and we move. We’re able to put one foot in front of the other during those stupid 800m repeats, and I’m glad we can.
The feeling, this gratitude, is matter-of-fact. It isn’t false. It isn’t chest-thumping. It’s a current of energy that flows us forward. And it’s a privilege in the most subtly powerful of ways. I’m happy to celebrate that.
B) Handstand walk circus
C) QAMRAP 8
8 Kipping pullups
60 Double unders
Complete the following with a partner:
Can break up and perform in any order:
100 Hang Power Cleans (135/95)
150 Wallballs (20/14)
“Super Bowl 50”
46 Double unders (Over/under)
26 Mtn Climbers (Panthers score & run)
20 Wall Balls (Broncos score & pass)
190m Run (190min game)
–E5MOT5M: 7 Tuck jumps (TD points after 5min quarters)–
20 Push presses (115/75)
30 KB Russian twists (24/16)
30 KB Russian twists
20 Push presses