As I was watching one of my favorite shows “Suits” the new Apple iWatch commercial kept repeating. The tag line was “There’s a Better You in You”.
It got me thinking about what we do out here ITG, day after day, week after week. We are all striving be better than we were yesterday.
As our minds do, mine wondered to a great book by Dr. Seuss “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”. My wife purchased each of my kids this book and has their teachers write something in it after completing the school year. This is one of the many things I love about her, her forethought. When reading this book, it maps out things that might happen to you as you go through this life we live. The good, the bad, the struggles, the awesome, the slumps, the bumps, the waiting, the staying, the winning, the losing, the succeeding. We have to decide what paths we take. We don’t always make the right choices. We can only hope that we learn from them and be better than we were before.
PAX: Diablo, Glenn Ross, Gillespie, Peroni, Buschhhhh, Vincent, Pork Chop, Duplo, Loco, Digiorno Q
This is what we did today…
Disclaimer was given
Mosey to Field
Show of some new exercises:
Hands to Heaven Merkin
Hollow Body Pumps
*A passage from the book was read between each break of exercises.*
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With you head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
You’re too smart to go down any not-so-good-street.
And you may not find any
You’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
You’ll head straight out of town.
Thang 1: 2 Rounds
10 IC Side straight arm shoulder raises, right and left (on your hands and knees)
10 IC Front straight arm shoulder raises, right and left (on your hands and knees)
10 IC Slow motion Mountain Climbers
10 IC Plank Up/Downs
10 IC Merkins
10 IC Fire Hydrant, right and left (on your hands and knees)
Thang 2: (Partner up), stop and plank when each 100 count is completed, Q will call start of next exercise
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Mario to other side of field, 5 Merkins, Mario back to partner
100 Shin Huggers (on your 6, full body extension, full sit-up to hug shins, back down)
I’m sorry to says so
but, sadly, it’s true
can happen to you
You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You’ll be left in a Lurch.
You’ll come down from the Lunch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you’ll be in a Slump.
And when you’re in a Slump,
you’re not in for much fun.
is not easily done.
Bernie Sanders, 5 Merkins, Bernie back
100 High Knees, 4 count
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re dark.
A place that could sprain both elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?
And IF you should go in, should you turn left or right…
or right-and-three-quarters? Or maybe not quite?
Or go around and back and sneak from behind?
Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
Side Shuffle, 5 Merkins, Side Shuffle back
100 Alternating Hands to Heaven Merkins
Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Sprint, 5 Merkins, Sprint back
100 Hollow Body Pumps
On and on you will hike.
And I know you’ll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.
You’ll get mixed up of course,
as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
with many stray birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with you left.
(Q calls plank style)
*We did the for around 5-6 minutes…maybe 20
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed!)
KID YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So… get on your way!
Run around Field
5 BOYO’s on each corner
Elevator leg raises
2 others I can’t remember because I was gassed
COT, COR, NOR
As always, I appreciate the opportunity to lead such a great group of HIM.
Try to lift up someone around you this week. It will mean alot to them, trust me.
There is a Better You in You…if Apple says it, it must be true #amiright
Kilo, your Breakfast Buffett looked over the top awesome. You may or may not have won this time.
Thanks for the brews Buschhhhh.