Just plain hard Paynehurst

On a crisp January morning, 12 pax met in the Gloom for a daily beatdown.

Pax: Chitwood, Flying Tomato, Josey, Aruba, Schlitz, Capn’ D, Colt, Neo, T-Bone, Mad Bum, Napalm, & Poacher

Warm Up:

  • Mucho Chesto
  • Windmills
  • Side Straddle Hops
  • 400m recon mosey

Beat Down & Down Painment:

  • Station 1 (Pavilion) (4 rounds or 8 min)
    • 5x burpees
    • 10x pull-ups
    • 15x squats
    • 20x LBDs
    • Plank (When Done)
  • Station 2 (4 rounds or 8 min)
    • 50x jump rope or 15x squat jumps or 50x lunges
    • Bear Crawl x 40m
    • 25x shoulder taps (each shoulder)
    • Plank (when done)
  • Station 3 (4 rounds or 8 min)
    • 15x blockies
    • 15x shoulder press
    • 15x block swings
    • Plank (when done)
  • Station 4 (4 rounds or 8 min)
    • Suicide 5-10-15-20
    • Fireman’s Carry 50m
    • Sandbag Squats x30
    • Sandbag drag x20
    • Plank (when done)

Announcements: Feb 12 Habitat for Humanity build. Mentorship starts up again next Wednesday.

Prayer: Neo led us out in prayer.

Moleskine: I recently listened to a podcast from one of my business teammates. A combat-proven Navy SEAL, he retired last year after over 20 years of service. Prior to retirement, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, she received incredible medical treatment and continues cancer free to this day. Though my teammate, Mike, faced risk himself and led others through risky, life-threatening situations throughout his time in service, it differed from walking his journey with his wife. While on active duty, he and his wife made the decision that they would take a huge pause from life upon his retirement to capitalize on their new lease on life. After all, one never knows when one approaches mortality, but they stared it in the mirror up close and personal. Upon retirement, they purchases a RV, buttoned up their home, and launched with their 2 children in a 1 year experience, endeavoring to visit over 70 friends and families in almost all of the lower 48 states. They accomplished all the visits, which works out to over 1.3 visits per week. With no concrete job or idea of the future for work, this represented huge risk, but the risk proved liberating to Mike and his wife. These visits allowed the entire family to truly connect with people, with whom they interacted for years. It allowed their children first hand experiences at hundreds of US historical sites, where the following year they could relate personally to what they learned in school. Mike highlighted that there were plenty of challenges, including a pretty significant leak in the RV. One might imagine that a full year in a confined space with 2 adults and 2 children would create some pretty tense moments. Nonetheless, it created some unparalleled family experiences, for which many of us wish but never experience. Perhaps, most importantly, it allowed Mike and his wife to think hard about their life’s purpose, following their many years of military service. They attack their passion with purpose moving forward in the forms of leader development, cancer support to cancer patients, and fitness coaching.

Mike didn’t necessarily advocate such an experience, but he had some great advice in taking risk to jump into the unknown through faith. He also used his training as a SEAL to withstand some of the toughest times on his journey.

When we continue these busy, hectic lives, sometimes it’s important to just unplug for a while to allow for growth to the next step. In this new year, as we build our goals and aspirations for the year, maybe find some real time away from the news, the Internet, and the business of life.  Not bad to sequester ourselves to think about our life’s purpose to drive those goals.

Great job today at Paynehurst men! Looking forward to seeing you in the Gloom.

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