Brother’s Keeper



Brother’s Keeper

If you read nothing else, please skip down to the Moleskin.

The rest of the backblast is standard fare: we ran here, did these exercises, blah blah blah…

Warmup:

Mosey on down to the T intersection for a little something to get the blood flowing:

  • 10 SSH IC
  • 10 Imperial Walkers IC
  • 10 Peter Parkers
  • 15 Merkins
  • 20 Plank Jacks
  • Calf Stretches
  • Right arm, right leg high
  • Left arm, left leg high

The Thang:

  • Paula Abduls (mailboxes on the right) to the cul-de-sac
    • Up – 10 Dry Docks
    • Down – 10 Squats
  • Mosey back to the T intersection
  • Suicides
    • Run to corner – 10 Burpees
    • Back to start – 10 Burpees
    • Run to cul-de-sac – 20 Merkins
    • Back to start – 20 Merkins
    • Run to corner – 30 Bomb Jacks
    • Back to start – 30 Bomb Jacks
  • Ab work
    • Rosalita – 20 IC
    • Big Boys – 20
    • Heels to Heaven – 20
    • American Hammers – slow 20 IC
  • White Board of PAIN – down the hill to the cul-de-sac, exercise and back – each time ADD the next exercise
    1. 10 Merkins
    2. 10 LBCs
    3. 10 Speed Skaters (each leg)
    4. 10 Dry Docks
    5. 10 Peter Parkers (each leg)
    6. 10 Squats
    7. 10 Mike Tysons
    8. 10 Big Boys
    9. 10 Jump Squats
    10. 10 Burpees

 

We ran out of time on the White Board of PAIN, but managed to make it through the Squats before we grabbed the board and ran back to the COT. Arrived right on time at 7:15, but O-69 is nowhere to be found. Sounds like maybe he was going to do some walking over in Tuscany, so we make an after-hours jaunt over there to bring him home. Into Tuscany proper and there’s no O-69 to be found. Chicken Little gives him a call and wut? he’s back at the COT waiting for us. Just missed each other on the mean streets of BC South Side. Glad he’s OK. Oh well, got us an extra 0.4 miles in, which never hurt anyone. But it does lead us to the…

Moleskin:

We didn’t know where O-69 was. Since he’s walking it’s often that we get separated a bit during the workout. But we checked in on him because anything could happen. That goes for outside the workouts too:

CHECK. IN. ON. YOUR. BROTHERS. Especially in times like these where we’re separated, isolated, and it’s easier to just assume everything is fine. If you’re not seeing someone posting, whether it’s the Playhouse, Strava, or even Facebook or other social media, shoot them a text or give them a call. Stop and think right now: “Is there anyone I haven’t heard from in a while?”

Go on…

Do it now.

Think!

Got someone in mind?

Good!

Pick up your phone and reach out to them. Make sure they’re OK. Anything could be happening in their lives. Be a good brother and take 30 seconds to let someone know you’re thinking about them. It doesn’t have to be touchy-feely. Here, I’ve got a template for you:

“Hey man, haven’t heard from you in a while. Just checking in to see how things are going and making sure things are good with you. Hit me up and let me know what’s new with you”

Not hard. Not long. Easy peasy. Be your brother’s keeper.

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