THE SCENE: High 50s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
- Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
- Side Straddle Hops (IC) X 20
- Baby Arm Circles Forward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
- Baby Arm Circles Backward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
- Hand Release Merkins – OYO X 10
- Tempo Squats (IC) 4 CT X 10
- Calf Raises X 50 (OYO)
- Frankenstein Leg Lifts X 20 Yards
Parking Lot near AO
- 20 Merkins on one end & 20 Squats at the other
- Rinse & repeat X 4
- Max Big Boy Sit-ups – 1 minute
- Indian Run Mosey
- AMRAP burpees at the Bottom while partners sprints up and back; switch
- Rinse & Repeat X 4
- Spider crawl & bear crawl to the top of the hill
- 20 Pullups while partner does AMRAP of Diamond Merkins, Wide Grip Merkins & Carolina DryDocks; rinse & repeat X 3
- Hello Dollies
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
26 HIMs – 5K, Anchorman, Archie, Butcher, Commission, Cosmo, Cortez, Curveball, Downhill, Erector, Frenchie, Ginger, Gump, Jitters, Judge Judy, KickFlip, Mermaid, Nadia, Pool Boy, Sargent Slaughter, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Stye, Triage, Weedwacker and Booster.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
On Wednesday, October 23, I met two people in Oklahoma City who have overcome great obstacles to make a difference in our world and impact me in a strong way. Amy Downs was a 335 pound woman living a bad, unfulfilling life. She was a college dropout, had no social life, didn’t volunteer in the community and was a teller at a local credit union. One morning while talking to a friend at work, there was an explosion and she found herself trapped. She thought it was a nightmare but it was a real nightmare. The Murrah Federal Building where her credit union was located on the 3rd floor was under attack by domestic terrorists. She fell 3 stories and was trapped on the first floor where the daycare was located. For 6+ hours, she cried, asked God to forgive her for not living her life to her fullest and begged to be saved. She promised God if her life was spared that she would do her best to fulfill her promise. She was rescued and turned into a different women. She lost 200 pounds, she got her bachelors and MBA, she started attending church and volunteering in the community. Amy got married, had 2 children and is now President/CEO of Allegiance Credit Union where she worked during the bombing. Amy became an endurance athlete and has competed in countless ironman, marathons, etc. around the world. She is now making the most of the gift God gave her.
Lt. Colonel Forrest “Woody” Aurentz (retired) and I sat next to each other on the plane back from Oklahoma City to Atlanta. He’s a great guy. He started the Gathering of Mountain Eagles, a charity that helps wounded veterans. Woody and his volunteer team takes them whitewater rafting, deep sea fishing, skiing, etc. I asked him what made him start his charity…he paused and looked away. I told him it’s OK if he didn’t want to share. Woody looked back with tears in his eyes and began another nightmare that led us both to start crying at 30,000 feet above our great country. When his daughter was 14, she went on a church trip to an amusement park out of town. A drunk driver hit her bus and 27 people were killed including her best friend. His daughter would have died but she woke up because her legs were on fire. She crawled off the bus. She lost her leg and was burnt more than 65% of her body. Woody ended up having PTSD himself because he would hold his daughter’s hand as the trauma team would cut the dead skin off of his baby girl twice a day. He said it was the worst experience of his life. The military men and women up near Fort Knox, Kentucky where they were stationed were there to help Woody, his wife and family with food, financial and emotional support, donating blood, etc. He promised that if he was ever in a position to help the men and women who have served our country that he would. Woody said he’s great at organizing but doesn’t know anything about fundraising. I asked Woody what he would do if his charity had more money and he said have more activities and trips because there’s always a waiting list and people that can’t afford to pay to get to wherever the activity will be held. I’m going to start helping the charity pro bono through my new fundraising consulting firm.
Brolympics is on November 9
Bring canned food.