Backblast – Pain in the Park – Saturday, 9/11/21

Weather: cool 55 degrees
One Pax joined in today ( @doubtfire, QIC) for a morning of bettering. No FNGs (or anyone else wanting to workout for that matter) in sight, so chatted with Dr. Evil with Ziggy in tow for a few minutes and then moseyed to the playground for:

Seal Jacks – 20x IC
Sun Gods Sobriety Style – 15x IC each direction
Cotton Pickers – 15x IC
Dean Vigodas – 10x IC

Mosey to shelter 2 for Thang 1
Partner up and collectively perform
100 Dips IC
200 LBC’s IC
300 Squats
Partner 1 does reps while Partner 2 runs to shelter 3 and back, switch and continue

My partner amazingly performed as many as I did of each exercise and kept pushing me to get better each time. 😉

Mosey to back parking lot of school for Thang 2
In honor of 9/11, did 9’s of Apollo Ohnos IC / Peter Parkers IC
Moseyed to front of auditorium for 11’s of Crab Cakes IC / Lt Dans

Moseyed to basketball court for 6MOM
Cindy Crawfords – 15x IC/side
American Hammers – 20x IC

@doubtfire led himself out
22 for the vets

Today is a day that many of us will remember for the rest of our lives…where we were…what we were doing….how we felt for the next couple of weeks or months afterwards. So many have sacrificed some or all due to that day or the aftermath of it. Let’s never forget those sacrifices and scars. I found out yesterday that my 2.0’s english teacher was in the financial district that day working in a 32 story building about three fourths of a mile down 6th avenue from the WTC. I can only imagine the experience of watching first hand the planes hit the buildings and then all the aftermath of that; it was bad enough seeing it from afar. 9/11/01 was a very sad day that spurred a lot of unity amongst Americans. Let’s not forget that we are, first and foremost, children of God and that we are all brothers and sisters in one family. We disagree sometimes, but we still need to love, respect, and care for each other every day. As leaders in our community, we must find ways to come together and bring people together, not continue to allow people to divide us apart along some arbitrary lines. It’s what we are called to do each and every day. I encourage each of us to look out, reach out, and find a way to help your community or neighbor in need. There is so much hurt and strife that it’s not even difficult to do so. I am thankful for this group of men every day; it has inspired me in many ways to be better.

@doubtfire out