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Broga and Slowsy (Your getting on my Sciatic Nerve) Independence Backblast

    • When: 10/15/18
    • QIC: Chuckie
    • The PAX: Anchor Bar (respect), Fellini (respect), Smiley Face (respect), Gold Plate (Respect), Danger Zone, White Hat, Sir Purr, Mayhem, Sapper, Kenyon (respect), JAG (respect), Popeye, Hawkeye (respect, respect, respect), White Fang (respect), Fryin' Pan, Whitney, Roxanne, Chuckie (respect).

A cooler morning as the weather is starting to change for some Broga and some Slowsy (Slow Mosey).  YHC, Chuckie,  has been dealing with Sciatica for about two months, much better but still not cleared to do a lot of running or high impact exercises.  So YHC looked up and found some good Sciatic nerve/back stretches that we concentrated on for the workout.  We had four PAX training for the half marathon and they headed off to run and we also had 3 PAX humpty dumptying due to injuries.

A disclaimer was given by YHC.  No FNG’s at the workout on this morning.

 

WARM UP

20 SSH IC

left under right leg stretch for a 10 count

right under left leg stretch for a 10 count

 

The Thang

Reclining Pigeon Pose.  Pax got on our six and with legs stretched out straight you brought your right ankle and placed it on top of your left knee.  You then grasp above your left knee with both hands and pull your left leg toward your torso.  YHC asked various PAX to give a 10 count as we did this stretching exercise.  We reversed and placed our left ankle on our right knee.  Each time for a 10 count.  You do these stretched until you feel the stretch but not to the point it hurts.

Seated Pigeon Pose.  Pax remained on our six and while in a seated position you place your right ankle on your left knee and with your left leg straight you leaned your body over your legs as far as you can to get a good stretch.  We reversed to the right leg being straight and YHC asked two different Pax for a 10 count.

Horizontal Imperial Walkers.  Pax remained on our six and although the name of this exercise isn’t what YHC called it (Horizontal Imperial Walkers) I named this exercise that in honor of Mongo’s Asphalt Angels.  So laying flat on your back you brought your right knee over toward your left shoulder and then your left knee toward your right shoulder.  We did this exercise in cadence for a 20 count.

We then slowsey’d (slow mosey) around the block stopping at each corner of the block.

1st corner we planked and raised our right leg as high as we could while keeping your leg straight for a 10 count.  We then switched to the left leg for a 10 count.  We then went into a honeymooner to stretch our backs out.

Slowsey’d

2nd corner we all got on our six and with legs raised and arms while trying to touch our toes for a ten count.

Slowsey’d

3rd corner we planked and raised our right leg as high as we could while keeping your leg straight for a 10 count.  We then switched to the left leg for a 10 count.  We then went into a honeymooner to stretch our backs out.

Slowsy’d to under the overhang at Dinkins Hall.  We found the hip level brick wall and with heals on the wall we stretched out across our legs for a 10 count.  We switched to the other leg for another 10 count.

The Message

While YHC and the PAX were in the peoples chair against the wall at Dinkins Hall YHC brought a message about ‘Fairness” from the Choice Driven Life.

Life is Not Fair

When I read my Bible, I am in awe of God’s perfect wisdom. I never question the big picture, knowing that God is a good God. But at times, I have struggled with personal questions of fairness such as: “Why do other people, even in their 70’s, have their parents when I lost mine at age 56? Why do some couples struggle to conceive a child while others abort theirs or mistreat them?

These questions are not mentioned in the Bible. It seems as if some people receive an unfair share of advantages and blessing.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word fair as free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice.
Have you ever felt that life isn’t fair? You look around at others and it appears that their lives are free from the troubles that plague yours.

How often do we question the fairness of things? I am certain that it is too often to count. God is eternally just, but there are times I’ve questioned His immediate perspective of fairness. I remember the times that I passed my own judgement as to what was fair and unfair, only to realize later that I needed to see things from God’s perspective.

In Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus uses the parable of the talents to describe His kingdom perspective on fairness. In the parable, the master gave each servant a different number of talents. To the first, he gave five talents; to the next he gave two talents; and to the last he gave one talent. (One talent equalled the amount a man could earn in about 1 ½ years).

It doesn’t seem fair from the perspective of the servant who only received one talent, does it? But the master entrusted specific sums of money based on his knowledge of their individual abilities to invest the money and multiply it. If you take the perspective of the Master, the money belonged to him. It was fair for him to distribute the money in a way that would bring the most increase.

God gives us each unique aptitudes and abilities. We are not all gifted in the same way, but we can each become what God has called us individually to be. When we become caught up in the unfairness of “what we’re not,” we lose sight of the abilities that God has given us to bring increase to His kingdom. We must replace our concerns about what is fair with a passion for the lives God has created for us.

Are you ready to choose to trust that God is fair? Will you direct your passion into fully discovering and applying the talents and gifts He has placed in you? That’s the choice driven life!

We then Slowseyed back around the block again for the following:

1st corner we planked and raised our right leg as high as we could while keeping your leg straight for a 10 count.  We then switched to the left leg for a 10 count.  We then went into a honeymooner to stretch our backs out.

Slowsey’d

2nd corner we all got on our six and with legs raised and arms while trying to touch our toes for a ten count.

Slowsey’d

3rd corner we planked and raised our right leg as high as we could while keeping your leg straight for a 10 count.  We then switched to the left leg for a 10 count.  We then went into a honeymooner to stretch our backs out.

Slowsy’d to under the overhang at Dinkins Hall.  We found the hip level brick wall and with heals on the wall we stretched out across our legs for a 10 count.  We switched to the other leg for another 10 count.  Pax then grabbed a peoples chair for a 10 count with guns out.  Did more stretching of our legs.  Then we grabbed the wall again for some BTTW (Balls to the Wall) for a 10 count.

Stretched out arms with some right and left stretches.

Slowseyed to the Shovel Flag and JAG (Respect) led us in the Pledge of Alligence.

Pax then returned to the COT for a repeat of the beginning exercised in reverse order.

Horizontal Imperial Walkers.  Pax remained on our six and although the name of this exercise isn’t what YHC called it (Horizontal Imperial Walkers) I named this exercise that in honor of Mongo’s Asphalt Angels.  So laying flat on your back you brought your right knee over toward your left shoulder and then your left knee toward your right shoulder.  We did this exercise in cadence for a 20 count.

Seated Pigeon Pose.  Pax remained on our six and while in a seated position you place your right ankle on your left knee and with your left leg straight you leaned your body over your legs as far as you can to get a good stretch.  We reversed to the right leg being straight and YHC asked two different Pax for a 10 count.

Reclining Pigeon Pose.  Pax got on our six and with legs stretched out straight you brought your right ankle and placed it on top of your left knee.  You then grasp above your left knee with both hands and pull your left leg toward your torso.  YHC asked various PAX to give a 10 count as we did this stretching exercise.  We reversed and placed our left ankle on our right knee.  Each time for a 10 count.  You do these stretched until you feel the stretch but not to the point it hurts.

We had 6 minutes left so YHC called on JAG, Smiley Face and Sir Purr to call out their favorite ABB lab exercises to close out the workout.

Announcements were made.  Prayers were lifted for VW, Bashful and all the folks in the Florida Panhandle after the devestation of Hurricane Michael.

Smiley Face closed us out in prayer.

Smiley Face and Sir Purr thank you for the honor of leading the leaders of F3 Rock Hill on this morning.

Chuckie Out!!

 

 

 

 

 

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