PAX: Goon, Rubik, Dad Joke, Ram
50 degrees and dry. Also started off pretty dark!
- 20xIC SSH
- 12xIC 3rd Grade
- 10xIC Imperial Walkers
- 8xIC Reachers
- 8xIC Don Quixotes
- leg swings forward x 8OYO each way
- leg swings sideways x 8OYO each way
- Calf raises 20s each side OYO
- mosey around building once and then back to playground
- three sets of 15 rows while other half of the group holds plank
- Care Bear Square (AMRAP) – mimicking this week’s Iron Pax challenge.
- corners 20 yards apart, bear crawling to corners always facing north (so side bear crawl and crawl bear necessary to make the loop)
- first corner, air squats x20
- second corner, merkins x20
- third corner, big bois 20
- fourth corner, burpees x20
- rinse and repeat for time
plank – twist back touch foot to opposite side x20 IC
Hello Dollies x20IC
We discussed the importance of political engagement, and seeking different viewpoints, not settling for just believing what we want to believe, which certain media outlets are happy to reflect back to us.
Considered the importance of local civic engagement (and invigorated community leadership) and not falling into the trap of thinking that voting is our only civic duty.
Read this quote from Theodore Roosevelt – “But this is aside from my subject, for what I wish to talk of is the attitude of the American citizen in civic life. It ought to be axiomatic in this country that every man must devote a reasonable share of his time to doing his duty in the Political life of the community. No man has a right to shirk his political duties under whatever plea of pleasure or business; and while such shirking may be pardoned in those of small cleans it is entirely unpardonable in those among whom it is most common–in the people whose circumstances give them freedom in the struggle for life. In so far as the community grows to think rightly, it will likewise grow to regard the young man of means who shirks his duty to the State in time of peace as being only one degree worse than the man who thus shirks it in time of war. A great many of our men in business, or of our young men who are bent on enjoying life (as they have a perfect right to do if only they do not sacrifice other things to enjoyment), rather plume themselves upon being good citizens if they even vote; yet voting is the very least of their duties, Nothing worth gaining is ever gained without effort. You can no more have freedom without striving and suffering for it than you can win success as a banker or a lawyer without labor and effort, without self-denial in youth and the display of a ready and alert intelligence in middle age. The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying that they are unfit to live in a free community.“
Goon said he listens to left and right leaning podcasts to help correct his own potential biases.
Rubik stressed the importance of seeking truth even when it is uncomfortable.