11 PAX showed for an “Escape from Alcatraz” run club on a comfortable 36 degree morning at the Wreck Center.
Rossy, Cowboy Mouth, Baywatch, Cutter, Electric Slide, LED, Splitter, Deliverance, Bouche, Lead Pipe and FVI (Q).
Side straddle hops, Merkins, Squats. Run route directions provided, with encouragement for all PAX to observe their senses/surroundings to help activate the body and consciousness. “Alcatraz” is our minds. The planned tasks, commitments and responsibilities of the day can wait, no need to overthink and stress now.
The Thang Run Club:
Partner-up – 1 Rabbits with 1 Rino. All PAX are made aware of the half way point destination (Barrie Park Sledding Hill, 1.75 miles from Wreck Center). Rabbits release, once they arrive at Barrie Park they complete the sledding hill stair climb followed by 15 Merkins and 15 Squats, repeat over and over until partner (Rino) arrives. Upon Rino arrival, Rino must complete one stair climb, 15 Merkins and 15 Squats. Rabbit releases once again and runs back home to the Wreck Center, Rino follows.
When the Rabbit arrives back at the Wreck Center there are special coupons hiding behind “The Rock” (five coupons with weights of 5/10/25/35/45 lbs., no Sean Connery or Nicolas Cage). The first Rabbit to arrive to The Rock gets to choose which coupon he will pick-up. He turns around and runs back down the path he just came to meet up with his partner (Rino). After meeting, the Rabbit/Rino team will continue heading back down the same path until all Rabbit/Rino teams become one unit. No man left behind. Once united, the entire team turns around and walks/jogs back to the Wreck Center passing the coupons back and forth, sharing the weight.
“It’s easy to live life on auto-pilot, I often do. To awaken consciousness and the ability to be present, take time during the day to observe and use your senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing) to activate the body and mind. With practice, this will allow us to turn off cruise control and be connected to ourselves and those around us.”