Monday Motivator

Mon., Oct. 25, 2021 / 05:30 am - 06:15 am


All the neck stretches, Michael Phelps, coccyx stretch and bear squats


Started with a full Motivator (10-6 at normal speed, 5-1 increased speed). From there, we did a series of OYO workouts at each corner of the field followed by 500M run around the track (300M jog, 100M sprint and 100M cool down). We did the following workouts at each corner:
  • 25 merkis
  • 50 big boys
  • 100 squats
  • 50 single count mountain climbers


  • Hold the butter (45 seconds)
  • Left side plank (45 seconds)
  • Right side plank (45 seconds)
  • High plank (1 minute)


For @Flanders dad who is going through a shoulder replacement today – Prayers for a smooth surgery and strong recovery.
For @Comeback Kid younger brother as he’s facing drug charges and possible prison time – Prayers that he will turn a corner and get his life back on track.
For @Pitfall – Prayers that his ankle recovers quickly.
My message for today is pay it forward. The parish that I grew up at (St. Mary’s in downtown Akron) used to have coffee and donuts after the 9 o’clock Mass every Sunday. My family would go to the parish hall every week after Mass and we would often stay for an hour or two just visiting with other families. My mom recently told me that when the parish first started weekly coffee and donuts, we would never go because my parents felt they couldn’t afford it. My Aunt Barb and Uncle Jerry (may they rest in peace) used to invite us to join each week, but my parents would always decline without saying why. One week, my Uncle Jerry invited us again and said that he would pay. We rarely missed a week after that because my parents realized what a gift it was to grow in that community. To this day, we have many close friends from that community, including my wife! I am amazed at how abundantly my family has been blessed over all these years by that one simple act of kindness from my Aunt and Uncle. There is no knowing how God can work through our actions! My challenge for each of us is to look for opportunities to jump in and help others. I pray that we may all learn to be spontaneously generous in this way.
It was a pleasure leading you all today!
Peace – JonBoy