Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Five People You Meet in Heaven


At 6:29 AM, it appears only 3 would be posting for today’s workout. Then, out of nowhere, 4 cars pull in to the parking lot giving us seven at Atlee High School for a Saturday DaPile Beatdown that went like this.


SSH, Helicopters, Don Quixotes, Arm Circles, Reverso, One legged lunges, other leg, Merkins, Angled Knee Jumps, Foot-to-Hand Mountain Climbers, LBCs, Freddie Mercuries, One Legged APDs, other leg, Rosalia’s.

The Thang

4 corners around the field – 10 Burpees, 20 Squats, 30 lunges, 40 mountain climbers.

Mosey to Elementary playground

Pull-up Hangs/10 IC Merkins – Each PAX member led one round of the following: Hang for a countdown of 15 lowering slowing once reaching 5. Then do your choice 10 merkins IC. These varied from normal merkins, to wide grip, to clap, to incline to hand released.

Mosey to back of Honey Meadows neighborhood to trail.

Trail Burpees – Do 5 burpees, then run down trail and do 5 burpees when reaching an trail intersection or a cul-de-sac.

At bottom of hill, run a distance determined by YHC. Do Merkins until the last PAX member arrives then do 5. We did this at least 4 times.

Mosey back to VSF for 2 minutes of Mary – American Hammers, Heels-to-Heaven, One Legged APD, hold six inches for countdown from 30.

COT – Numberarama, Name-O-Rama, Announcements, Helix took us out.


As we moseyed back to the VSF for Mary and the COT, Helix, Mr. Holland, and I saw an older lady walk by. She is out there every Saturday regardless of weather. I doubt she realizes this, but she is an inspiration to me and possibly others. When I turn 60, 70, 80, I want to be like that lady and continue to wake up in the Gloom and get outside and exercise, bike, run, walk, etc and just enjoy the morning.

Helix brought the lady up when he took us out. He mentioned that our position right next to Atlee Station Road might inspire others to do what we do.

Soon after my oldest son was born and I was likely close to 30, we were at the beach. I noticed a man in his 60s bodysurfing with his 10 years old grandson. That man never even noticed me looking at him and do not think he realized what he was doing is still an inspiration to me. Any training I am doing is for 20 years from now. I want to be like him and be able to be active with my grandchildren in the future.

This reminded me of Mitch Albon’s 2003 book “Five People You Meet in Heaven.” The old lady and the old man, both of who I have never met, have made a big impression on the way I attempt to live my life. Maybe what we do every morning does the same thing to others who we never even come into contact with.


DaVille is planning an upcoming happy hour. More information to come.

Outstanding job today gentlemen!

Gotta Run!



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