January 4, 2011

Tuesday Attitude: Perspective

Hero Week offers perspective. What that perspective turns out to be is unique to each of us.

This is a poster in our house. It’s taken from Carl Sagan’s address at Cornell University based on a famous picture taken by Voyager 1 in 1990. (Pale Blue Dot book)

But perspective is a funny thing, because perspective is all, well, perspective. Indeed, at times, Tiny Insignificance can humble us.  Then Grand, Meaningful Purpose can overwhelm us. Definitely. The performances and vibe of Hero Week, no doubt, had a powerful effect on this roller coaster of perspective.

On that note, here are the Hero Week Shout-Outs. First, every single person that attended any of the workouts put on outstanding performances, beyond their normal routine, and true to the spirit of HW…so congratulations and thank you to everyone.

Best Beginner Effort: Shannon…she was burnt out on Wed, but dug deep.
Best Teen Spirit: Jack D…totally motivated to finish…what were we doing at 13?
Rock Solid Award: Gretchen…quiet confidence and exquisite form…just getting it done!
Proof is in the Pudding: Axl…to go at his intensity level for 8 days is impressive. The big man can move.
The Energizer Bunny Award: Kate G…consistently ready, willing, able, and moving! Keeps going, and going…
What did I get myself into Award: Jan Dob…least usual suspect…huge performances…back to Shake Weights?
Best WOD: Pags — Barbarian…he’s a machine, but even that proved to be a brutal solo effort.
Spirit of Hero Week: DJ…the entire tone of HW was changed on Wed at the Barbarian when she started with the weight vest. Always motivating and firing others up.

If you completed all 8 WODs, please pick up your bag on the gym table. Shirts will be in later.

See you for Summer HW!

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    Wicasa Yatapika January 4, 2011 Reply

    Congrats to all the award winners, every one of you is a deserving recipient and I was priveleged to be a part of, and witness to, some amazing performances by all of you!!
    Awesome!! That was a tremendously successful Hero Week, my perspective is that it produced the most prolific and intense performances of any of the HW’s to date!!

    The Pale Blue Dot is an amazingly humbling little video…we are in many ways insignificant in the grand scheme of things and the Universe is neither good nor bad, evil is a human construct, and power driven ego’s left unchecked have generated human astrocities on a scale that can only be described as…unfathonable. But when the human Spirit(s) conspire to bring humanity together for a common good; then some of the most humbling and influential moves toward real civility can be achieved…in my mind on a small scale, Hero Week was one of those times! Pay it forward…!!

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    melissa January 4, 2011 Reply

    Nice job to all and an extra shout out to the shout outs above!!! 🙂 Seriously…Kate truly is the energizer bunny…she had no quit in her despite being at least 3 inches shorter than Shannon and I with our longer strides for the bar run!!!!!

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    Dobinsky January 9, 2011 Reply

    Thanks for the award…I think… The paleo food from the prize bag has been really good. I ate most of it for lunch yesterday. Thanks again!

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