10 minute AMRAP (As many rounds as possible):
10 One Arm DB Snatches
20 Tuck Jumps
I get a kick out of watching people get astonished. Not astonished from watching a skyscraper collapse but astonished when they are surprised from having their expectations exceeded. You know that look on a person's face when they are thinking "their is no way this person can do this" or "I highly doubt this can be done" That look of uncertainty before you knock the ball out of the ballpark and restore someone else's confidence in you.
A lot of people are doubters. I think that is a good thing as it creates any opportunities to surprise, wow and astonish others.
It happened today in a class in a minor way. The SC veterans were teaching the athletes a new movement they have never seen before. On their first try, everyone seemed to struggle on the movement showing really bad form. Then it was some girls turn who never attempted the movement before. You can see the look on everyone's face pretty much thinking there is no way this girl is going to get that dumbell over her head let alone do it with grace and proper execution.
Everyone turned and watched as she crouched into an partial squat position, chest held high, head forward, feet in place and then glided the weight through the air as if it was a paper airplane. It looked effortless. You should of seen the look and reaction on everyone's face.
The girl did her best to hold back from smiling ear to ear and just made a little smirk with an expression as if she was thinking, "Ha how do you like that one punks...thanks for letting me show you!"
Who have you astonished today?
each blade of grass
vies for attention.
carry tiny blossoms
to astonish us.
- Marianne Poloskey