Good Morning my friends! I hope everyone had a great week and is trying to make the best of the current situation. To kick off a new week on the positive, this is The Workout of the Week from GoodAttitudeFood.com. This is the Socially Responsible Disc Golfer Workout!
In The Post…
Coming up in the post this week I am going to discuss ways to be a socially responsible disc golfer during the Covid-19 Pandemic. I will also talk about something very disturbing that I saw Friday at The Valley. More about that later…
The Workout will get back to some accountability and making a workout schedule for the week.
Last week I got a little off track because I didn’t create my schedule. I am back on that wagon this week and the workout will include a different at-home workout that anyone could do for each day of the work-week. See The Workout Section for the deets!
Look for another BONUS mid-week section of The Food. Last week I made a beef shank in my Instant Pot. SOOO GOOD. Check out the Video! Check out the recipe here.
(don’t mind my editing error that I am not sure how to fix – calling this a “beef flank” on the video. it is a beef SHANK”)
Friday at The Valley
Friday afternoon my small group of trusted friends (my crew) and I met up for a round social dis(c)stance rules disc golf at The Valley. There was a large group of “kids” (17-24ish probably – get’s harder to tell how old people are the older I get, I assume they were over 21 but can’t be sure). They were drinking and hanging out at one of the tees. They let our group play-through. The group was one gal and about eight young men. They were cool at that time…
The Most disturbing thing I have ever seen on a Disc Golf Course…
Later in the round as my group walked back through the tunnel to play basket 16 we encountered this same group. I didn’t notice before but now there was a kid with one crutch and a boot on his foot. Like the kind worn when you break your leg.
As I approached them through the tunnel there was some commotion and then the group all split out quickly.
Everyone except “Crutch”.
Some kid in a blue shirt puffed up his chest, took a few aggressive steps toward my buddy Cody, then notice me and Adam, and diverted his path a bit. He then called his friends and they followed him through the tunnel. About halfway through they started yelling stuff back at the kid they left.
I won’t repeat what they said. Let’s just say, it was not nice.
“Crutch” – the kid with a full medical boot on one leg and a single crutch, said, “I went to school with that kid. He just grabbed my crutch, broke it, and threw it over there”.
“Over-there” was about 100 feet away from Crutch.
“Blue-shirt” – the perpetrator of this cowardly act had now started yelling back at the kid, and my group from the safety of the other side of the tunnel and the group of his friends. “Don’t help that ….”. and “Oh you ..@*#&$..’s must want some too” – to my group.
We gave the kid back his crutch, which still seemed usable after a minor adjustment. My friends and I told him we were sorry someone would do that to him. We watched him hobble his way down the path back to the parking lot with heavy hearts.
“Blue-shirt” was directing his screams at us, for helping the kid. We ignored the yelling and cursing at us from the other side of the tunnel and carried on with our round. His friends got him under a bit more control when we didn’t react.
What To Do?
I wanted to go show that punk “blue-shirt” kid what was up.
He was a scrappy looking little lad who was “whiskey drunk” though.
He had seven other guys with him who were also drinking. They could have weapons.
Even at my best, unarmed (except for a bag of discs… which could maybe weapons…lol) against eight. No chance. We had three guys and a gal in our group. Three guys against eight guys aren’t good odds. Adam, Cody, and I can hold our own, but we also have to look out for the safety of Adam’s wife who was with us.
Plus anytime a fight happens there is the risk of injury to both yourself and the liability of injury to other people.
Finally, fighting hate with hate just breeds hate.
So while I wanted to go smash that punks face, I didn’t.
What I WISH I Would Have Done.
I wish I would have taken that kid, “Crutch”, by the shoulder and helped to his car or something. *Covid-19 or I would have, I think… easy to say in hindsight.
I wish I would have been wise enough in that moment to say something impactful to raise that kid’s spirit.
Rocky Would Have Said
Rocky Balboa would have said something like “Look, kid, the world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a mean and nasty place and just got hit with some of the meanest it’s gonna offer. You probably wanna hit back, but that ain’t right either. Let me tell you something about life, it ain’t about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That kid hit you hard. It sucks that it happened. You gotta keep moving forward though. As long as you keep moving forward guys like that win in the end. Don’t let that guy discourage you. You are better than giving up. Use what just happened to push you forward”….
Or something like that.
What Would You Do?
What would you have done in this situation? Leave us a comment and let us know.
On to A VERY Important Question!
Socially Responsible Disc Golf
Are disc golfers being socially responsible during Covid-19?
Not most of the ones I see in Minnesota!
Most of the people I see in Minnesota are not being socially responsible while on the Disc Golf course.
People are not keeping 6ft apart.
Not wearing masks.
Most are playing the baskets and not using sanitizer or wipes.
People are playing in large groups. They clearly are not groups of people who live in the same home.
Sorry to call you out my MN Disc Golfer friends, but the truth is that I don’t think many of us are taking this stuff seriously.
Why Does This Matter?
The issues above all matter because of what Covid-19 is and how it spreads. Covid-19 is a respiratory illness that spreads rapidly from person to person or from person to surface and surface to person. Check out The CDC Fact-sheet.
Every person you come in to contact with and every surface you touch could be carrying the virus. People can carry this virus and have no symptoms. The virus is contagious before symptoms are present.
You could spread it and never know you have it.
Think About Others
Even if you personally never get sick, think about others.
What if you have it with no symptoms and bring it home and your parents, siblings, grandparents, kids, or other loved ones get sick because of you?
From all the evidence, that is a very real possibility.
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
I previously cited a study by the NEJM in The Social Dis(c)stancing Workout Post. The study shows that Covid-19 can be transferred to both metal and plastic surfaces where it can live for up to 72 hours. It could be transferred to humans from those surfaces during that time.
Think About It
What are your discs made of?
What are disc golf baskets made of?
Why is this applicable?
It is applicable because the virus could be live and transferable on both discs and disc golf baskets for up to 72 hours.
How many people played at your local disc golf course in the last three days?
Socially Responsible Disc Golf
- Wear a cloth face-covering near people (that you don’t live with).
- I wear a neck gaiter that I just slip up over my face if I am near other people.
- You don’t have to cover your face all the time, just when you are near others you don’t know.
- Keep 6ft apart from people you do not live with.
- Do not putt into the baskets. Recommended by Josh Woods, PhD. , from Parked Disc Golf.
- Instead, throw to within ten feet of the basket. Then add one to your score instead of putting.
- Solo rounds or with groups of people in whom you live with are the safest. Big groups should not be together.
- Use Hand Sanitizer or some kind of wipes when you come in contact with common surfaces, like a picnic table, a bench at the tee, garbage cans, and the disc golf baskets.
- Try not to touch your face.
- Wash your hands thoroughly afterward.
- Scrub and disinfect your discs if you were putting on the course.
Sunday At Crown College
Sunday The Crew and I tossed a round at Crown College DGC. Beautiful day on a beautiful course.
As we were leaving a huge group of people arrived. There were 40 plus in this group. They had people age three to age seventy. Everyone I saw had discs. Not a single one of them had a mask. No one was social distancing.
You guys are going to ruin this for everyone and are risking the lives of your loved ones.
Sorry for the rant… on to the workout.
Always do a dynamic warm-up before engaging in an exercise. *Make sure you are healthy enough to exercise, If you’re unsure, consult a physician.
The dynamic warm-up video from FightTips is the one I do before EVERYTHING. Here it is:
Step Goals and Miles Walked
I have a goal to walk 7,000 steps at least 5 days this week. Let’s be honest, hoping to get it all seven days, but we’ll see how the weather cooperates. Lately, step goals are reached with a few walks around the block each day and disc golfing.
I have two weeks of miles to add on the count up to 1,000 miles walked. When last reported, the count was 819.76 miles. From 4/13 – 4/19 I walked 29.66 miles. From 4/20-4/26 I walked 36.16 miles. WOOO! Two week total of 65.82 miles walked. The new miles walked total is 885.58 miles.
Almost to 900 miles on the way to 1,000. Getting there one step at a time.
Monday I got three rounds of FIIT Tabata Burners – shadow boxing. Interval timer set to 8 X 20×10. Repeat that three times. Take up to a one minute break between rounds. I am using my Title Brand 1.5lbs weighted gloves.
FIIT = Flow Intensity Interval Training. Work at 80% max exersion for the 20seconds while doing punch and kick combos. Work at about 50% max exersion doing defensive moves and boxer shuffle for the 10seconds, and repeat.
Also doing DDPY Red Hot Core! This one is a great, quick abs video that anyone can do. DUDE??? Do you DDP….. Y? Because you should! Diamond Cutters are for Disc Golfers!
I have been watching a TON of Phil Daru’s content lately. Phil is a famous MMA trainer. He is also like a walking ACE manual on his videos. Lots of great workouts and great info. I will be trying to do his workout in this video on Tuesday.
I am going back to a workout that is becoming a standard in my routine on Wednesday. The DDPY Sweating and Swearing Workout.
Thursday, I am getting back to one of my old favorite You-Tubers with a great follow-along video to workout with from Nate Bowers Fitness. Nate has a great channel and makes awesome workouts.
Friday I will be getting in this GCN video and doing mostly a recovery day.
Sat and Sun
Open play days!
Do You Know?
Before I go, did you know that GoodAttitudeFood.com gets about 150 new clicks every month? That’s all organic. No ads. No paid marketing. Just the blog, YoutTube, LinkedIn, Insta, Twitter, and what I do for promo stuff. Follow me on those platforms if you haven’t. A ton of the promo stuff is on Insta @goodattitudefooddude
However, with all those new clicks, the site only has 35 active followers.
I realize this is my own fault because when I reworked the theme for the site, I lost my “follow the blog” widget. I never restored it.
UNTIL TODAY! It should be in the right margin of the page and aaaaallll the way down at the bottom of the page.
If you like what I do. If the site brings any benefit to you. Or just to be cool and support a cool dude (me).
All I Ask…
All I ask of anyone is to think about clicking that follow button. It should be right on the bottom of the page.
Everything I do is free.
The blog is not monetized.
I just write a workout and (what I think) is an interesting post once a week.
In addition, I write The Food posts – either in the Workout of the Week or recently in mid-week posts – which include “great recipes” that I create myself. I include videos and instructions.
The F’s of Food
Most of my food is based on my “F’s of Food” idea. I try to eat more protein than carbs, avoid most things with added sugar, and eat real, whole, or close to whole foods. Foods that are dense in nutrients.
“If it came from a farm, forest, or field – it’s probably ok to eat”
“If it came from a factory or a fast food place – maybe think twice about eating it”
Do that 80% of the time, or better.
I am an active ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I was certified in July of 2019.
To date, I don’t train any clients.
I had a gig for about 4 days that was my dream job to start training, but the business owner had some issues and suspended that program.
All the other trainer jobs I interviewed for just wanted me to sell gym memberships. That’s not my goal so I passed on those opportunities.
Working on Nutrition
I am currently taking an accredited nutrition course with a diploma – It’s a $10 Udemy course and is more for information than the diploma. Not sure how reputable the accreditation is considered in the nutrition world.
Any way, that’s me. And so is this dude in the video below…
Be The Hero or Heroine in Your Story
Thank you SO MUCH for reading. Thank you to the content providers! Check out their content! Visit their pages, like their videos, follow them on social! I hope you enjoyed this edition of The Workout of the Week from GoodAttitudeFood.com. Again, please… if this site brings any benefit to you, just think about clicking the follow button.
Be happy and healthy my friends. If you are disc golfing, be a socially responsible disc golfer so they don’t shut disc golf down for all of us! Make it a great week. Be the hero or heroine in your story!