This morning I got up at 4:30 so that I could be in morning PT (Physical Training) with Jocko Willink and Lief Babin.
This was the “warm up” to a full day leadership training course.
The workout started with a 5 to 10-minute run, that quickly went through New York’s Times Square to a local park. At the park, the crowd of two to three hundred split into six groups. Burpees, Jumping Jacks, Flutter Kicks, Pushups, Squats, and Crunches/Sit Ups. Each exercise was executed for two minutes with one minute to run to the next station. Upon completing the sixth station, the groups would start again. There was enough time to perform the circuit twice.
After five months of recovery from meniscus surgery, I was surprised that I was able to make it through. Don't get me wrong I did not "power" through all 12 sets and 12 runs between stations. I looked like a 44-year-old man who does not do enough exercise trying to keep up with a group of Navy Seals and 20 and 30 somethings.
Luckily I was not alone. There were people of all ages, sizes, and physical fitness levels. I am glad I participated and look forward to doing it bright and early tomorrow morning.