Two Minute Torture
On the 2 minute mark for 20 minutes, do…
- 5 Burpees
- 10 Kettlebell snatches 5/r-5/l (16+/20+)
- 15 Mountain climbers ( two legs = 1 rep)
- 20 Kettlebell swings ( 20+ / 24+)
NLP’s Own Hero Recognized
Sean Cusick spent countless hours cooking meals at an Ebbitts Street space in New Dorp Beach owned by Ariana’?s Catering. He even organized a large fundraising event in the space, which raised about $14,000 for local residents.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Huguenot resident Sean Cusick, 43, would run along the streets of Cedar Grove Beach daily to train for the New York City Marathon.
Slated to represent Staten Island in the Foot Locker Five-Borough Challenge, he was more than excited about the race, which would have been his 10th New York City Marathon.
But when Hurricane Sandy roared across the borough and destroyed everything in its path on Oct. 29, Cusick no longer desired to be a marathon competitor.
Even before the marathon was canceled, he withdrew from the race. “I saw that the borough I grew up in looked like a third-world country. I never thought the streets I train on would ever look like they did after the storm. I couldn’t go forward with the marathon,” said Cusick, who owns a Brooklyn-based auto collision shop and sells real estate on Staten Island.
His gut instinct was to take a truckload of groceries into the affected communities — particularly Cedar Grove — to help those in need.
Since then, he has helped in the demolition of homes ravaged by the storm, and has spent countless hours cooking meals at an Ebbitts Street space in New Dorp Beach owned by Ariana’s Catering.
He even organized a large fundraising event in the space, which raised about $14,000, and was split between two very needy families directly affected by the hurricane.
“He was instrumental in getting these people back on their feet. Many called him an angel at Ariana’s,” said a volunteer who requested anonymity.
“The look in their eyes went from hopeless to hopeful knowing he was on their side. He really has become a ‘silent’ hometown hero in doing this.”