December 2, 2019

100 Burpee buy in and Relay Choices, choices, choices

Dark and quite.  The wind made it feel cold.  We needed a spark, and two pair of man nipples either provides that for you or doesn’t.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Welcomed, disclaimed x 2 and off we go.

WARM-O-RAMA:   Longest one ever.  (Burpees x 10 IC, SSHs x 10 IC) x 10 = 100 Burpees IC and 100 SSHs IC

THA-THANG:   three cones; 1 at the start, 1 50 yds out, 1 100 yds out.  Partnered up.  1 Partner goes to Cone 2, other partner stays at Cone 1.  Given the greenlight Partner 1 sprints to Partner 2 at Cone 2 who then takes off for Cone 3.    Partner 2 sprints to Cone 3 and back to Partner 1 at Cone 2.  Partner 1 then sprints back to Cone 1.  Winning team decides what we do next.

Choices: routine A or routine B.

Photoshop and Mudpants choose A.  Routine A: 30 sec Bear crawl, 30 sec High Plank, repeated until all in at Cone 2.  Return back to Cone 1; 30 sec Bear Crawl, 30 sec High Plank.  1o OYO Burpee penalty for not picking up the 6.

Switch partners; Relay sprint again.  Tomb Raider and Mudpants choose between Routine C or D.  Routine D:  Merk-Roll-Up.  Merkin position with body parallel to Cone 1 start line; at start complete 1 Merkin, Roll onto back complete one Big Boy Sit-up, roll onto stomach and complete 1 Merkin ….. etc. until all in at Cone 2.

Switch Partners, relay race.  Choices:  100 Burpees or Mary.  Paper trail and Mudpants choose Mary.

MARY:   Flutter Kicks x 25 IC, Boat Canoe x 2 minutes, J-lo x 15 IC, Pickle Pounders x 10 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:   6 PAX, 0 FNGs, Paper trail, Mudpants, Photoshop, Yardsale, Poptart, Tomb Raider

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:  You are indispensable.

Read from 1 Corinthians 12: 21-23:  “The eye cannot say to the head, I don’t need you! On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.”

We are uniquely and wonderfully gifted and as members of the body of believers we have a role and a mission that no one else can accomplish.  No one is greater and no one is lesser.

Out in the gloom, does it matter if you finish the routine first?  Can or can’t you do 100 burpees IC?  Doesn’t matter.  What does matter is that you are out there pushing.  You do not give up.  You do not modify right away.  You are giving 100% effort.

You have to realize that you are indispensable we are collectively stronger because you are out there with us.  I’ve seen a lot of PAX ‘drift’ away and we are weaker because of that.  I see out of shape men pushing themselves to the breaking point and they make us stronger.  Our strength doesn’t lie in the number of reps or our PR times, our strength comes through the struggle, the suffering, and the ability of doing that along side a brother whose eyes hold no quit.

Don’t ever think that you are holding us back or slowing us down.  You are indispensable whether you are an FNG, a vQIC, or 2 yrs in.  We each have a role to play and are a part of the plan.  Do not minimize your role and thereby nullify your contribution to the body.

MOLESKIN:    alternating SSHs with the Burpee rounds helped you gain your breath.  Counting our reps was more mentally taxing for the PAX than the actual movements.  Merk-Roll-Ups topless was annoying as the grass stalks really scraped up your back.  Sprints suck, we should do them more.  Final note:  When wearing a shemagh and counting in cadence, face up wind.

Prayers for a late 30’s mother of 2, Casey, as she went into cardiac arrest last night and they were desperately trying to revive her.  Prayers for Alamo’s and Jail Bait’s ankles.

Mudpants takes of AOq responsibilities from Photoshop soon. Stay tuned for a peaceful transition of power.

Bring a new toy to donate to single moms now until Dec. 15th.  I’ll complete 10 Burpees for each toy given and bear crawl a mile for 100 total.

Tomb Raider
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