May 3, 2018

12×12 and DORA 1, 2, 3

THE SCENE: 65 and gorgeous, though just a little moist. Getting to be that time of year when the PAX will all go home sticky and shweaty. Several PAX rolling in late, even after Warm-o-rama….some who were up until midnight re-reading the Captain Obvious live feed from the VAPE session, but mostly Lair PAX who had a secret session to take turns partaking from their newly won KoTB chalice. I even asked the Nantan, who graced us with his presence, if I had to wait for these tardy PAX before beginning THE THANG. He scoffed and so we got right to THE THANG.


Hit the high points.


SSH x15  IC
Dixie Pickers  x 15 IC
Merkins x10  IC
Hillbillies x 10IC


Mosey to Pavilion
In honor of Snowman, who is on the IR, we copied his workout from a few weeks ago. 12 reps of 12 exercises (OYO) unless noted. Once all in immediately begin next exercise.
* Box Jumps on picnic tables
* Merkins
* Squats
* Groiners
* One leg lunges (12 each leg) with rear leg on table
* BBSUs (for Wide Right)
* Werkins
* Sumo Squats
* Burpees
* Derkins
* Prisoner Squats
* BBSUs (for Wide Right)
Mosey to Parking lot
DORA 1, 2, 3 – PAX partnered up and rotated between 50 yd sprints and….
100 Merkins
200 Squats
300 Mountain Climbers
YHC queued some of the Rocky IV soundtrack to encourage the PAX but most were too young to recognize the music. YHC felt a little old in that moment, but mostly sad for the ignorant PAX for didn’t grow up with Cold War propaganda in their childhood. Nantan said he had never seen this movie, which makes me question his citizenship in this country. 
Mosey back to pavilion
12  Box jumps
12 Merkins
12 BBSU’s (one last set for Wide Right)
Mosey to flag

Dealer’s Choic

20 IC  45* and 90* flutter kicks (can’t remember who suggested this, but it was not fun)
Speedy – suggested Wolverine Burpees, which he thought was a Mary exercise. I vetoed this, then Speedy couldn’t make a decision….we quickly moved on
Timed flutter kicks (Backseat)
Box cutters – normal and reverse – 20 IC  (Billy Blanks…who also tried to nominate Wolverine Burpees, which I again swiftly vetoed)
Hello Dolly (Nature Boy…woooo)

12 – Backseat, Speedy, Wide Right, Doppelganger, Roots, Farva, Meter Maid, Billy Blanks, Nature Boy, Gus, Cheesesteak…and Slicnut with a VERY VERY Irish Goodbye


Proverbw 2:1-9

My son, if you receive my words
    and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
    and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight
    and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
guarding the paths of justice
    and watching over the way of his saints.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice
    and equity, every good path;

The logic of this verse is that IF you are willing to be teachable, THEN you will receive wisdom. So often we get into trouble because we are not willing to receive and respond to the commands of God or the encouragement from friends. Sometimes a coach gives his players a game plan, but when they only follow through on part of the plan, the results just aren’t there. It’s when we fully commit to the plan that we will see maximum results. My encouragement is to submit to God and do the hard work of joyful obedience.

Shout out to Snowman as he recovers, but I’m thankful for the 12×12 because it can be done in your living room if you can’t post or you’re out of town (except maybe Box Jumps). 3 reps of this 12×12 and you’ll be cooked.

This was my first DORA 1, 2, 3 and I loved it. Very challenging and I would not have wanted to finish it on my own. I was encouraged by the presence of the PAX to press forward and finish.

I considered it a big win to get Wide Right to smile for the pic. We need to EH his VQ ASAP.

SOS workday on 5/5 for all who can make it.