July 31, 2018

21 reasons people don’t like me anymore

THE SCENE:   Right about 70 degrees, which felt strikingly cool.


Can I say “kind of”?  Is that allowed?  Because I did it, but we had no FNGs.  Let’s just say “where words were few, understanding was found.”


SSH x 20 IC
Daisy Pickers x 15 IC  (Hitch noted at this point that I was excessive in my warm-up routine.  It’s not that I disagree; I just knew what was coming, so I don’t care.)
Hillbillies x 10 IC
Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
Wide Reverse Arm Circles x 10 IC

Around this time, a silver sedan rolled across the parking lot with moderate fuel efficiency.  It was, of course, the Weasel Shaker himself.  The PAX were instructed to face the late-comer and perform SSH IC until he joined the circle.  (He said he was late trying to pick up a fellow HIM.  Nevertheless, he showed up alone.  So he failed at two things before Warm-O-Rama was complete.)

Mosey to field.


PAX were given a brief rundown of this week’s IronPAX challenge.  At one goal line, perform Hand-release Merkins x 25 OYO.  Bear crawl 100 yds to opposite goal line and perform another set of Hand-release Merkins x 25 OYO.  Bear crawl 100 yds back to other goal line.  PAX were encouraged to time themselves if desired.

(Bottomless chose to wear his rucksack today.  He somehow made it through all 50 hand-release merkins and 125 yds of bear crawl before Costello ran back to relieve him of the rucksack and crawl the remaining distance with him.  T-claps to Bottomless for pushing hard, and T-claps to Costello for helping a brother carry a load.)

Next was 21s with burpees and highjumps.  PAX lined up on sideline and were told the routine (more or less).  Once the PAX climbed the ladder through 10, bear crawl to the opposite sideline, where the front-runners performed hand-release tempo merkins until all in.

At other sideline, PAX began climbing the ladder again.  With about 9 minutes to go, the PAX stopped where they were and bear crawled back to the opposite sideline… only to be told to pick up where they left off on 21s.

With about 5 minutes to go, PAX performed burpees x 10 IC then mosey’d back to startex


Dr. W’s x 15 IC


9 PAX (0 FNGs).  Costello, Four Eyes, Teacher’s Pet, Bookworm, Soybean, Handsy, Hitch, Bottomless, Toms


YHC recently read an article on boredom, which stated that boredom is a warning sign that something requires our attention.  In my selfish state, I often respond to boredom by looking for something else to pique my interest.  However, by doing so, I reduce my capacity to push through in the future.  Instead, I should be focusing on what I can do to dig my well deeper.  Just as is the case with our physical bodies, when our emotional and spiritual selves begin to run low on joy and interest, we must focusing on doing the hard thing to increase our capacity rather than give in to the easy thing.


I’m not good at instructions.  I don’t like long-windedness, which is because I tend to be long-winded.  Turns out removing pieces of information at random makes a difference to the PAX’s collective understanding of what the hell we are about to do.  I’ll work on that.


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