Cold as Ice at The Levee
Cold. Official temp was 23* but the wind made it frigid. Though YHC made an appeal for song requests, ultimately I went with an alternating HOT and COLD theme…
Hot Hot Hot – Buster Pointdexter
Cold as Ice – Foreigner
Warm it Up – Kris Kross
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
Miami – Will Smith
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi (to announce the halfway mark of the workout)
Hey Ya – Outkast (What’s cooler than bein’ cool? ICE COLD)
Summertime – Fresh Prince
Hot N Cold – Katy Perry
Hot in Herre – Nelly
Stone Cold Steve Austin WWE Intro song
Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
F3 vision to invigorate male community leadership was articulated. This workout is not just about fitness, it’s to spur us to invest in our families, workplaces, and communities.
SSH x20 IC (No sign of Meter Maid…no surprise)
IW’s x20 IC (Still no Meter Maid, still not surprised)
Daisy Pickers x10 IC (Thinking Meter Maid will make it soon)
Arm Circles x10 IC forward/reverse (Finally saw Meter Maid’s headlights in the distance
Merkins x10 IC (Meter Maid arrived just in time to miss it all)
Mosey from Startex to the football field parking lot
22 seconds of AMRAP for each exercise, followed by 11 seconds rest.
No time, but plenty of Mary in the Q.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Captain Obvious, Woody, Lochte, Nature Boy, Hacksaw, Pops, Wallstreet, Peekaboo, Slots, Meter Maid, Capri Sun, Murse, Raven, Dial Up, Snowman, Slicnut, Kudzu, Mr Rogers (FNG), Peeping Tom, Pablo, Halpert, Nanny Cam (FNG), Coack K, Watchita, Rabbit, Hello Kitty, Cheesesteak on Q
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Many of us came out this morning because of a combination of peer pressure and shame. You knew you had to be here, but you would NOT have come on your own in these sub-freezing temps. That’s not the worst motivation ever because we all need people to encourage us through adversity. Proverbs 24:10 says, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” Nehemiah 8:10 says “The joy of the Lord is our strength.” So, with a little math, we recognize that if we faint, it might be because our joy in the Lord is not as strong as it could be. We get up in the middle of the night when our 2.0’s are screaming because we love them so much. In the same way, whenever we go through adversity, we should cling to the love we have for God as our strength. We are even better in that when we have men surrounding us and pointing us in the right direction.
The PAX worked hard this morning through the low temps. 10 even pre-rucked to shake their fists at the weather. There was much mumblechatter, mostly from Captain Obvious (obviously), about his song requests being somewhat dismissed. There’s always next time.
Congrats to Slots for receiving his Q v Q belt! Well-earned.