November 20, 2019

Do or Do Not, There Is No Try

THE SCENE: Colder than expected. Cold enough to freeze my car shut and cause me to be late to my own Q. Grumble Grumble. I pull up and PAX have started Side Straddle Hops.

  • More SSH. 10xIC
  • Arm Circles, front, back, big, small. 40xIC
  • Daisy Pickers – 15xIC

Grab a ruck, CMU, or Woodpeckers deadbeat friend and drag him along.

Little thing I’m calling Route 66 11s. Mosey to next light pole, do things, hold Al Gore till all in, repeat.

  • 11 Squat Presses, 0 Merkins
  • 10 Squat Presses, 1 Merkin
  • 9 Squat Presses, 2 Merkins
  • …………..
  • 1 Squat Press, 10 Merkins
  • 0 Squat Presses, 11 Merkins
  • 25 Kettlebell swings with your weight
  • 25 Dips on the guard rail
  • 25 Kettlebell swings with your weight
  • 25 Dips on the guard rail

Return to StartEx doing things between light poles. Each light pole, move to next item, repeat at end of list.

  • Zombie walk with your weight
  • Curls with your weight
  • Overhead press/hold with your weight
  • Tricep extensions with your weight.


  • Pickle Pounders 10xIC
  • Gorilla Canoodlers 10xIC
  • Flutter Kicks 20xIC
  • Hello Dollys 10xIC
  • Rosalitas 10xIC

Miracle Ear (QIC), Woodpecker, Siemens, Sleep Number, Potter, Croissant, Gym Shorts, Esquire, Hometown, Flobee
As said by Master Yoda, Do or do not, there is no try. I never understood that until Star Wars Rebels explained it (thank you Disney+ #notanad). When you try, you leave yourself open to acceptable failure. Saying you will try means that you doubt that you can accomplish your goal. If you are going to do something, focus on doing it, dont just try.
Im finding that working out in the cold is not as brutal as i thought it would be. Im still doing a lot of sweating.