January 9, 2020

It’s All About Me

The Berm.  47.  Way too nice for January.


Butt Kickers IC x 11

Daisy Pickers IC x 11

Hillbillies IC x 11

Michael Phelps IC x 11

(That’s 44 reps if you’re counting)

SSH IC x 44

(Hmmmmm…. there seems to be something to that number….)

Surprise, it’s my birthday!  So it’s all about me.  PAX were instructed to give me presents.  The presents were exercises.

Beauty Shop was up first.  He looked nervous, put on the spot.  “Uh, uh, burpees!” he blurts out.  Screw that guy.  I don’t think he put a lot of thought into his gift. Just ran out to Target on the way to the party and picked up a gift card.

Tomb Raider got me mountain climbers.  I guess he knows I like skiing.

So we’re doing 11s across the parking lot with burpees and mountain climbers.  I throw in a bear crawl one way across the parking lot.  It didn’t take long to realize that was a bad idea.  This party might be over before it gets going.

Little John picked merkins, Paper Trail said squats.  So more 11s across that parking lot.  No bear crawls this time.

The idea was to do 4 11s (you know, for 44), but Lipton throws a curve ball.  He wants to give me an Indian run.  That was very thoughtful of him, I do like a good mosey.  We head off down the trail, and I decide to make it a modified merkin mile.  We’ll do 44 more reps along the way.  We stop and Yard Sale gives me more squats.  So we do 11 of those.  We mosey some more and Little John says imperial walkers x11 (he brought 2 gifts!).  We turn around and start to head back to startex.  We stop right along the road for all the cars and police cameras to see- I pick baby makers x11.

We didn’t make it all the way around for a mile but we did run exactly .44 miles (that’s not true, but let’s pretend it is).  I did forget to do the last 11 reps when we finished, but oh well, we still have time for…


(Not a typo, like I said it’s all about me)

LBC x 22 IC

Freddie Mercury x 22 IC

Guantanamo- 44 rounds (just kidding, we did 2)

One minute left.  Beauty Shop suggested ending the workout at 44 minutes.  I like that guy, we’re cool again.  But rules are rules, it’s a 45 minute workout.  So we end with 44 seconds of star gazers.

7 Pax- Beauty Shop, Lipton, Little John, Paper Trail, Tomb Raider, Yardsale, Ups (QIC)

There has been a lot of talk and emphasis placed on habits in the new year.  Instead of making a resolution to do something, make it a habit.  Change your behavior and make it stick.  I really like that emphasis.

Most of the time we talk about using habit to affect change within ourselves, but it can also affect change in others, intentionally or not.  Having good habits is important because others are watching- could be your friends, kids, coworkers, etc.  My prayer today is that we stay intentional in our habits, that others may notice and we are able to affect positive change on them.


Prayers for a friend of Bruce’s who is dealing with leukemia.  Also prayers for peace with everything that’s going on in the world.

Good mumble chatter today, after it got shut down by the burpee 11s.  That sucked.  But I can’t think a better way to start off another trip around the sun than with my F3 Brothers.

Equinox challenge.  Do it.

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