THE SCENE: Dark and gloomy, about 60 degrees and raining. One pax commented that it was “nasty weather,” while another mentioned it was beautiful. #perspective
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER yes
Side Straddle Hop x 25
Front Overhead arm circles x 14
Back Overhead arm circles x 14
Monkey humpers x10
Windmill x 15
Butt kickers 45 seconds
High Knees 45 seconds
Quick feet 45 seconds
Mosey to the playground
We moseyed towards the Woodlands Discovery Playground. Some grumbled about it being uphill or some nonsense. We arrived at the Pit with slides where the Q intended to work but alas there was a foot of water that had collected. While that may have been a fun place to exercise YHC called an audible and opted for higher ground on a different part of playground near swings and such.
There we rested for for an explanation of the next ~35 minutes of how we were partnering up and doing lots of B.O.M.B.S. in the rain. One partner worked on the reps while the other partner ran around the playground on the trail. Partners worked together to cumulatively perform:
- Burpees x 100
- Overhead Press x 150
- Merkins x 200
- Big Boy Sit-Ups x 250
- Squats x 300
There was much complaining about the number of reps, but hey this is the Mothership and we had time to kill! We ended up covering about 3.5-4.5 miles each on the runs. YHC stopped partners while on Sit-ups and moved all of us on to squats so we could end on time. Don’t worry, we’ll get them all in before its over.
Everyone finished those 300 squats about 15 minutes before the hour we moseyed back, pausing halfway there for some plank and–for those who chose to–more merkins.
When we arrived back at the flag we sat on our 6 and completed those big-boy sit-ups with the help of one another. Then we proceeded to do the following until 8am:
- Iron Cross for about 60 seconds
- Flutterkicks x20
- LBCs x25
- Hello Dolly x10
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
1 for pre-run: O Positive
6 for BC: Crayfish, Snookie, Pirtle, Tremor, Nissan, O Positive
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Go unless you get a no” is something I learned from Irwin McManus in his book, Chasing Daylight. Too many sit on their hands waiting for a sign before they get out there and do that which they were made for. The 6 of us overcame that obstacle this a.m. when we came out and worked despite the rain and gloom. May this be incentive for doing it in real life. What challenge/opportunity/calling do we have some sense of but are not taking action on? Waiting until the perfect opportunity is presented or for when we have all of the information is too late. Go unless you get a no. Don’t be stupid–get counsel, pray about it, etc. but don’t wait to take steps of action despite discomfort, lack of time, excuses, and all the rest. Get off your hands and go do something with your life. That is all, amen.
Prayed for Micah and Pirtle’s family as they prepare for scans at St. Jude this Wednesday. Prayed for Pax at Battle of the Bulge that they would be safe and work hard.
MLK Convergence on Monday. No OF