We weren’t sure how wet we would get and we weren’t sure how many PaX would show at 5:30am the day after Thanksgiving with rain in the forecast.
A total of 4 showed up for a beatdown, with turkey and pie still in their bellies no doubt. The rainy skies decided to take a break, and all 4 PAX stayed dry. A warning was given that QIC was sore from the Turkey Day flag football, as well as standard disclaimers, and we were off.
After a mosey to the pavilion by the playground (QIC has kids and nearly exclusively spends time at the playground when at Newtown park), PAX warmed up with:
– 15 SSH
– 10 Weed Pickers
– 10 Hillbillies
– 10 Arm Circles, and 10 reverse
– Worlds Greatest Stretch
– 10 Toy Soldiers
(Remember Q was sore/stiff?)
At the pavilion by the baseball fields PAX paired up and alternated a static hold with some merkin fun:
– Wall sit while partner does 50 merkins; switch
– Balls to the wall while partner does 30 diamond merkins; switch
– Low plank while partner does 25 decline merkins
Mosey to the field for some 4 corners:
– 50 squats
– 25 star jumps
– 25 monkey humpers
– 15 burpees (to go east on the PAX and give a break to their legs)
– Bernie the short lengths and run the long lengths
Rinse and repeat
PAX lined up on the lacrosse baseline to work some abs:
– 25 LBCs
– Bear Crawl to the blue line
– 25 Freddie Mercuries
– Run back
– 25 Big Boys
– Broad Jump to the blue line
– 25 Gas Pumpers
– Bear Crawl back
With a few more minutes left over, Q decided now was a good time for a Jack Webb; and everyone chipped in on calling it.
Blood drive, Santa ruck, etc
The PAX each shared something they were thankful for, with the added rule excluding topics or family or health – not because we shouldn’t be thankful for those things, but because QIC wanted to challenge PAX to reflect a bit more.
Sure enough, there is much to be thankful for regardless of where we are in life.