PAX (13): Bo Knows, Dark Side, Dinghy, DREAMER, FannyPack, Half-Dozen, Mater, Shrimp, Speedo, Stifler (Jeff Levy), Stroller, Zohan, Big Bang
Last Boneyard beat down before a trip to Mexico with my M so decided to dish out some festive awfulness. Cold but at least dry so everyone was happy. Disclaimer given and we were off.
Mosey a bit until we landed next to the basketball courts and circled up for:
Hillbillies x12 IC
Weed pickers x12 IC
SSH x12 IC
Copperhead squats x12 IC
At some point we saw Bo Knows driving in a couple minutes late and relocated to see if we could hide from him. Childish but fun in the moment
Mosey to a new pavilion where YHC had set up a board of pain. The exercises kinda sorta spelled out FELIZ NAVIDAD and Pax were instructed to do them 12-days-of-Christmas style. Perform exercise 1 then run to a designated spot and back. Perform exercise 2 then exercise 1 then run, etc. All exercises were 12-count except where indicated. At some point due to time constraints we cut the cadences on some but kept the rep counts
Ees, Burp = burpees x8
Zig zag bear crawl (starting at a cone YHC had laid out, bear crawl to the next 5 cones that were set up in a zig zag pattern.) A run option was also available for this one.
No surrenders - modified to Chuck Norris merkins at some point
Alternating shoulder taps
something that starts with A
No one finished to my knowledge but we had a lot of laughs as the Spotify Christmas playlist seemed to be repeating the same 2-3 songs over and over. YHC caught much-deserved grief about this.
Back to the flag in time for 12 2-count (aka 24) diamond merkins.
Praises for a successful Santa Ruck
Prayers for Dinghy's BIL battling some demons
Prayers for safe travels for Mater's M
Prayers for Fanny Pack and his M as they discern options/plans for their middle son
Today marked by 200th F3 beat down of the year. I tried to encourage the guys to set a goal of active days so that if you miss a beat down that day is not completely wasted from a count perspective. It's a you vs. you focus and I didn't bring this up to shame or challenge others to match it. There are many F3 guys who accomplish much more important things (fitness and otherwise) that I would fail at miserably. Embrace your strengths, challenge the status quo, don't settle for average or mediocre and give thanks every day you get to do these things.
-- Speedo out