Catamount Complex AO | Tuesday, March 28, 2023| Daniel J Gross High School | 5:15 AM | 25 degrees

PAX:      Farva, Animal House, Stranglehold, Squints, Low Flow, Madoff, Pork Chop,  Korver, Q-Tip

QIC: Q-Tip

Promptly at 5:15 AM, YHC welcomed the PAX, recited the Mission, Core Principals, Disclaimer and Credo.  No FNGs today.


We did the WOR at the flags.

Michael Phelps x 15 IC| Cherry Pickers x 15 IC | Tappy Taps x 10 IC | Imperial Walkers x 15 IC


PAX moseyed to the track for the Pre-Thang.

6 Motivators.  YHC screwed up the cadence near the end.  <Deep Breath>.  I apologize. 


We then moseyed to the practice football field.  The PAX lined up along the goal line and sprinted 100 yards to the opposite goal line.  As a group, we then performed the following exercises. 

  1. Merkins x 40
  2. Flutter Kicks x 40 IC
  3. Air Squats x 40

We sprinted back to the original goal line, and performed 35 reps of each exercise.  We repeated the process, decrementing the number of reps by 5 each time, until we reached 5 reps (8 rounds).  PAX led the cadence of the exercises in rotating fashion.

Omaha was called at 6:15 AM. 


We stayed on the field for MOM.  We did 15 reps of each PAX’ favorite core exercise.  Note to Animal House—Supermans are not good for your core, nor for your back. 


  5 Year Anniversary on April 22.

Oscar Mike this Saturday will be at Ginger Cove in Valley.  G-String on the Q


Tony the Tiger’s recovery from surgery

Stranglehold’s cousin and his parents going through a tough Situation.

Busser’s mother


I am traveling this morning to my hometown, Schuyler for the funeral of the mother of one of my high school friends.  Earlier this month, the mother of another high school friend also passed away.  I believe those 2 women were the last of the generation of parents of my high school friends.  All our parents are now gone.

This is kind of a poignant moment for my friends and me.  Those parents were the leaders of our community.  They were icons.  They served on the School Board and the Hospital board.  They owned the local businesses.  They were the generation who helped a small town grow and thrive.  I always addressed them as Mr. Woods or Mrs. Gerrard.  Even after I became an adult, and they suggested I use their first names, I couldn’t bring myself to do it.  By that time, I had begun to appreciate how hard they all worked to raise families and the sacrifices they made for my friends and me.  They had earned all the respect I could give them. 

Who are those people in your life?  Perhaps a coach, or the friends of your parents, or your neighbors, or the families who owned businesses near you.  Are those people still alive?  If you have a chance, mention to them how their example influenced you, if even in only a small way. 

We finished with a prayer.


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