Golden Spike: Growth is Painful

September 04, 2020|Golden Spike | AO – Burke High School Football Field | 53°

PAX:  Tugboat, Double Take, Mufasa, Grinch, Tonight Show, Pancake, Grizwald, Wide Right, Patton, Creed, FDIC, Jeeves (Respect), Flanders, Vandelay, Hardhat, Room Service, FNG (Zero Rez), Brad Pitt, Saul

Q: Splinter

YHC welcomed 19 PAX to a beautiful morning at the entrance to the High School football field. YHC then rambled about the mission of F3 along with the 5 core principles and dealing with the rejection of being locked out of the football stadium forgot to remind PAX that Splinter was not a professional and to modify exercises as needed. No worries though the PAX figured this out quickly.

Many of the PAX had participated in the Ironpax week 1 challenge and were hurting due to chafing and general pain so PAX were instructed to make sure to encourage one another this fine morning and have fun with it.  Mumblechatter was encouraged.

Warm-A-Rama

PAX moseyed up and around to the west parking lot up the hill and gathered for warm-a-rama

  • ATMs
    • Alternating shoulder taps – 15 IC
    • Tempo merkins – 15 IC
    • Merkins – 15 on down

Mufasa was kind enough to mention that ATMs are not a warm up so we jumped right into The Thang

The Thang

PAX moseyed to the end of the parking lot. YHC informed the PAX that this roughly 20 yard area would be their home for the next roughly 13 minutes.  The PAX were to sprint to the cones and back to the end of the lot where they would complete 1 bodybuilder (8 count burpee).  The PAX were to work their way up to the seventh rung of the ladder and then work their way back down the ladder. Ladder workout looked like this;

Sprint to cones and back, complete 1 bodybuilder

Sprint to cones and back, complete 2 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 3 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 4 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 5 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 6 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 7 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 6 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 5 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 4 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 3 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 2 bodybuilders

Sprint to cones and back, complete 1 bodybuilder

Many PAX members completed the ladder and were bent over sucking wind trying to figure out what just happened by the time the 13 minute mark was called. 

Post Thang

PAX moseyed east to the grassy hill west of 120th. YHC then informed the PAX that this hill was home to the next exercise.  The PAX were to crawl bear up the hill to the cones and carefully bear crawl back down the hill and complete core workout IC as a group.  The PAX were to climb this ladder as a team.  YHC had 5 core exercises in mind but time got the best of us and core exercises were limited to

  • Flutter kicks – 15 IC
  • American Hammers – 25 IC

Mosey back to flags

Marry

YHC was not doing Marry after that

Name-O-Rama

Circle of Trust:

So, ICP is upon us and for those HIMs that are participating WOW it’s great.  Got the text from Saul about leading this fine morning and honestly thought “man I am sore from WK1 IPC and what can I do for an easy workout that will still accomplish what I want.”  It took a few minutes for me to realize that I was looking to take the easy path due to how I was feeling.  Progress is not made by taking the easy path, growth is often painful.  YHC challenged the PAX to be a group of HIMs who get out of their comfort zone today and grow, get stronger and serve their families or others in ways that feel unnatural and hurt to a point.  Grow that muscle and be a strong leader, stretch that leadership muscle, strain it a bit.  You may not notice the growth of leadership while looking at your reflection in the mirror but those who love you and are most important will notice the growth.

Anouncments/TAPS

  • First Friday Lunch
  • Prayers for those during this time that have lost jobs and for those who know people within companies that are planning to make cuts.   

–Prayed the PAX out

Coffeteria followed

SYITG

            Splinter

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