WEATHER: Cold and snow covered ground. Feels like 19.
PAX (20): Blue Suede, Stella, Tenderfoot, Tin Cup, Gobbler, Toadstool, Baskins (Respect!), Abacus (Respect!), Flanders, Huffy, Samples (Respect!), Dirty Bird, Pony Express (Hate!), Honey Stinger, Swinger, Brick, Bloodshot, Biff, No Doze, Hard Hat.
BOO Qs: No Doze & Hard Hat
Welcome: As the PAX gathered around, mumbling about who might be the Qs, when 5:30 struck, No Doze jumped in the middle and proclaimed… “BOO”, then Hard Hat jumped in as well with a meager “Boo”. No Doze explained the game plan; He would lead a warmup, then the PAX would split up and we’d do a Q vs. Q style workout with two routines lead by each of the Qs, and the PAX switching routines midway through, then Hard Hat would close out with Mary and the COT.
Warmarama (at midfield): 5 jump tucks, 15 high knees IC, 10 mountain climbers IC, 20 SSH Red Bull cadence, 1 burpee IC. The group then counted off and split into equal groups.
No Doze Thang – 100s: PAX sprint 100 yards together and complete exercise OYO until first PAX get to 100, then group sprints 100 yards together. 100s performed: merkins, mt. climbers, air squats, carolina dry docks, monkey humpers (always mumble chatter on the run after the monkey humpers), knee touch crunches, SSH.
Hard Hat Thang – Slippery Stairs: A stair run with PAX starting lined up at the bottom of the stairs performing and exercise AMRAP until released to go run the stairs. 1st PAX runs up the stairs, then over the the next set of stairs. As PAX reached the top of the stairs, the next PAX is released to run. PAX continue with an Alligator Merkin walk down the stairs, lunge up the next set of stairs, then POW crawl (no arms) down the hill back to the bottom of the stairs and resume the AMRAP exercise until the 6 is in. 1st exercise was Alternating Shoulder Taps, 2nd was Monkey Humpers, 3rd (when we had time for it) was Dips.
Mini-Mary: 20 LBCs IC, 25 American Hammers IC
Closing/COT: We completed the Namarama, had some prayer requests, then rolled into the COT. Having recently read “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins, it has caused a little bit of mindset shift regarding hard work. In the book he says “Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some of the trappings of success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery. If you want to master the mind and remove your governor, you’ll have to become addicted to hard work. Because passion and obsession, even talent, are only useful tools if you have the work ethic to back them up.”
He goes on to say “Everything in life is a mind game! Whenever we get swept under by life’s dramas, large and small, we are forgetting that no matter how bad the pain gets, no matter how harrowing the torture, all bad things end.”
Remember that bad things will pass, cherish the good times, and work hard, callous your mind, to make the difficult things in life a little easier. Go hard!
It was a pleasure to lead the group this morning!
-Aye! No Doze & Hard Hat