The Woodshed Backblast: Gratitude

11/20/20: The Woodshed 

Gratitude

Gratitude – N. – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Temp: 44 degrees, slight wind, but a solid morning. 

PAX: 26  – Betamax, Buns of Steel, Smashmouth, Honey Stinger, U-Haul, Brick, Flanders, Two-Step, Baby Grand, Gobbler, Stellar, Hoosgaw, Porter John, Grease Fire, Lion Tamer, Pony Express, The Plague, Ponzi, Samples (RESPECT), Bloodshot, Polaroid, Huffy, Bovine, Sticky Bandit, E-85, Othello. 

QIC: Othello

No FNG today –  Othello presented the 3 F’s, the mission statement, the five core principles, and the disclaimer. 

Mosey – The PAX moseyed westward on the Elmwood Golf Course.

Warm – A – Rama:

Checkpoint 1: Bottom of the hill

20 (IC) SSH

10 (IC) Tappy Taps

Checkpoint 2: Top of the hill

10 (IC) Cherry Pickers

20 (IC) Goofballs

Checkpoint 3: Bottom of the second hill. 

20 (D) Bobby Hurley’s

10 (IC) Pickle Pushers

Mosey –  The PAX moseyed to Shakespeare Bowl

Pre-Thang:

15 (IC) Monkey Humpers

15 (IC) Crab Jacks

15 (IC) Crunchy Frogs

15 (D) Squat Jumps

10 (IC) Monkey Humpers

10 (IC) Crab Jacks

10 (IC) Crunchy Frogs

10 (D) Squat Jumps

5 (IC) Monkey Humpers

5 (IC) Crab Jacks

5 (IC) Crunchy Frogs

5 (D) Squat Jumps

The Thang:

The PAX partnered up. 

Partners completed one exercise at a time, together.

After each exercise, one partner did SSH (AMRAP) while the other partner bear crawled 25 yards and back (switched after each exercise).

Partners completed the next exercise and continued the pattern until Omaha was called. 

List of exercises:

25 (IC) Makhtar N’ Diayes

25 (IC) Starfish Crunch

25 (D) Carolina Dry Docks

25 (IC) Freddie Mercuries 

25 (U) Groiners

25 (IC) Heels to Heaven 

25 (D) Merkins

25 (U) Big Boys

RINSE and REPEAT 

Mosey –  The PAX moseyed back to the flags while doing 6MOM on the way.

6MOM:

Checkpoint 1: Bottom of the hill

15 (O) Low Dollys

Checkpoint 2: Top of the hill

15 (IC) LBC’s 

Checkpoint 3: Bottom of the second hill

15 (IC) Gas Pumpers

Checkpoint 4: Shovel Flags 

15 (IC) American Hammers

CoT:

Announcements:

  •  Blood Drive – Friday, December 11th – Connect with Ponzi 

Message from the Q:

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

Yes, ‘gratitude’ was the overarching theme of today’s’ workout. We all are experiencing some challenges in our lives, in response to the recent spike of numbers with covid. One of the positive things to notice is how we all are accelerating in our lives. Some of us are accelerating at home, in domestic life, and some of us are accelerating in our careers. I would also say WE are accelerating in F3.

We all have a challenge right now because we all are experiencing effects from our world and society. We are mentally and physically exhausted because we all are navigating through the world right now. The fact we are staying on top of things at home, crushing at work, and accelerating at F3, it’s a great reminder to find some time to express gratitude towards another individual. 

Everyone needs a dosage of positivity and support. It’s not only the medical staff, it’s not an only restaurant / retail staff, it’s not only educators, it’s everyone. Everyone is experiencing the world right now, so let’s find a moment to say thank you because we all need positivity. You will receive it in return as well. Say thank you. Say thank you and give the reason why you thank them to give it substance.

For example, I would like to thank U-Haul. I met U-Haul while working with him on Shakespeare on the Green, this is why we went to the Shakespeare bowl. U-Haul has been a positive force in my life and it’s great to see him accelerate within F3. And if you worked out next to U-Haul, you experienced how he openly expressed his gratitude. It’s aspiring and reminds me to give gratitude to everything.

So think about how you could express gratitude towards someone. Be kind, spread it. Everyone needs it.   

  • Othelloooo

The Plague led us in prayer, thank you, brother.  

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