PAX (25): E-85 (Hate), Samples (Respect), Lucky Charms, Toadstool, Flanders, Jean-Claude, Gobbler, Bovine (Hate), Knobs, Greasefire, Brick, Honey Stinger, Pony Express (Hate), Bloodshot, Dr. Thunder, Icy Hot, Buns of Steel, Selleck, Portiva, Two Step, Frosty, Port-a-John, Touche, Gunner, Sticky Bandit (Hate)
It was a crisp 26° with not an inch of sunlight to be found. Jean-Claude, Lucky Charms, set a ferocious pace on their Flat Friday. YHC and Greasefire took a slower, modified route to prepare for the beatdown. Sticky’s attempts at rhyming were short and led us into a brief warm-o-rama. No FNGs were present as Sticky forgot to put it in the pre-blast.
Warm-O-Rama (Parking Lot)
10 SSH (IC)
10 Big Ones (IC)
10 Goofballs (IC)
10 Mountain Climbers (IC)
10 Steel Claps (IC)
Sticky attempted a new workout with the PAX doing AMRAP exercises and pushing in a star pattern good for one cycle through the 5 stations. The frosty gross did not make for an easy experience especially with mountain climbers, the PAX was great at figuring out as we went along.
Thing 1 (Star beatdown)
5 Cones – AMRAP exercises will move in a star pattern as soon as you leave cone, you can shout out who is next
Cone 1: Alternating Shoulder Taps
Cone 2: Mountain Climbers
Cone 3: Bobby Hurleys
Cone 4: American Hammers
Cone 5: Bonnie Blairs
After our work in star formation, the PAX departed for the hill over by the par 3 for a 2 man grinder. The music was changed from songs about mountains (World’s Greatest, Ain’t No Mountain, The Climb), the music was changed to Jays themed music for their NCAA Tournament game tomorrow. PAX paired up with one doing exercises and the other running up to the top of the hill where 5 Bobby Hurley’s awaited them.
Thing 2 (Hill over by par 3) – Once done, cut in half and rinse and repeat
2 Man Grinder
40 Hand Release Merkins
Thing 2 proved to be much more difficult than YHC envisioned. The hill was both longer than Sticky Bandit imagined and the combination of Merkins and Hand Release Merkins were a lethal combo. Omaha was called and the PAX returned to the shovel flags for Merry.
10 Heels to Heaven
15 Heel Touches
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.
I’m sorry to say so
but, sadly, it’s true
can happen to you.
This COT means a lot to me for two reasons. One, I think it teaches us so much about life. We are the controllers of our own destiny. We have the capability to do whatever we want. We decide where we want to go- what streets to go down and what streets to avoid. I skipped over this part of the poem, but the biggest thing to avoid is not going. Sitting on a decision or forgoing action. A Line I think about a lot is “Do the thing that whispers to you.” I’ve found that to be very good advice for me. Next, the poem tells us that so many time we will be flying high and loving life. And oftentimes, we are down in the dumps. Nobody is immune to heart ache, pain and just plain old bad luck. Do you know what the exact opposites answer is? Waiting. Sulking. Sure, there’s a time to feel down. But at some point, you’ve go to be back on your way. It doesn’t have to be fast, it doesn’t have to be immediate. I again think of our friend Waffle House. An absolute tragedy but he’s still hear. Psychologists say that paralyzed people become acclimated to their new life within 6 months. How many of you thought your marriage would cure all?Or your Job? Happiness is internal and always will be. And that’s where the poem ends, we are ultimately playing against ourself. When we’re famous and flying which, is that what we are really after? When we are down on our lucky, but still have the ability to walk, is it really that bad? No matter the challenge we need to keep going. The second reason this poem means a lot to me is that my dad came and surprised by kindergarten class way back in 2002. I will never be able to recapture the joy and utter pride i felt when my dad walked in the room. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. And to this day i still do. He’s one of my biggest inspiration and one of the reasons that i myself believe i can move mountains. I encourage all of you to think about who you inspire and how we can all move mountains together.
Turn around works at Heart Ministry Center and they are looking for help with their food pantry;
Friend of Knobbs offering 10% discount for all HIM at Fleet Feet to replace worn sneakers
New AO opening at Papio South. Pop Ups will begin March 31st; And
4/6/8/13 mile run ending at Kross Strain for some 1st and 2nd F opportunity.