Date / Location – Jan 1st 2022
AO: The PIT
4 degrees Fahrenheit with below zero wind chill
PAX: High Life, Duracell, Milo, Gipper, Nelly, Chernobyle, FireWalker, Trench, Squeaky Clean, Sunshine, Frozen Pike (GP), Schrute, KOA
Announced: The Mission Statement, Disclaimer, and Five Core Principles.
Side Straddle Hops IC X 15
Tappy Taps IC X 15
No Thang – we getting straight to business
Count off into two groups. 1st group mosey’s to Station 1 @ cones by lite pole and proceed to do exercise on sheet. Each round we add 5 to rep count, with first round starting at 20. KOA firmly announced displeasure upon completion that the exercise was Merkins.
Station 2 was located inside the pavilion, and there were various exercises for each round. All exercises for station 2 were AMRAP.
Rnd 1: LBCs
Rnd 2: Monkey Humpers
Rnd 3: Heels to Heaven
Rnd 4: Squat Jumps
Rnd 5: BDU Burpees
Rnd 6: Bolt 45s
After completing Rnd 6, proceed to reset to Rnd 1.
A total of 10 rounds completed by all PAX Total Merkin count was 425.
American Hammers Rancid Style
Announcements and Prayer Requests:
CSAUP coming up
Queens Service possibly starting up again soon
Chernobyle’s M dealing with some back issues
Prayers for safe and healthy New Year for all PAX
It’s the New Year and everyone is discussing goals and resolutions, which are not bad things! What I want to challenge us with though is to understand and know our why. Why would we show up on New Years Day in freezing temperatures? What drives us to do these things and push ourselves to be better men, husbands and fathers?
I shared about my journey of not growing up with grandfathers and how I desire something different for my children. My WHY is my wife and kids. That is what allows me to push myself to be active and healthy, otherwise I would still be almost 300 lbs and smoking a pack a day.
What we are willing to endure when we have a good enough reason is more than what we think or realize. That reason, that “WHY” is what allows us to push to and through our goals when most things are telling us to stop or give up. Things will get hard, that WHY is what helps push us through the difficult times.
Know your WHY. Seek it out and use it. Share it with others so that they can support you in those times as well.