Friday, Jan. 14 | The Brickyard | Stinson Park | 28 Degrees
PAX (28): Smashmouth, Pantyhose, Nailed It, Sweet Sweet, Double Dip, Polaroid, Fun Dip, Swiper, Toad Stool, Cyclone (Respect, Respect), Chucky, Huffy, Lansbury, Duracell, Ice-T, Brazilian, Flanders, Irish Car Bomb, STELLA!, KOA, Ruxpin, Honey Stinger, Hot Rack (Hate), Folsom, Black Jack, Jack Rabbit, Birdman, Sparty
Man oh man, it was a beautiful morning! I am still flabbergasted that schools were cancelled the night before. They should have checked in with Doppler (Boop) before making that decision. Regardless, we had shovel flags present and we were going to be outside accelerating our fitness. As YHC pulled up, he was excited to see a strong showing of Pre-Runners as cars were already lining the streets. I had some setting up to do and it was going to take several trips, so I left my trunk open and did one trip at a time. After setting up my first station across the park, I noticed a car arrive and someone walking near my car that had the trunk propped open. “Was this guys looking to snag my coupons???” As I got closer, I realized it was Irish Car Bomb, then I got nervous he may have been bugging my car with explosives. I soon ran into Smashmouth as he showed up a little early to mosey a bit to warm up the ol’ legs. I was all set up and about to go see in my warm car until Birdman pulled up, so I stayed out in the elements to share some mumblechatter with my man. Eventually, all the pre-runners returned, and men were walking in from every angle. It was 5:30am and time to get started!
I slowly welcomed everyone in as there were a couple stragglers getting their coupons out of their trunks and I know it’s not easy to mosey with those. I tried to be ultra sensitive today with regards to modifying the workout as the coupons add another element that could cause a man to get injured. We had 3 stations set up and I had the men count off and we landed on 25. I asked the first 12 to take their coupon to Station 1, ant the other 13 to take theirs to Station 2. Once everyone returned back to the flags, we took off on a nice mosey around the park so I could show the men the way. We returned to the swing set for a quick Warm-a-rama.
- Sun Gods 10F/10R IC
- Cherry Pickers 20 IC
- Big Ones 10 IC
- Small Ones 20 seconds (roughly)
It was a big group and we had a lot of mumblechatter during WAR which I really appreciate. No one needs to listen to me count. Then I tried to call the PAX attention as I wanted to walk them through the beatdown so they knew the exercises and what their approach should be to the workout. We split the men into 3 groups to and gave a quick disclaimer: “While I know you all are aware that this was going to be a coupon workout, I want you all to be careful today and listen to your bodies. Additionally, this is not a partner workout. This is you-vs-you, and you will determine how difficult this workout is by how hard you push yourself.
- Station 1 (NE corner of the park)
- 5 Burpee Pull-ups
- 15 Curls w/ Coupon
- 30 Coupon Squats
- Station 2 (North entrance near the flags)
- 10 Blockees
- 20 Thrusters
- 30 Merkins
- Station 3 (SW corner of the park)
- Bear Crawl up the hill
- 15 Donkey Kicks
- 25 Monkey Humpers IC (at the bottom of the hill)
The groups moved counterclockwise and stayed together pretty well and mumblechatter was heard on some of the mosey’s from station to station. There was a lot of heavy breathing, and some choice words for YHC. But he took it all in stride. Around 6am, some men were asking if they heard “OMAHA,” but that was really just wishful thinking as we rode this out until 6:08am before we gathered around the swing set again for Mary
6MoM – Rancid Style American Hammers (28)
Name-o-rama: The men had great energy, definitely better than what was displayed at Paradise earlier this week. Honey Stinger also tried to assault me.
Announcements: CSAUP on Jan. 29, check Slack for more details
Prayers: There were a handful of heart felt prayers for family members and close friends that are really struggling right now with Covid. Continue to be with those that are fighting for their lives!
COT: ESPN+ is currently airing a 10 part Docuseries on TB12 and his 10 Super Bowl seasons. While I love Tom Brady and really like this series, this week’s episode started out with something I’ll hold on to for a long time. Tom kicked things off by describing his final seasons in New England and relating it to the Ancient Chinese Farmer Proverb, and it goes like this:
- Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. That evening, all of his neighbors came around to commiserate. They said, “We are so sorry to hear your horse has run away. This is most unfortunate.” The farmer said, “Maybe.” The next day the horse came back bringing seven wild horses with it, and in the evening everybody came back and said, “Oh, isn’t that lucky. What a great turn of events. You now have eight horses!” The farmer again said, “Maybe.” The following day his son tried to break one of the horses, and while riding it, he was thrown and broke his leg. The neighbors then said, “Oh dear, that’s too bad,” and the farmer responded, “Maybe.” The next day the conscription officers came around to conscript people into the army, and they rejected his son because he had a broken leg. Again all the neighbors came around and said, “Isn’t that great!” Again, he said, “Maybe.”
What we can learn from this is that life is filled with fortune and misfortune, but it’s the future that reveals the events of our past to be good or bad. So live in the moment and cherish every opportunity that comes your way. Use these events as opportunities to learn from.