March 17, 2022 | AO – Steel Mill | 50 degrees!
PAX: Sawblade, Chernobyl, High Life, Shingles, Legolas, Irish Car Bomb
Q: Lucky Charms
‘Tis the most glorious morning of the year. The day my people celebrate our dear, beloved St. Patrick. In Ireland, this day is filled with small group gatherings. Here we drink beer, sing songs, and get sloppy in larger groups. Maybe this morning we can be a combination of small groups and larger, fun groups. At 5:30, YHC started us out with the 5 core principals, mission statement, and disclaimer. With no FNGs and a small group, we began the workout.
- High Knees to The Sandlot with weights in hand (looked like a bunch of Irish dancers moseyed across the dark park, especially with YHC playing Irish music as the 6).
- Big Ones x 10 IC
- Sun Gods x 10 IC each way with a 10-count pulse in the middle
- Butt kickers to goose poop island with weights (again, 7 wee Irish dancers moseying through the gloom).
- Curls x 10
- Tricep Extensions x 10
- Rifle carry back to the shed
PAX circled up under the shed for instructions. PAX were told that two HIMs would pull sleds around the Lucky Charms coupon and back (backwards) and then pick two new people to go until everyone has pulled the sleds. While people are pulling sleds, the rest of the PAX rotated through the following exercises.
- Shoulder Press x 15 on up
- Merkins with row (and weights) x 10
- Bicep curls x 10 on up
- Bent tricep extensions x 10 on up
- Reverse Fly x 10 on up
- Flutter Kicks x 15 holding weight above head
- RDL x 15 slow IC
- Lunges x 10 IC
- Gobblet squats x 15 on down
We rinsed and repeated until legs were burning more than a cheap whiskey.
A brief Mary wrapped up the workout, with optional use of weights.
- Big Boys x 10 on up
- Flutter kicks x 15 IC
- American Hammers Rancid Style x 2
- Lucky Charms’ M as she nears her due date.
- Paisley, who got great news at her 1-week follow up appointment! Keep the prayers coming
- Prayers for Sully
- Apex Saturday – check Slack and Twitter for directions
“Today, if you want to be peaceful, you need a chemical. If you want to be joyful, you need a chemical. If you want to be healthy, you need a chemical.” – Sadhguru, Indian Yoga Guru and proponent of spirituality.
On a day where we mostly celebrate booze, not the real St. Patrick’s Day, let’s remember this. Let’s also find time to learn or teach others how to find these characteristics in their life. Let’s not have these things chemically made. Let’s learn and teach others how to make them. It’s easy to rely or use caffeine, alcohol, sugar, drugs (medically prescribed or not) to find a feeling we are looking for. Let’s not be passive, let’s work to create those for ourselves.