3/24/2022 – Speed Square

Shovel Flags @ Sandlot

A windy 36 degrees, with a feels like 28 degrees.

14 PAX (Do-in Dudes): Veggie Tales, Shrute, Zorro, Ditty, Ear Tag, Baby Shark, Squeaky clean, Yogi, Escobar, Animal House, KOA, Borat, Ferdinand, and Speed Square.

5 core principles:

  1. Be free of charge
  2. Be open to all men
  3. Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  4. Be led in a rotating fashion
  5. End with a Circle of Trust (CoT)

Disclaimer

I am not a professional, modify as necessary.

Credo

“Leave no man behind but leave no man where you find him.”

Daily reflection:

Resist “overthinking” and move forward. “A beautiful life is about to unfold for you. Don’t let your thoughts tell you otherwise.” – anonymous

Before we set out for our long Mosey, I wanted to share a book that I started reading, The Go-Giver, which is a good/quick read for entrepreneurs and leaders. In reference to this book, I wanted to fire up the PAX by coining us the “Do-ing Dudes”, as in, Dudes doing stuff and getting after it. Let’s just say, it started off ok at best, as the PAX were just kind of going along with it to be nice. Though, as I wrapped up the beatdown, it came out a lot more differently, which was slightly embarrassing after I noticed it, though greatly hilarious to reflect. More to come on this shortly, don’t worry, it was catch on video and left for everyone’s enjoyment.

Warmaroma

Mosey to the Papillon middle school bridge at Grant & S Washington.

  • Side Straddle hops – 15 IC
  • Imperial Walkers – 15 IC
  • Big One’s – 10
  • Tappy taps – 10 IC

Each warmup was let by a PAX member.

The Thang

1 – Partner carry to top of bridge. Pick a partner of similar size to carry up and down the bridge ramp. If you’d like to do it down, please do so at your own risk.

2 – Mosey to 1st plaza to enjoy the $1M toilet plaza and wonderful water feature.

3 – Exercise: Brig Rat x3 (I planned on doing 3 rounds, though we were running short on time and I wanted to get back for the coupon portion, so we cut if off at 2 rounds.

  • 10 T merkins
  • 20 Dips
  • 10 Ranger Merkins
  • 30 Air squats
  • 10 Wide Merkins
  • 10 Mtn Climbers – IC
  • Rest, Rinse & Repeat

4 – Mosey back to bridge – Partner carry to top of bridge. If you’d like to do it down, please do so at your own risk.

5 – Mosey to the Flags – Zoro and Ditty were lighting fast, as they reached the flags first. Thanks for picking up the 6.

6 – @ Shovel Flags

Exercise: Grip & Sprint – 2 person teams

  1. 100M Sprint, while partner KB coupon swings – AMRAP
  2. 100M Sprint, while partner Coupon Goblet Squats – AMRAP
  3. Rinse and Repeat

7 – Mary

  • T Merkins
  • American Hammers – Rancit

CoT

  • Count-o-rama – 14
  • name-o-rama – No FNG’s
  • announcements –
  • shout-outs/words of wisdom/prayers.

Overthinking:

A beautiful life is about to unfold for you. Don’t let your thoughts tell you otherwise.

Overthinking:

“to think about something too much or for too long.” While it’s human nature to think things through when making a decision or evaluating a situation, it becomes overthinking when you can’t get out of your own head. It happens to all of us at some point in our lives – we all experience events that cause us worry or stress.

Ways to face your music/fears:

  1. Identify your destructive thought patterns
  2. Manager your Story
  3. Let go of the past
  4. Live in the moment
  5. Take control of your emotions
  6. Focus on Solutions
  7. Know the difference b/w fear and intuition
  8. Ask yourself the right questions

Work to be healthy mentally, physically, radiantly to be a great leader in your community and family.

As we completed the name-o-rama video of the PAX, I concluded the video with myself and an inspirational message to the PAX. Let’s just say, it sounded ok in my head, but when I said it, it didn’t’ sound as I intended, which erupted in laughter. As a coach inspires his players to “go get em”, I tried to chant a similar hurrah, though the execution missed it’s mark as I shouted “Doin Dudes…. Baby”…… this silenced the PAX to give them time to absorb, double take, and react. We awkwardly looked at each other, murmured some sarcastic remarks, and started laughing. Ya, speed square…. “doin dudes”…. Ok…… The PAX were very supportive of my mistake, though we all started cracking up, as the intended motivation became a comic relief that helped take the edge of the morning beat down. My mistaken chant “Doin Dudes” became a funny saying to poke fun at while we were enjoying our morning coffeeteria. It was a funny way to lighten up the morning and remember that sometimes things come out of your mouth different than you intended.

I look forward to the next Q opportunity!

Aftermath:

The Tweet:

14 Do-er Dudes pounded the pavement, lugged the bridge, and sprinted the streets & swung COUPONS before we jugged jugs of KOAs coffee together! In reference to the book, Go-Giver, our PAX were doing it right, as I coined us as the “Do-ing Dudes” team this AM! You know what I mean

Cheers,

Speed square

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