The Ditch: Just Havin’ Fun.
Weather: Mid 60’s and Humid
Disclaimer: Given Anyway!
TTT X 12 IC
LBAC X 12 IC (forwards AND backwards!!!!)
Sun Gods X 12 IC
High Knees X 12 IC
Butt Kicks X 12 IC
Mosey to the pile and get two blocks per man. Line up along the side of the basketball court. I instructed the PAX that we will run through a sequence of four exercises.
- Blockies X 7 (On Q)
- Curls for the Girls X 14 (In Cadence with one block)
- Block Dammits X 14 (On Q) these turned out to be WWI situps with a block because I didn’t know what I was doing.
- Abyss Merkins X 7 (On Q) with the Pax using two blocks to get a nice deep merkin.
Upon completion of the round, PAX will grab their two blocks and farmers carry around the tennis court and return. Also there would be a special surprise multiplier thrown in by the Q at random. So the exercise could be 2X or 3X as many reps. We started off with 21 blockies right off the bat to start the party.
All of this seemed perfectly reasonable when I wrote it down, but it sucked in execution. YHC was having a tough time with this workout, but I saw plenty of others modifying as well. So I took that as a good sign that the suck level was sufficient. At one point during the routine I decided to forgo the farmers carry and do a jog around the entire AO to avoid passing out.
Some nice american hammers, some lovely flutter kicks, and some delightful LBCs.
Mud run – get signed up and get ready to roll.
F3/FIA Goose Creek social event over at Montana’s next Friday at 6:30pm.
Hell Hole Hundred Trail Run (variety of distances available).
Prayers/Pledge/Devo: Long have I yearned to give a devotional from the book of Lamentations.
“The steadfast love of the lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness ‘The Lord is my portion’ says my soul ‘therefore I will hope in him” Lamentations 3:22-24
Why bring this up? Recently I took an inventory of the assets in my life, not just the material possessions but my health, my quality of life, my time with my family, my happiness in my job, etc… I had to do these things because I was faced with a decision of what it would take for me to move out of town for a job. It was an interesting thing to have to go through. But I realized that I had comfort in my gratitude to the Lord that gave me peace that I wouldn’t have felt otherwise. Both with the decision and the outcome (which was that I didn’t get the job and I’m not moving!)
Moleskin by Snowden: What a great crowd out there today. I can’t take credit for this. These guys come out and work out all the time, but I was very happy to see so many of them out there today. Also, big thanks to TKO for feeling compelled to gather the PAX up and do a second prayer over me as I face some decisions in my life in the coming months. That meant a lot to me.