Weather: 32 deg and Chilly
SCS: No extra miles were had but Luigi did bike in!
It’s 0700 and no FNGs, so a brief disclaimer was given…lets go!!
25 SSH IC
15 LBAC Forward IC
15 LBAC Reverse IC
Indian Run around the Track
15 Don Quixote’s IC
15 Hillbilly IC
15 Mountain Climber IC
7 Burpee OYO
Indian Run around the Track
YHC initially set up the stations along the middle of the football field but was informed by Luigi that the sprinklers might come on at anytime. Given that information we moved the cones to the track and proceeded as follows:
20 Bobby Hurley’s
20 Plank Jacks
20 Double Wide Merkins
20 Prisoner Squats
Plank until group is done then Lt. Dan to next station
20 Diamond Merkins
15 Body Builders
15 Gorilla Humpers
15 Peter Parkers
Al Gore until group is done then Bear Crawl to next station
15 Turkish Get ups
20 Carolina Dry Docks
15 Dying Cockroaches
20 Mountain Climbers
Star Plank until group is done then backwards bear crawl to next station
20 Crab Cakes
20 Hand Release Merkins
15 Lunge w/twist
Al Gore until group is done then mosey around the track back to station 1
On the second go around the PAX was instructed to move to the next station once finished and when they reached the end circle back and catch the 6
25 LBCs IC
15 Flutter Kicks IC
15 Freddy Mercury’s IC
15 Low Dolly’s IC
15 American Hammers IC
This was YHC’s first experience at The Jones and therefore wasn’t sure what to plan for; however, I did have a few tricks up my sleeve and knew at the very least we could always do burpees the whole time! Thankfully the area was adequate enough for some body weight stations with some runs mixed in the middle. It was great getting to know Doc Brown and Luigi some, definitely some awesome guys! After the workout we 2nd F’d it up at The Orange Spot. For all those that have the opportunity, I strongly encourage you to seek out these times where you can hang out with your brothers. We have 3 Fs for a reason and if you’re missing 1, 2 or even all 3 of them then you truly are missing out!
This morning YHC took Stalker’s advice and shared once again some personal thoughts about my marathon experience…
During my training I focused on improving my endurance physically speaking but didn’t realize what I was doing to myself in other areas. This experience was setting me up to reach out to my Brother in Law in a manner that I’d never expected. Posting my training runs on Facebook caused him to reach out to me and ask questions and from there the conversation quickly led to him flying out and running this race with me. I didn’t know exactly what to expect but in the end this race changed our relationship as well as he and I individually forever. You see, we were always cordial and nice to each other but never more than that as he and his Sister (my wife) couldn’t be more different and things always went better from a distance.
As the race started we decided to hold pace together and both did well for the first 15 miles. I then started to slip in pace a little and in the end finished 45 minutes after him; however, my wife told me he would not leave the finish line. He couldn’t fathom not being there to watch me finish this race despite how cold he was and having ran 26.2 miles you can imagine how hungry and miserable he was. On the car ride home he himself said how amazing this experience was and that he had done this just for me and more so how thankful he was for this.
The point I am trying to make is we don’t grow unless there are challenges made and overcome with the help of others (i.e. brothers, family, friends…). From those challenges you can then open doors you never thought possible!
Live – Get out of your comfort zone and experience new things. Do things that scare you. Set goals that scare you. Don’t wait for coach to call you off of the sidelines, take initiative and step out of your comfort zone.
Love – Even those, and especially those, who are sometimes hard to love.
Lead – With your families, your work environment, your relationships, lead from the front, and lead by example