Preamble: The Ditch. Home sweet home. I haven’t gotten to post out here as much as I’d like to lately. I always questioned whether I’d be one of the guys that dropped off the face of the earth during Marathon training season. Now I know the answer. I still try to get out here a couple times a month though because it’s a fantastic group.
Weather: Chilly, clear, dry.
No FNG’s. But none the less, I disclaimed.
Disclaimer: Remember F3 is peer led and may have serious side effects which can hurt. Be careful. F3 is not liable in the event of injury or worse. Work hard, but know your limits.
I got an idea in my head to have a boot camp set to some nice classical music. Perhaps the dichotomy would invigorate the PAX. Surely they would exert themselves physically, but their minds would also be stimulated by the mental effort needed to process the cognitive dissonance inherent in this fascinating juxtaposition.
COP: Set to William Tell Overture (Silence)
TTT OYO (in silence)
Don Quixote (in silence)
Merkins (on Q)
The PAX were grumbling about the lullaby-like melody of the song saying it was going to put them to sleep. I thought to myself that COP could just as easily stand for Circle of Peacefulness, and told them to just hang on. That we must build up to this.
Around this time the William Tell Overture finale kicks in which is decidedly more upbeat.
High Knees (IC X 20)
Head on over to the coupon pile and grab a nice log with your partner. Also each man should grab a block.
As we mustered back at the flag I reminded the PAX that the only way to get a log is by Choppin’ down a tree. So we did log exercises to Chopin’s Nocturne (no 2) in Eb.
Well that was the plan. My hamfisted attempt to Q up the song accidentally landed me on R Kelly’s “Bump ‘N Grind”. So we just did our exercises to Bump ‘N Grind. TKO was my partner. He had a lot to say about this song choice. Couldn’t hear much of it because of my knit cap. I imagine it was all complimentary.
With Log and Partner and R Kelly:
30 Decline Merkins
50 Overhead Press
(My mind was telling me “no”, and my body, my body was also telling me “no”).
I like to run. do you like to run? I’m in charge. Let’s run.
I asked the PAX to form two columns. They obliged by forming something resembling an amoeba.
We did a little half mile-ish run to Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major. We mosied to Mozart…. Hahahaaaaaaaaaa.
Along the way we stopped and did 20 Merkins a couple of time. Saget did all of this with a ruck on, by the way. Silly fellow he is.
Head back to flag and get your block! We’re going to lift our blocks to bach!
The following were executed to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
40 Chest Press (10 normal, 20 with a 4 count flutter kick, 10 normal)
30 American Hammer with the Block
20 Blockies (bad idea!) I almost made myself Merlot here.
10 count (Ophelia obliges, he gives a nicely paced count. It’s not enough, I count 10 more)
PAX lined up next to the light pole. For a 100 yard Usain Bolt.
1 – WWI sit ups
2 – Plank
3 – Backwards sprint to 1st light pole
4 – Squat
5 – My Mind draws a blank on the last one. Mountain Climbers I think. (I called this one).
I’m Snowden, I like to run. If you don’t like to run, don’t have me Q your boot camp. Indian Run to the park 1/4 mile away. Ronda and BCG were particularly speedy here. Tclaps to Hacker who lost a ton of weight and is constantly improving.
No time for Mary!
Announcements: Ashley Ridge 4 miler this weekend. The Oak, Thanksgiving Convergence, Christmas party, Parade!
Collosians 3:8. Good discussion about the destructive power of words. Thanks Ophelia for your perspective on things. Prayers for many brothers and their families who are struggling right now.