Cloudy with a chance of burpees. No rain. Around 70ish degrees or so.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
I’m still not an expert, so it’s still free and the usual disclaimers.
SSH x 20, baby arm circles forward x 20, baby arm circles backward x 20, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, tempo squats x 10, tempo merkins x 10, cherry pickers x 5.
That was going to be it as I had just mentioned to Preacher (who was back from AZ) that we would not do burpees because they are not a warm-up, but Cheat Sheet arrived at that time, so we did 5 burpees OYO.
PAX counted off – 24 HIMS, so, when we do reps, we will do 24 of them.
Mosey to Everest via the long, windy path with all of the light posts (not sure if it has a name). Pass a light post, do a burpee.
Carolina dry docks x 24 at the bottom of Everest
Run up to the first tree, do 24 squats
Run back to the bottom of Everest, do 24 merkins and then hold plank until the six arrives and finishes the merkins
Rinse and repeat, this time running to the second tree up Everest and back
Rinse and repeat, this time running to the tree at the top of Everest and back
Back at the bottom of Everest, we were on the wrong side of Everest, so we had to run all the way to the top of Everest to the area formerly-known-as the rock pile (we skipped the exercises on this trip)
Mosey to the monument for some family that gave a lot of money where the normally-wonderful view of the sunrise was dampened by clouds, but it did not affect the 24 American hammers that we did on a 4-count
Mosey to the CMU pile and battle-buddied up
One person runs across the parking lot, down the hill, around the Pavilon (counter-clockwise), stops at the picnic tables in the Pavilon, does 24 pull-me-up rows on the tables, and returns to the CMU pile
The other person does Mr. Spectaculars using the CMU until his battle buddy returns
Switch out and repeat – each person ended up doing each exercise at least twice
Mosey to the Cloud and find a bench
Derkins x 24
Dips x 24
Box jumps (or step ups) x 24
Only had time for one round of those before holding a plank until the six finished
While planking, right arm up, right leg up, down, left arm up, left leg up, down
Mosey to the AO
Proton led the PAX through some flutter kicks while the Q grabbed his phone, and Proton didn’t stop until 30 (on the 4-count) for some reason (after all of those reps of 24, you would think he would have gotten it, but Proton loves exercise so much, he probably just wanted to do those extra 6 reps)
Q returned and led the PAX through box cutters x 30 and hello Dollys x 30 (both on the 4-count) since Proton went to 30
Finished out with boat/canoes until time expired (some PAX mumbled that the workout went over, but it was 8:00 by the Q’s watch, which is the only time that matters – and it matched the time on the Q’s cell phone, for what it’s worth)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
We started with 24 and ended with 25. Assfault completed a Flyin EH on someone he knew along the way, so we were able to welcome Real Chill. Another FNG started with us and ended with us – welcome Caitlyn. Tank, the dog, also joined us.
Nacho and Jumbo were also there, but they did not have tags that showed up, so there are only 23 tags, but there were 25 HIMs.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Caedmon’s Call had a song out in the 90s called Center Aisle that was about the writer’s first experience at a funeral, which happened to be the funeral of his friend’s sister who had committed suicide. It is a good song, check it out if you haven’t already. This line from the song has always stuck with me: “There aren’t words to say/Words aren’t remembered/But presence is.”
Show up. Hopefully, we can also say the right things and do the right things, too, but we can’t if we don’t show up first. And, if we can’t say and do the right thing that will make everything better, then at least we can be there, which is important, both in bad times and good times. There are moments in people’s lives that they will remember who was there and who was not, e.g., funerals and weddings, and often times we would rather not be there because it makes us uncomfortable or it is too much of a hassle or whatever. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is this: should we be there for that person for that moment in his/her life? (I’m not talking about the times that you cannot because of work, family, or other commitments – I’m not suggesting that we, as humans, can be everywhere and do everything. I’m talking about the times that you can, but you just don’t.)
The Bible has a lot of references to God’s presence in our lives, e.g., Matthew 18:20, Matthew 28:20, and John 14:18, and Jesus is the manifestation of God’s presence. Let God be present in your life and then be there for your wives/girlfriends (as long as you don’t have both at the same time), be there for your kids, be there for your parents, be there for your other family members, and be there for your friends.
Your presence will be remembered. Your absence may not be forgotten.
Props to Archie for posting after being up since Friday morning. And, he took the message to heart and attended a wedding the same day that he thought about missing. How about that? That is either good timing or bad timing. Part of me wants to apologize to Archie since he probably needed to sleep.
Good to see Preacher again as always.
Abscess took a lot of photos and videos.
Still praying for Junk’s wife.
Someone said something about something that was coming up, but I can’t remember what it was now. It might have been about the IronPax Challenge and/or Truckin to the Pound on 9/14. I do know that there is a 2.0 event coming up on 9/22, but I did not say that then.