THE SCENE: Upper 90s… soul-witheringly hot. Felt like an ant under a magnifying glass.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Check
-20 Side Straddle Hops (4-ct), in cadence
– 10 Cherry Pickers (4-ct), in cadence
– 20 BBS
– 10 Baby Arm Circles Forward, Backward (in cadence)
Mosey to intersection of road in front of Asylum and Lyons View entrance road.
- AIKEN LEGS: 20 squats, 20 Bobby Hurleys (instead of box jumps), 20 lunges (2-ct), 20 split jacks (2-ct)
- PAULA ABDULS ALONG RUNNING PATH :
- Run two lights, Bernie backwards one, do 5 merkins. Keep going to base of Everest.
- 20 BBS, then run up to the base of the Summit
- TABATA WORKOUT:
- 6 x 20 seconds Carolina Dry Docks * (10 second break between all sets)
- 6 x 20 seconds American Hammers
- 6 x 20 seconds Peter Parkers*
- 6 x 20 seconds BBS
- 6 x 20 seconds Mountain Climbers**
- (We did stargazers in here somewhere because the Q was gassed…)
* = run up small slope to the north of the workout area, **= run all the way up Summit
Mosey to AO.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I recently attended a workout where another Q was talking about how there’s always someone struggling worse than you are, and it can help you if you make it your goal to lift them up and help them out, and raise them up. I tore my ACL in soccer my Junior year of college, and was in the dumps for months. The rehab work was grueling, I was uncertain I would be able to play at the level I was accustomed to again for my final year of college, and my course work was particularly challenging that semester. I decided to go to Louisiana for a Habitat for Humanity effort over spring break after I heard about it through some classmates. We built gardens for the Chitimatcha Indian Tribe down there on their lands outside of New Orleans, and although they appreciated our help in terms of the physical labor, they were so grateful just to have some people show up with some energy and positive spirit to be with them. The tribe is very poor, and had very high alcoholism and suicide rates, but the effect of having a bunch of college kids from Wisconsin travel several thousand miles during their spring break to give them a hand and share some fellowship seemed to have an incredible effect on them. It had an incredible effect on me, as well, being with these wonderful people, seeing how challenging their lives are, but seeing what generous and friendly souls they had in spite of their humble situation. When I returned from the trip, all the self-pity and darkness that was brewing and I felt more than renewed to face my own path going forward.
Good luck to Nature Boy as he starts his new semester at UT this week.
Trucking to the Pound, Sept. 14. Order shirts this week!!