It was a muggy morning, but we had 13 Pax show to the Fighting Yank for Edison’s VQ. I have to say before getting started, Freight, Sargento, and Pfquiche put in some extra miles of EC-great work. It was great getting back with the Pax after coming off injured reserve-I had over a week to think about this workout and planned to co-Q with Edison-possibly the earliest co-Q of any GasHouse Pax with the co-Q during his FOURTH week of F3-impressive!!!
We started with a quote from Tooltime’s twitter page which I really like: The devil whispered in my ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today, I whispered in the devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”
WU:10 each IC: SSH, Squats, LBC, Merkin, Gorilla Humpers then 10 burpees OYO.
I wanted to put in some time for discussion and quickly realized how I have missed the workouts over the last few weeks (water aerobics just did not keep me in F3 shape, in case you are wondering JK2). I’ve been reading some of the old posts from Dredd and wanted to include some of this discussion during the Thang so we discussed Concentrica-basically your relationships with others in your life. Would be worth going back and reading Dredd’s posts if you have time.
1st Layer of Concentrica-M-The man’s wife, whom he loves, is where a man should focus his energy. This is the most important and first ring. If this is not done right, no point in reading any further.
We started with Jack Webb (escalator Merkin down from 10 alternating with escalator Air Presses up to 10) then I think a train came by so we saluted with 5 burpees.
2nd Layer of Concentrica: Shorties-(kids, 2.0s, rugrats…). The impact of a man on his kids cannot be underestimated. The quality of his relationship with them determines the quality of their relationships with everyone else for the rest of their lives (read this again).
Next, Lincolnton Lunge Walk towards the wall across the street. This was a crowdpleaser for sure. We did 1 burpee, 2 lunges each leg, 3 burpees, 4 lunges each leg, 5 burpees…9 burpees and 10 lunges each leg and then congregated at the wall across the street.
3rd Layer of Concentrica: Shield Lock-THIS WAS FOR YOU TSQUARE. Horizontal relationship with other men in your life. Eyes to front animals that hunt, eyes to side animals that hide. We are men who hunt in complex way and need a pack to help watch our six. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU TSQUARE.
Next, Plank/Squat Webb which consisted of 20 sec plank/50 Squats, 40 sec Plank/40 Squats, 60 sec Plank/30 Squats, 80 sec plank/20 Squats, 100 sec plank/10 squats. The amount of time in plank was really variable as I was enjoying the mumblechatter as well as the comments such as “how much longer” which I happily replied, “about 10 more seconds” while we enjoyed some outstanding humor from Brownstreak-it NEVER gets old.
4th Layer of Concentrica: Blade-your mentor/mentee. Iron Sharpens Iron…
There was a wall so who am I to waste a good wall….so we did some hip slappers followed by wall sits, Australian Mountain Climbers followed by wall sits, Donkey Kicks followed by wall sits. Just for the record, the Australian Mountain Climbers made me mad as a cut snake and might prevent some of you from being able to crack a fat later (look that one up in your Australian slang dictionary). I have access to certain medications so that will not affect me….
5th Layer of Concentrica:Mammon-this is your work/job/place of employment-easiest to maintain, measured with time clock and paycheck (does not apply to any other layer of Concentrica), and YOU CAN QUIT ANYTIME (read this again) which is relatively unique.
We then moseyed back to start and did a couple rounds of She Hate Me then I handed the keys to Edison who was eagerly waiting for his turn. We moseyed up the hill to the picnic tables where we did several rounds of dips and flutterkicks (just for you Stroganoff, hope the ankle is better). Next we moved to the track and did a round of (half) Merkin Mile-run a lap, 25 Merkins, run a lap, 25 Merkins. We were running out of time so we moseyed back to start for some Mary, hit the pledge, then put in our 22 Merkins for the 22 Vets who commit suicide daily-thanks for the motivation Anthrax-this will be a part of my Q for as long as I can remember to do.
We reviewed the 5 rules of F3, named our FNG-Candyman-Sargento has his info. Don’t worry, I did not mention about the Merlot Candyman. That will be our secret….
Ended with COT-prayers for TSquare, JK2’s grandmother-in-law (is there such a thing), Monk and his family traveling, can’t remember whose grandfather with prostate CA, and probably a few others. Great work today and outstanding work for the VQ by Edison-give him an attaboy when you see him.
4 went to Cherubs for breakfast and discussed some upcoming great events for F3 GasHouse.
Until next time-Whoopee-Happy Fourth of July