• When: 01/02/2018
  • QIC: Mayor
  • PAX: Wheezy, Breaker Breaker, Sargento, Monk (R), Brownstreak, Dolph

Oh boy was I looking forward to coming back after tear duct surgery to post in the frozen tundra.  I knew for sure that no one would show up.  I texted with Dolph the day before and said same plan as always, if no one shows up lets get a bite and some coffee.  That plan has been in place and there has always been someone crazy show up and we get to it.  Today was no exception.  With time called and the bell rang, we got started.

Warmup
SSH x10ic, Grass Pokers x10ic (clapping started by Sargento, but im sure it was just my form he was impressed with), MNC x??ic.

The Thang
Mosey to predetermined spots for an old tophat special with pain stations set up.  Each Pax picks a station and does said exercise.  There were two kettlebells and a sandbag appearance.

Stations were:  Merkins (single count) x25, Squats x50, Upright row or curls x25 with 50# kettlebell, Elbow Plank x60 second count, Run and extra lap, Sandbag cleans or squat press x20, Calf raises x50, French fries x20 (each arm), Front raise with 27# kettlebell.  After the pax finish whatever exercise they are on, run a lap and advance to the next station.

We ended up doing two sets rounds.  The first was a little hazy as we had some run one direction and others run the other way.  This only created an issue when two met on the coupon exercises.  My favorite memories is when Monk started up one side and ran past me as I was doing squats and then come back the same way.  I scratched my chin and thought, how do I make this better for the second round so I was crystal clear and thorough in all my instructions, Sargento, in his defiance did the opposite and said “im doing the same thing I did last time and all races are ran clockwise”.  Who was I to argue when we say modify as needed.

Run back to start and grab the pledge.

Where I was thinking about ditching the workout and thinking who would show up, there were seven, yes seven, show up.  More than half the temperature and we got to celebrate Monks respect for the first time since the first time.

Prayer requests
Wheezys dad and those dealing with depression around the holidays and those dealing with it without a calendar.  If you know someone, dont be afraid to speak with them and make sure they know there is a place for them to get help.