Thankful for the men who joined me this morning at The Yank for my birthday Q! It was important for me to Q today, not just because it was my birthday, but because of what hitting 53 meant to me. More on that later.
Pledge and Mosey to side street. Lunge/High Knee/Butt Kicks/Toy Soldier/Inch Worms Circled up for more….SSH, Moroccan Nightclubs, and since we were so close to the train tracks, why not do 5 burpees. Telsa came to a very true revelation that offering up voluntary burpees early in the workout and so close to the tracks eliminates any trains from coming through for the next hour. It worked!
4 Corners (10, 10/20, 10/20/30, 10/20/30/40 …up and back down) alternate with bear crawls and crab walk in between each corner. Omaha’d to lunges on the way back through. With one corner to go, Buckeye found us and joined up with the PAX. Just in time to give us an even number for the next round.
10 American Hammers
20 Calf Raises
30 Monkey Humpers
40 Flutter Kick
Mosey to Stowe Park and partner up for Dora 1,2,3,4 with the run being up the stairs. Orangeman pointed out that the timing was perfect as each run up the stairs gave us a great view of a brilliant sunrise. We commented on how blessed we were to be able to do this. I think Virus may have been running too quickly to enjoy the view though!
200 Plank Jacks
Mosey to the pavilion for 11s
Quick trip up to the Field of Dreams for Triple Nickel . Heard a couple more groans from the PAX when this round was announce, music to the Q’s ears.
Run across the field
Wide hand Merkins
Thought we might not have time, so I was going to cut it short but YHC didn’t want to disappoint Norwood so we finished the last round as part of the mosey back to the Yank. Nice work by all including some EC beforehand by Dr. Seuss and Breaker Breaker. Gold Digger also did an early run, but couldn’t stay for the workout……good to see him as well. Reminded PAX about Rice N Beans on January 29th, we have a few more slots left.
YHC shared why this birthday was important for me to Q. When I was 23 years old, my Dad was diagnosed with Leukemia. He fought it hard but was very sick for 9 months and just after he turned 53, the disease took his life. Here I am now at that same age thinking about how much more I want to do in my life and how much was taken away from my Dad and our family when he was taken too soon. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish I had just a little more time with my incredible Dad. If your father is still with us, please give him a call today or go grab a beer together. Spend a little extra time with your kids if you have them. If your father is no longer with us, he will be in my prayers today as I imagine what it will be like when we are all back together again in the Kingdom of Heaven.
We ended with some prayer requests. Breaker Breakers family with health issues, Tesla’s son, Buckeye’s cousin diagnosed with stage 2 cancer, F3 Money (77 yrs old) diagnosed with Lymphoma, and of course for sons and fathers everywhere. Thank you brothers for helping me honor my Dad today…..he would have loved this entire F3 Gastonia PAX as much as I do.