It was Monday. Whoever was Q had something come up. Not sure who it was but did not matter. This is F3 and that is not a big deal. Hope whoever had Q is ok and nothing big happened. Gastone tried to take the Q but Defib and I wrestled it from him. Been there before. I have regretted getting on that train before and it does not end well.
Defib and I decided on the fly I would take the first half and he would take the second half. This was 100% based on the fact that he had a watch and I did not-we need to finish on time and it was just that simple.
We started with a quick warmup:SSH, Merkins (good form), and LBCs. We then started to lunge to the park and (officially) I made it to the edge of the park border and then we started a slow mosey. We did a little plank or something else to let the 6 catch up then headed over to Clavin’s Hill for some work-5 squats at the bottom and Jack Webb to 7 at the top in escalating fashion (5 squats, up hill, Jack Webb 1, down hill, 5 squats, up hill Jack Webb 2, down hill, 5 squats, up hill Jack Webb 3…). We then moseyed toward the picnic tables. On the way we stopped for some plank (I think). When 6 caught up, we headed to picnic tables for some step ups……this was the point at which I started to erupt. I had been thinking about something for a few days and being the Q today was just what I needed to unpack this “thing” I was thinking about.
On Saturday I could not make the workout-family stuff that I needed to be home early to take care of-so I went in early for some EC. I got there at 420 am and did some stuff on my own until Anchorman and JJ showed up at 6 am for some ruck stuff. When we got back for start of GasHouse at 0700 there was a big crowd, probable about 20 or so. Out of that 20, about 15 went to PainLab-you are probably thinking “Where is Whoopee going with this?” or “What’s wrong with 15 guys in PainLab?” or “What the heck was Whoopee doing at 420am at the Schiele Museum by himself?” or “What were Anchorman and JJ doing riding together to the Shiele at 6am still in there PJ’s?” Oops, I told them I wouldn’t tell anyone. Please forget that last part. Well I’m gonna answer some of those questions right now so just hold onto your hypothetical horses.
Of those 15 guys, I could not tell you how much they have been posting during the week. Now, part of that is my fault because I don’t post as often as I used to and we have a lot of AOs to choose from so in their defense, they could be posting other places that I am not aware of, HOWEVER, I do not think that is the case, which is the point I am going to eventually make…..It is my opinion that many of the Saturday PainLab folks are just that: Saturday PainLab folks. If we are F3 and our mission is what it is, then our goal should be ACCELERATION-whatever that means to you is fine, but to me it means I not only need to get myself better, it also means I need to sharpen those men around me and help them accelerate. I told our group that I thought we all, but particularly the guys that have done a GREAT JOB with Painlab, needed to help get these PainLab folks out to some other AOs during the week. My words were something along the lines of if you are going to PainLab then you should be giving these guys a friendly earful…..get them to be accountable and post at some other AOs during the week. Maybe you can’t run (now) but you can mosey and you can do Bulldog or Diablo Sammich-get their butts out here. In the Gloom. With the other men. And get better-ACCELERATE. Look at Watts Up-Last year at this time he was a different man. Now, he can post anywhere, anytime, and keep up with every single one of us if not stay ahead of us. We should rename him Jules’ Wallet (from Pulp Fiction) because he is a bad mother………..sorry, got a little carried away. I’ll try to keep this rated PG. Again, don’t get me wrong, PainLab has been phenomenal. It has gotten a lot of men into F3 that would otherwise not even consider it. My point is DON’T STOP THERE! Take this to the next level. Get them to explore 2nd F and 3rd F and post more often. Remind them it is You vs You.
I got a pretty good rush from this rant so what else could we do but head across the way to the Turd Shack for some Hip Slappers. After a few sets Defib took over. We did a quick mosey to get in place for 11’s with Mike Tysons and Squats. About number 8 on the Mike Tyson’s I blacked out and don’t remember anything else. I think they carried me back to start for the COT. Not sure if we did the pledge at the beginning or the end (pretty sure we did it at some point-heck I could have sung the French national anthem for all I know). After everyone left I called 911 and an ambulance came and got me. Apparently I got some IV fluids and the paramedics dropped me off on my front steps. My wife found me a few hours later and brought me inside. Guess that will teach me to open my mouth.
Thanks for the fun-Whoopee