Certainly not the worst weather we have seen, but regardless the PAX were led outside in the rain for a cardio-heavy workout. We took some cover under the breezeway at the school drop off and entrance for most of the work out, but there was still no way to stay 100% dry. #SorryNotSorry.
TClaps to Brownstreak and Whoopee who got an early 0500 start for some running in the rain before the Q and PAX arrived… if only my alarm clock started that early.
At 0530 we start with the warmup…
- SSH IC x 10
- Merkins IC x 10, right to…
- Planks with Leg/Arm Extensions, right to…
- Mountain Climbers
Recover and mosey to the parking lot for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Back to the breezeway to run a few laps (about .25 miles) and get loose. Also included about 100 meter Zombie Walk – Godfather style and 20 LBC IC.
With the PAX warmed up (and expecting sprints through the rain in the parking lot), YHC leads the PAX in some Dora 1-2-3 under cover. Partner up and collectively complete 100 Merkins, 200 LBCs, and 300 Squats. Partner A runs sprints under the breezeway while Partner B completes reps.
Unless someone can prove otherwise, I believe we had a first for a F3 workout… In the middle of Dora 1-2-3, an emergency request was made to open the doors for one PAX who needed #2. Must have been the quickest ever – probably didn’t wipe. No, this was not Brown Streak.
As promised, to ensure a proper cardio beatdown, we Indian Run a few laps around the parking lot (was about .75 mile total). YHC needs to practice leading a moving Indian Run as my instructions to have the leader circle back to pick up the six did not produce the desired result. Probably should say something like Circle Back to Pick Up The Six, not Circle Up. #LearningToLead
We wrap up our workout with 7 Minutes of Mary…
- Homer and Marge
- Dying Cockroach (of course)
- Flutter Kicks
- Scissor Kicks
- Plank (high, extensions, low, french fries).
During our extended plank, in attempt to fight off the agony (while completely spent) YHC asked anyone for a good story. Like a scene from SNL Celebrity Jeopardy, Dolph answers, “What is Five burpee’s on your own”. Certainly not a literary work of art, but since Dolph insisted, this is in fact, a short story. You can argue with Dolph if you like.
As requested, we finish our workout with 5 BOYO.
Working out in bad weather is one of the things I really enjoy about F3. Sure, it sucks when are dragging your can out of bed at 0500 (or earlier), and driving through a downpour to your AO, with the inevitable reality that in 45 minutes you will climbing back into your car soaking wet and exhausted ready to start the rest of your day (before most get out of bed). But doing this with a group of great men who I’ve had the pleasure to push the rock with for the last 9 months makes this worth it. Knowing you’ll be talking about this at Coffeeteria or 2ndF Happy Hour is something I won’t give up, and a gift worth sharing with others.
- 5th Anniversary Convergence on Friday. Clown Cars leave the Scheile on Friday at 0600.
- Tooltime and Flush are looking for anyone interested in a Spartan race. Check with Tooltime if there is any interest.
- Keep Inky and his family in your prayers with the passing of his father in law.
- We give thanks for the news that Anthrax will be a dad again!
I’m thankful for my brothers that get up with me at stupid hours, in bad weather, that motivate me, and push me to be better. Aye!