10-96 is the police code for a crazy person (mental patient / detain suspect). The backstory is that I told Freight I would see him at Midoriyama AND pickup the shovel flag (to get the AO name carved like our other SFs). I meant I would be there at the START for the workout. However, I was not able to get out of work soon enough and battled traffic (while the regulars battled Def Leppard – regulars came out stronger for sure). When I showed up to get the SF, the PAX was just finishing up their last COP and encouraged me to get in line (in full business casual office attire) which I gladly did.
But that’s not the crazy part… When Freight asked for Qs for upcoming workouts, I volunteered. Later I thought.. “What? Am I crazy? This is one serious group of regular STUDS! Last time I worked out here I got smoked! What makes me think I can lead this group (and still walk away on my own)? I must be crazy!” So as part of my disclaimer today, YHC ensured that I stated for the record that in addition to not being professional, I was a little crazy too!
Anyway, with a storm brewing, we quickly optioned to start today’s beatdown under the picnic shelter. Here is what we did…
Plus clarification the Q (and many Midoriyama regulars) are indeed a bit crazy. Not to mention, as the PAX began to post, Mother Nature sent us a fairly significant thunder storm. Against my best advice, we all stuck around for the beatdown.
- SSH x 20
- Squat x 20
- Toy Solider x 15
- LBC x 15
- Don Quixote x 10
- Mericans x 10
- Moraccan Nightclubs (t-claps to ToolTime for the inspiration>
- Repeat Reverse Order (throwing in additional sets of MNC to get to 100 reps for ToolTime)
The original plan was to hit the fields for some four corners and other fun but while the rain and thunder were still pretty strong, we stayed under cover for some step ups and dips. 3 sets starting at 30 step ups/20 dips, then 25/15 and finish with 20/10.
At this point the lightening and thunder had sort of passed, but with the rain still coming down, we set out on foot for some mosey work. After a short 1/4 mile Slaw mentioned we lost one PAX. Apparantly Lil’ Sweet had his 2.0 in the car back at the shelter. Standing on the soccer field, as we looked over the hill, he was catching up, hammer down, wipers on full speed! Uh, definitely a first. Will make sure to mention that in my disclaimers going forward.
- Dying Cockroaches x20
- LBC x20
- American Hammer x20
- Mountain Climbers x20
Rinse and repeat 3 rounds.
Based on frequent updates from ToolTime on the clock, we began to mosey back to start. But upon Lil’ Sweet’s suggestion we immediately switched gears and decided to push his car back to the start.
With just a few minutes remaining, the last exercise was burpees until 6:15.
There are powerful forces at work among us, in our daily lives, some trying to derail us and others working to keep us on the right track. We all have the ability to choose how we react to what life gives us. Lots of appreciation from PAX today for the bonds that are being forged here at Midoriyama, throughout the Gastonia region and across the Nation as we motivate and hold each other accountable. #ISI Glad to be here brothers!
Prayers for Blart who is recovering from prior workout. Also for Floppy’s M as they are hoping for good news on some tests. Phillipian’s 4:13
Happy Birthday Freight!