Good crowd this am at GasHouse. Even better was the rain last night with lots of puddles. We started with the disclaimer and pledge then Tube took the PainLabbers and the rest of us headed for some boot camp fun. We got to Grier football field/track and I let Watts Up pick the first dose of pain: Bricks or Baseball? He picked bricks so we started with some Squat the Line on the wall-form a line on the wall, get in BTTW position, center 2 guys drop from BTTW and do 10 squats then back into BTTW position and next 2 drop for 10 squats, then continue until all do squats then recover. Just FYI, Linus did his squats in (sort of) slooooooooow motion. I think we did 2 sets of these (10 squats then 5 squats). We moseyed over to the baseball field hill next to the benches and did some 11’s on the hill: Hip Slappers at the bottom and Squats at the top. The ground was a bit mushy and made those hip slappers a bit more painful. After passing Stroganoff and Roscoe doing their own thing (more on that below) we moseyed over to the steps at FPC for some more 11’s: at the top we did Mountain Climbers and LBCs at the bottom. Next we moseyed over to Sherwood playground for another little bit of pain: partner up, P1-hand from something on the playground and P2-run to the mask and do three 8 count body builders then swaparoo. In case you are wondering, Time Frame’s mother is 72 years old so we did a combined total of 72-ish body builders. We moseyed back to Roscoe and Stroganoff. I hit a few puddles along the way but unfortunately no one joined me. I’ll have to find a way to fix this next time. Bandit, do you still have that big sheet of plastic? It’s getting about that time again…..
Once we got to Strog and Roscoe, we joined them for a little bit of fun. Roscoe was taking orders from Sargent Hulka with some EMOM: 10 Squats and 15 American Hammers. Not sure about the numbers but you get the idea. He’s been recovering a stress fracture and avoiding any running. After a couple rounds of that, we joined Strog with some genuine Wolfpack Grinder stuff:run laps around the track and on one end squats and other end LBCs. Time was running low so we moseyed back home and joined the PainLabbers for a little fun then finished up with COT. Lots of prayer requests for sick friends and family members.
Roscoe brought up a John Wooden quote that was especially timely: “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”In other words, if you are on IR for some reason, try to come out and post anyway. You can modify. You can PainLab. You can ruck. You can work your butt off in the end zone doing Squats and American Hammers EMOM for 40+ minutes. You can WolfPack Grinder for 40 + minutes. You can always do SOMETHING so do it. Stay connected with your brothers and do what you can. Reach out to your fellow pax who you have not seen lately and get them out there. Anyone seen HushPuppy? JK2? Dry Rub? Turtle Man? DaVinci? Dr. Feelgood? Voodoo? HIPAA? I’m sure you can think of others. I was out for an extended period of time so in fairness, some of these guys may be posting and I have just missed them because I have been gone. I’ve tried to stay active with a few PAX, but it’s not the same. Reel these guys back in. Call them. Go pick them up before a workout. Whatever, just let them know they have been missed and should come back out.
If they are lagging behind, lag back there with them and keep them company. I know I have been that guy and having someone hang back with me makes that pain a little more bearable.
Thanks for coming out today guys. Every one of you has helped build GasHouse in one way or another.