My youngest 2.0 is out of town this week for Spring Break. The lives our kids get to live can be quite charmed – lucky for them. But lucky for me because that frees my morning schedule to get after it: #noexcuses (though I’ve made plenty in the last year. I reached out to Wichita a few weeks back to secure the Q spot at Folsom this morning so I could venture north where work is completed and the rock is pushed extra hard. I was a little worried having stayed up to watch the National Championship basketball game, so I set 2 alarms so not to miss the action. As our friend Huckleberry likes to say: “it’s time to clock in.”
10 IC count of: Toy Soldier, Imperial Walkers, Side to Side Lunge, Plank Jacks, Fire Hydrants (SC R/L)
Mosey a short distance to the tennis courts. It’s a wonder no one has seriously injured themselves in that dark place but I decided to bring out some old drills from my high school tennis days. Our warm-up in those days began with a little cardio of the “W” drill and “Tracers.” So I began to demonstrate the pattern to which Tater Hole rightfully called me out to say: “that looks like a V.” Q-fail – thanks TH – I then corrected to the W, running from the baseline down the alley, touch the net, backpedal (i.e.: NUR), to the “T” then forward to the net, backpedal the alley. We spread out among both sides of the 6 courts – run the W on all 6 courts, both sides but before starting the next court perform 5 Bobby Hurleys in honor of the NCAA b-ball championship. This was a good cardio start. So let’s keep it going. Tracers were up next and you basically follow all the lines on the court, forward, backward, side shuffle, etc. This time between each court do 5 mountain climbers. All 6 courts, both sides. I did take a moment to share the story of Roscoe NUR-ing down Dixon Road and tripping over and landing on Anthrax. This was a warning/disclaimer to give some space to others and not have an Anthrax moment.
We moseyed to the lower parking lot and the picnic shelter for the Red Reaper. This is a routine that culled together from a few things and really like the effect. I briefly feel like Rudolph when I complete it – briefly – then reality shrinks my noodles to standard size. It goes like this:
- 15 Merkins
- 30 Shoulder Taps (county both taps)
- 15 Merkins
- 15 Dips
- 30 Decline Peter Parkers
- 15 Dips
To provide a brief rest after that set I led a little bit of Mary: LBCs, Flutters, and Dollys all IC x 10; Repeat that set again.
We reached 0600 so I had a few more things on the Weinke – only time for one so I went with the Mini-4 Corners. All PAX find your own parking spot.
- CDD’s SC x 10; bear-crawl forward to the top of the parking rectangle
- Mtn. Climbers SC x 10; plank walk right
- Shoulder Taps SC x 10; Joe Hendrix to the bottom of the rectangle
- Plank Jacks SC x 10; plank walk left to the start
- 2-line suicide – count each line x 10
We did 3 sets and I gave the PAX a choice for one more or back to base and Mary. It was a split vote – Achey Breaky didn’t care one way or the other – typical millennial. We decided to stay for a 4th round. Mosey back to base.
Announcements: F3 Dads this weekend – bring a trashbag and a kid (or not) or find a kid on the street and bring them (or maybe not); point is to pick up trash and make our AO’s better. At Folsom – they will reconvene at 10:30 am. 4/17 is the Convergence at Bulldog 0700. If you have a concrete block or something similar – bring it with you. 4/24 – PT test at GasHouse; this week – Name it & Claim it Challenge – Merkins – You vs. You – keep up the good work. Prayers: Big Pappy, Sister Act and healing; those looking for jobs.
Thanks to Wichita and the Folsom men for allowing me to Q – it was an honor to workout with you this morning. It was a mix of cardio and strength work. Hopefully it was worth the price of admission. Hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather than later.