So YHC got to the AO early this morning, needed to do a little AO prep and get ready for phase 2 of the planned beatdown with buttermilk! Some pax were on a little EC – if they only knew! Great morning by the way for those who missed. FNG shows up from Eagle Park in Belmont. Maybe we should put an AO over there someday? Went like this:
SS – burpees X 5
IWs X 20
Cotton Pickers X 20
Nolan Ryans X 10 each side
Mountain Climbers X 20
Mosey down to the gazebo on the square for an escalator.
5 burpees – lap @ the green.
5 burpees, 10 big boys – lap @ the green.
5 burpees, 10 big boys, 15 dirkins – lap @ the green
5 burpees, 10 big boys, 15 dirkins, 20 jump squats – lap @ the green
5 burpees, 10 big boys, 15 dirkins, 20 jump squats, 25 dips – lap @ the green.
Line up on the sidewalk on the river side of the green.
Bear Crawl mode;
1st stake – 5 Ahs
2nd stake – 10 Ahs
3rd stake – 15 Ahs.
Broad Jump mode:
1st stake – 5 HR merkins
2nd stake – 10 HR merkins
3rd stake – 15 HR merkins
Lunge mode: (easy roll here)
1st stake – 5 LBCs
2nd stake – 10 LBCs
3rd stake – 15 LBCs
OK pax, guess what? It is now the 4th Quarter! 6: 05. Getting tougher in the 4th quarter is the bottom line. The buttermilk gets thick. Let’s find out what we got! And make it better. so, toughness drill on 1. Goes like this:
Bottom, 5 plank jacks
Top, 5 Merkins
Now here’s the rub. We generally do this on the small, short hill from the Fire Dept. up to Doffers. And it can be tough. Today, we’re raising the standards here. Because we should do that from time to time. My thought anyhow. So we put in play. Track would be starting at the FD and going up the big hill 4 lights and back. This is roughly 3/4 of the way up and back which was given the time we had the best we could reasonably test today. So test we did!
After most of the pax had 4 repeats the bat flippers headed up for 5. It was 6:14. So YHC made a call. And that was if we are going to go over, so be it. But, FINISH! 4/5 is 80% That’s a B. Barely, but still a B. Which is good effort. But it doesn’t finish the job. YHC came to finish the job. That’s an A! Best you can be. 100% . Let’s do this thing! All pax were in and FINISHED! Which made them A players. Killers. HIMs. Varsity players. Get it doners.
Got a pledge. FNG talked about spilling Merlot. But didn’t do it!
Well, this was all about one thing. Finishing. Getting better, Getting to the horizon or the top. Mission accomplished. Took us 2 minutes over. Had plenty of time for Floyd and Blackie’s. A good treat after that last roll. Which is why we finish. Also have to admit I was observing the 30th anniversary today of my 1991 Boston Marathon run. 3:03 on near perfect 45 degree cloudy day. What’s called Heartbreak Hill is really four hills between miles 17 and 21. We finished that day too. So in honor of this day and the Cramerton hill we use so often we will name it Kilimanjaro. Got K2 in Mt. Holly.
Welcome another Eagle Park man – Stagecoach! From Oklahoma. He’ll be back. Tomorrow I predict. And we’ll get back up and get better then too!
Prayers up for Dolph whose step dad passed and our GSM brothers.
Honor to lead these men. They pushed the rock. And in the 4th quarter just as hard as the 1st quarter.