Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: April 7, 2022

Attitude at Midoriyama

8 strong Pax showed up at a breezy, warm Midoriyama. Broke was originally the Q but he asked for a fill in due to his back problems and I was glad to help out. The mumblechatterers started before the workout even began. Several jokes about how easy the workout was going to be, tapering for races, etc. Slaw ran a 5K EC. Coming in hot was Sister Act for a rare afternoon post. His arrival seemed to increase the mumblechatter. Imagine that. Broke wasn’t walking very well so he decided he would do some work on his own.

Warmup: SSH x 10 IC, Right over Left, Left over Right, Moroccan Night Clubs, Low Slow Squats.
Mosey to the far parking lot rest room building in the shade for a “modified” Walls of Jericho. We would do ONE exercise, run a lap around both parking lots, return to the shady side of the building to hear a quote about Attitude from various sources.
7 burpees
7 LBC’s IC
7 Merkins IC
7 Low Slows IC
7 American Hammers IC
7 Military Merkins IC
7 Big boys IC

  1. I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. -Charles Swindoll
  2. It is not the body’s posture but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray. – Billy Graham
  3. We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde
  4. Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller
  5. Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? – Unknown
  6. Great effort springs naturally from great attitude. – Pat Riley
  7. Funny is an attitude. – Flip Wilson

Mosey to a never before used hill in F3 Gastonia history on the first base side of Field #3 for a Triple Nickel. 5 squats at the bottom, 5 Merkins at the fence at the top, 5 times. I was the six by the time this one ended and needed Slaw to give a ten count.

Mosey the long way behind all three ballfields on the side near the woods stopping behind Field #1 at a nice hill for another Triple Nickel with Flutter Kicks on top and Moroccan Night Clubs at the bottom. Once again I am the six and need another 10 count from Slaw.

Mosey back to the flag for some Mary. LBC’s, certain Canoe called 10 burpees, Dying cockroaches, some others to close it out.

I reminded everyone about how many times the father’s attitude can set the daily tone for the family and to be very mindful of this. I learned this probably much later in life than I should and it is good to be reminded.

Speed for Need Event at Community Foundation Run this Saturday April 9th beginning at 9 a.m. Check Slack for details.
Trash Clean Up on Saturday, April 16th after Gashouse workout on Garrison near Lineberger Park.
Honey Hunter’s Baseball Game with F3 Gastonia on Sunday, April 24th.

Prayer Requests:
My M
Gumby’s Mom
Mayor’s M
Blart took us out.

**Big thanks to all the Pax who came out today as it was a group of spirited, hard chargers. Blart was trying to sprint on the laps around the parking lot. Sister Act and Freight had lots of discussion about form and effort, who has it and who does not and also some who don’t care. Slaw found a softball while we were out and this led to a discussion of our church softball days where he and Blart and I played together for many years with many funny stories. Some did not appreciate all of the “attitude” quotes and disparaged some of them but I liked them all. The attitude quotes were mainly for me as I have been having some difficulties and need reminding to check my attitude. It was great to lead such a fine group!

The Not So Rainy Goat



Warm up:


15 Imperial Walkers IC

10 Merkins IC

10 Gravel Pickers IC

20 Squats OYO

Mosey to bridge Lunge Walk across, continue Mosey to the parking lot on the other side of the Park.

25 of the following exercises then Mosey back to the light before the bridge



Smurf Jacks


5 Burpee

20 of the following exercises then Mosey back to the parking lot



Smurf Jacks


5 Burpee

15 of the following exercises then Mosey back to the light before the bridge



Smurf Jacks


5 Burpee

10 of the following exercises then Mosey back to bridge. Lunge walk across then Mosey to Gazebo.



Smurf Jacks


5 Burpee

At the Gazebo partner up for  DORA 123

100 Big Boys

200 Reverse Lunges

300 Flutters count right leg.

With time running down we did

25 LBC

25 Heels to Heaven

Time 6:15 am.


Prayer request


I took us out in prayer.

Thank you for the opportunity to lead.


Can’t start a fire in a mud hole

Warm Up: SSH, Goof Balls, Nolan Ryans,

Tennis courts for some Ball play:
Dora 1,2,3,
100 Monkey Humpers, 200 Shoulder Taps, (count one side) 300 seal straddle Hops, Yeah thats what we are calling them now so Deal with it LOL.
This got the Pax and my self fired up so onto the next.
To the picnic Shelter land of the smooth concrete.
Step Ups, Merkins, LBC’s, Dying Cock Roaches, Swimmers, 20x each and we did this 4 times.
Well YHC still does not know how to offer direction to the effectiveness as others. I am a work in progress per Dredd it takes about 10,000 hours to perfect something I got a few more hours to go. But none the less we got all the werk done and told Stogie good by since it was close to 6am. Only thing left is some 11’s
We had the Great Tonka coming in Hot in a tractor trailer with the J brake sounding like a long fart after an evening at the Golden corral. You know Loud full of vibration you dont know if something will fall out or your greatest symphony will take place.
11’s I see this massive piece of manstruction just hanging out and think. What would Hacksaw do? so I modified the 11’s
we did dips off the flat bed and squats on the other side. I may not be the best at cadence, math, or anything else to do with 1 leg or 2. But By God when I see something cool I know how to put it Werk!
Great job from everyone this morning. I was proud to know Westside mentioned he burned a good amount of calories today. Also we talked about discipline, and Tonka said a field caught on fire he was working the other day. He told them “you can’t start a fire in a mudhole” So thus the title. Maybe wichita said that Im not sure..

Prayer Request:
Turtle man, Pappy, Oompa, Stripers Brother, Westsides Wifes family who recently lost a grandma, Wichitas family, travels for some of the pax this week.

The Bed Pan is full

Speed for Need Info (The Community Foundation Run 2022)


Not sure who all has agreed to help w/ the SFN event Saturday but the last word was we have two Track Commanders.  I am picking up the SFN trailer later today & am planning to arrive at the FUSE parking lot around 7am.  I plan to set up in the lower corner of the main parking lot (see photo) and have the caretakers park beside me for ease of access.  We will make our way to the S/F line before 9am in hopes that they will let us start a few minutes early.  Please reply to this post if you still plan to help push so I’ll have a headcount.  Give me a shout if you have any questions (980-448-8140).  Thanks & we’ll see you Saturday!

SFN Assembly Area (Community Foundation Run 2022)

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