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 LBC’s IC
7 Merkins IC
7 Low Slows IC
7 American Hammers IC
7 Military Merkins IC
7 Big boys IC
- I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. -Charles Swindoll
- It is not the body’s posture but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray. – Billy Graham
- We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde
- Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller
- Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? – Unknown
- Great effort springs naturally from great attitude. – Pat Riley
- 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.
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!