66 degrees, moderate rain, minimal wind…..almost couldn’t get any better. Hardest part was the first few minutes when the alarm went off lying in bed listening to the rain. Today was going to be tough, but I knew like Every. Other. Time. I would be glad I did it once it was over.
I got to GasHouse and Stroganoff was zipping up the rain jacket-that meant he was running, and Voodoo was sitting in his truck probably trying to decide between the obvious and Waffle House. Thankfully Waffle House did not win. A few others rolled in including “CLEAN SHAVEN” Clavin. Not sure he qualifies as a Kotter, but I haven’t seen him in a long time so it was good to spend some time with him again. We had a quick discussion on the plan for today which was the weekly IPC. The Iron Pax Challenge did not involve running so Voodoo convinced the potential PainLabbers to roll as 1 group today. We quickly did a modified disclaimer and warmup which included climbing the fence while Stroganoff moseyed the long way to the field. Stroganoff did his thing which actually included getting on his back in the rain for exercises and not just running while we did the IPC week 1: Care Bear Square thing. Gatorade bottles were set up in a square at 25 yard distances. Starting at the bottom right part of the square we did standard bear crawl to the top right then did 25 squats. We then did slide-to-the-left bear crawl to the top left part of the square for 25 Merkins. Next we “crawl bear’ed” (bear crawl backwards-yes it sucked, no really really really really really really……..SUCKED) to the bottom left part of square for 25 big boy situps. The final leg of the square we did slide-to-the-right bear crawl to the original starting point for 25 burpees. And this sucked too in case you are wondering. This was the cycle that we repeated for a total of 45 minutes. The rain felt good, the grass was sticky and felt like grasshoppers in my nose a few times (could have been grasshoppers but probably just grass) and the crawl bear and burpees traded spots as the worst part depending on where you were. We walked back the long way as a group while Strog kept going until time was up.
We finished with COT then 3 of us went to breakfast. In case you are wondering, CDA has really good breakfast, fast service, and ONLY TAKES CASH. Thanks for bailing me out on the breakfast Tube. I’ll get you back later this month hopefully. I should know by now about the only cash thing, but it’s been awhile since I have eaten there.
Thanks for posting in the rain guys. I needed the push.