Thank you gentlemen for letting me take you on a little adventure around Nesbit and Kensington. The guys who show up at
Commitment are very supportive, which I appreciate very much.
I don’t take anything for granted when I Q. I realize that everyone has different abilities and you can see what are someone strengths and
weaknesses from a physical or mentally challenge for a particular day.
My hat goes off to Chainsaw today, after quietly turning 61 the other day, as he had some injuries, pushed through and never complained.
Turnbuckle showed up already having walked about 2.87 miles and cut it off to make sure he made commitment. That is real commitment.
Frack started the warm up mosey at a good pace, then finding out the next mosey we would be circling back for the 6, suggesting maybe he would slow down, but he didn’t.
Deep Dish continues to fight through some injuries , but continues to show up, super good job.
Doughboy coming straight back from bourbon country did well, as the alcohol came out of his pores as he sweat and he became stronger.
Breadbowl was called Redbull by me about 6 times, apologize for my NJ accent, but he hung in there and continue to fight through when pushed after our 2 minute 30 second plank.
Rubbermaid must have run the whole site prior to everyone showing up to check it out and when it was time to start, barely looked like he worked up a sweat.
Popeye looked like he had tears in his eyes when I told him the set of 30’s for the rocks were named after him, from the last time I did it.
Fusebox had to leave on time today, but he was running faster today, like he wanted the clock to go faster. He was leading the 5 minute push with ease.
Thanks for keeping me honest gentlemen.
Continue to send money in to support the Pax challenge of $100 towards charities in Waxhaw, even if you can send less.
The Warm Up
Mosey around school (long way) to bench area for ABs
I was a little nervous doing the Q today after having a Shingles vaccine less than 48 hours prior and having some side effects
with a pretty sore shoulder, but figured I would deal with it and pull back if needed. I actually felt pretty good and was determined
to provide a challenging meeting for the fine gentlemen showing up.
The Warm Up
Mosey halfway to the bridge and then back to the circle.
20 side straddle hops
20 merkins (little did everyone know, there would be some good merkins to come later 🙂 )
20 imperial walkers
Since, Popeye had already made a pitstop at the port a john to pee, I figured let’s lunge to the next port a john, to make sure know
one else had to go before we really got into it. No takers, so we were ready.
Mosey to the rock pile and partner up with a medium weight boulder. I was impressed at how heavy some of the rocks folks chose,
prior to knowing the reps.
Partner one runs to the corner and back.
Partner two starts the reps and alternates:
200 Overhead presses
Mosey up towards the school for some on your six work.
25 Big Boys
25 Heals to Heaven
Here is where the fun begin. Mosey to the parking lot and find a curb. This next part had the most complaining, I am not sure why it
was very enjoyable :).
50 merkins with a hand touch for each hand on the curb for each merkin
Run to the other end of the parking lot for 1 burpee and back
Repeat for 30 merkins/2 burpees and 10 merkins / 3 burpees.
50 squats run to the other side 1 burpee
Repeat for 30 squats / 2 burpees and 10 squats / 3 burpees
Mosey over to the curb on the side of the benches/swings
Partner up with one partner doing 10 pullups
Partner two starts doing crawl bears (reverse bear crawls) and keeps going until partner one relieves them.
This was repeated until 5 rounds of 10 pullups. The further out the crawl bears went away from the pullup area, the more
mosey was involved.
Line up on the curb and do 100 calf raises.
Mosey back to the COT.
I have to say the time seemed to go pretty quick and I was disappointed that we were not able to do a few more exercises. There was
so much complaining about the merkins and hand tap on the curb that it gives me a few other ideas of how we can have more fun
in the future.
The guys were great today with everyone helping each other to make it through.
Being one of the older Q’s I always want to make sure I am able to challenge these fine professional athletes. Thank you for allowing me
to lead you today.
15 Leaders gather this morning in some cold 27 degree temperatures thirsty for knowledge.
Posse went through an overview of some do’s and don’ts and had everyone go into the center and try their hand at leading an exercise. There was no mistake, if you didn’t do it well enough for Posse, it was done again (no surprises there).
Goodfella took off running fast by himself, like he may have done in the past when he was younger going home from school, hoping his mom didn’t hang his pee stained sheets out the window for everyone to see he wet the bed.
We all partnered up to do 50 dips and 50 step ups with one person running a lap, while the other doing the exercise and trading off.
A short Mosey to the bus locations for some bear crawls and jump squats. I didn’t get any takers for my demonstration of Alligator Merkins, but that’s ok, it will be back for my next Q.
Mosey to each light pole with 5 burpees at each light pole until we reached the bathroom area where we grabbed a rock for some exercises before a Mosey back to the parking lot stopping at each light pole for some Bobby Hurleys.
We may have started out shaky in the beginning, but Posse had us on track that by the end everyone was a fine tune machine. It was
great to see everyone out there ready to take on the world.
I was thankful that it didn’t rain with the temperature hovering a crisp 34 degrees. It was great to see 15 eager PAX waiting for what was
to come. The goal today was to keep everyone moving, but allow us to stay close so no one was feeling far behind.
I was honored to lead everyone through today’s commitment. Being one of the older PAX and leading a group of leaders through an hour of fun you always want to make sure you are challenging everyone to do their best and making sure you have enough gas to lead everyone. I am blessed each day that I am able to push myself and more blessed that I was able to push everyone today.
Shop Dawg – 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings new site opening up to Christ Closet. Every piece of clothes last weekend were put away. Excellent Job everyone.
Wrigley – Ontime was not able to make it, as him and his wife were in the hospital giving birth to baby number two.
Great Job fellas.
I had the intention for my first Q and being after Thanksgiving to create a little Turkey Burn, which may have caused too much burn.
The Warm Up
Mosey to the bridge at Nesbit and back to the circle for a few exercises.
20 Merkins, Calf stretches, 20 Imperial Walkers and 10 Abe Vigoda’s.
Mosey to the rock pile and pick a sizeable rock for low repetitions.
25 curls, run to the end of the parking lot and back
25 triceps over head, run to the end of the parking lot and back
25 squat overhead press, run to the end of the parking lot and back
25 standing chest press
Run the long way around the school to the far basketball court for our next set of exercises.
25 big boy sit ups, run to the jungle gym, 10 pullups, run back
25 lbc’s, run to the jungle gym, 10 pullups, run back
25 heels to heaven, run to the jungle gym, 10 pullups, run back
25 flutter kicks, run to the jungle gym, 10 pullups, run back
Two minute plank
Mosey to the main entrance of millbridge and wait for all pax
Mosey to parking lot on the right, this is where I heard a fellow pax was having a hard time holding in his bowels and it helped me alter the next set of exercises
25 Squats 🙂
25 Squat pulses
25 Burpo’s – Burpees without coming all the way up.
Repeat all three exercises, not that I was really looking forward for something to be pushed out, but thought it would be good on the legs.
Mosey to the pool area of millbridge for some more fun
I was asked by our pax who was fighting their bowel movement after the squats what was next and shared the next item, only to hear him say I will meet you back at the finish area. More to come on this…
The goal was 5 laps around the parking lot, running the straightaways, while doing a bear crawl at the corners.
I was really looking forward to this, but cut it back to 3 when I noticed most looking a bit tired. However, since we pulled back the last two laps, we finished nicely with 25 Mike Tysons to the joy of everyone.
I enjoyed sharing some exercises with the pax and wanted to make sure I was able to challenge everyone. Turnbuckle did great pushing himself and it’s impressive how everyone rally’s around to make sure no one is excluded.
OK, the elephant in the room: Unfortunately Rudy tried his best to make it to hit the restroom, first trying at the millbridge gym only to have folks look at him and probably wanted to call the cops. The next stop was the port a john, only if it was 10 feet closer. We are sorry that Rudy was not able to make the COT and picture, but glad he is doing well.
Fusebox – Effies coming up on 12/7, looks to be a blast, BYOB
Shop Dawg – Tried to get something out of him, only would say a new F3 site coming.