Christmas Eve- What better to do than have a sledding party. After the terrible beat down at Brave yesterday, Frack says to me, “you know there’s football sleds at Weddington.” Oh really, I reply, thats going to suck, you take that part of the party. So here’s how it went.
WU: Mosey to the side lot, quick disclaimer then the fun begins- 30 SSH, 30 MC’s, 30 LSS, 10 Merkins. Mosey to the back of the school for a continued supine warm of of 10 supines on each of the 3 railings in cadence.
Mosey over to the opposite side of the school where (2) 45 Pound plates begin the work. This was a great exercise glass Joe showed us at our site around a year ago. Simple, break up into 2 teams, 1 person pushes the plate while the rest rotate between 10 Merkin, 10 Squats, and 10 LBC’s. After each set one takes over and the next person on the team takes the plate, till we made a full round around the parking lot. Two obsevations stand out during this exercise but Ill save it for the moleskin, but lets just say the Meyers were on opposite tracks.
Next exercise, after I figured out how to count, or at least have the group count off, break into 5 teams of 3 and head to the practice field. Sandbag on one sideline, kettle bell on the other. The exercise was 50 sandbag burbee press lunges, the timer was the runner swapping with the person on the other end swinging the KB. This went on for a while until the teams finished. In the mean time Doc and Ice led some Mary while everyone finished.
Next was the sleds. Frack took over and decided to used a similar format but instead of running back and forth we broke into 3 teams of 5 and the 5 man sled became the timer. Each team had to push the sled 3 times. This was a leg killer.
Last for a bit of fun was the “tug of war” battle between two teams. This was Happy’s idea and I liked it. 3 rounds while evening them out to make it more difficult was a fun finish to the work out. Mosey back take the gear back, hit some mary while the pac came in Finished!
To have 15 of our Pax show up on Christmas Eve is so encouraging to me, it goes beyond my standard thought process that 15 decided they would get their butts out of bed on Christmas Eve and challenge each other for an hour. Moses made his F1 Debute and put the work in, realizing he wanted to work on both the spiritual and physical aspects of himself, 6:30 was no obstacle. Snow, Ice, and Doc are the cornerstone of our group always pushing, encouraging and lifting everyone up. Popeye still carries his “no quit” attitude, and although those were not Shop or Dirty Birds specific 2016 words of the year to live by, they certainly have as well. Goodfella is earning his stripes quickly and with out hesitation stepped up for Monday’s q, can’t wait. Gator, have you seen him 50 years old this year, he with-out question is in better physical shape than he was a year ago, he has put the work in. Maple Syrup and Troylette, like Goodfella always have a smile on their face and get after it in every work out.
Which leaves us with Bolt, I had heard this young man had made his debut a couple weeks ago, heard he was fast, heard he was strong, heard he also has a no quit attitude. Well, it is true, 6 years old, he was on my heals the whole time (I’m guessing he didn’t pass me out of respect), fast, check, strong, mmm, for sure, he didn’t hesitate taking on that 45 lb plate and gave it all he had. No quit, for sure, Popeye tried to instruct him how to modify something so it would be a little easier, nope not Bolt, he decided to modify and make it harder, so instead of KB swings he added burbee’s to the mix. Awesome, but what would you expect he’s Ice’s son, Ice works hard, so Bolt would naturally work hard too. So here’s where they differed today. While pushing the plates around the parking lot, Bolt got on it and gave it his all, no issues, a little help and he was around the corner. Ice gave it all he had as well, but,,, his was just a bit on the drunken worm burner kind, he decided to miss the corner and run the plate toward the island. Next time will give Ice a ticket:)
So with that, again, thanks for giving me the opportunity to lead, I appreciate it more than you know. Oh and Popeye and Shop, I owe you one, (defiling Packers attire is a capital offense). Hugs around! Merry Christmas!
Flash this Monday is at 6:30
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F3 Sanctuary is on this Monday at 7:30 in the Brooklyn Pizza in Wesley Chapel