I was a bit thrown off as I pulled into the Calvary Parking lot on this relatively cool August morning. I approached our normal gathering area seeing what appeared to be many vehicles parked in the darkness. “OK…looks like a good turnout this morning,” I thought. As I got closer and my eyes adjusted to the darkness in the parking lot, I noticed that these vehicles were dump trucks, backhoes, chip spreaders, and steam-rollers. The entire parking lot had been paved, and cones blocked entry from the driveway that circled the lot. “Hmmm…this is a problem. Where is everyone?” I continued to follow the driveway along and to my relief I spotted many cars and a few kettle bells swinging at the end of the parking lot. “I found my pax!” It was a nice turnout today, and now we have a nice smooth surface for all future COPs. No more CCVs on broken glass!
Anyways, once we all found our way to our new, albeit temporary gathering spot, we got after it (after a short disclaimer of course). Here’s what we did….
Short warm-up jog around the parking lot only to end up right back where we started for COP.
Mosey to bottom of Entrance 4
Mosey to the playground
Mosey to the picnic shelter
Mosey to baseball field
Mosey to Hill
Triple nickel (again)
Mosey to courtyard
Mosey to large field in front of church, line up and sprint across field to driveway at top of North Face, plank until all arrive
Mosey around to bottom of North Face, plank until all arrive
Once all finished, we jogged back toward the cars and sprinted the last 200 yds.
What an awesome morning for a workout!! We got a nice break from the heat and humidity, and we continue to be blessed to be able to use the great venue at Calvary Church. Today, we got to see and experience all of it! YHC is not the most creative guy in the world, and I had to improvise this morning because I didn’t have time to plan out something special…so I figured I’d pull all the regular tricks out of the bag and take the pax on a tour to see all the great things this venue has to offer. I think it was while we were at the baseball field when Haggis commented that we must be doing every exercise known within F3. Not all of them, but we certainly did many of them.
It was great to see many of the regulars this morning, but also a few faces we don’t typically see at Anvil – Haggis, Margo, Furley, and Whiplash. Thanks Whiplash for EH’ing FNG Jeff D, who from here forward shall be known as Brutus. Jeff is a Michigan fan, so he is now appropriately named for the Ohio State mascot. Brutus’ wife, who is a Ohio State fan will be very happy with the name choice. Nice one Hops!
T-claps to our KB’ers this morning. I didn’t take notice of all that were participating, but I think it was Abacus, Mermaid, and Cane. Not sure if Swanson did his regular pre-run, but if I missed you, sound off in the comments and take credit! Also
Thanks to Hops for the strong closing prayer! Many prayer requests among the pax, including Turkey Leg, whose mother passed away this morning.
Always a pleasure leading you guys. It was fun this morning.