You usually don’t see a message at 5am that says “doesn’t look like rain, can someone substi-Q for me?” But Brutus probably fell asleep in his raffle winning recliner and was too comfortable to get up, then again maybe he was helping with the morning feeding of his daughter. Chicken Little stepped up as usual and said he would take diesel and figure it out. Since we were expecting rain, Mash had already called an audible and we quickly planned to get Diesel to join us. Centerfold
shockingly got to five stones early enough to redirect Chicken, O-69 and Popeye over to Cuthbertson HS to meet the regular mashers (Bunyan, Penalty box, Sledge and Mayhem) under the awning and stay dry. At 5:32, figuring it was safe to leave diesel, Centerfold headed to the workout, but little did he know Posse was running even later. Posse was able to get a cinder block and bricks at Five stones and find us at Cutty only a few minutes late.
Mayhem leads some warmup. We grab our cinder blocks and bricks, head up the stairs to the covered awning near the gym entrance and get started. We decided to wing it since nobody had a full weinke prepared. We did our ring-around-the-rosie exercise call out with each Pax picking an exercise/body part and calling however many reps they wanted. I can’t remember the exact order or the exact number of reps but we covered the following-
Posse’s Diamond merkin uti/ab medley sucked but he knows how to push guys to work hard. We did 1/4 thru 5/20 on the first pass around the circle and finished rounds 6-10 on the second go around. Thank goodness we didn’t do big boys on rounds 6-10 like we did for 1-5. We accomplished multiple things today. We got a good workout in as usual, and secondly we stayed dry. Not that we are afraid of water, but with Mayhem getting over pneumonia recently, he didn’t want to run the risk of working out in the rain. I’m sure everyone was happy to oblige and find some cover. It’s good to see Mayhem back at it after missing a couple weeks being sick and then on a mission trip.
Can’t remember if we had much in the way of announcements, read another backblast if you want to see them and Centerfold took us out.
7 pax put on some cold weather gear for a Saturday morning Commitment workout with temps around 26. Even Recalc had sleeves on this morning. As we are gathering in the parking lot a few minutes before 6:30, Popeye says “your first boot camp Q in quite some time”. True from a ‘formal aspect’ although I say it doesn’t really feel like it since I have probably Q’d a gazillion mash workouts since last May. Difference is I’m usually
late half asleep as the Q goes through the DICCS and then we break-off for mash so a lot less responsibility. This time, everyone is waiting on me to get the party rolling.
6:30 is here, lets get the Thang started–
DICCS are a little rusty but we make it through and onto a little mosey around the parking lot a quick three laps, last one running backwards and we stay with Mashers for the warmup.
Break off from mashers, tell em we’ll be back and head over to nesbit driveway near circle.
Mosey to parking lot by basketball hoops
Mosey out of parking lot towards kensington road and head back into first Millbridge entrance and back to parking lot to join the mashers with the cinder blocks
Mosey over to circle
So my first ‘formal’ Q in probably a year and I was able to get through with only one major glitch
that I am aware of. I forgot Name-o-rama, so we did that after the COT prayer. It was good to be Qing a workout where the scenery changed a bit and had some more variety to chose from. I’ve been pretty much only doing mash workouts for 8 months, and there are only so many ways to lift a cinder block and brick I have been itching to get some more running in now that my knee can handle it and get more cardio mixed into my routine. Mash has been an awesome workout while I healed from surgery and I also got to know a handful of pax well. Since we don’t move around much and stare at the same people for 45 minutes, we have a ton of good banter and chats while we are doing reps. Even as some of us injured folks heal up and start mixing back in with other boot camps, I know Mash is in good hands. Many others have stepped up and and are leading the workouts plus there are always pax coming to the IR (some for second and third ir stints!) so its very much needed as well. And even when I get back to 100%, the mashers can’t get rid of me forever.
Great weather today for another 18 out at the exlusive Bushwood CC. Better make sure I’m plenty early since I have the first tee box this morning. 5:29 lets get started, DiCCs discussed, two FNGs this morning, make sure we pick up the 6.
Mosey over to the parking lot by the playground for some warmup
Mosey again back through parking lot out toward sidewalk to Marvin Creek
At path, head back to the school, find a long wall
Mosey to playground
Over to Track
Back to front parking lot, kill last 90 seconds with gas pumps and heels to heaven.
After losing my voice for the last three days and coughing non stop, I was wondering if I could keep up with the rep counting and yelling out the weinke. At least I would try to sweat out whatever got in my system. I certainly wouldn’t pass on a round at Bushwood especially with the nicer temps we’ve been seeing in the morning. Good to see the group growing as we had another two FNGs out this morning. Not a lot of running, 2.25 miles but I’ve been trying to get more reps in the steps in, since the IPC kicked my butt and I know I need to get stronger. I just hope everyone continues to push themselves beyond their comfort zone. We all have more in our tanks than we realize.
Dromedary will always be one of my favorite AOs because 9 months ago, this is where I showed up as a FNG. Boucher brought me out and despite the physical beatdown I took that day, I remember how welcoming the group was, especially Goodfella and Posse and I’ve kept coming back ever since. Dromedary is also a great campus with a ton of options and a lot of room to roam.
5:30 19 Pax show up in the gloom,
half asleep ready to roll. DiCCs given and we start the mosey around the parking lot. Get halfway around, near the high school for some warmup
Mosey over to the lane that goes along school towards the globe
At the globe, we take a short mosey over towards tennis courts, more Lightpost reps, this time all the way to the end past middle school
Mosey over to covered entrance at Middle School, partner up, one guy does reps, one runs a half lap around small parking lot
Mosey towards buses, OneStar mentions “this is a nice wall”, I say Great, we should use it! Besides, I need to alter the weinke, I won’t have enough time to get to the rockpile
Mosey over to other side of middle school to Amrap table area
Just about out of time, mosey back to start, 2 min left so we do 30 gas pumps and some LBCs. Time’s up
There always seems to be a good mix of Pax at Dromedary, between gazelles and clydesdales. As I said there is lots of room to roam, but I know some don’t love a lot of running, so I try to keep everyone happy. We only cover about 2.25 miles and I try to get a little work in on all the body parts, Hopefully some will have some sore abs tomorrow morning. I ran out of time so we didn’t get to the rockpile at the end to do some IPC work. I planned on doing some squat thrusters and burpee jump-overs, Dana would be happy to know we missed those as he did the Meter’s 43 IPC challenge the previous day. It’s always a good start to the day when we can get ourselves out of bed and get to F3, not only to work on getting healthier, but also surrounding ourselves with a great group of guys that help guide us to be better in many aspects of life. Thanks for letting me lead today.
No announcements or Hope challenge volunteers, thanks Johnny Utah for taking us out.
“Hey Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know”……Well if the Lama ever showed up for a F3 workout, instead of us asking him for something at the end, he would be thanking us for introducing him to F3, and he’d be the one saying, “So, I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.” I think we all feel the same way with F3 as a part of our daily lives.
Some mumbling before 5:30 about sore body parts from the Monday workouts but since I wasn’t there (excusable absence), oh well, all body parts are fair game today in the weinke. DiCCs given, let’s get moseying.
Mosey across sidewalk in front of school, down entrance lane to far parking lot and circle up
Mosey back to playground by the jungle gym
Mosey back across front of school to the Covered walkways and wall
Not alot of running today (your welcome HighHat), everyone covered between 2- 2.25 miles.
Mosey back for COT
I was a bit disappointed that I missed the Launch-vergence Monday although I can’t complain as I had some good family time at the beach for the long weekend. I tried to do my part on the road marketing our new region as I was sporting the new F3 Waxhaw shirt running down there as well as
suffering through cranking out the Ironpax week 0 challenge. I certainly enjoyed reading all the GroupMe posts Monday about how great the day went. Congrats to everyone who played a role in planning, executing and just being there to represent the Waxhaw Pax.
So we only had two foursomes today at Bushwood. I figured attendance might be a little light after yesterday’s festivities but I did see there were 21 at Watchtower, which Dancing Bear was quick to point out to One Star. I’m guessing after Deadwood’s track meet mileage, some Pax wish they put on the collared shirt to travel to the other side of town. If you haven’t been to Bushwood, yes it
sort of has a dress code. But don’t let that scare you off, maybe we can try to get the Site Q to allow sleeveless Hanes undershirts, then there’s a chance DB will make a trek to the other side of the town too!
Side note– I put some pull ups in the workout today and encourage guys to get back to a regular routine of pull ups, especially since many of us have bars at our houses from the previous Murph Challenge. November/Veterans Day is going to creep up quickly on us and we know from previous experience how important it is to get reps in ahead of that workout. If you didn’t participate on Memorial day, find the workout guide Zinfandel sent out back then and start following it soon so you can partake in Murph part Deux as well.
Thanks Twinkle Toes for leading us out.