It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt
An even prime number of 17, including 1 FNG rolled into the parking lot of Mary Munford to debate the question: Are we on Grenwich Mean Time or Lab Rat Standard Time? Upon compromising on the time, YHC decided no compromising on the workout. This is how we rolled:
- Ball Dippers
- Don Quixote (groan inducing slow)
- Freddie Mercury’s (standard issue 4-count)
- Push fest: Merkins, Werkins, Diamond Merkins
Plyo/Cardio party: Consisting of the following exercises, give or take (forgot the weinke at home): jump squats, runner squats, Heisman hold, circle run/people’s chair sequence, jump tucks, ball dippers, frog squats, line hops, squat jacks, Rock Star hops, Russian soldier, monster truck tires, hot foot, jump shots, halfback, and low lateral skaters.
2 MOM: American Hammers
-This morning was frighteningly quiet after COP, which the Q took as either a really good sign or a really bad sign. This was the 2nd time Lab Rat has used this same workout, which he mistakenly took as an easy workout last time….the pax firmly disagreed. Except for the standard “good Q” post workout…..and one comment from a pax member on injury recovery duty regarding when apologies are due, Lab Rat is interested to know if the pax gives this change in normal mode of operations a “thumbs up” or “don’t pull that shit again” vote.
Details are blurry, as the Q was intensely engaged with his watch most of the morning. On the way home though, Phonics and Lab Rat started coming up with a workout that would simply be named: Awkward. So pax would do well to start practicing their Richard Kimbles, Turkish Getups, and Sphynx style Merkins ahead of time. Until then, go forth and dare greatly, brothers.
-Thursday lunch: West Enders meet at Whole Foods, Downtown is at Pop’s Deli. Both roll at noon.
Lab Rat Out