Seventeen gathered in small pods @ Mary this AM for a highly anticipated anniversary beatdown. Here’s the way it went down:
SSH – 20
Jump Rope – 20
Don (The Donald) Quixote – 13
Mountain Climber – 20
Copperhead Squats – 20
Mosey to the tennis courts for a variation of Polar Bears called Bearpees. A bearpee is a 4 count bear crawl followed by a burpee. Start at one side of the tennis courts and proceed across all 4 courts, crawling 4 count followed by a burpee. Plank-o-rama until everyone completes.
Staying on the tennis court we modified Dora 1-2-3 to include line drills. Aptly named Doricide 1-2-3. Partner up and perform exercises while the other does line drills on the tennis courts. Exercises were: 100 merkins, 200 squats, 300 LBCs. Flutter kicks then plank-o-rama until everyone completes.
Bearpee round 2. 4 count bear crawl followed by 2 burpees. Proceed across all 4 tennis courts. Everyone loved it.
Triple up for Triple Check. Exercises were hold 6 inches, plank, and run to the end of the tennis courts and back. Starting with round 2 we replaced plank with merkins for some more fun. Al Gore until everyone finishes.
Bearpee round 3. 4 count bear crawl followed by 3 burpees. Introduced broad jump burpees this time. Proceed across all 4 tennis courts. This was the PAXs favorite part.
Circle up for 5 MOM. 20x – American Hammers, Flutter Kicks, Reverse Crunches, Freddy Mercuries. Finish off with Superman + 20 count by Lockjaw.
Mosey back to the VSF where YHC took us out.
As YHC has a tendency to do, YHC signed up for this date back in January. While 4/20 has a certain meaning to unemployed millennials in Colorado, 4/20 means something completely different to me. Exactly 2 years ago today YHC finally succumbed to Fudd’s (and Lockjaw’s and Toga’s) EH attempts. The music being played as we all arrived is a tribute to that day. I joke about that day plenty and love to tell the story; however, there is a certain verse from one of those songs that sticks with me. Whether it’s during a tough beatdown, tough day at work, or tough day in life I often reflect back on that one line:
Everyday people do everyday things but I can’t be one of them
We are not everyday people. It starts with showing up at 5:30 every morning in the dark. That is not everyday people. Punishing ourselves for 45 minutes before most of society is even awake is not everyday people. Supporting our community with 3rd F Breaking Bread opportunities is not everyday people. We are not everyday people so let us go out in the world and be extraordinary men.
My first workout was a classic Chum Bucket beatdown. I’ll never forget the pain I felt in the days after that workout. Little did I know that it doesn’t get easier. As Bleeder always says, you just get to do more. Today was my attempt at pushing our bodies to the brink the same way I did two years ago. I hope everyone enjoyed it.
CVille – send names to Lab Rat. Surry county may be starting up soon as well.
Breaking Bread – This Sunday evening. Talk to TYA if interested.
Earth Day 5k this Saturday. T-shirts are legendary.