12 brave souls emerged from the fartsack for a beautiful March morning. Weather is turning to springtime finally and the temperature was a perfect 70 and sunny for the workout
Mosey towards the road to the lake. COP. 55 SSH, 30 arm circles, 10 windmills. Mosey across the street and towards the lake. Partner up for the Double Nickel. First partner runs to the light, does five burpees and returns, second partner doing exercises. Exercises are 55 hand release merkins, 155 jump squats, 255 WWII setups, 355, SSH, 455 LBC. Mosey a few feet and grab a curb for curb crawls. Ascending and descending to 5, repeating 5. Exercises are incline and decline hand release merkins. Mosey back towards the shovel flag, stop at intersection for five hand release merkins. Circle up for ring of fire, 5 hand release merkins a piece Final exercise is american hammers x 55. Mosey to the flag and TYA took us out.
Birthday Q’s are always fun, that and I haven’t been to Wdog in a bit. That made for a great return for me. I really love the AO as there are so many things to do there and the variety makes the workouts interesting. Theme of the day centered around the age. Usually I don’t really give a hoot about how old I am, but for some reason, the double nickel has been really bothering me. Being the numbers guy, I keep doing the stupid math. for example, I am as close to Wheelbarrows age as I am to 82, I am as close to Splinters age as I am to 71. Shit, that f$5k’ing old. But, not a lot you can do about it. I’ll keep the same philosophy I’ve been using for years. Do as much as you can do now, hit it hard, and try to be in at least as good a shape next year as you are today.
On the double nickel, we broke up into pairs. As everyone was pairing up, I ended up being the odd man out. No problem, I teamed up with Swirly and Sippy (not a bad pair of dudes to have on your team) and jumped into the exercises. It all made sense to me until the COP when we counted off and had an even number of guys (12). How the heck was there an odd man out when there were 12 guys there. Circle K thought he was the odd man out as well and joined one of the other teams. Note to self. When Q’ing if you can count the guys out there, you might avoid having two odd men out.
The double nickel was a long exercise and took us about a half hour to complete. it was not, however, the exercise that got the most complaints. The incline hand release merkins were tough. There were two challenges. First, you definitely had to look out for the dental work. Too quick a movement or the wrong positioning of the body and you were in trouble. Second, pushing up your whole upper body from an incline position is challenging. YHC had to rely on a kipping motion to be able to get his body off the ground after the first several rounds.
TSB (my daughter Leigh) and MLWK (my lovely wife Kay) surprised us with breakfast and OJ at the end of the workout. I couldn’t have been happier to see them out there today. It is the little things in life that make you feel special. My daughter thinking of doing that for me and them both willing to get up at 530 to pull it off is something Ill remember for a long time.
Theme of the day is Urgency. We always think that we can do something tomorrow or in a year. Live life today. Acknowledge the precious time you have in life and use it to the fullest. What a blessing that we have the capability and means to do just about anything we want. Seize the day!