Little did Lab Rat know, but today was the Marine Corps birthday. Seems only fitting that a squid should take the Q to talk about how awesome vets are on a day to celebrate the Corps. Luckily, 1 marine and 18 others came out to join him.
COP- Run around the circle and do some karaoke plus backwards run. To loosen you up, Spit! Then a bunch of the usual stuff. If you’ve seen one LR COP, you’ve seen them all.
-Give me 5: Mosey up the long awaited open carillon steps and circle up. All Vets (even Marines) take 1 step in. Go around the circle and state your service, pax gives each member 5 burpees. Vets present were: Lab Rat, Honeydo, Bone Thug, and Bulkhead. Then, go around the circle and each pax member calls out a vet they are close to. Pax gives 5 merkins in honor of each vet. Hardywood didnt not cry.
-Legs and abs day: from bottom of amphitheater, 3 jump ups on each step to the top. From the top, 3 V-ups on each step to the bottom.
-7’s on the Rusty Cage: 6 pullups or jerkins, 1 Captain Thor. -1/+1 until you get to 1 pullup, 6 Capt. Thor.
-Beast: Across the Carillon field: Merkins, WW2 situps, DEEP squats, monkey humpers, Wilson’s punching bag????
This is the only themed workout that I will do….unless you count the disc golf. I stumbled on this a couple years ago, and it’s just too good to not make an annual thing. Hardywood is an emotional dude, and told me after for the third year in a row, he got choked up talking about his grandfather in the circle. I like to spread the wealth across my vet heavy family, but Papa Kenney got the nod again this year for obvious reasons. S;pit needed to leave early, so we shuffled this to the front of the workout. It was great being able to head up to the top of the Carillon after being off of it for a year. If I read correctly, it’s open thru Monday, then closed for another year as they continue renovations…
The rest of the workout was great, with lots of banter….some at my expense. This morning would have been a great morning to catch some sunrise on the bridge, but I didnt want the pax to get too spread out. Tomorrow’s run should be glorious, though.
Thanks to Bulkhead for making the trip down at my prodding. I hope that he realizes that my picking at the Marines is totally in jest, and I have nothing but mad respect for those that wear the uniform. Happy Birthday, Marine!
HoneyDo dropped some bad news on us, that a friend of his (a veteran) took his life this week, after battling PTSD. Love, comfort and prayers to you, your family and to his family. This is tough to hear.
Also, good to meet Bone Thug. Glad to have you in the pax, my man!
Apology of the Week goes out to UpChuck for stomping on his backwards counting. I wanted a 10 count, and by God, I was getting one!
Lab Rat apologizes…