When the PAX needed some Q spots filled I jumped at the challenge. I was torn about what to do as I recently went to Franklin, TN and they put a great beat down on me but I knew I wanted to show the PAX a little more ICEMAN. It was a quick decision – I put together some Franklin, threw a little ICE in and shook it all up. I arrived early in true Franklin fashion and planted the flags, yes flagS I had the Ghost flag…
Once I started seeing the PAX come out of their cars, one HIM at a time, the excitement began as I knew what was going to happen next but they did not. We circled up early three or four of us and knocked out some Burpee’s. A few more PAX showed up; it was still early so we did a few more Burpee’s, then a couple of more until it was time ~ 25 burpees total.
Pax: 17 Strong(5 from the O for the ghost flag) – Hat, Boozer, Red Roof, Bob Ross, McAfee, Tron, Wham, Starchild, Nugget, Methane, Brokeback, OJ, Uncle Rico, Gypsy, Doubledown(R), Little Jerry(R)
Some key facts about Iceman: 1) I’ve played volleyball for 30 years and at times professionally, 2) Apparently there’s a population that thinks I am very cocky 3) I hate losing and will do everything I can to be a winner – Iceman was from Topgun.
A key to finishing that deciding 15 point game is to be stronger physically and more important mentally than the other team so here’s how we did it. Your body can do more than you think. We tested that ITG this morning.
1 – Burpee
Bernie Sanders, Kareoke, High Knees, Butt Kicks
2 – Burpees
COP: 25 SSHs, 15 Imp Walkers
3 – Burpees
15 Grass Grabbers, Arm Circles
4 – Burpees
Mosey back to base – Mario’s, Bounds
5 – Burpees
Thang 1 – Partner Up
This is where I pulled out my bag of tricks. Cones and agility ladder. I had plans for the cones and suggested some EC for the agility ladder. I heard some mumble chatter and saw a few HIMs participate in agility ladder EC.
6 – Burpees, Cone Jumps
7 – Burpees, Box Jumps
8 – Burpees, Cone Square
9 – Burpees, Lunge Jumps
Mumblechatter strengthens . . .
Thang 2 – Partner Up
10 – Burpees, Merkins
11 – Burpees, Dips
12 – Burpees, Incline Merkins
Thang 3 – mosey to parking lot, Bounds (AYG), Squat Shuffles
More mumblechatter, Q had to call a time out (a couple of 10 counts) as trouble keeping up with himself
Thang 4 – Partner Up
13 – Burpees, LBC’s
14 – Burpees, Flutter Kicks
15 – Burpees, American Hammers
Q called another time out. Shared with the team how some of the HIM were pushing strong, some were just participating, and some had too much mumblechatter. In F3, we leave no man behind but remember we also leave no man where you find them. The time-out motivation worked. Together as a team we pushed strong together to finish…
16 – Burpees, up by 1 but Methane put up a block and said we had to win by 2. This Q needed support from the team to finish. I asked for our strongest HIM to step up to lead us to the finish line. We all know that is McAfee and that he did.
17 – Burpees
Total = 153 Burpees or with the EC ~ 178 Burpees Strong.
Iceman was pleased with the win. We circled by the flag, shared intentions for our fellow HIMs especially those recently injured. We all said some prayers in silence. I specifically asked God to help me drive home as I was having trouble feeling my legs and I tend to pop the clutch after a good Beatdown. Thanks for letting me lead today. I will say I had an extra hop in my step as I came into work this morning. I will wait quietly until that next tap on the shoulder to lead this group of great HIMs again… ICE out!