Yesterday was my first time posting in Louisville in almost two weeks & I was greeted by an absolute beat down by McAfee…it was AWESOME. Who knew you could truly miss doing burpees, squats, big boys, air presses, LBCs, Bobby Hurley’s, & more at 0530 in the morning?!? This morning when my alarm went off things were slightly different as I heard the rain pouring down & thunder awaiting me outside. Never the less I got myself up & out the door because after all we don’t get up for easy.
By the time I arrived at The Posh (7 minutes later) I was ready to go & looking forward to the IronPAXChallenge Teaser WO McAfee was going to lead. Per usual I was stretching & greeting fellow PAX as they rolled in when I felt a text come through on my watch at 0521…from McAfee. The M’s car was having some issues so as the leader of his home McAfee had to take care of things & wasn’t going to make it. BUT he sent me the entire WO he had planned so all I had to do was take the Q. By this point it was 0528 & the PAX were starting to ask where McAfee was when Weedwacker (who McAfee had also text) broke the news. Weedwacker is signed by up his VQ on 8/31 & even though he’d been given the WO for today I didn’t want him to feel that pressure. Plus part of your VQ is getting to plan your WO…the way you want it so, I didn’t want him to miss out on that. I let the PAX know I’d fill in for McAfee the best I could because honestly as leaders we’ve got to anticipate obstacles so we’re prepared to lead appropriately when they arise.
I gave the disclaimer that I am not a professional, I am no McAfee, each individual was there on their on free will, to motify as needed, & we were off.
- Nino (QIC)
- Fanny Pack (R)
- Iceman (R)
- Jitterbug (R)
We moseyed over to the longer parking lot & circled up for COP.
- (20) SSH IC
- (20) Plank Jacks IC
- (20) Imperial Walkers
Thang 1 – IronPAX Challenge Teaser WO
For this WO each PAX was timed individually. Due to the weather conditions we wanted to perform the WO on the concrete, but there isn’t a parking lot 100 yards in length so we placed cones 50 yards apart to do the following:
Partner 1: times Partner 2
Partner 2 performs:
- 25 hand release Merkins
- Bear Crawls to the cone 50 yards away & back
- 25 more hand release Merkins
- Bear Crawls again to the cone 50 yards away & back
- Total: 50 hand release Merkins & BC 200 yards
Upon completion by Partner 2 the two PAX members switched. Here were the times it took for the participating PAX to complete the Thang:
- Catfish: 4 minutes 42 seconds
- Nino: 5 minutes 43 seconds
- Iceman: 6 minutes 52 seconds
- Jitterbug: 7 minutes 28 seconds
- Fanny Pack: 8 minutes 28 seconds
- Weedwacker: 8 minutes 37 seconds
- Retainer: 8 minutes 54 seconds
Once the PAX was finished we moseyed back to the meeting point for Thang 2, which McAfee planned.
Each PAX performed the following doing as many rounds as they could individually from 0600 – 0615.
- 40 squats
- 20 burpees
- 400 meter run (2 laps around the parking lot loop)
I’m pretty sure Catfish got 3 rounds in (he’s an animal) & the rest of the PAX was finishing up round 2 when it hit 0615.
By this point we were soaked so we moseyed over to the Posh Gazebo to finish up.
COR, NOR, & COT
Announcement(s): Starting next week the IronPAXChallenge will be in full effect. Each week a WO will be put out for all of the regions participating to follow & submit their times/scores. For F3Louisville this weekly WO will take place on Tuesday’s at the BO the Crucible at The Posh.
Intention(s): Catfish informed us he had a friend pass away over the weekend. Thoughts & prayers for this individual along with his family.
I thanked the SkyQ for the day & challenged the PAX to do hold on close to their 2.0s whether they’re an infant in the case of Mr. Hat or going off to college like Iceman & Jitterbug. I asked that the SkyQ give each of us the strength & courage to LEAD our 2.0s as they find their way in this world. I asked for the strength & courage to be the leaders needed in our homes & community.
Like I said I’m no McAfee, but I’m proud to be friends with a HIM like McAfee & every other HIM in the gloom this morning that forced me to be better. Whether planned or not, it’s ALWAYS a humbling privilege to Q.