If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
PAX: Pew Pew, Jitterbug, Deep Dish, Bob Ross, Dry Rub, Dynomite, Maxi, Jolly Rancher, Valdez, Wildflower, Iceman, Sweettart
I said in the pre blast that it would be 10 degrees, but we’d be out there killing it regardless. I lied. It was 9 degrees. Sorry about that fellas. But thanks for coming out today. 13 Poshies strong.
Diablo also said in his pre blast that that the most memorable workouts are in adverse weather conditions. He definitely didn’t lie. Tons of memorable moments this morning. I was gonna call an audible and ditch the coupons because they were all frozen together. Valdez said hell nah and broke them all apart. The ground was too frozen to plant a flag, so we stuck it in the largest pile of snow we could find. The flag and shovel were frozen together at the end, requiring two PAX to pull it apart. The absolute lack of mumble chatter by the time we were halfway through our gassers and the looks on everyone’s faces let me know that we didn’t get up for easy, and that it was definitely worth getting up this morning.
The conditions and workout, in my opinion, set the perfect theme for MLK day. I reminded the PAX of the holiday during the COT and quoted Dr. King: “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” There’s a lot of terrible things going on in the world today. It is incumbent on all men, especially the PAX, to not be silent about what’s happening. No matter your political persuasion, we must stand up, speak out, and act. And do so intelligently and responsibly. We’ve begun the process of honoring King’s legacy by showing up at 5:30 on a 9 degree day. Continue that momentum throughout the day, and find a way to speak up and act.
Okay, off the soapbox Retainer. Here’s how the workout went down:
I arrived ten minutes early and drove around the park, looking for patches of concrete without ice. I only found one patch: the Bridge was completely dry. That’s where we’re working, fellas.
Disclaimer. Slow mosey around the park dodging patches of ice. Circle up in the middle of the damn street because it’s dry. Start with 100 SSH’s to get the blood pumping. 20 GG, 20 IW, 30 seconds of plank and 30 plank jacks. Get the coupons and go to work.
Take coupons to the Bridge. Quick gasser across the Bridge to confirm it’s safe to run. Gas it back. Then a declining ladder. 10 Thrusters on one side of the Bridge. Gasser to the other side. 10 Burpees. Gasser back. 9 Thrusters, Gasser, 9 Burpees, on our way down to 4 when everyone was damn close to spilling Merlot. Calling 14 gassers for 30 yards over an incline is kind of an evil thing to do when it’s 9 degrees outside. Also a fun thing to do.
Return the coupons, circled up for Mary. 25 Pickle Pounders and 25 Big Boys.
COR, NOR, Announcements, COT. Honored Dr. King and closed with the Our Father.
Thanks for coming out, fellas. Retainer out.