On Friday night, Huggies asked me to fill in for him at the Posh on Monday morning. I said “yes” without looking at the weather. When I finally looked on Sunday night, I worried that no one would show up. I was totally wrong. In fact, 13 HIMs showed up.
Temperature: 19 Degrees F with a windchill of 7 Degrees F
Attendance: Deep Dish, Maxi, Dry Rub, Lady Bird, Iceman, Pew Pew, Kilo, Aerobie, Jitter Bug, Cowboy, Viking, Gypsy, Nice and Slow (Q)
Exercise: My goal was to keep it simple. We warmed up by running around the parking lot loop and quickly stretched in the pavilion. During the stretching, I told them what we would do…
Four exercises – Burpees, Ledge Hops, Superman Merkins, V-ups. We would start by doing five Burpees, then run a lap. Next five Ledge Hops, then run a lap. Next five Superman Merkins, then run a lap. Next five V-ups, then run a lap…Next 10 Burpees, run a lap, and so on…then reps of 15…then reps of 20. I challenged us to finish, which I think two super in-shape guys did!
Each lap was around 0.26 miles. Most of us ran between 3.5-4 miles in total while still getting a really good full body workout. My heart rate was extremely elevated the whole workout, so hopefully everyone felt good after we completed the exercises.
Side Note: On about lap four, I realized my gloves were not insulated enough. However, I kept going because the guys were counting on me to lead. Finally after about two miles, I was warmed up enough that my hands were not freezing. It was crazy cold. I am glad all the guys were there to keep me going because I wanted to quit.
I really appreciate everyone showing up! It was an honor to lead this group.