“Those times when you get up early and work hard. Those times when you stay up late and work hard. Those times when you don’t feel like working, you’re too tired, you don’t want to push yourself, but you do it anyway. That is actually the dream.” – Kobe Bryant
There was no better morning for me to see this quote and pass along than this morning. Snow on the ground, having to change the workout plan last second, having to push in the cold to become better, today was the real DREAM!!! These are the days we will remember and tell stories about. The first story being…in the spirit of being a true leader I kicked off the workout with an epic ICE SLIP…if anyone was going to eat pavement today it was going to be yours truly. I wanted to show the proper technique for falling on ice while holding a coupon and boom box. Clearly you are supposed to use the coupon to break the fall. VICTORY WAS ACHIEVED! Then we moved to safety!
PAX (10): Pickleball (Q), Birdie, Firing Pin (2.0), Slugger (2.0), Charolais (R), Schotzie, Slide Rule, F-Stop, Squid, Shark Bait.
Disclaimer was given and safety was number one for the day. We swiftly walked across the icy parking lot to grab coupons and farmer carry them to the covered area on the backside of the high school. We then started COP with 50 Side straddle hops in cadence, Apagodas? (toe touch thingy), downward dog and some arm circles. Got as loose as you can in 16 degree weather in preparation for a good arm and leg burn.
Then the fun began, 2 groups of five broke out and 4 PAX M-Rep’d overhead presses with coupon, LBC’s, coupon curls, plank hold, and squats while one at a time a PAX would bear crawl down the sidewalk and crab walk back.
Next we spaced out and together did “300”… 10 Exercises with 30 reps each. Overhead press with coupon, Curls with coupon, Lunges, Calf Raises, Plank Knee to chest, diamond pushups, plank jacks, side straddle hops, wide pushups, shoulder taps.
Finished with a couple minutes of wall sits, and aborama. Carefully farmer carried our coupons back to the stash and circled up.
Few announcements made about upcoming ruck opportunity, intentions were quiet today, but we lifted up all those unspoken and reminded each other how blessed we are everyday and to never take days like this morning for granted. These are the real DREAMS. Enjoy the ride. Honored to be a small part of everyone’s day!
Until next time,