At 0514, Pusher learned that YHC had the Q for Pantheon this morning and acknowledged that he needs to check Twitter more often. But, he stayed, along with six other PAX who didn’t know what they were getting themselves into.
At 0515, the disclaimer was given, and a promise was made that there would be no levitating, as apparently that was a concern to some.
Took a long, slow mosey around the back of the school with high knees, lunge walks, knees-to-chest, and toy soldiers thrown in before circling up in the side/hidden parking lot for COP.
10 Slow windmills IC
15 Hillbilly walkers IC
20 Moroccan night clubs IC
Wrist and elbow mobility (wrist circles, elbow circles, wrist lock, wrist stretch)
10 Merkins IC
Quick downward dog to honeymooner combo for good measure
Mosey back around to the front of the school for the real fun.
The Thang, Part 1
I am a huge fan of exploring mobility and building flexibility and athleticism at the same time. This morning, we did a series of different animal “walks” or “crawls” in front of the pillars, as there’s a nice, straight, flat area to work with. We didn’t get through all of them, but this was the plan:
Bear crawl (2 lengths)
Crawl bear (1 length)
Anteater walk (1 length; Tesh complained about this a lot, so you know it burned)
Crab walk (forward 1 length, backward 1 length; Never Never is a king crab walker)
Fiddler crab (lateral crab walk, facing the school for 2 lengths; Shady modified with some sort of flipping breakdancer spin move, while Pusher, Sugar Daddy, and some others modified with what ultimately turned into a butt scoot)
Monkey/gorilla crawl (facing the school for 2 lengths; Lutefisk demonstrated good form with pointed toes and everything)
Sneaky gorilla (1 length, lots of knuckle dragging, i.e., glove destroying)
Low bunny hops (1 length)
We didn’t get to komodo dragon crawl, chameleon walk (this one would be a real crowd pleaser), frog jumps, and one or two equally horrible others. But, with time running short-ish, I wanted to make good on my promise to alleviate the pain and bring back the inverted burpee. So up we went to the soccer field for
The Thang, Part Deux
Burpee 11’s just sounds bad. Add in a bear crawl and LBCs and it’s even better. Cones were lined up 30 yards apart with a row at the halfway point. PAX started with 10 burpees, bear crawl to the middle cones for 20 10 LBCs, then bear crawl to the far cones for 1 inverted burpee. Bear crawl back to the middle, 20 10 more LBCs, and bear crawl to the start. Rinse and repeat, 11’s style (9 burpees, 2 inverted burpees, 8 burpees, 3 inverted burpees, etc., but always 10 LBCs).
We got maybe halfway through this last part before time ran out and we moseyed walked to COT to wrap up.
- Fish Sticks needs a Q for next week, but YHC is apparently not invited. Pusher and Shady both indicated they were possibilities.
- Yeti is coming up February 24. Do it, or make a relay team, or pass out water, or something.
- Read your newsletter.
Prayers and Praises
- Pusher mentioned Cesspool (PAX in Columbia) is in a hard place, as his wife is having health issues that came to a head over the holidays. Prayers for her, and for him and their kids.
- Shady has a friend at work dealing with infertility
- Shady is also looking at pursuing another job within his organization
- Praise that Tesh’s job is going well, even if it means he has to work to make money
Thanks to Fish Sticks for the opportunity to lead these men, and for the PAX who put up with this nonsense. You don’t get better if you don’t push yourself to do new things, and I think we did a few new things, and had some fun in the process.