I was honored that Maximus would reach out to me to Q the roaming BEYOND workout. On a Tuesday choices were Golden Corral or Sea Legs for me, and with my new change in work schedule I needed the closest option, so our traditional running AO transformed into an ultra tough bootcamp for the day. When I arrived the site Q Hauschka was there and let me know everyone was going to be doing the bootcamp…no runners today!
I’ve Q’d plenty, but this one left me with a pretty sleepless night. Was my message going to be good enough? I can make the workout as hard as I want? I’ve been to several of the BEYOND workouts and the PAX before me have really done it justice. Those men shared real stories and showed their vulnerability to others. I needed to live up to that standard. After the disclaimer I asked this question.
“What is the ONE thing you could alter in your life today that would make it better?”
Started with a quick warmup lap around the parking lot with a short COP
-25 SSHs -15 Squats – 10 Merkins – 15 Mountain Climbers – 10 Diamond Merkins
1st partner was going to run over to the jungle gym for 10 pull-ups
2nd partner stays back and does jump lunges until you flip flop with partner 1
Get to 100 pulls ups each. (10 rotations) This was a real crowd pleaser after the Memorial Day Murph yesterday…
We finished and from plank, I shared my “One Thing” – and that was my love of alcohol. It’s in my genes to want it…my father and most of his genealogy have been alcoholics, and I watched it destroy his productive life for decades. It has a pull on me that I do not feel normal people get. I have to make a conscious effort to maintain control when I drink or bad things happen. It’s pervasive in my life – social events, my wife and I enjoy together, work events, Saturday nights when I don’t have to post Sunday – and I like all of those things!
We talked about the Jester, my favorite Q source read. We talked about who he is, what he tries to do, and how he pulls you away from the proper path in your life. I hope more will read of him here. https://f3nation.com/2018/02/11/jester-q1-4/
Next phase mosey to the hill
7s on the hill
I learned a new exercise at the Memorial Day convergence in SouthPark from our Area 51 brothers. The “True American” – 6 count exercise which is a hand release push up followed by a plank jack.
6 Trues Americans at top of hill
1 burpee – you know the rest!
As I crawled up the hill for the last round I was gassed. I had one phase to go.
The PAX on the ends will bear crawl out to the road – complete 5 merkins – bear crawl back. Continue down the middle until all PAX have bear crawled.
Mosey back to COT for 3 minutes of Mary
-Freddies – Flutters – LBCs
Closed my discussion with Hope: I know where I would be today, 3 more years down that path to failure…if it wasn’t for F3, my brothers in arms, and my PAX relationships that help me, guide me, point me on the right path in accountability and by who these men are. I look up to all of you and have learned something from EACH of you! Continue to be my role models for success!
An honor to Lead…