6 Veteran pax posted to The Colosseum on a dry (thank you!) crisp morning to share in another #DRP experience. Within just a span of a few days, it’s great to experience the energy of the Convergence last Friday with 70-ish pax and then the intimacy of a small group where no one can hide. Drive-by Disclaimer today given the crowd, and then we were into the warm-up in place as Jekyll pulled in at 0516.
COP — SSH, Mtn climber, Parker Peter, Windmill, Hillbilly walker
Mosey to front of school with grassy area/trees along right
Three separate Suicide series to 3 trees and stop sign
1. Bear crawl to trees / backward lunge walk back
2. Backward run to trees / backward run back
3. Sprint to trees / sprint back
Plank series plus Merkins x40
Mosey to basketball courts behind school & pick partner
Dora 1-2-3 EXCEPT NO AGGREGATION, each partner does full count of exercise
1. Merkins x100 / run to 1st light pole & back
2. LBCs x200 / run to 2nd light pole & back
3. Squats x300 / run to 3rd light pole & back
First partner to finish can then aid the other partner in reaching his finish line through aggregate counting of additional exercises
Core of today’s workout was derived from QPoint on The M. In reading past two weeks of The Jester and The M, I was struck by just how critical these two phases are to the Get Right…almost to the point of deserving more attention, more time, more sharpening than anything up to this point (and maybe even beyond in future weeks). Just two pieces of The M yielded today’s message and workout template. The “myth” of work-life balance, as I call it, alone could stimulate many long conversations around shared experience. Work is part of life, and only one of many parts…to pull work outside of life and then try to create balance is like taking a pie slice out of a wheel and then expecting it to roll right. The idea of a marriage being 50/50 is equally flawed. I’ve been through many experiences when my wife and I both gave 100 and then we came to the other end with a sum less than 200, in some cases even less than 100. If you’re not giving 100, then why should your wife? Or how can you expect to reach your potential. Thus, the reason for the Dora without aggregation. All each man could do was encourage his partner and the others around him through word and mostly through action until he’d finished it all. Interesting to see that each pair finished without much need for aggregate counting. Way to push!
It was great to see Rebel in The Gloom this am, and see his spirits rebounding. He kept pace with his partner MacGyver during Dora, proving he put it all out there.
Thank you to Jekyll for the opportunity to lead. It’s always a privilege.