8 PAX gathered in the gloom among many more vehicles than the represented by the posting. Clearly some P200 Runners were training in our midst.
Flat Tire on Q
Clockwise Mosey full-loop around jogging path.
Wide arm merkins
Low slow squats with calf raise
Mosey down jogging path to mile marker for group work
At each marker, start with 1 exercise, 5 count.
At each subsequent marker do that again and add next exercise plus 5 more IC.
10 Scorpion Dry Docks
15 Freddy mercury
20 jumping lunges
25 mountain climbers
Mosey to the dreaded hill
Pick a partner around the same size
Wheelbarrow up hill
Walk back down and switch Back up
Handoff to Band Camp
Monkey Humpers x10
Mosey down the hill towards set cones
Lateral Slalom through cones
Bearpees (OYO 1 Burpee followed up by 4 count bearcrawl forward) from cones to bottom of the hill
10 squats, 10 leg thrusts, 10 Merkins, 10 leg thrusts, then up (Deconstructed Burpee)
Bearpees back to cones (2 burpees, 8-count bear crawl). YHC had more of this planned but was smoked after two rounds…..If you can’t Q it, don’t do it….so I modified.
Plank–>Honeymooner–>Downdog–>High Lunge–>rinse repeat
Message during sequence
Lateral Slalom through cones x4
Plank–>yoga quad stretch (Crescent Lunge: Anjaneyasana)
Bear Crawl Slalom through cones x2
Slow mosey towards the hill (called out for walking by the returning-from-a-9-mile-run Gecko)
Crawl Bear up the hill
Mosey towards Calhoun St. field.
Bear crawl back to COT (this was a long way to bear crawl)
Shoulder Tap x10
Saved just enough time for some Pigeon Lunges
In my professional life as a music professor, I’ve been thinking about language and the way we talk to ourselves. After attempting something for the first time or a skill that is still developing, I often hear students say, “I can’t ______.” As if saying “I can’t” excuses them from needing the skill/competency/etc.
My response is often a little pithy at first. “Well you know what Abraham Lincoln said. If at first you don’t succeed. . . . . . just quit. You’re done.” This usually gets a little laughter. Then we redirect to more constructive language. E.g., I’m still developing that; I’m not there yet; (or if “can’t” must be in their vocabulary) I can’t do that yet. The yet makes all the difference; it allows for progress to happen in the future.
We would never talk to a friend the way we talk to ourselves. If a friend attempted something for the first time and failed, no one would seriously respond, “Oh well, guess you can’t do it.” But we tell ourselves that or something similar all the time. And what’s even worse: we believe it! By believing it, we make it true! Living out the definition of self-fulfilling prophecy.
In our inner monologue can we treat ourselves like a fellow PAX? Strive to create an internal language that leads to encouragement and acceleration. A language that allows for disruption rather than just perpetuates the status quo.
-Band Camp dismissed