9 gathered at the Colosseum on a chilly and surprisingly damp morning to exercise our minds, bodies and be just a little better than the day before. After the standard disclaimers were announced and all PAX were told to keep their questions to themselves and just do the work, we moseyed off for a tour of the grounds:
COP – Low Slow Squat X 20, Moroccan Night Clubs X 20, SSH X 30, Merkins X 15, Plank to sunrise salutations – left and right, hold regular plank down to 6 inches, repeat, down dog and recover, windmill X 20. Now that the warm up was complete, we moseyed to the arrows.
The Thang – YHC promised that no man would be left behind and, true to form, PAX delivered. Lunge walk 3 arrows followed by 3 burpees, Lunge walk to the 6th arrow, do 6 burpees, lung to the 9th arrow, do burpees, lunge walk to the 12th, do 12 burpess and finally lunge walk to the 15th arrow and do 15 burpees to complete the set. After all were complete, JWOW gave us a ten count and we moseyed to the 4-corner station.
4 corners – 2 rounds – bear crawling or lunge walking (because we did not do enough of that earlier) to each station
Corner # 1 – 15 – hand release merkins – a crowd pleaser given the wet pavement
Corner #2 – 15 monkey humpers – PAX mistakenly thought they would dry out and stay vertical – foolish
Corner #3 – 15 Makhtar N’Dayies – just for Jekyll
Corner #4 – 15 Flutters double count
Mosey to the wall for the people’s chair where each PAX shared their word for 2019. Each PAX bear crawled to the front of the line. Upon completion, we moseyed to the benches
20 step ups IC
More moseying to the flag for the pledge of allegiance in gratitude for all who selflessly serve our country and local communities.
Mosey to COT for 4 minutes of mary (because 5 would have been excessive on wet pavement) – all exercises were double count and IC.
20 LBC’s, 20 American Hammers, 15 Box cutters and 1 body destroyer at 5:59:30.
Announcements – Joe Davis Run 3-9 – prices go up 2-1. Register. 5k is a great opportunity to get 2.0’s and family involved. YETI is 2-23 – back blast is up.
Prayers for Wilson County, NC trooper officer shot in duty; prayers for patience in our lives as we are called to be leaders on many fronts.
Leadership is truly a privilege whether we seek it out and step up or others see the potential in us and ask us to step forward. May we use leadership for its intended purpose – to influence movement to advantage and help others to the same. Thank you, Jekyll, for the opportunity to lead and get better with a great group of HIM’s