Oh yeah! Nice rainy day for your DRP. Some chose to stay in bed, nice and warm and all snuggy-like. Some unfortunately could not post in the gloom for whatever reasons. But those who did made that choice to take their DRP to get better. Two participated in a 4mi pre-ruck, and one knocked out a pre-run.
A good crowd for a rainy Saturday gathered, ready to go. No FNGs, disclaimer was made, and off we went……
About 20 yards to the back of my truck where a load of cinder blocks awaited the crowd. Each PAX buddied up with your ruck or a Cindy – even the 2.0s (KUDOS!!) – and off we moseyed to the far end of the parking lot for the COP:
- No weight/ruck (slick):
- SSH x 20
- WM x 20
- IW x 15
- Hillybillies x 15
- MNC x 20
- Sun Gods x 20
- PJs x 15
- Downward dog and honeymooner to round it off
Now that we were all warmed up we moseyed over across the street carrying our buddies to the track at the elementary school for the fun stuff…..
DRP – You vs You – Cindy Circuit:
At one corner, the PAX knocked out the following circuit . 8 exercises, 10 reps each, non-stop, followed by a 400M lap. No breaks.
- Merkins *
- Squat **
- Box Cutter, weight overhead **
- Lunge, 2 ct **
- CDD **
- Thruster **
- Flutters, 2 ct, weight OH **
- Burpee *
- Run a lap*
- Rinse and repeat
* With ruck (if you have it) >> cindy pax are slick/no weight
** With cindy or ruck (if you have it)
A good overall circuit that hit every major muscle group. You vs you, as fast as you could grind it out. We just ground it out. No music, no non-sense, good mumblechatter, in the rain/wet. Each PAX completed at least 3 complete circuits. That ground out at least 45 minutes of glorious fun. After a brief discussion about the DRP and Get Right, we had about 10-15 mins left. I wanted to add in a little ‘fun’ in the wet, mucky conditions before we went back to COT.
TUNNEL OF LOVE!!
Starting on one side of the football field, everyone got in the downward dog (DD) pose, shoulder to shoulder, creating a tunnel of PAX. The PAX on the far left proceeded to army crawl thru the tunnel and out the other side then got back in the DD position, extending the tunnel to the right . Once the first person got about half way thru, the next in line on the far left proceeded thru. So on and so forth. Rinse and repeat until we got all the way to the other side of the field. About 50-60 yds across. We had to adjust a little because we started heading towards the center of the field. That would’ve been lovely….a 100yd+ ToL.
This was a real crowd pleaser in the wet, mucky field. We left a real nice swath thru the nice turf. Hopefully the grass will recover.
After that we gathered our buddies and headed back to COT.
Kudos to the PAX…..especially the 2.0s who did not modify at all. We really ground it out, encouraged each other. It was awesome!
COT – Announcements, P&P:
- Keep taking your DRP. Hold others accountable for it. Get Right!!
- Read your newsletter and GET INVOLVED
- Yeti, P200, DSM custom GoRuck, Rooster – alot of events coming up. Get after it!
- Children’s Attention Home / Guidance today at 4pm.
- Prayers for injured, sick PAX
- Prayers for Wild Thing and his M with their 2.0
- Praises for Wolverine’s son’s birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! WOO HOO!!
- Prayers for Qbert and his M regarding children and expanding their family
- Praises for the new addition PAX that they continue to post and get better
- Prayers for me and my M in the struggles we are having with my older 2.0 and his struggles w ADHD
- My apologies if I missed any others……pre-respect brain I am working with here.
- Praise Him!!
- It was an awesome morning! GREAT job PAX!!
NMM on DRP:
Every day you wake, you have an immediate choice……do I stay stagnant or do I get better? Seriously. Everything you do may have this two-sided choice. From then on your choice dictates your actions. Do you continue to do the same thing, or do you try and change something, anything, regarding an aspect of your life that could make you – or others – better. Do you take the red pill for change, or the blue pill for stagnation? It can be a real struggle. Change hurts at times, disruption can be difficult, ‘new’ can be scary in that it moves us out of our comfort zones. But if you want to get better, get right, you have to take that DRP. You have to make that choice. Only YOU can do that. Folks can EH you all they want, but in the end it is YOU that proactively decides to change, get out there to do something, continue to do it to where it is a new positive habit, and keep taking that DRP. The real kicker that helps is letting others know you want to do that……letting others hold you accountable. Whether it is a “HC” to a workout notification, or posting that you are going to lead a workout, a pre run/ruck, or whatever. If you stay quiet, nobody knows your intentions so you stay in the shadows until YOU decide to come out. Once you advertise an intention, the spotlight of accountability from others comes down on you. It takes commitment, discipline, and a dose of vulnerability to advertise and intention and thus bring accountability out in the open. Just today I was thinking “well, I am not feeling 100% (not a hangover), so if nobody shows up for the pre-ruck I advertised, I’m going to nap in my truck until the workout time”. Man that was a total clown attitude! I was SO thankful when I saw Wild Thing’s car pull around the corner. That was a motivational boost and dose of accountability he provided just by committing to be there himself. POW!! That’s how it works. Once we put our rucks on and started off at ranger pace I was so grateful he was there. We had a great conversation throughout the pre-ruck. That’s what it is all about. That is how the 3 F’s really come full circle and help us all accelerate together. You can try to do it alone, but man is it SO much better, effective, and easier when you do it in a group setting. But it takes the decision to take that DRP and get out there and get after it.
Make the choice to take it!!
Thank you for the opportunity to lead.