Monday’s are great days for The Fort. There are a lot of great ways to start off your work week. The Honey Badger is an exception. I love what is being done there in honoring a fallen hero. If you have never been, please put it on your to-do list, get out there, and get after it.
12 men came out to hit Monday morning with all they got. As Q I was a bit anxious to try and fit in three hero workouts to honor three men who gave it all they had. After a brief disclaimer, no FNGs, then off we went. A quick mosey around most of the student parking lot with some side shuffles and butt kickers mixed in. Then back to the starting point for COP:
- SSH x 20
- WM x 20
- IW x 20
- MNC x 20
Then off to the area along the road near the USMC ROTC building’s beloved pullup bars where YHC had some cinderblocks waiting. Each men grabbed 2 and we started the first workout:
#1 the “Kevin”
In honor of PFC Kevin Ebbert, US Navy, died November 24, 2012
3 rounds of the following:
* 32 deadlifts >> Substituted 32 double count flutter w cindy press
* 32 hanging hip touches (or 32 seconds of knee up hanging)
* Running farmers carry w 2 cindies ~75yd and back
>> Afterwards during a brief rest I noted to the PAX that Kevin died only days after Thanksgiving. Don’t take anything for granted for we never know when our last day will be. Be Thankful for the blessings we have, including time.
PAX were nice enough to load the cindies back in my truck. Then mosey off to the football field, line up near the goal line for the next workout:
#2 the “Brenton”
In honor of Officer Timothy Brenton, Seattle PD (former US Army), died October 3, 2009
5 rounds of the following:
* 100ft bear crawl >> to the 40yd line ended up being 120ft
* 100ft standing broad jump return to starting point
* Every 5 jumps do 3 burpees
>> The Brenton is a popular Badger workout….to some. A brief discussion on not taking life for granted again. Brenton survived through a lot in the military, only to be gunned down in a surprise attack while sitting in his patrol car.
No change in locale for the trifecta. The football field and track is a wonderful asset to the Badger Den. We had some time left to crank out as much as possible of the third planned workout:
#3 the “Loredo”
In honor of SSgt Edwardo Loredo, US Army, died June 24, 2010
6 rounds of the following:
* 24 LSS
* 24 merkins
* 24 walking lunges
* Run 400m (one lap)
Man did everyone crank out the work!! Got after it good!!
We got back right at 6 for the COT, Announcements, P&P.
- Read The Fort newsletter. Get involved.
- SIGN UP FOR THE FORT CHRISTMAS PARTY!! It is THE place to BE!! Be there!
- Convergence on Thanksgiving Thursday. Check Twittersphere for info.
- CAH Guidance this weekend, Saturday 11/24, 4pm start. Rock Hill’s Roxanne on Q. Be there for the kids who do not have family to spend the holiday with.
- Kids print Bandaids for Cornerstone’s initiative
- Please donate to my Disney Marathon fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Praises for Straight Up’s and NASA’s 2.0’s running their first 5K and Spartan events.
- Prayers for Punch List’s M who is VERY pregnant and getting close to due date.
- Prayers for Lutefisk losing his Mom.
- Prayers for injured PAX
- Prayers unsaid
>> My apologies if I missed others that were mentioned.
Not much said during the workout other than reminding the PAX that this is the week of the Thanksgiving holiday. Be Thankful for all the blessings we have been bestowed with by Him. Be the family that others may not be able to be with (such as the kids at CAH Guidance). Make it a memorable weekend, but remember those who are no longer with us or those who are less fortunate.
Thanks for the opportunity to lead,