I knew going into this Q that I wanted to tie it to Groundhogs day somehow. Would I make it the same set of exercises for 45 minutes straight? Could I have brought some Groundhog Day trivia and delivered penalty burpees for wrong answers? I wasn’t sure and frankly I wasn’t sure even when I left for the workout.
I decided to bring the ol’ speaker along with me so I could play some music at least, but then I thought of laying down a Tabata workout. Papercut had inspired me with a tabata & run beatdown just a few days before, so I figured I’d give it my own shot.
10 PAX converged at Anchor Time for a few warmups. Side Straddle Hops, Good Mornings, Mountain Climbers and then right into The Thang.
I started off with a simple timer that allowed for a 20 second “on” and 10 second “off” flow.
The goal was to complete 6 complete sets, with each set being 6 exercises and then a 5 minute job down the road in each direction from the AO.
Set 1: Merikans, Squats, Monkey Humpers, LBCs, Burpees, Dying Cockroaches, run down Oberlin for 2.5 minutes (going South), run back.
Set 2: Merikans, Squats, Monkey Humpers, LBCs, Freddie Mercuries, Burpess, run down Fairview for 2.5 minutes (going East), run back.
At this point in the workout, some of the PAX were hoping for a beat or some music that could help inspire them for the rest of the workout. A quick change was made.
Set 3: Merikans, Squats, Monkey Humpers, LBCs, Freddie Mercuries, Burpess, run down Oberlin for 2.5 minutes (going North), run back.
Set 4: Merikans, Squats, Monkey Humpers, LBCs, Freddie Mercuries, Burpess, run down Fairview for 2.5 minutes (going West), run back.
In between Sets, when the videos called for longer rest periods, YHC called for the PAX to call out sets of exercises while we recovered. All PAX had the opportunity to call out an exercises before COT.
COT: The message I wanted to share with the PAX was how important F3 has been to me over the past year, especially when some days can feel like they’re being repeated, over and over again. Being able to get up and get after it in the gloom has helped me with both my physical and mental health over the past 12 months, and I’m better because of it. While the days might feel the same, get up and lead in your community. Showing up to a workout is a form of leadership. Be there for your brothers in the gloom.
Don’t Fix it is hosting a fundraiser for his non-profit, After School Special. PAX across the region are donating for each pre-run Fix It completes (today marks 3/3). Here’s the link to donate. Run Fix it Run!!
Prayers for El Chapo’s mom & friends of Snowbirds in Florida.
Horsehair closed us out with the prayer.