The Icemen Cometh

AO: The Patriot

QIC: Lazlo

The PAX: Dr. Dandelion, Major Payne, Banjo, Sauerkraut, Subprime, Bone, and Flutie Flakes

The snowy gloom of Monday gave way to an icy gloom this Wednesday. After a short excursion and one near-ice-induced injury, we spent most of our time in the plowed parking lot. It turns out that snowballs make a great substitute for orange cones.

WARM UP: SSH; imperial walkers; arm circles; Peter Parkers; Parker Peters; 5 minute jog, Ricky-Bobby-style, the pair in back does 3 burpees then sprints to the front of the line, repeat until the jog is complete.

THA-THANG:

-Field of Dreams: bases spaced ~25 yds apart, 2 PAX at 1B do squats until relieved, 2 PAX at 2B do merkins until relieved, 2 PAX at 3B do LBCs until relieved, 2 PAX at home plate do 15 burpees, then bear crawl to 1B to relieve the 2 PAX there, who bear crawl to 2B, and so on. Repeat until all PAX have completed the burpees.

-Dominos: PAX lined up in plank position, starting with left arm up. 1st PAX does 10 merkins and stays in regular plank, 2nd PAX repeats, until all dominos are down. 1st PAX does 10 merkins and finishes right arm up. Repeat until all dominos are back up. Repeat again until all dominos are back down.

-1-2-3 Dora: PAX pair up. Each team works towards a cumulative total of 100 merkins, 200 squats, and 300 LBCs. While partner 1 sprints ~50 yds across parking lot and back, partner 2 performs as many reps as possible. Switch. Repeat until all rep’s are complete.

MARY: Quick Mary of flutter kicks, scissor kicks, and WWIIs

COT: I recently watched a reality show on Netflix about a woman who helps people organize their house. Bad show, don’t watch it. But she starts by asking people to start by thanking their house for all it provides. Before throwing away an item, could be socks or an old t-shirt, she asks people to pause and thank it. This got me thinking about gratitude. I would have never thought to incorporate something like this into my daily routine. But I think all of us would be better off with a bit more gratitude in our lives. I don’t know this for a fact, but I also suspect that it’s contagious. So a challenge to all of you: take a moment to think about some of the things you’re grateful for. Better yet, tell someone. Repeat. So a big thanks to all the PAX who joined me in the icy gloom this Wednesday for helping me to be better in fitness, fellowship and faith!

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