AO: The Highlands
The PAX: Maj. Payne, Toolbox, Slide Rule, Hogan, Trolley, Bandit and DR PAX Mad Dog and Viking
Warm-Up: SSH, Imperial Walkers, IBAC, Windmill and The Absolutely Worst Merkins Ever TM (an inchworm merkin, a hands release merkin, a diamond merkin, a wide merkin and a Carolina Dry Dock done in succession)
The Thang: Considering that the Highlands features a soccer pitch, not a football field, the PAX prepared for Week 1 of the IronPAX by broad jumping from the goal line to the edge of the 6-yard box. There, they performed 6 burpees, 6 Bonnie Blairs, 6 big boi situps and then bear crawled back to the goal line. The PAX did this 5 times in the set.
After the set, the PAX did a lap around the edge of the penalty box and then lined up along one of the short sides. Then, they did Elevens that consisted of Spiderman pushups, walking lunges across the width of the penalty box, seal claps, and then a sumo walk back. The PAX repeated this for 4 sets.
The PAX recovered with another lap around the penalty box, stopping along the top edge to do reverse lunges back to the goal line. Then they repeated the IronPAX prep until Mary.
Mary: Flutterkicks, Protractors, Freddie Mercuries, and whatever torture that Toolbox made up.
COT: Adm. McRaven ends Chapter 6 of “Make Your Bed” by writing “Life is a struggle and the potential for failure is ever present, but those who live in fear of failure, or hardship, or embarrassment will never achieve their potential. Without pushing your limits, without occasionally sliding down the rope headfirst, without daring greatly, you will never know what is truly possible in your life.” The PAX spent this workout in the box, but McRaven encourages us to step outside those lines and push ourselves to be the best spouse, father, worker, and whatever role we have in our lives. Aye!