AO: The Patriot
THE PAX: Bambino, Bodett, Bone, Fuzz, Jenner, Major Payne, The Situation, Speedo, Sticks, Three Mile, Two Percent, Wild Thing
Thirteen PAX gathered in the gloom to enjoy our commemoration of an American classic—the 1993 film “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Here is what we remember:
THE WARM UP: SSH, Mosey, LBAC (fore), Mosey, LBAC (aft), Mosey, Wind Mills, Mosey, Downward Dog, Mosey, Moroccan Night Clubs, Mosey, Cherry Pickers, Mosey (with CB carry)
Rise & Shine Campers: The PAX enjoyed the beautiful melody and moving lyrics of Sonny & Cher’s hit “You’ve Got Me Babe.” PAX performed burpees each time Sonny or Cher sang the words “I’ve Got.” BW Squat, Air Clap, or Air Press were performed through the rest of the song. “Don’t forget your booties because its cold out there!”
Ned Ryerson: The PAX performed Merkins, Plank Jacks (IC), and Diamond Merkins in memory of the pride of Case Western High—insurance salesman Ned “Ned the Head” Ryerson. 20 of each first time through. 10 of each on subsequent visit. “Bing!”
Watch Out for that First Step: The PAX lunge-walked across the field toward Gobbler’s Knob. “It’s a Doozy!”
Prognosticator of Prognosticators: The PAX paired up to perform 20x Ground Hog Squat Thrusters (since groundhogs were scarce, the PAX substituted CBs for their GHs; most PAX did 10 each; two did some more). “This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.”
Don’t Drive Angry: The PAX performed a 70 yard sprint. “There is no way that this winter is ever going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.”
Renaissance Man: The PAX performed 10 x Carolina Dry Docks, Step-Ups (single count), Dips, Step-Ups (single count), and Derkins. “Six months, four to five hours a day, and you’d be an expert.”
The PAX gathered for … another repetition, running from “rise and shine” all the way through “renaissance man.”
The PAX finished with another round of “You’ve Got Me Babe” for 60ish burpees on the day! And a lot of squats, claps, and presses! “Bing Again!”
THE MARY: After putting away their CBs, the PAX reconvened for 20x flutter kicks.
COT: In addition to entertaining, Groundhog Day teaches us the importance of repetition and small changes to our routine. By working at a goal, we can achieve it. Daily practice makes perfect. Go be a better person.