PAX: Booking, citrus, fist pump, Toolbox
The idea today was that cranking up a bunch of metal tunes would make the workout go by faster and take away a little bit of the pain. By that measure, it was a complete and utter failure. Eh, what can you do?
WARMUP: SSH, Imperial walkers, Hillbillies, Michael Phelps, mountain man poopers, cherry pickers Mosey to field, complete warmup with Motivators (counting down from 10)
THE THANG: starting with the new General tradition – done for the very first time of course – the Bearicides. Bear crawl to 10, crawl bear back, then to 20 and back, 30 and back, and finally 40 and back. That seemed like enough.
The main event was four rounds of AMRAP:
1) 10 bonnie blairs (hard way), 20 BWS, 30 monkey humpers, until Metallica, Enter Sandman was finished
2) 10 dry docks, 20 merkins, 30 OH claps, until Iron Maiden, Aces High was finished
3) 10 burpees, 20 groiners, 30 hillbillies (2 count) until Tool, The Pot was finished
4) greatest hits. 10 bonnie blairs, 20 groiners, 30 OH claps until Anthrax, Bring the Noise was finished
MARY: American twists, WWIs
ANNOUNCEMENTS: ARC, wreath clean up, and lots of CSAUP mumblechatter
COT: Bruce Dickinson (shout out to @citrus), lead singer of Iron Maiden, once said that if heavy metal bands ruled the world we’d all be a lot better off. Probably true. I started thinking maybe if F3 ruled the world we would be a lot better off, then realized that would be a terrible, terrible idea. We’d all wake up too early, do a bunch of hard, pointless things, and that would just be normal. You are all exceptional. You do hard things and push yourself beyond where you think you can go – and that would go away, because everyone would be doing it. Getting out in the cold at 5:30am to slog through a beatdown like today? Let’s keep that exceptional.