Due to injury, the Q spot was re-opened late last night for any takers. Without hesitation, Inseam challenged YHC to a duel. Who can provide the suckiest half BD? Who will leave the PAX sore not looking for more? Who will bring the doom to the gloom? Only one way to find out. Challenge accepted.
Mosey to the lower soccer field for warm-ups IC.
10 Willie Mays Hayes
10 Forward lunge calf stretches
10 Michael Phelps
To continue the warm-up, to keep the blood flowing, and to make sure all muscles were sufficiently primed for the Main Thang, Inseam set up 10 cones on the soccer field.
1st & 10’s
Run 10 yards, issue 10 burpees and 1 merkin. Sprint to the far end goal line then back to the 20 yard line for 9/2. 30 yard line for 8/3 and so on and so forth.
Perform this in pairs to hold us accountable to form and effort. It might be easy to cheat yourself in the gloom – hard to cheat your fellow PAX tho.
Excellent insight from the Warm-up Q
With everyone perked up and ready to go, PAX Indian Run’d back to the bean to the playground bathroom.
Starting at the top of the mini-hill, YHC issued out 12’s. Why 12’s? Well, 11’s are a bit easy and trending amongst the 27 year olds but we don’t accelerate by doing what’s popular.
Run down the hill
11 Donkey kicks against the bathroom wall
Bernie Sanders back up the hill
1 Bonnie Blair (alpha count)
Continue on until 1 DK and 10 BB
You can thank the fine PAX in F3 Augusta for the inspiration on the above and the sore legs tomorrow.
Moseyed to the parking lot to learn a new exercise… The Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman – based on the Wolverine – start in an upright position. Down to a plank position. Merkin, then R hand to the sky. Merkin, L hand to the sky. Merkin and complete the burpee.
5 count OYO
To seal in the new skill, YHC called for the Hugh Jackman ring of fire. PAX plank while 1 PAX performs a single HJ.
Next up: Crab Cakes
Crab Cake – start in a Crab Walk position. R hand up with L leg up, then alternate to complete 1 rep.
5 count OYO
PAX sealed it in again with another Ring of Fire
Back to flag for some final Hugh Jackman’s for sheets and geegles.
Prayers for family members:
Crab Cakes’ daughter
Prayers for Sculley’s shoulder
Prayers for the situation in Afghanistan
All jabs and digs aside, today was a great example of Iron sharpening Iron and how the rising tide lifts all boats. A little friendly competition didn’t actually bring anyone down but lifted all of us up together. Had either of us had the individual Q, we probably wouldn’t have pushed the agenda as hard. Throw in some smack talk and man pride and you might just get something good out of it.
Inseam – a pleasure to Q with you. As determined by the final vote, we will share the Gold medal. No better PAX to share it with. Again, I couldn’t have done it without your awesome warm up.