Two Steps Forward

Extra Credit: The plan was a little Murph Challenge training, however Murph Challenge training did not occur in the gloom this AM.

QIC: Golden Pinky

PAX: Red Ryder

GLOOM FACTOR: Full moon, chilly, 48ºF

10 Merkins SC
10 Willie Mays Hayes IC
9 Merkins SC
8 Merkins SC
7 Merkins SC
10 Hillbillies
6 Merkins SC
10 Cherry Pickers IC
5 Merkins SC
10 Imperial Walkers
4 Merkins SC
10-Count Leg Stretches
6 Merkins SC

Fellowship Lap around entire MoH parking lot.
Bear Crawl Paula Abduls: BC forward 2 spaces, 1 Merkins, CB back 1 space, 1 Merkin until PAX got to the other side.
Lunge Walk Paula Abduls: LW forward 2 spaces, 1 Squat, WL back 1 space, 1 Squat until PAX got to the other side.

Fellowship Lap #2.
YHC then flipped everything around…
Crawl Bear Paula Abduls: CB back 2 spaces, 1 Merkin, BC forward 1 space, 1 Merkin until PAX got to the other side.
Walk Lunge Paula Abduls: WL back 2 space, 1 Squat, LW forward 1 space, 1 Squat until PAX got to the other side.

One more Fellowship Lap.

20 Flutter Kicks IC
20 LBCs IC
20 Freddie Mercury’s IC

Our Paula Abduls today reminded me about the journey I have been on working to plant the shovel flag in North Austin, TX and expand our incredible group. There are so many instances where our group has taken two steps forward: FNGs, 2nd F’s, GoRuck/Murph training, etc. There are other times, however, where it feels like the group takes one step back–usually in the form of PAX numbers dipping at a workout.

Yet, even in those instances, I am encouraged by the PAX that show up and, together, we continue to push this group forward. I’m so thrilled Red Ryder made it out for his 3rd workout already and I always enjoy getting to know my F3 brothers a little better as we suffer during the beatdown. So, let’s continue to push each other to take 2 steps forward and don’t let those 1 step back moments get you down, as you have a group of brothers here for you and ready to help you take your next 2 steps forward!


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