Date: 3 APR 19
Seven, you heard that right, seven pax posted on a Wednesday morning to get a little wet and sandy. B.L.I.M.P.S. were the order of the day. Here’s what went down:
- Side Straddle Hops x20 IC
- Imperial Walkers x20 IC
- Moroccan Night Clubs x20 IC
- Copperhead Squats x20 IC
Mosey down to the water to Checkpoint number 1. This was just an arbitrary spot on the beach.
5 Burpees OYO (on your own)
Mosey to the wharf pier approximately 1/4 mile down the beach. (Checkpoint 2)
5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg OYO
Mosey back to checkpoint 1 – 70% effort – Plank for the 6
5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers OYO
Sprint back to Checkpoint 2 – 90% effort – wall sits for the 6
5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins OYO
Back to checkpoint 1 – choice of bear crawls or lunges or combo of the two – when finished, mosey back to the 6 and finish together.
At this point we paused to reflect on our quarter mile of bear crawls/lunges
The recurring theme of 2019 for YHC has been that we are all training for some event in the near or far future that we don’t know yet when or where or what or why. Again and again throughout this year we have done things that are ridiculously hard, painful and dumb for seemingly no good reason. We’ve woken up before the sun. We’ve drenched ourselves in pouring rain. We’ve lifted heavy things many times over. We’ve bear crawled or lunged a quarter mile in the sand. Many times over this quarter mile, I thought to myself, and was not alone, that this was too much. But we did it anyway. And we finished.
I argue that the event we’re training for is coming. Maybe it is a deadly disease we’ll be fighting. Maybe it will be carrying a child to safety from a natural disaster. Maybe it’ll be rescuing a complete stranger. God willing it will be none of those things but if it is, doing the hard, painful and dumb things now is going to help us to be better when we truly need the strength and perseverance.
5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins / 25 Plank Jacks OYO
Indian Run to checkpoint 2
5 Burpees / 10 Lunges each leg / 15 Imperial Walkers / 20 Merkins / 25 Plank Jacks / 30 Squats OYO
Backward sprint to checkpoint 1
Here is where YHC laid down a challenge. If anyone could beat me in this quarter mile backward run, then the workout would be over. Now you have to understand, there are not many things in this world that I am ever the best at or even really good at for that matter. You would not expect this 240 pound frame to move very fast and you would be right. In any direction but backwards that is. For what ever reason, the Sky Q found it right to give me blazing speed but only in the reverse direction. I’m not saying I’m the best in the world but on an average day at the beach, I can more than hold my own.
Thank you You Betcha for keeping me honest. You put up a valiant effort. Thanks for pushing me. But in the world of quarter mile beach backwards sprinting, 2nd place is just the first loser.
We were out of time anyway, so back to the flags.
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YHC wrote this from 30,000 ft. Kudos to JetBlue for the free wifi!