“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that.” -Rocky Balboa
6 contenders took the #DRP and posted for a Rocky themed Tour Du Legion. After opening with some theme music and sparring, we took the plunge, with nothing but bodyweight and legs. Run, pain station, rinse and repeat. Unfortunately, Strava failed to record a good bit of distance, but sources say we covered 2.8 miles. Course records were set (official only) by Heist. Wingback could make a claim, but he knew the rules.
COP warmup and at various times SSH, overhead press, LBAC’s, overhead clap
Mosey x a lot
Sprints x 4, each about 150 meters with uphill finishes
Indian runs x 3
Imperial Squat Walker Lunge walks
Fireman carry your partner (#fail), modify to wheelbarrow as needed
Hands to ankles
Super mountain climbers
Forehead to stair merkins
Low plank, then raise arms/legs x3
Side-to-side over line x 2
Reverse crab walk
Burpeeburner 1: Down, Open and Close, clap merkin, plank jack, up, 2 pullups, R&R x 8. #crowdpleaser
Burpeeburner 2: Down, double feet to each side, jump-tuck touching knees, R&R x 8
Random regular burpees
Box jumps up and down “stadium” steps
Butt up alternating kick
Clubber Lange’s (keeping in theme)
In and out with partner and around #wouldpleaseacertaincrowd
Alphabet (all capitals and BOLD)
And done. Thanks for welcoming me back to the Q schedule gentlemen. It had been way too long. I forgot that you’re not supposed to #mumblechatter unless you can keep count when Qing. Oops. Eventually I got my rhythm back. My intention was to stay a little more thematic with Rocky quotes along the way, but there wasn’t enough wind left for that (except for some Clemson football talk…seriously?). All the pax that didn’t fartsack are champions in my book, and take home the prize….good fitness, fellowship, and faith.
“I guess if I can change, and you can change, then everyone can change.” -Rocky IV
Announcements: T-claps to Heist, who today completes his 22 years of service to one company before assuming the reigns of a new position Monday. Dadgum. Only thing I’ve dedicated 22 years to is gluttony.
Convergence in Charlotte tomorrow. Stumble is running New Years morning. Saturday is F3 Columbia convergence at Mission, with coffeeteria to follow. Bring an FNG.
Devotional: Zechariah 4:6- Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
Struggles and challenges are inherent to the human condition, but take heart, because if the Lord puts a task before you, then he takes responsibility for equipping you and removing the necessary obstacles.