Foxhole closed out 2019 with a strong showing of 11 pax! Mumble chatter was average (and by “mumble chatter” I mean “bitching about the cold… or the work… or both”), but the leg work was aplenty.
We also welcomed an FNG this morning. Mr. Lou Tepper (Lunch Lady’s father), joined us and stood his own at 74 years old without skipping a beat! Beyond that, we were told that he was a “retired football coach” without going into much detail. A quick google search after BC showed me that Foxhole is now the home AO to a bit of a celebrity. Coach Tepper started coaching in 1967 and had stints along the way at New Hampshire, William & Mary, Virginia Tech, and served as the Def. Coord. and Asst. Head Coach at Colorado, Illinois, and LSU, before finally retiring in 2014 after 47 years in the business! How awesome is that?!?!
So we weren’t clued in that he was a defensive guy, otherwise we would have gone with something more appropriate, but the name chain looked like this. Coach –> Lombardi –> Kiffin –> Corner Blitz –> Stunt –> Monty –> Tampa 2 –> Wing T –> Wishbone. Wishbone it is… Welcome Wishbone!
Anyhow… Good work by all! It was a leg heavy workout that should leave a bit of a reminder not to overindulge in food or drink tonight that will come in the form of burning quads as you break the seal after a responsible amount of adult beverages.
Happy New Rear ( ! ) to you and yours! Stay safe.
Here’s how it went down….
- 48 with a cold wind
I. Disclaimer & Warmup:
- SSH x 19
- TTT x 10
- Windmill x 9
- LAC x 10 (reverse x 9)
- Imperial Walker x 10
- Hillbilly x 9
- OAC x 19
- Pax pick … Option 1 = 4 corners, or option 2 = Hills/merkins
- They chose door number two, so off we go to a never before used hill!
II. The New Hill:
- Run to top of hill, 10 merkins
- Down hill, 10 merkins
- Repeat x 5 (20 each round = 100 total merkins)
III. BACK to the Future:
- Backpedal up the hill
- 10 squats
- Return to start
- 10 squats
- Repeat x 5 (20 each round = 100 total squats)
- Mosey to the visitor’s concession stand
- 1-minute wall sit
IV. Tunnel of Love (BC we love Queenie & Queenie loves the TOL):
- All pax w/ hands on goal line making arch with butt in air
- One at a time, pax crawl under everyone from one end to the other, getting in position at oppo. End until all pax have tunneled and loved.
V. To the Planters:
- 10 step ups
- 10 dips
- 10 incline merkins
- Repeat x 3
VI. To the Flag:
- 20 BBSU OYO
THIS IS NOT ABOUT DABO AND GOD BEING A CLEMSON FAN… (but I do have it on good authority that he likes Clemson a whole lot more than most other schools!)
- During the College Football Awards earlier this month on ESPN, Tom Rinaldi interviewed the four coaches competing in the Playoff together on stage. Rinaldi asked Dabo about how he’s learned to stay successful with such consistency and this was part of his response: “You got to start over every year.”
- Dabo explained how each season they tear it down, start over, and put the work in. Can’t take anything for granted.
- don’t get to carry anything over…. Sacks… touchdowns… it’s a new season. “got to pay the price all over again and have fun doing it.”
- A lot is going well for Clemson right now… and they build on their previous success and the program has gotten stronger for it, but at the same time they start over year after year.
- There is a spiritual parallel here that we can identify with. Jesus says in Luke 9:23, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”
- Following Jesus means that every day we start over and die to ourselves and what we want.
- Each day presents new challenges and different opponents and even the ones we defeated the day before may have to be battled
- This doesn’t mean our faith starts over every day, or year, b/c hopefully we are growing and building on past experiences…and allowing our previous victories to help strengthen us for today.
- But, denying ourselves and our desires and taking up our cross every day is similar to what Dabo said: “It’s just paying the price all over again year in and year out.”
- Jesus puts it this way in Mark 8:35, ”For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it.”