Unfortunately, this morning my dog, Ranger, was not doing well and after getting up at 3:45 AM I found him struggling hard to get around in the kitchen and was unable to stand and very labored breathing with hemiangio sarcoma several weeks before at the vet and was declining rapidly with his mobility and overall health. Our plan was to take him to the vet as a family on Friday, the following day, but God had other plans for our 10 year old pup. YHC was leading Wingman this morning and was the Q for today’s workout. Before leaving, I woke the M and the 2.0’s and encouraged them to stay close with Ranger until I returned from boot camp and we would call the vet today and take him in. Ranger passed on the floor in the kitchen with my family next to him, all touching him and comforting him as he drifted off to sleep. He was a great dog and protector of family and his reaction to getting a leash out to get ready for a walk was like seeing a minor strike gold. I dedicate this work out to you boy!
Weather: 84 degrees and humid/muggy
The Warm Up
Jog to back parking lot… high knees, karaoke, butt kickers along the way
SSH x 15
TTT x 10
LBAC x 10 each direction
Raise the Roof x 15
Michael Phelps x 15
The Windmill x 15
Imperial Walker x 15
Mt Climbers x 15
Plank Jacks x 15
Mosey to the low brick wall planters
Incline archer pause push up x 7 each side
Double explode push-ups 5 pair
Plank x 1 minute
Plank on wall again, side plank x 1 minute rotating arm upwards x 10
Plank on wall again, side plank x 1 minute rotating opposite arm upwards x 10
Plank on wall again, this time bringing knee to opposite arm 10 x each leg
Mosey to brick pile and each pax get 2 bricks
Venture to basketball court and form a circle.
2 exercises: Curls for girls and tricep press alternating while each pax takes turns performing lunges around the perimeter of the entire work out schedule.
Rinse and repeat, but this time with shoulder shrugs and overhead presses while pax took turns lunging around the outer perimeter.
Mosey back to shovel flag
MARY for remainder of time
Windmill with legs x 10
V Ups x 10
American Hammer x 10
Training Wheels yard work on Saturday after boot camp – 3rd F
Need more Q’s on the Q sheet for Turning Point
Prayer Request: Ranger
Tinkle’s mom in the hospital
Devo: Yesterday I took down our old wooden children’s playground set in the back yard that had been up over 10 years. It took my younger brother and I a full day of hard labor and planning to put it all together. It was a memorable day with nice weather, good music playing and a few beers. My younger bother, Cory, passed almost 3 years ago now, but my daughters, whom the swing set and playset were built for, helped me take it down and haul it away. Shockingly, it only took about 4 hours to disassemble and take to the dump. It was a bit of an emotional day/time to tear down the swing set, but the memories of the day my brother and I putting it together will continue will continue to live on. Another realization of the day is that it is much easier to tear something down than it is to build it up. This statement is applicable to just about all facets of life I believe…relationships, projects, jobs, reputations, etc. Let us always remember that it is easier to tear down and destroy something that may have taken a long, long time to build.