After leading a few AOs recently with this same workout, I was eager to bring the tabata-tunes to the hard-working PAX of Detention. These guys are always up fro whatever craziness I have planned, and today was no different. Another part I was looking forward to was being reunited with Tardy and Hot-4-Teacher. Both have been noticeably absent at my previous Detention Qs but Had this time, so I was READY for them.
Then H4T messaged me the night before bowing out and Tardy was a no show. Rather than be defeated, I rallied and brought the pain to those who showed up. Work was done by ALL, and our FNG definitely got what he came for.
Here are the details…
81 and muggy
MOSEY to back of school for COP.
SSH X 15 IC
LBAC (front & back) X 10 IC
TTT X 15 IC
MERKINS X 10 OYO
SQUATS X 15 IC
T-PLANK MERKINS X 10 OYO
IMPERIAL WALKERS X 15 IC
6-ct. BURPEES X 10 OYO
TABATA – 8 rounds: 20 seconds of exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest for 4:00 total
MOSEY to blacktop and rectangle up.
ROUND 1 – “Pass the Mic” by the Beastie Boys
Exercises included: Merkins, Carolina Dry Docks, T-Plank Merkins, Shoulder Taps (2 rounds of each)
MOSEY to front of school and quadrilateral up.
ROUND 2 – “Monkey Wrench” by Foo Fighters
Exercises included: Flutter Kicks, Flutter Kicks, Gas Pumps, Gas Pumps, Imperial Walkers, Imperial Walkers, American Hammer, Russian Twist
MOSEY to other end of parking lot and circle up.
ROUND 3 – “Running Down a Dream” by Tom Petty
Exercises included: Squats, Prisoner Squats, Gorilla Squats, Jump Squats (2 rounds of each)
MOSEY to front of school and pillar up.
ROUND 4 – “Tom Sawyer” by Rush
Exercises included: Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees, Burpees
MOSEY to flag and line up.
ROUND 5 – “No Rain” by Blind Melon
Exercises included: Merkins, T-Plank Merkins, Flutter Kicks, Imperial Walkers, Gorilla Squats, Jump Squats, Burpees, Burpees
George Matsui (46) – married for over 20 years, 2 daughters, former scientist (Bill Nye?) converted to teaching high school science (Jimmy Neutron? Neutron? Proton? Electron?) at Gray Academy (Grey’s Anatomy? Meredith? McSteamy?) WELCOME McSteamy.
* Sweet Baby O – first Saturday in August
* Stomp the Swamp – last Saturday in August
* John Flanagan Memorial 10K coming up in November
* Tuesday – “Pray for Bray” 2-yr. anniversary workout led by Blue Rhino
* August 18 – F3 Mobile, AL launch. Clown cars from Lexington on the Friday before.
* DeTENTion camping trip coming up on
* Eli – friend of Bray’s, going through bone marrow treatment and chemo (third round)
* Patches – work and school stuff
* Rumble Strip – interview
Monday at Crusade, Spur saw a log ahead of him and knew he should go around it. For some reason he did not and ended up getting a scrape on his leg. This immediately reminded me of the Apostle Paul’s statement in Romans 7:15…
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”
Even when we know the right thing to do, sometimes we still choose the wrong thing. This often leads to pain, disappointment and scars (spiritual, emotional and even physical). In Spur’s case, his actions may end up in a scar on his leg that will remind him of this small misstep. For us, our choices lead to consequences (minor or major) we may not have anticipated but must accept regardless of our initial intentions.
May we remember that we have a path laid out before us designed to show us the Way of life. It doesn’t guarantee us freedom from pain, but it does offer us peace beyond what we can even ask or imagine.
As always, it’s an honor to stand among and lead these men. I look forward to seeing them all in the gloom soon.