Let’s Be Unreasonable

 

QIC: Angus
Date: 04/07/2018
PAX: The Count, Best in Show, Candu, Ohms, Laces Out, Snowflake, Geek Squad, Freebird
AO: The Landfill

Conditions

As Ohms pointed out looking out from the top of the landfill this was everything that we think of when we say “the gloom” it was a cold and wet morning 50 Degrees and drizzly.


COP

Surprisingly, YHC skipped the COP or else thats what everyone thought. Instead we started at the top gate and jumped straight into a beastly little routine.

The Indian Run Merkin Mile

The name explains it all — we ran an indian run and stopped every quarter mile to do 25 merkins. There was some mumble chatter and confusion from the PAX since YHC didn’t kick things off with the normal 25 minute warm up. Gotta keep em guessing.

As planned we ended right near the top gate and moved things over to the bottom pavilion. Here we ran through DIDS.

D.I.D.S.

Dips x 10 (IC)
Incline Merkins x 10 (IC)
Decline Merkins x 10 (IC)
Step Ups x 10 Each Leg (OYO)

Rinse and repeat x 3

YHC led the pax on a mosey over to the bottom parking lot. Here we finally got to the COP. Much to Ohms’ chagrin who showed up late to miss the warm up.

SSH x 20 (IC)
Release Merkins x 15 (OYO)
Mountain Climbers x 15
Imperial Walkers x 15
High Knees x 15
Jump Squats x 15
LBC x 15
Pickle Pounders x 10
Plank x 15

Since the ground was wet the Release Merkins were a huge hit. YHC figured everybody would be excited to make the most of sog.

We headed back to the top of the hill in the best way YHC knows how — bear crawls. YHC was sure to take the pax down to the longest steepest part of the hill.

Once the 6 arrived the PAX were given a choice:

A) Bear Crawl Inch Worm
PAX lines up head to to feet in plank position. The man in the back of the line bear crawls to front of the line and yells front and next man does the same thing until whole PAX has done it.

B) Bear Crawl Snake
Similar to Bear Crawl Inch Worm, but adds a weave. PAX line up head to feet in plank position. The man at the back of the line, bear crawls to front of the line, weaving in and out of planking PAX and yells when at front. Next man does the same thing until all PAX have completed. Repeato as necessary.

YHC heard the PAX’s choice loud and clear for option A the Bear Crawl Inch Worm with the added repeato to take the line down the the rock pile.

The Thang

The PAX selected a rock and headed to the ended of the field for the requested workout of the day by Snowflake. With a new modification.

Ding Dong Dufresne
The PAX lined up across the end of the field with their rocks and were told to get their rocks down to the other end of the field without standing up (see Dufresne). This time each pax gets a turn to yell out “Ding Dong!” at which time everyone makes a jailbreak to the end of the field and back to their rock. repeat until the rocks reach the other end. Then head back to the other direction. repeat as time permits.

We did it twice and then returned our rocks to make sure we had enough time for Mary.

6MOM

LBC x 20 (IC)
Flutter Kicks x 15 (IC)
American Hammers x 10 (IC)

YHC told the PAX to make sure those hammers hit the ground to get a good solid core rotation.

LBC x 20 (IC)
Flutter Kicks x 15 (IC)
American Hammers x 10 (IC)

LBC x 20 (IC)
Flutter Kicks x 15 (IC)
American Hammers x 10 (IC)


Moleskin

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
– George Bernard Shaw

Take a moment and think about what it means for you to be unreasonable? What are you willing to hold firm on? Beliefs? In what moments do you consider yourself to be unreasonable and how is this a trait we can capitalize on?

Find moments to hold your ground, to act hard on making the right choices, and to get better.

Some might say coming out to the gloom is unreasonable. Some might say throwing rocks and crawling like a damn bear is unreasonable. We know its not. But the world doesn’t want to be better, the world doesn’t want YOU to be better.

The first thing is you need to know what you want. You need a heading to make your way to your destination through peace and through turmoil.

And the second is to know what it takes to get there. It takes everything. It takes commitment. It takes knowing when to take a break and when to push past exhaustion. It takes knowing when to spend time with your family and when to stop sitting on the couch ignoring your kids so you can watch the masters or whatever it might be. Know what the right choice are. Make the right choices. And stand your ground.

But, do it all with charisma. Keep these three Army Special Forces rules in mind:

Rule 1: Look cool
Rule 2: Don’t get lost
Rule 3: If you get lost, look cool

_Angus Out

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