12 got after it – okay, 10 got after it at various points – at Ranger today. Here is what went down.
Warm up “hot lap” down Park/Charlottetown/7th back down to Indy Park playground
3 rounds of 5 pull-ups, 10 merkins, 15 dips…plank whilst we wait on six
Mosey to “brickyard” on way to Castle to borrow 2 bricks (~8 lbs.?)
Zipper™ Up: escalating man-makers with bricks, x1 – x8 up…Mary whilst we wait on six
Jacob’s Ladder, Classic Edition (x7, burpees at the top) on deck ramp (sans bricks)…Mary whilst we wait on six
Zipper™ Down: deescalating man-makers with bricks, x8 – x1 down…wall sit whilst we wait on six
Up stairs to top (no bricks), x10 burpees, down…repeato
Mosey back to return bricks…and get home
Rest Time Over (For Most of Us). Felt awkward (and yet pretty good) to get out and run for the first time post-BRR. (No idea how others managed to do that on Monday, but more power to you.) I tried to go light on the run today and the bricks (albeit terrible) certainly helped to keep the mileage lower and the Pax closer together. If you did the reps today (more below), welp, then you had yourself a nice little workout today if I do say so myself … yes, some might even say it was “sucktastic” even. (Though it sounds a lot meaner when Swamp Fox says it and Cindy laughs…#CrocodileTears)
…Option B (For Others). The cool kids definitely stayed cool (and probably sweat-free) today, still resting up from their BRR-free weekends it appeared. Thankfully, they didn’t have to “embarrass” themselves by carrying bricks up the Castle today (okay, Swamp actually did carry his up-and-down the stairs…and Cindy and Boone actually did bring theirs to the Castle), but man-makers were clearly out of the question (“man enough” I assume) as were possibly pull-ups, merkins, dips and burpees. That said, they did bring their A-game eye rolls and mumblechatter to the party so they had that going for them. #dolphin As always, it’s you vs. you everyday at F3 so, well, you do what you want to do. #hugz
Post BRR Commentary. What is most appealing about BRR is less about the actual running and the “accomplishments” associated with that (though there are those … and it is an achievement to say I ran xx miles over 24 hours of course with xx feet of climbing, etc.) – but the BRR experience is more about the stories, the times spent not running, in the van, at the transition zones, at the pancake church…laughing about something completely stupid and irrelevant in the grand scheme of things – a missed handoff (seriously, I’m sorry, Gandalf), a missed turn (while running or driving…oops), tales of the scary barking/approaching dog in the middle of the night, the outfits of your fellow F3ers (seriously, Dredd, what the hell…and same to you CatTard guy), failing to run up a certain hill (note: applies to other guys, not me), sleep deprivation/sleep satisfaction (or jealousy at those who could manage several hours of sleep during the event), running with and/or passing and/or getting passed your fellow F3ers (or that all-girls Ultra team, the Charlotte/Asheville running clubs, that sh!t-reference team, that random team you kept crossing paths with at each EZ, etc.), texting your M and kids during, tweeting about anything and everything (#FlatGAAP, the freakish alien/octopus looking lights that were in fashion this year, poking or getting poked by Subway/Leather Presidents), GroupMe texting, post-event meals/beers, etc., etc., etc. The training can be a chore, no doubt, but it’s the fellowship that makes it all worthwhile. #p6perboy7.1
Shameless Plugs. None.
Thanks for the take-out, Fishwrap (submitting the backblast title as bonus question for you) … and thanks, CMD, for the opportunity to lead this crew this morning.
Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude. —Unknown