Hit “Play”, turn it up, and grab the tissues…
AO: Musket, 5:15am
Conditions: Full on Gloom, foggy, AND 47 DEGREES F! *chef’s kiss
PAX: *sigh*……Kodak(QIC) = 1
The alarm came earlier than usual, it seemed, this morning, but none the less, YHC had signed up to Q and couldn’t disappoint. PLUS, YHC received his shiny new F3 gear in the mail and was ready to show it off. “YHC” for the rest of this blast will stand for “Your HAWT Cutness” because fellas…it’s workin’…
Vanity aside, I show up to the AO 5 mins early, full of boyish anticipation. Chunder had told me previously he’d be out, so there was no rooster-like yelling of “GOOD MORNING!”, but more importantly, no Shovel Flag. The morning already had an odd air about it. Five minutes turned to 4, then 3…then 2…..nobody…1 minute…anybody?… Bueller?
I gave it yet another 2 mins in case someone got caught in that hectic, hellish, 5am Boone traffic. Alas, it was just me standing in a parking lot, looking cute, and pondering the time-old question of:
“If a Kodak cries alone in a parking lot, does he make a sound?”
Being one not to waste a Weinke, YHC tightened the laces and started to Mosey toward Founder’s Plaza.
Disclaimer: Given internal-monologue-style, in James Earl Jones’s voice. Specifically “Field of Dreams”-Terence Mann-“They will come, Ray”-speech-at-the-end-of-the-movie James Earl Jones voice.
The First Bits:
Arrive at Founder’s Plaza (exercises all in cadence…and yes…I did it aloud, and it’s never been more precise, crisp, and exact.)
Cotton Pickers x10
Don Quixotes x10
Stump Jumpers x10
Mountain Climbers x20
Mosey to Durham Park Bridge No.1
Bridge No.1 = Merkins regu-lar x8
Run to Bridge No.2 = Derkins x8
Repeato, fulfilling today’s “19 for 19 Challenge” (full challenge calendar in Announcements)
Mosey to Hill St.
Run to the parking lot atop Hill Street.
Jump Squats x10
CrossFit Merkins x15
Run back down
Repeato, but in reverse…
Backward run up (brutal)
CrossFit Merkins x15
Jump Squats x30
Run back down.
Mosey to Tunnels of Love
This portion originally called for partnering up, but seeing as I was solo…(have I mentioned yet that I was by myself this morning? Start the Mood Tune over for a 2nd play and keep reading.)…I pulled an audible on the Weinke and sallied forth.
Bear Crawl through Tunnel No.1
Carolina Dry Docks x20
Run to Tunnel No.2
Lunge walk through Tunnel No.2
Carolina Dry Docks x20
Start the LONG Mosey back to AO
Carioca the length of Sanford Mall, switching sides halfway through.
Arrive back at AO for some Mary
Plank Jacks x15
2nd F is going on this Thursday (July 25th) at The Speckled Trout, 6pm.
THEY HAVE F3 BEER…Click here to find your way.
The “bridge to bridge” exercise today helped fulfill today’s requirement for the “19 For 19 Challenge”. If you’re not posting, at least try to carve out some time in your day to better yourself and, at the same time, honor young Garrett who lost his life.
And there was a significant amount of moseying this morning. That was to help condition any PAX willing to do the High Country Cool Down 5k/10k coming up soon. Sign up right’cheya…
HIGH COUNTRY COOL DOWN 5K/10K RUN
As always, sign up to Q. You might like it. Don’t think about it too much. Just pick a day and punish everyone around you. What’s not to like?!
Also, today’s events should spark a discussion about crafting AT LEAST one other Shovel Flag. No need for Chunder to keep all of that Sweet, Sweet Murica Freedom for himself. We’ll discuss later.
Ball of Me
This day was historic. It’s the first time a local F3 Boone PAX posted a video name-O-rama! You can enjoy it here…
I’ve been joking this whole time about being by myself for this BeatDown, and it was a bit humorous (in a sad way), but I actually enjoyed myself. After waiting those 2 minutes before the workout, I had considered getting back in the truck and calling it a day…for about 5 seconds. But then decided, “Hey, I’m up, I’m dressed. Make the most of it.”
I say this with no braggadocio, or lifting up of myself in anyway. Because I know any other HIM of F3 Boone, or F3 Nation in general would’ve done the same.
Yes, we do what we do to lift each other up and help each other progress (that’s what F3 is all about)…but occasionally, we need a few instances where we can self-evaluate, self-motivate, and really delve into making our own self better as each day comes along. How can you lead others without properly considering how to lead yourself?
So, try to find some moments today to do just that…make yourself better. Whether it’s putting the phone down to listen to someone intently, going out of your way to help someone (no matter how big or small the act), holding your tongue when a smart/hurtful comment is on the end of it, not holding your tongue when a compliment is on the end of it…whatever…
Find those moments to really Be the Bacon…and by God…Pass the Bacon.
Until next time, gentlemen.
“I come to the garden alone,Lyrics from “In The Garden”, written by C. Austin Miles
While the dew is still on the roses;
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.”