12 PAX posted to the “not-so-frozen, but since this is Florida, it was pretty darn cold, tundra” of Memorial Park. We are approaching the apex of the college football Bowl season, and with the College Football Playoffs looming, YHC had something special in mind for the PAX that posted at ANCHOR.
- Warm up lap around the park (did I mention it was a little chilly this morning?)
- SSH x 47 IC (total number of combined wins by the teams in the CFPs)
- Toy Soldiers x 10 IC
- LAC Forward/backwards x10 IC
First up, the Sugar Bowl and the defending National Champions, the Clemson Tigers. The Clemson band plays Tiger Rag anytime the Tigers score. One line to the song is “catch that tiger.” Hence…
- Catch that Tiger– same concept as Chase the Bear, but today the “tiger” is carrying a football and gets a head start as the PAX perform 10 merkins. The original plan was for the “tiger” to be caught by pulling a flag football flag, but we resorted to tagging when PAX had trouble fastening the belt
- Continued until all PAX had a chance to be the tiger
Next, Clemson’s opponent in the Sugar Bowl, Alabama. What best exercise represents the Tide?
- The Crimson– modified since we don’t have pull-up bars and for time
- With partner, 10 bench jumps, run to cone, 10 burpees; run back to benches for 8 bench jumps, run to cone for 8 burpees, etc… down to 2 of each
Heading out west, to the Rose Bowl, we first have the SEC Champions, Georgia Bulldogs, who have a mascot named “Uga”.
- Uga 1-2-3
- U- Upper cuts x100
- G- Gorilla humpers x200
- A- American Hammers x300
Last, but certainly not least, is Oklahoma. This two part exercise were appropriately named:
- The Sooner: Starting at the baseline, PAX sprinted to grab a flag scattered on the field and return to the COP for part two of this exercise
- The Oklahoma Drills
- PAX took turns reading the exercise listed on their flag, then challenged another PAX to see who could perform the most number of reps in 30 seconds inside the COP
- Rest of PAX either cheered/mumblechattered in plank, low plank, air chair, or performed same exercise during the drill
- Exercises on flags
- Diamond Merkins
- Mountain Climbers
- Carolina Dry Docks
- Sumo Squats
- Iron Mikes
- Jump Squats
- Calf Raises
- WWI Sit ups
With the recent chatter from F3 Metro regarding setting goals to help differentiate between working out and training, YHC discussed with the PAX the difference between making a New Year’s resolution, which many break, and a New Year’s commitment. If making a commitment, tell someone else about it so they can help you be accountable. YHC reminded everyone that it isn’t about me, or you, but about the man to the right or left. The main reason I am still posting is because of the men around me. Helping them like they have helped me motivates me to continue to post. YHC is not a runner, nor do I like to run, but I decided to commit to running in this year’s River Run. This is nerve racking for YHC since my mile time is literally in uncharted territory per the River Run slotting schedule, but I will give it my best effort. YHC encouraged others to set a goal this year as well, let others know, and train.
- YHC team member dealing with step-daughter suffering from schizophrenia. She has a year old baby and her brother also suffered from depression and committed suicide
- Big Bird with an unspoken prayer request
- F3 Jax Convergence on New Years Day at GENESIS (Baymeadows/9A Park) starting at 7 AM
- Trinity Rescue Mission this Friday (will verify with Drone)
- Good work to our FNG Bloomers
- Enjoyed having both White Hat (F3 Rock Hill) and Spamalot (F3 Winston-Salem) join us. Safe travels home.
YHC learned that he should have checked with his M before declaring being eligible for this year’s River Run. Apparently we will be out of town that weekend on a college tour visit with my oldest 2.0. Looks like I will be setting a different goal. Stay tuned.