Cowboy or Shepherd?

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  • When: 05/22/2018
  • QIC: McDreamy
  • The PAX: Zamboni (R), Airbags (R), Slash (R), Zebra, Kramer, Tinker, Check Please, Squeege (R), Snittzle, Stitch, Sandcrab (R)

Anticipating a small crowd (…because ‘we hate running’), YHC was treated to the almost smiling faces of 12 men who managed to fight off the gripping fartsack. Talk of past and present injuries seems to dominate our pre-workout routine lately. Everybody’s had one, has one, or fears the next…

YHC asked them a single question: In the leadership role of your family, are you a Shepherd or a Cowboy?

Warm Up

               Jack squats x 15

               Wood Chippers x 15

               Tempo merkins x 15

               Limp Member (until I’d had enough)

The Thang…

Off we went on a 3 mile mosey, stopping at various points of scenery to admire the view. This included—

–Balls to the palm tree at mile one x 1 minute (a real crowd pleaser).

–Mucho Chesto at mile two, with bear crawl and crawl bear locomotion between two sets of parking pylons.

–Partner exercises around the Atlantic Storage Parking lot: P1 = plank, P2 = sprint; flapjack. The madness continued for three rounds to include squats and LBCs.

Sadly, it was time to retreat to the haven of DDP (Dear Davis Park), taking the final opportunity to sprint the last 500 yds (remembering the SSS (speed, strength, stamina) requirement of every good F3 workout)

Smoked, the Pax listened to YHC expand upon the notion of the Shepherd and the Cowboy. He reminded them that cowboys drive the herd from the rear, often using uncomfortable tactics. Shepherds lead from the front, encouraging and demonstrating good behavior and life skills for their ‘flock’. Understanding that we should strive to be shepherds, the Pax shared NR/ CR/PR and BOM.

Peace Out

Shepherd McD

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