Westgate AO Back Blast 10.08.2018

QIC: Ball Bearing
PAX: Phoenix; Tecumseh; Bo Schembechler; FNG

Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night scared that you slept through the alarm and missed your Q? Did you ever dream that you slept through your alarm and missed your Q and then wake up and realize that you didn’t and it’s only 1 am and you better get back to sleep so you don’t? No more dinner at a chili cookoff the day before my Q (Unless I’m winning it again).

Rolled into the parking lot with a plan and hopes to see a few friendly faces. The rest of the Pax pulled in and it was time to get started. Gave a poor version of the disclaimer and the mission and moseyed to the tennis courts. Took a lap around the courts and took note to make sure not to roll any ankles on the walnut pods all around the east end of the area. Did some SSH x 20, cotton pickers, cross leg stretches, butterflies, Teach, Rash and some Downward Dog Chumbawumbas. Then it was time to get into it.

The Thang:

Tried to keep it simple, but hard and managed to do just that. Simple Escalators of 10 Merkins, 20 Squats, 30 Mountain Climbers and 40 LBC with a run to the end of the court between each set. Repeato x 4 with a bit of rest in between each round. Had planned for some other work, but it didn’t look like that was going to work the way that I wanted so we improvised and took a mosey to the Blue Jackets playground picnic shelter.

Step ups on the picnic table x10 for each leg (after height checking the shelter for the tallest of the Pax) and then 10 dips. Repeato x 4 because that just became the theme of the morning.

Took a short mosey back to the tennis courts for one last burst. Plan was 6 full length sprints of the tennis courts with a walk back to the start line before going off again. If I said we didn’t make it to 6 before time I’m willing to bet that if you’ve read this far you can figure out just how many we actually did.

0616 Out to the parking lot (Flag incoming soon): Count O Rama: Name O Rama : COT : Thanked the Pax who showed up for trusting me and following me this morning and took us out in prayer.

It’s my last day in my 30’s and it doesn’t even feel real, but not for reasons that people would usually assign to turning 40. I don’t feel old, and I don’t think I am. There’s no scenario I could ever imagine where this would be how I’m moving into my 4th decade of life, but looking at the course that I’m going I couldn’t be more ready to get there. Thank you all who have helped me get to this point and who keep encouraging me to not stay where I am, but to move forward.



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