It started off great.. no rain. The PAX gathered at the court with good intentions and high expectations. A quick disclaimer and we started the effort to get SWOLE. On time PAX: Fudd, Flounder, Dr.Evil, Deliverance, Duvet, Epstein, and YHC. The warm-up consisted of: Side Straddle Hops at YHC’s pace that made me look like I could actually stay in rhythm, Frankensteins, Chinooks (forward and then reverse…because its important to unwind), Abe Vigoda’s, and finally Seam Rippers. Tarde then arrived and we were better for it. We then RAN (mosied) a really big circle around the park, well half the park or a quarter of the park… lots of the park.
THANG: After careful deliberation and forethought, I decided to continue with the cardio station to station workout. I got rid of a couple of shoulder stations and added some leg stations… you know, to be more well rounded. There were 8 stations and four rounds. Each station was 45 seconds with a 10 second break between stations. There was a 30 second break between rounds. Stations:
- Dumbbell Step Ups
- Goblet Squats
- Low Slow Flutters
- Forward Arm Extentions
- Dumbbell Cleans
YHC pressed play and the music began. Pat Benatar out of the gate. Tarde pointed out that the ladies in the parking lot enjoyed that greatly. AC/DC, Ozzy, and then some epic Neil Diamond. Ooooo, it was good. Scorpions, Florence and the Machine, Bastille, Tom Petty, and I think there was Imagine Dragons in there… A little bit for everyone… 🙂
There was a great deal of mumblechatter but as YHC is almost deaf due to exposure to heavy machinery, lots of gunfire, police radio positioned inches from my left ear for 25 years, and finally airplane engines… I cant hear a thing. My wife and daughters confirm this to me every day. I’m sure the chatter consisted of PAX voicing their pleasure with the quick pace and music selection. More Neil Diamond in y’alls future.
Cool down… Marge & Homer, lay on your back and pull your knee up stretch and then both knees (some of us more successful than others when doing both knees), Cindy’s, and finally Hammers.
COT: Tardes family with recent deaths. His 92 year old grandmother Dorthy has lost two sisters recently, comes from a big family with more loss to come. Remember Fudd’s upcoming surgery. Remember Wheezy, not having much fun being injured, pray for complete healing. Reach out to him if able…
Tarde led us out and then 22!
Thankful for the ability and health that allows us to participate in this together.