First Early Bootcamp (EBC)

AO: The Colosseum

When: 03/20/2021

PAX:

Number of Pax: 22

Pax Names: 5-Putt, Beatbox, Better Call Saul, Bob Villa, Bone Spur, Boston Butt, Den Mother, Dilly Dilly, Disco Ball, Dr. Fauci, Foundation, Jimmy Neutron, John Denver, Pawn Star, Ron Swanson, Sheldon, Short Sale, Sparkler, Tourniquet, Trojan,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Slinky, Shrinkage

QIC: Jellystone


The BackBlast:

Conditions
33°, feels like 26° cool and dry with mph wind.  

Announcement / Disclaimer:

Good morning and welcome to DAY 6 of the Countryman’s take over and the 1st Day of F3 Crossroads Early Bootcamp (EBC) held at The Colosseum.  I am not a professional.  I do not know of any injuries you may have.  Please modify any workout as you need.  We are all here on our own free will.  Be safe, push hard, and lets go home injury free.  FNG’s? Yes 1.

Core Principles:

  • Free of Charge
  • Open to all Men
  • Held outdoors, rain, shine, heat, or cold
  • Peer lead in a rotating fashion
  • Ends in a Circle of Trust

 

Warm O Rama

  • Motivators from 8 (IC)
  • Hairy Rockets x10 (IC)
  • Cherry Pickers (30sec up / 30 sec down)
  • Goofballs x10 (IC)
  • Tappy Taps x10(IC)

 

Thang 1 – Pearls on a string

Stop 1 – Pawn Star Pick – 25 Plank Jacks

Stop 2 – Jellystones Pick – 50 Merkins

Stop 3 – Dr Fauci’s Pick – 25 Bobby Hurley’s 

Stop 4 – Ron Swanson – 25 LBC’s 

Stop 5 – The Bridge – Lung Walk across and back

Stop 6 – Trojan Pick – 25 Flutter Kicks

Stop 7 – Jellystone Pick – Cant remember (Too many beers/miles rucking since beatdown…)

Stop 8 – Jellyston’s Pick – 50 Grady Corns

 

Mary

  • Heals to the Heavens x 20 (IC)
  • Captain Thor’s 4/16 (IC)
  • Twisting LBC x20 (IC)
  • Heel Touches x50 (IC)

 

CoT

 

First of all, I’d like to take a moment and thank Pawn Star for giving up and offering me the opportunity to Q this morning’s EBC.  With it being the launch of the EBC for Crossroads, it was certainly an honor to have this opportunity.  Pawn Star graciously reach out and told me that it made sense for me to close out Countryman week with a Q, and for that I thank him.  

I’d also like to share my appreciation for my family, Swanson, Fauci, Trojan, you guys really stepped up this week.  Setting posting records and pushing outside of your comfort zone to support each other this week.  I am honored to have completed our first Countryman week with you and am looking forward to doing it again.

Much of what we are able to accomplish comes from the belief in ourselves that we can make it happen.  If you don’t believe that you can, then why even try?  The task itself becomes “impossible.” To comprehend even doing.  For me, my “impossible” moment was early last month when I was in Florida.  I saw how miserable the weather was back home with the freezing temps, snow, and ice.  I thought, “It’s impossible that guys are still showing up.”, and that “There’s no way that I would”.  When I saw the commitment that others had to getting the gloom, regardless of the weather, I decided I needed to change the way I thought.  It was then that I challenged myself to 7-pack through likely the coldest week of the winter.  Once completed, I then challenged myself to keep the streak going through Countryman week.  Now after completing my 5th 7-pack, I have changed my perception of what is impossible, and after this week, once they saw what they can do, it is likely so did Trojan, Swanson, and Fauci.  Shit even Pawn Star is accelerating at a rate faster than what the tracker can even monitor.  Amazing job men!

 

This bring me to a quote I found from boxing great Muhammad Ali:

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a world they have been given then to explore the power they have to change it.”

As we leave here this morning, I would challenge you all to ask yourself what you think is impossible, and then go prove yourself wrong.  AYE

CoT

It was dark this morning and we had a bit of a health concern for one of the PAX while heading back from the bridge.  All was well and Discoball and 5-Putt worked together to get pax back to flag, but  when the rest of us returned and the headcount was short, this put us all on high alert.  After a few recounts we were still short.  As we were getting ready to go look for missing PAX, we saw a headlight glowing from a hedge line at the edge of the parking lot.  Lets just say when nature calls, you answer.   Nice work men! 

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