Honor the fallen, never forget.
Number of Pax: 15
Pax Names: Gut Check, Pookie, Brad Pitt, Doddy, Driftwood, Yukon Cornelius, Brady Bunch, NesQuik, Bo Peep, Daddy Daycare, Office Party, Homer, Narco, Exile
Number of FNGs: 1
FNG Names: Foosball
Warm-O-Rama: Quick jaunt up the stairs past the gazebo for 20 Side Straddle Hops then Plank during a review of good 'merkin form followed by 10 slow cadence 'merkins. Michael Phelps, Sun Gods, Windmills, Weed Pickers.
The Thang: For 9/11 we will remember the 110 stories/1,980 steps of the twin towers that were climbed by first responders to rescue as many people as possible.
Splitting up into two teams, each team to carried out identical workout.
Run up the stairs then one Derkin on the curb at the top, run to the bottom of the stairs and do it again: this time with 2 Derkins, continuing in this manner for 11 total repeats.
After 11 repeats of the stairs and a total of 65 Derkins we started switched to 4-count flutter kicks for our exercise at the top, starting at one and continuing to 14 repeats (for a total of a crap ton of scissor kicks.)
Each team completed the equivalent of 55 floors (or roughly 1,000 steps) to honor those fallen on September 11th, 2001.
COT: We started our Circle of Trust with a moment of silence at the 9/11 monument in downtown Woodstock, then mosied back to the flag for the usual COT festivities.
Prayers for NesQuik's friend Jonathan going through a tough season, for Exile's mom's health and upcoming medical tests.
Praise for Narco's 2.0 who is getting back into playing baseball after being on the DL for a long while with multiple injuries!
Naked Man Moleskin: This workout was really something special. Not because of the workout but because of the way the PAX pushed one another to succeed, encouraged and sharpened each other. I'm proud to know these men, and proud of the way we honored the fallen together.
During the workout, between huffing and puffing, some PAX shared stories of where they were when they heard about the attacks at the trade center. We talked about how we first heard, how we felt or responded. That was pretty powerful.
This time together was somber, but at the same time I felt a strength of brotherhood and shared forward motion that only comes from struggling and suffering together and pressing in for better future. Today 15 pax in downtown Woodstock left no man behind, and no man as he was. AYE!!!!