As YHC walked up to the pre-BD mumblechatter, I overheard Doughboy (a Colosseum regular) telling Duggar (a Colosseum first-timer) “Don’t worry, we don’t do too much running here.”
All of a sudden, the wind didn’t feel quite as brisk. YHC’s heart warmed with the thought of…
Warm-a-Rama: quick mosey + 10 SSHs
Done… ain’t nobody got time for that
The Thang: The Spartan (it’s in the exicon and words don’t do it justice). A little over 3 miles later, Doughboy eats his words all the way back to the flag (hiding sheepishly from Duggar on the way).
Note: I tried to add in quotes I heard from the PAX during the BD – but this new software I have that scrubs out inappropriate language removed so much that the quotes didn’t really make sense any more.
Also, motivational tactics such as:
- “Only 20 more to go!”
- “Halfway there men. It just gets easier from here!”
- “Only 140 more merkins left!”
were not as motivating as YHC had hoped. These words seemed to generate things that seemed a lot like anger and rage. So for the safety of the Q, YHC limited my commentary to “ready, set, go”. Admittedly, this didn’t seem to have a positive impact on the PAX either.
COT: Prayed for Careless’ son and for all PAX to continue becoming better husbands and fathers.
Also, so great to see Flo back out this morning! I didn’t even know he was an F3 brother, but hope to see him at a lot of BDs going forward.