Today was the perfect day for my #VQ. Today Nov 10th is the day my late father was born. It is also the day exactly 1 year ago that a dear friend had an accident that would eventually take his life. ( my father was killed in an accident Mar 13 2011). Now don’t get all depressed I say all this for a reason. Normally I #dredd this day, but when my feet hit the floor at 3:45 it was on. I had 5 adult tricycles, a stack of blocks, and a preschool #beatdown plan of epic pain. I smiled knowing my dad would first be shocked that i was awake and 2nd that I could pull off such an epic event.
Merkins #4Count x12
LBC #4COUNT x33
SUSHI KICKS? x33 Each leg
Mosey to the “play ground” (church lot)(carrying 3 shovel flags high)
When we arrived @playground #YHC had 5 stations with 3 blocks & 1 trike. #YHC took the #pax on a “mosey” tour of the race circuit which happened to be around a sweet group of American flags set up by the church. We split into groups of 2/3 for :
hop 3 individual blocks
sumo squats x3
Hop back through 3 blocks rinse and repeat AMRAP WHILE TEAM MEMBER WENT ON VETERANS HONOR RIDE. THEN SWITCH OUT.
WE HAD A TRICYCLE/reverse indian run death race.
Split pax into 2 teams
1 pax gets on trike others line up behind. Push pax on trike counting paces x60 then let man behind you take over. (Same veteran’s honor loop) The word race is all butterbean heard and considering he was pushing wif (his bro in law) the start was dangerous to say the least. With a few rotations and some near death experiences for the riders we made it back to the start point. #yhc ended up on the wrong team in all the mass confusion so to declare a winner Macho and wif (riders) raced. I still do not recall who won. Now we switched out to piggy back tricycle races that became even more outrageous and hard to qualify. (The trikes killed our legs. Not just fun) @look out below suggested #LBC’S #OYO until racing was over. When complete we take up our shovel flags and mosey back to the #TOT. FOR 5 MIN OF MARY
FREDDY MERCURY #4Count ×33
Russian twist / plank until last man dropped
Joe hendrix merkin- air presses x8
Plank left arm/left leg /right arm/right leg #R&R x3
-THANK YOU SOUP FOR EHING ME
-THANK YOU MACHO FOR BEING AN EXAMPLE AND TEXTING ME THAT FIRST WEEK.
-SHOUT OUT TO WIF. ITS OK IF YOU HATE IT. JUST POST. GREAT JOB.
-THANKS TO SWAMPRABBIT PAX FOR BEING ACCOUNTABLE FOR US NEW GUYS
-SADIQ,SUSHI,SOUP,SLIM,MURDOCK,FERTILE,1D, WIFI,GYMBOREE, RETREAD,TARPAPER,CRABGRASS, MACHO,TICKLER, SCUBA, PADRE,PUNKIN,ICEMAN AND ALL THE #TOT #GOLDENSTRIP #JAVABOLT #LEGACY #GORUCK FAITHFUL THANKS
The day before my father was killed we went on a Harley ride with his club the defenders LEMC to stevens aviation to stand with the patriot gaurd and welcome back soldiers from Afghanistan. (My dad was a Vietnam vet so this was dear to his heart) (this was the first time in over 5 years we had riden together) We left there and went to the junction to eat and by Harley of Greenville. We ended up at a local pizza joint my dads close friend owned and when we sat down my dad proceeded to tell me everything i had ever wanted to hear. He said. ” I think you finally got this thing figured out. I was worried you were going to turn out like…… I’m proud of you and all the changes you have made and stuck with. (I had been sober 5 years at this time. This was the first time my dad acknowledged it. Until then he would always say “we will see”.) I remeber riding side by side across main street feeling like a real BADA**. ANYWAYS (ADD). I followed him to his house to put up his Harley and get my Suzuki 650 bobber. After we parked the bikes i grabbed him and hugged him. I said ” i have waited along time for us to get here.” I left him standing in the drive way shaking his head as i hammered down on that straight pipe 650 with no fenders and a fence post for an exhaust. The next day he was killed. Point is God showed up. I wanted my dad to tall me all that stuff my whole life. When i stood up and took responsibility for my life by humbling myself to God it happened. I could be bitter because we were at a good place in our relationship, but i rejoice in the gift of that day before he died. I believe if i look for God he is always there. My dad would get up at 4:30 every morning and work out. So i see his and the Lord’s hand in this for me. All things work to the good for those who love the Lord.
Run for Josiah (forgive me for not having details)
Nov 15 shovel flag making day.
Pray for the veteran’s who only get acknowledged one day a year and try to break that cycle.