January 6, 2022
After several delays, it finally happened. That’s right, my VQ actually occurred.
A little backstory:
I’ve known Chastain for many year; our boys are best friends with each other. He first invited me out to F3 in December, 2020. However, my very first workout was at Cowbell on April 21, 2021. I guess you could say that I “thought about it” for 4 months!
THEN LIFE HAPPENED…….
Fell off a ladder on May 17th, 2021 and broke my left elbow.
Had surgery on May 21, 2021.
A few months of sitting on my ass and eating crap and wouldn’t you know it, I had put on about 15 pounds!!
Came back and joined the MASH guys for several weeks.
I finally felt ready to do a full workout in the late summer/early fall, but I was conspicuously quiet when site Qs would call for volunteers to Q.
Scheduled to Q at Asylum on October 4th, had to cancel (sorry Flanders!!). Chastain stepped up for was my Sub-sti-Q.
Scheduled to Q at Aspen on November 11th, had to cancel (sorry Swimmers!!). Chastain AGAIN stepped up for me.
I asked Chastain to Sub-sti-Q those times because TOOOO much going on in my life during those months. I love F3, but sometimes you need to take a step back to focus on PRESSING family issues. My son was going through some VERY SERIOUS depression that completely threw our family into a tailspin. He’s better now, knock on wood, but we’re not 100% out of the woods (yet). Some of you know more details about this; I’ll leave it there.
Fast forward to December 2021, and I tell Swimmer (Again!!) that I would Q Aspen on January 6th. NO backing out now!!
Mosey to the side of the parking lot.
Why is there a garbage truck over there that’s about to back up and run us over? OH, THE IRONY!!
SSH X 10
Low Slow Squat X 10
Low Slow Merkin X 10
LBC X 10
Mosey to front of school and partner up.
Partner 1 runs from benches in front of school to the yield sign in front of flag pole and then back to benches.
Partner 2 goes through AMRAP consisting of:
Swaperoo when running partner return to benches.
Rinse and Repeat until both partner have done all 4 exercises at benches.
Mosey to the Track
Now for something completely new!!!
I wanted to try something new. I found an Android app that randomly picks among two values.
Value number one would be number of reps to perform.
Value number two would be the I chose exercise to be performed.
Sorry Gerber, but this app isn’t available for crApple!!
See the screenshots below:
See the orange “Play” button that I circled in red below?
That button will generate a random number (7 in this screenshot) and a random exercise (Squats).
Another example, 9 Bomb Jacks.
Individually now, run around the track and then hit the button to see what exercise you’ll do!!
You could get 1 LBC or 10 Burpees. Who knows?!?!? It’s a TOTAL crap shoot.
Continue this little Russian Roulette AMRAP style!
Next up, waited until everyone was at the start/finish line. Now one person hits the button and we all do the exercise as a group without running around the track. I was thinking / hoping?? that this would lead to some conflict among the PAX when someone hit the button and got a result that called for high reps of a strenuous exercise. Happily, everyone took it in stride!
Mosey back to bus lot for cool down and strentches:
On your back, knees together, tilt knees alternating L to R.
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to my VQ.
Having had my first Q, there are some adjustments (tweaks?) that will be made next go-around.
Peace Out, Brothers!