Nine of the Isotope faithful gathered in the morning monsoon and light show to see what the first IGA (isotope golf assn.) Invitational would bring to the PAX:
Ludi (war baby)
Primo (FNG to Isotope weekend)
Callahan (war daddy)
warm up run down 90210, past on-deck circle to the bball courts
Side straddle hops x30
Donkey kicks x15
Little baby crunch x15
Primo and Possum divided up teams for disk golf; played for skins on odd holes; jogged the even holes
After each throw, if not in the basket, 10 exercises as follows:
Holes 1, 7, 13 – alternate merkins and Carolina dry docks
Holes 3, 9, 15 – alternate jump lunges and squats
Holes 5, 11, 17 – alternate sit ups and knee-ups
Team Primo won 6 skins. Team Possum won 2 skins. The last hole was a tie. Team Possum, the loooooosssers, did 60 burpees while Team Primo did 20 burpees and then planked (or sucked some gloom) and waited for the real men to finish their workouts.
Jog to bball court for 6 minutes of Mary (bicycle x30, flutter x15, marge x8, rosalita x15, van-dam V-ups, 20 each side, side tri-rise x10 each side)
Jog back past on-deck circle, up 90210 and COT on Broadway.
1) The Faithful temporarily lost their faith while watching the lightening flash around Bailey Rd Park…until someone wisely reminded them all that they were safe as long as Moses (the highest point in a 1 mile radius) stayed with them. A 15 minute life-guard delay was all we needed and the rest of the workout was B-E-A-utiful.
2) Not surprising that the FNGs stayed home today. They don’t understand that the weather can delay, but never stop the Faithful. And, they probably didn’t read about Callahan being called out for being a LIFO a couple weeks ago. All you sitting on the sidelines, step up and be a Teddy. See the quote for the day below from T.Roosevelt. Step into the arena.
3) Was that heartbreak on the faces of Team Possum as the gap widened to 6 skins on the 3rd to last hole. Mercy! It looked like more of the same on the 2nd to last hole, until Team Primo lost their disk 25 feet up a cedar tree. Spider-Moses to the rescue!
4) How about Caesar, still jumping on his last burpees! And Primo, doing the losing teams burpees with them as a show of solidarity. That’s leadership, fellas.
5) Possum rose from the dead! After squeaking for water during his last 10 burpees, he found his second wind. It lasted long enough for a sprint to the top of 90210. It won’t be long, fellas, and we’ll be watching his back during the entire workout. F3/Isotope – you better step it up if you want to keep up.
6) This is a first for us – Dual-LIFOs – well, there’s no doubt that a change in plans at the last minute and a workout that ended 15 minutes later was going to cause some problems. But, when Drive-thru said something about checking his email for the latest Justin Bieber blog, that was over the top. Brother, read the Sweeper-T blog on music and get grounded! As for Alabama, did the burpees push you over the top? I thought Mr. Miyagi had more in him than that. Quit pickin’ on the kids and paint more fences, wax more cars…
7) Welcome, Primo, to Saturday workouts. We’ll find some parenting books for you and start a counseling fund for the girls. Next time, just say Goodbye.
Quote for the day: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt, Paris, France, April 23, 1910.