(This was YHC’s V-Q and now V-BB so please bear with.)
Upon arriving the Pax was instructed to go get a cylinder and informed we would be toting them around with us all day. Then Repo made the call for the warm up and we all circled up.
- 15 X SSH IC
- 25 X Pennington's IC
- 25 X Reverse Pennington's IC
- 15 X Merkins OYO
- 5 X Burpees OYO
The aforementioned cylinders were now in play. 4 corners were set up each with a list 4 workouts on them. We started with 10 reps and went up by 10 each time a new corner was reached. Your cylinder was integral to the workouts and had to be carried with you from corner to corner. The corners were traversed by bear crawling to one and then broad jumping to the next one. You could get your cylinder there however you liked but the bear crawling and broad jumping was non-negotiable. CREATIVITY WAS ENCOURAGED. After every 3 broad jumps you hit a burpee and then back to broad jumping.
The First Set of Workous:
- Merkins (10,20,30,40)
- Overhead Press (10,20,30,40)
- LBC's (10,20,30,40)
- Curls (10,20,30,40)
After one round of this YHC was GASSED and had spent a large chunk of the time mumble-chattering/bitching through his OWN workout. This included lashing out at the Co-Q for printing higher than agreed upon reps and MAYBE even accusing one of the Pax of being a "snitch". We took a quick water break and then got back to it, trusty cylinders still in tow.
The Second Set of Workouts:
- Hartsville Hammers (40,30,20,10)
- Chest Press (40,30,20,10)
- Flutters (40,30,20,10)
After a full round back through the cones filled with more cylinder love and LOTS more mumble-chatter/Co-Q bickering. We still had a few minutes left and Radar suggested we take it to Mary, which your Co-Q's in their infinite wisdom had completely forgot was even a thing. The cylinders were FINALLY returned home and the Pax circled up.
- Box Cutters
- "Georgia" Dry Docks (the same as Carolina Dry Docks except you don't talk during and you lose to Vanderbilt. S/O Powderboy)
- Freddy Mercury's
After a rousing round of Mary that included YHC taking cadence calling command from his Co-Q mid-rep so we could move on before anyone got a hernia we circled up for the devo.
"When me and Pat signed up to do this I told Pat I'd definitely take the devo and when I thought of the devo I thought to myself "What's the greatest speech ever given?" Then I thought " That's easy; 1993 Espy Awards : Jim Valvano" "Don't give up. Don't ever give up" That's the most famous part of that speech. It's an amazing speech but there's another part of that speech that really spoke to me. Jimmy V was dying of cancer in fact he would only live less than two months after that night. He said and I'm just gonna quote this verbatim be cause Jimmy V was a lot better spoken than I am:
" People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how’s your day, and nothing is changed for me. As Dick said, I’m a very emotional and passionate man. I can’t help it. That’s being the son of Rocco and Angelina Valvano. It comes with the territory. We hug, we kiss, we love.
When people say to me how do you get through life or each day, it’s the same thing. To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special."
Now I don't think I wanna cry every single day, that's a little much. But he's talking about ENGAGING. He's talking about living the HELL outta every single day and that just really spoke to me"
After that we brought it in tight and finished up High School football-style with the Lord's prayer. It was a helluva afternoon and a great experience.