A Beautiful Morning for Burpees

AO:

When: 03/15/2024

PAX:

Number of Pax: 4

Pax Names:

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Cutter


The BackBlast:

Cold. Dark. Damp. Windy. The gloom was thick. But the pax were strong. Wasting little time, we got right down to it.

Warmup :: SSH x25 IC; Imperial Walker x15 IC; Don Quixote x15 IC; Daisy Pickers x15 IC; Squats x15 IC.

The Thang :: Mosey east on Harvard to Lombard with high knees, butt kickers, and karaoke mixed in. North on Lombard to Van Buren over to Longfellow School for 5 sets of Burpees x10 emom for (first 50). West on Adams to Fox Park for 5 more sets of Burpees x10 emom (second 50). South on Euclid to Van Buren over to East ave and south to Rehm Park for 5 more sets of Burpees x10 emom (third 50). South on Cuyler to Harvard and back to Eagle’s Landing for Mary: 25 Big Bois on Q’s up. American Hammer x25 IC.

CoT :: Last weekend, Mona and I went out to Berkeley to visit Charlie and see the Cal Bears lacrosse team take on 2 of the nation’s top club teams. To prep the team for the games, Charlie’s coach shared a story about his Dad, whose favorite word was “yet.” How every time coach said he wasn’t strong enough or smart enough, his Dad would say: you’re not strong enough or smart enough yet. To ready the team, coach said although we’ve been getting better each game, we haven’t played our best lacrosse of the season…yet. Then on a beautiful California night, facing #1-ranked Georgia Tech, the Cal Bears went out and did just that. Tied 5 a piece at half, Cal came out on fire, scoring 3 unanswered to start the third. GT responded with 2 of their own. But Cal’s defense clamped down and the offense never let up. Final score: Cal Bears 12, Georgia Tech 8. So what’s the takeaway? If we want to get better, we have to believe. So next time you’re doubting yourself, always remember–you haven’t achieved your best…yet.

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