Blockees and Elevens on Frozen Ground

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 11/24/2021

PAX: Face Plant, Mayhem, Rite Aid, Tatonka, Toto, WuzntMe

AO: Parliament


Extremely cold and windy….high 20s. Cold enough for the ground to feel like it was crunching while running on it.


Mosey to Practice Field

  • SSH x20 – IC
  • FF – OYO
  • Arm Circles x10 – IC
  • Reverse Arm Circles x10 – IC
  • 5 Burpees, 4 Burpees, 3 Burpees, 2 Burpees, 1 Burpee

The Thang

PAX set up coupons in the middle of the field going sideline to sideline. Performed 11s starting with 10 Merkins on first sideline and 1 Jump Squat on second sideline. The kicker was this: After finishing Merkins on one side of the field, PAX sprinted to coupon in between the two sidelines and performed 5 Blockees. PAX then rifle carried from middle of field to other sideline and performed jump squat(s). Rifle carry back to center and perform 5 Curls before running back to original sideline. Repeat for 9 Merkins, 2 Jump Squats…..all the way to 1 Merkin, 10 Jump Squats.

In the middle of the Elevens, I realized that my hands felt like they might fall off, so we took a quick audible and ran two laps around the field to warm up a bit before finishing the second half of the Elevens.

Once Elevens were complete, we paired up. PAX 1 went to center of field and began doing Shoulder Presses. PAX 2 started at the sideline and lunged to PAX 1. Once PAX 2 got to the center of the field they took over for shoulder presses while PAX 1 ran back to sideline and then lunged back to center of field. Did this for 2 rounds of Shoulder Presses, 2 rounds of Curls and 2 rounds of Bent-Over back rows.

Finished with Circle Merkin – PAX circle up in Plank position and we went around the circle doing merkins. Started with 1 Merkin and made our way to 5 Merkins before time ran out.


Shared some snippets from a speech on YouTube with the PAX by Denzel Washington titled “Put God First”. The main points in the speech were this 1) Keep God First; 2) Fail Big but Never stop reaching for your goals and 3) You will never see a U-Haul behind a hearse. Spoke to PAX about how this resonated with me. In order to meet our goals, we have to keep God first and stay disciplined and consistent in our approach to meeting those goals. Lastly, I emphasized that whatever is reaped from the benefits of keeping God first and meeting our goals, whether financially, physically, spiritually, etc., we can’t truly experience the joy of those moments without sharing it with those around us. If money, donate. If physical gifts, help someone else reach their physical goals. Ultimately, the joy in life is pushing and loving those around us to strive for and meet their goals. You can’t take anything with you from a material standpoint when you go, so make sure to share it with those around you. Always strive not to just make a living, but to make a difference! I recommend watching the speech, I posted it on the Parliament channel if interested.


PAX subconsciously kept expecting and preparing for the sprinklers to come on during our workout. It was decided early on that we would certainly audible if that happened. Not sure if the sprinklers were turned off or if the pipes were frozen.


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