Better late than never, right?
With the P200 quickly approaching, I took this opportunity to challenge these PAX. I’m betting they thought: “Toot Toot + VQ = piece of cake”. Little did they know what was ahead…
I started out with the standard spiel – not a professional, modify as necessary, etc. I added that 8 Fridays earlier I had yet to begin my journey with these F3 HIMs and now I’m leading them in a workout.
First, we started with a warm up of:
- SSH – IC (I think we did 25)
- Windmills – IC – (I think we did 15, but there was also some mumble chatter about the pace of the windmills becoming an ab workout instead)
We then ran just under a mile to the entrance to Waterford Glen. The real fun began here. Two simple instructions were given for the run through the neighborhood:
- At each intersection, turn left.
- When you encounter a dead end, drop and do 5 merkins.
Completing the entire neighborhood would net about a 3 mile run + 50 merkins. (And some hills. Actually, lots of hills. Steep hills. In fact, the entire workout by my calculation had 430 ft of elevation climb. I may have left that part out. Oops.)
We met up at the entrance and ran back to the AO. On the run back, there was much mumble chatter that included a few “This sucked!” and “Why did I get out of bed this morning?!” Ah, the sweet sounds of a successful VQ.
Finally, we did a couple of cool down stretches (right-over-left, left-over-right), name-o-rama, COT, and prayer. It was an honor leading you guys this day!
Many of you know, but I only started running a year ago. My daughter got involved in Girls on the Run and she chose me to be her running buddy for her spring 5K. The most running I had ever done up to that point was run 1 mile for high school because it was required for PE class.
And in less than 5 weeks, I will be running in my first P200. Plus, I never thought I would be waking up for a 5AM workout that, at times, challenges my limits. Thanks all for the motivation and encouragement.