Mount Rushmore

AO: The Patriot

QIC: Lucius

The PAX: Cable Guy; Fish Fry; Flipper; Lazlo; Maguire; Maj. Payne; Slap Shot; Spokes; Undertow; Wedding Singer

The Warm-Up: SSH; Don Quixotes; LBAC; Moroccan Night Clubs; Downward Dog; Cobra

The Thang:

Presidential Trivia– PAX attempted to name all 46 men who have served as president since the founding of our Country. Plank while waiting; Merkin on each name. Fish Fry impressed all PAX with his presidential knowledge, helping the PAX do about 40 Merkins. Take that, Millard Fillmore.

Washington Crossing the Delaware – PAX lunge-stepped 10 yards, then performed a surprising burpee attack (5x); shuffle back to end-line. Repeat for 20-, 30-, add 40-yard distances.

“Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.” G. Washington.

Jefferson’s Pursuit of HappinessCelebrating Thomas Jefferson’s love of the agrarian lifestyle and his encouragement of the pursuit of happiness, the PAX paired up with one performing a 40-yard farmers carry while the other did jump squats (for joy). Flip Flop to pursue more happiness.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” T. Jefferson (Declaration of Independence)

Lincoln Rail Splitters – 15 x wood choppers (each side); embrace all in an Al Gore to Recover; 15 x wood choppers (each side); embrace all in an Al Gore to recover.

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with fimness in the tight as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for whim who have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” A. Lincoln (Second Inaugural Address)

Teddy Bear-i-Cides: Bear Crawl 10 yards; 1x Burpee; Crawl Bear or Bear Crawl 10 yards; Perform rest exercise and pick up the six; Repeat for 20-, 30-, and 40-yard distances. Rest exercises included: BWS, Overhead Clap; Seal Claps; and BWS.

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 …” T. Roosevelt

The Mary: 46x LBCs; 20x Flutter Kicks (IC); 20x Toy Soldiers; 20x Heels to Heaven.

The COT:
Today, the PAX worked their way around Mount Rushmore, doing exercises related to George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Abraham Lincoln; and Teddy Roosevelt. We can learn different things from each. Washington focused on self-sufficiency and self-improvement. Jefferson on academic pursuits and religious tolerance. Lincoln on perseverance despite long odds and overwhelming setbacks. And Roosevelt on trying new things. As you celebrate President’s day today, consider how to take a little from each to build your own monument.

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