Top of the hill

Top of the hill

Fourteen men got out of bed a bit earlier than most to make a difference in themselves.  We met up at South Charlotte Middle School.  Weather was cool and dry – So off we went.

We made a few laps around the parking lot to collect a few 5:31’rs.  Now we are really ready.



We circled up at the flagpole for a disclaimer and started off with:  IW x 15, LSS x 15, Merkin x 10 and LBC x 15



Starting at the top of the hill on Woodfox we ran down to Fireman Ed circle (aka Burning Tree Dr) and did:  Low Slow Merkin x 15, LBC (center, right and left) x 15 each and 15 Drydocks.  Then we run back up to the top of the hill.  This circuit was completed three times.

After reconvening in the parking lot, we lined up along the side walk ledge and completed the Wheel of Merkin twice (5 x in each position).

We paired up in two man teams at the bottom of the steps.  Partner 1 took a running rock and ran up the steps and around the short loop while partner 2 did:  supine pull ups, steps ups and dips (10 x each exercise).



Everyone pushed hard today, especially running up the hill multiple times.  We got in about 2.5 miles.  There was some expected grumbling and a few protests but we all made it through.  Perhaps we made ourselves just a bit better than we were yesterday.

Fireman Ed was not present this AM.  Perhaps the cadence count could have been louder down in the circle.  Maybe we would have shaken him loose from the fart sack.

Insomniac – It was great to see you but when did you get there?  I first noticed you about 6:14.



Our prayers continue to be with Bout Time, Jennings and his family.

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