Rain…Please, Rain

Rain…Please, Rain

Haze told Snowflake it felt like YHC was on Q every other week at Anvil.  Actually been just shy of 4 months since last Q 01/17/2018.  McGee asked for a good disclaimer, YHC obliged, or at least tried.  Bugeater clown car pulled in at 0530 as we were beginning our mosey.  Perfectly timed arrival.  Off we went.


0.42 mile mosey to first lot between Ent 1 and Ent 2.  Circle up.


IW x 10 IC

Hillbillies x 10 IC

Merkin x 10 IC

Mountain Climber x 10 IC

Plank Jack x 10 IC

Mosey over to Ent 2 Rock Pile.  Grab lifting rock.  Bring rock to Ent 2 side of lot we did COP.

Rock Set

10 Curls/10 Tri Extensions/10 Overhead Press

Main Event

Complete Rock Set.  AYG to Hotbox with stop halfway for 5 Burpees.  Continue to Hotbox.

Bench Set

10 Step Up/10 Dip/10 Derkin.

AYG back with 5 Burpees at midpoint.

Repeat x 4 for 5 Repetitions.

Rachel and Purell went back for six.  YHC led some Mary IC.

LBC x 15 IC/6 inches/Rosalita x 10/Hold/Flutter x 10/American Hammer x 10

High Plank/RAH/RLH/10 count/Swap/10 Count/Low Plank/RLH/10 count/LLH/10 count.  Recover.

Return rocks.  Complete curls/presses on the way to the rock pile.

SSH x 15 IC to regroup.

Mosey to Avenue of Trees.

10 Trees on the Avenue.  Run to 1st tree.  5 Merkin.  2nd.  10 Jump Squat.  Alternate to the end of the Avenue.  Mosey back.

Chair Plank with 20 Air Press IC to regroup.

Mosey back to launch.



Took YHC a moment to figure out what the beeping noise was at 0458.  Sleep was that good last night.  Doubled down with Hawk’s Nest and an evening Ruck during my daughter’s swim practice.  Both at Latin.  Made for a good night’s sleep.  Shook off the cobwebs and rolled out to Anvil.  So did another 19 men.

Purell, Rachel, and McGee were out front on the long Main Event set.  McGee faded slightly, but still a strong effort.  Brilleaux was moving, along with Runstopper.  Ickey Shuffle did zero (0) Burpees.  Dude is taking his Burpee Free May seriously.  Protip: you can’t believe everything you read on the inner webs.  BFM is a load of garbage.

Haze offered some form critique on the Rosalitas.  YHC called for them at 45 degrees.  Haze swears they must be done at 90.  Q has discretion in these matters.  Modify as necessary.  Champagne was quiet on the form today and pushing hard, like the rest of our crew.  Mickey had on his brown leather boots.  Those things made my feet, ankles, knees, and even toes hurt each time I saw them.  Strong work from Mickey today.  Kotters to Deep Dish.  Glad to see him out at Anvil.  T-claps to Snowflake for run in/run out.  Margo texted last night asking if he should expect to get wet.  With the rain and all, there was a chance, but it held off.  Would have been real nice for some rain at about round 4 of the Main Event.  71 and 94% humidity makes for some sweat and general discomfort when spending time in the pain cave.  But hey, that’s why we get out of bed and do this, right?  Well done by all the men today.  A pleasure to lead the group at Anvil.


05/26/2018: A51 Memorial Day Convergence at Rock Zero.  0700

05/28/2018: F3 Convergence/Patriot Day Run with Speed for Need (5K) pushing 8 US vets.  Symphony Park.  Converge, run 5K, support, or any combination.

Pray for Jennings Palmer for continued healing and return of his appetite.  Bone Marrow has taken hold.

Pray for Utah’s father.  He is in ICU at CMC Main.

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6 Comments so far

McGeePosted on6:55 pm - May 16, 2018

Merms. Why you gotta call me out like that? “Faded slightly” ?!?!?!

Let’s be clear here. I faded significantly.

We’re talking about Purell and Raquel here, not some cheese-ball, half-ass A-lister like Slowrax, Slowcho Cinco, Slowrange Whip or Slowranda. My 100% was something like their 60% – which meant I was foaming at the mouth while they were having a casual conversation about the dewpoint.

Just wanted to set the record straight.

    MermaidPosted on8:31 pm - May 16, 2018

    Solid effort. Rachel and Purell will hang at a strong pace that some can stay with…and then find a gear most don’t have at the back end of a set. Strong work McGee. You three had myself and Brilleaux out of the gate.

Ickey ShufflePosted on8:01 pm - May 16, 2018

Burpee Free May is a movement. A movement born of a one of the true visionaries of our time. Ride the wave.

High TidePosted on9:47 pm - May 16, 2018

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High TidePosted on9:48 pm - May 16, 2018

and, I support the Burpee Free Century movement. Get on board. Shirts TBD.

HopsPosted on5:33 pm - May 17, 2018

A couple of comments, clarifications and corrections:

Champagne was policing form, just from the vantage point of the six with me.
Mermaid is correct on the Rosalita angle, Haze: you are wrong.
Runstopper can do a Burpee faster than I can do a merkin.

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