The above words were quoted to me by Purple Haze as I was lacing up for my lead at 5:29. Given Haze’s gubernatorial (that’s gubernatorial, not goober-natorial) status within A51, the pressure was already high and intense! Via TwitterFace, I let the pax know we would be travelling this morning. I then quickly disclaimed the 16 men who showed for the Anvil hump-day workout and off we went!
Mosey to the front courtyard of Calvary. 15 IWs and 15 LSSs. Runstopper tried to throw off my count, but he didn’t know I already had a cup of coffee and was sharper than I looked.
Jog to the front entrance of that swanky neighborhood across from Calvary. We played Frogger by crossing Hwy 51 at a non-intersection, but it helps when there is no traffic at 5:33 A.M. Stopped for Peter Parker on the way to the ominous Five Knolls hill.
At the bottom of the hill, I explained we would be running the “triple-triple”. Five monkey humpers at the bottom of the hill and five jump squats at the top. Run the hill three times. I’m going to be honest, the hill seemed less steep when I drove it in my cozy car yesterday. Couple of Mary exercises at the top of the hill to let the pax (mainly me) catch our breath.
We made our way back to Calvary a la a stop at one of the intersections for Parker Peter. Hammer also veered off to complete an OSHA audit of one of the construction port-o-john’s.
I want to thank Gummy for politely and eloquently reminding me this exercise is called Grinders (scratch that, he degraded me and made me feel small, but he was right that I could not remember the name of the exercise). We counted off in three’s in the front lot of Calvary and ran grinders while tackling the following exercises:
Two cop cruisers were sitting in the parking lot while we did the grinders. I am surprised none of the pax were arrested as several of us were firing off air biscuits like we were the Hatfields.
Three rounds of 10 step-ups, 10 dips, 10 derkins
Alternating wall sitting with both arm raises and Frankenstein style while breaking to run AYG 50 yards or so to a street light and back.
Finish up with a Native American run and one last 50 yard AYG stretch back to our cars.
That’s a wrap!
We covered 3.25 miles this morning and A LOT of that was uphill! We also got in a fair amount of upper body and core work in along the way. Strong work men! The mumblechatter this morning was abundant and awesome. We had the primary instigators of Spackler, Gummy and Runstopper, but it was all welcomed and would be disappointing without it, frankly. Interesting things we learned this morning: 1) Purple Haze owns more shoes than Melania Trump, 2) Spackler will be attending Orange Theory instead of F3 when he visits Nashville as he thinks his workout partners will be more qualified at OT, 3) In 2018, Hammer has yet to not visit a port-a-john while posting, 4) Runstopper’s Freshmen year roommate had awful hygiene problems and 5) Lorax does not need to use his arms to pick himself up from the ground after completing an exercise….he uses flatulence power instead. Feel free to use any of these topics as good cocktail party ice breakers!
Lorax, thanks for the opportunity to Q this morning and Hops, thanks for the prayer and take-out!
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