Not Disney, just a Tripled Triple Nickle

Not Disney, just a Tripled Triple Nickle

PAX: Mr Magoo (respect), Damn Gina, Bug Eater, Mailman, Clover, Jello

No pre-run today it was a cold morning in the low 20s. I wasn’t expecting a big turn-out between the holiday and the weather. But, 6:30 rolled around and there were 6 faithful standing and ready to go. Disclaimer given and off we headed towards the entrance. Circle up …

Warm up:

15-IC SSH

15-IC IW

15-IC Windmills

Main Thang… I gave everyone the heads up that we were going to head down Strawberry lane. We took a right on Rosecliff and headed down the hill. Instructions and explanation was given about the Triple Nickel.

Triple Nickle – 1: Merkins / Low Slow Squats

While waiting on the 6, I encouraged the Pax to keep moving when finished and not plank. Truthfully, wasn’t much of a gap.

We head back to SCMS, but take a Stop at the “Horshoe”. I think it was BugEater that renamed it a SPUR. And another one…

Triple Nickle – 2: CDD / Jump Squats A demonstration was needed for Mr. Magoo (he was back!) of a Carolina Dry Dock and glad to comply. After we finished, I said we were headed to the benches

Triple Nickel – 3: Bench 5 steps ups (each leg) / 5 Single Leg Calf Raises off curb (each leg) . Initially called Calf raises, but the guys were smart enough to modify.

Initially, I had hoped to get in a few more triple nickels, but we were running out of time. Time to improvise.

We headed on the hill by the track for 5 Planks, 5 Jump Squats, and 5 burpees.

Head up the hill and grab a rock. 50 Overhead presses, take a break as needed. Put the rock back.

Finally, grab some wall. The famed Toe Taps, from daughter’s ballet stretch class. 50 of these. I must say that when I did these in a previous Q, they went over better. Might try these on a bench next time.

Announcements:

Joe Davis Run on March 9th. www.joedavisrun.com

Christina Latini Memorial 8K on March 30th. https://latinimemorial8k.racesonline.com/

Chelms, Tolkein, and GOP (Rudy) were collecting clothes and shoes for the Peru mission trip.

Basecamp is looking for Qs. See Thunder Road for sign-ups. Mailman on Q next week.

Moleskin: My Co-Site Q, Thunder Road, asked me to take his Q. The M scheduled a last minute trip to Disney World. I had thought about trying to come up with a Disney theme, but I just didn’t have the magic. I went to something, which I had been thinking about… the Triple Nickel. Originally, I was hoping to get in 5 triple nickels. I had consulted with Mermaid about combinations and had some good ideas. But, we ran out of time.

Realistically, we might have been able to squeeze in 1 more. Another day. It was good to see Mr. Magoo back who seems to be getting used to this F3 and posted elsewhere. I think he will fit right in. Props to Clover who was often out in front. Very solid work from Bug Eater and Mailman.

But, the one that I want to recognize is Damn Gina. I saw him at Mountain Goat a few times last summer. He seemed to disappear a little in the fall. Now he is back and on his way to be better than ever! He recently had his first Q at Gumby and I’ll be hitting him up to Q at basecamp.

If you are reading this, know that I’ve been there. Yeah, you are struggling a bit and might be in the back with the 6. Keep with it! You are already better than you were 6 months ago and give another 6 months and you will be rocking it. I don’t know who said this initially but they were spot on, “It won’t get easier, but you’ll get better”.

Go out there and get better and help others to get better!

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