I’d Rather Be At Hardee’s

I’d Rather Be At Hardee’s

YHC rolled up first to Anvil this morning with Magoo soon following. It felt pretty cool as I got out of my car, but somehow that drastically changed midway through the workout. Pretty much the Anvil usual this morning. Whatever mileage the rest of us had, you can add .276 to it for Haze’s RT run in. YHC doesn’t usually wear a watch, but I do have one I charge up for every Q. But with the house renovation and living arrangements we have been in, it was nowhere to be seen last night. Mermaid agreed to keep time, but YHC found it in a desk drawer and all was good with the world. Except at 5:27AM, as I’m just about to deliver the most amazing disclaimer the world has known, it starts vibrating saying my 94 year old grandfather is calling. He lives on his own, with my mom and her 2 sisters and families checking in and helping out, except they are all in Italy this week, so the baton was passed to my brother and I. So I got a little worried, ran to my car, grabbed the phone, and found out all was well, just an accidental dial as he was on his way to Hardee’s, just like every single other morning. #lifegoals (sub Hardee’s). After Mermaid giving the 2 minute warning while on the phone, I cut it short and we started promptly on time, disclaimer and all.


Mosey past the rocks where it looks like some drainage work is about to begin, then circled back to a main parking lot.

  • IW x 20 IC
  • Mountain Climber x 20 IC
  • Stagger Left Merkin x 10 IC
  • Peter Parker x 20 IC
  • Stagger Right Merkin x 10 IC

The Thang

Mosey across the street to the library, partner up. Partner 1 lunge walks the straightaway, while Partner 2 runs the loop and catches up. Flapjack. As Partner 1 ran the loop and caught up, we were close to the end so all Pax just lunge walked to the end, mosey back to beginning.

Round 2 same but squat walk

On the other side coming back towards the entrance was a set of small light posts. We ran a merkin suicide up to 10 on those, each time running to light post 1, 1 merkin, back to start, run to light post 2, 2 merkins, back to start, and so on up to 10. Some plank work waiting on the six.

Mosey back to the picnic tables for Thang 2. Pax chose the decreasing option, so we started with 20 incline diamond merkins, 20 dips and 20 decline diamond merkins and then ran the North Face loop. We then came back to the tables and repeated for reps of 15 and 10. Wall sits waiting on the six.

After a 10 second count, back to the wall for air presses x 50. Mosey back to launch with a quick sprint to the end of the lot and a quick sprint back.


  • Freddy Mercury x 20 IC
  • LBC x 20 IC
  • Right leg crossed over x 10 IC, Left leg x 10
  • Heels to Heaven x 20
  • Flutter x 20 IC

YHC took us out in prayer


Pax pretty much stayed together today, everyone pushing hard. Ickey took off on the tricep table circuit and proceeded to say he would rather be at Hardee’s. That circuit hurt, diamonds hurt. HIPAA said on Twitter he was too winded to talk, please note challenge flag thrown. I appreciate Mermaid’s backup timekeeper status, and the later affirmation that we started and ended on time. The Brilleaux/Hammer combo was tough to beat on the partner work, Snuka out front for the merkin suicides and Haze finished first in the solo run in. Clover continued is streak of ugly dook shirts, this one might have topped the others. I thought for sure the brisk cool air that we started in would have been enough to warrant Magoo’s yellow windbreaker, but all were left disappointed.

Enjoyed the group and chatter this morning and appreciate the fellowship and accountability.

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