Ye Olde Moleskinnythang:
No Shovel Flag….on Flag Day. Oh the humanity! Actually, Margo, the distinguished well-bearded co-Q at Centurion and protector of the shovel flag is off glamping somewhere in the not so rugged woods.
The pax mustered, and YHC had primarily partner work on the Weinke, so the odd number was problematic. Kept thinking Scabby or Brilleaux might show…alas.
Lots of inquisitiveness before the downpainment. Thunder Road asked if we were going off campus. Lorax noted YHC did not have gloves on. I did say we would stay on campus and the mileage would be low (1.80 miles, by the way) as YHC uncharacteristically posted at Ghost Runner last night. Anyhoo, the pax were poorly disclaimed and we launched…..but not before Prohibition asked if YHC’s arm circles were the first exercise of COP…so YHC called arm circles….we would finish with a strange, seldom-called arm exercise…more on that later.
We partnered up after COP. 13 hand-slap merkins, partners run opposite directions around the gridiron. 13 decline partner merkins. Flapjack. Do this 3 times.
Over to Tartarus for some partner Mary. Up to the top of the monstrous cheese-grater. 13 Old-school setups while P2 planks with hands on P1’s feet. Flapjack. Partners run separate stairwells down. Prairie Fire Mary at bottom. Flapjack.
Bout Time was wary of something falling from Lorax’ shorts during the Prairie Fire. If you were there, you know the story involving TR that gave good cause for Bout Time’s concern.
Met the 21 year-old Ranger for the first time. He put in some hard work, and told us in no uncertain terms that he was not a father. Good to know, but Lord-willing you will have that joy one day, young man.
Now over to the benches near the main entrance to CCHS….two or three of which are sorely in need of some Boy Scout’s attention. #rememberthedisclaimer
Double-squat jump up’s x 13. One-legged squat x 13R & 13L. One more set of Double-squat jump up’s x 13.
Mosey to launch lot for 8.24 minutes of Mary including slow flutter, Rosalita, perfect form LBC’s, Shoulder Tap plank work….and for the grand finale – Moroccan Night Clubs x 45….Mermaid complained we didn’t go to 50…but 50’s arbitrary anyway and 45 is YHC’s 2nd favorite number. 13 is my favorite, of course.
That’s it and that’s all.
Only announcement is that Mermaid is drinking beer and running a trail race at the Whitewater center tomorrow morning at 9:30’ish. More power to you brother. Happy Father’s Day….”honey, do you mind driving?!”
Someother stuff happened along the way, but I can’t really remember other than our lone “Respect” was putting in solid work. Methinking the Morrocan’s were inducing some pain, my friend.
Oh yeah…one more thing – Prohibition lacked the requisite rhythm to perform the Moroccan Night Club…keep practicing.
Thanks to Lorax for taking us out.
“Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.” Proverbs 22:6
Fathers should be their children’s primary teachers/instructors in wisdom and life lessons. Don’t abdicate that to anyone else including mom, church, school, government, etc.
16 men rolled into Kevlar this morning. Tough to find a parking spot with the lot full of Short Buses. I don’t know exactly who needs them but I do have some thoughts on who should. I will leave those to myself.
5:30ish PAX disclaimed and we proceeded to mosey.
Stand in large circle for SSH, IW, Lunges, Merkin Fest and Mountain Climbers.
Run to another portion of the endless parking deck and have partner run loops while other partner does setups. Do this for a while. Probably too long. Tiger Rag did show up in the middle here. Between the highlighter green shirt and the orange jeep he looks like the poster boy for Miami Vice. Maybe he should get some all wait shoes. Surely they sell those where Purple Haze buys his all black busboy shoes.
After that we ran to the paver cross. Partner 1 ran up stairs whole Partner 2 did jump squats. Repeat a couple of times. I surveyed the PAX during this workout. I am fairly certain the max vertical across the board was measured in microns.
So then we went around the church to the big hill parking lot. Run up it with median stops for Flutter, Merkins, Monkey Hummers and Burpees at the top. Jog all the way back and repeat for 3 times.
Over to the Tennis Pavilion. Do Split Leg Squats, Derkins and Dips until the air was sufficiently polluted by the gaseous remains of last nights take out Chinese food. Kung Pao’ed us right out of the pavilion.
Run down to the cemetery. Then a suggestion for AYG to the stop sign. Pop Tart and Boondocks obliged the Q with a solid effort. The rest of us – it was mostly a suggestion to run fast.
Rock pile – just pick it up for sets of biceps. Do these until Squid gets bit by a fire ant or maybe something else? Black widow? Scorpion? Barracuda? Who knows. He didn’t appear to need an epi-pen so hope he’s all right.
Run home to lot.
Some good work out there this morning. I don’t make it to Kevlar nearly as much as I used to since Cerberus opened and I don’t have to drive so darn far. Always a great AO with lots of options. The guys worked hard today (well most of them). Getting into the longest days of the year and felt like most of the workout was done in daylight for a change. I think you all are better looking when its dark and gloomy. Just my opinion.
Manziel has taken the Q to lead the tutoring at Billingsville Elementary school near Grier Heights. Look for opportunities to tutor and give back next school year. These kids don’t have a lot of steady adult influence and few male role models to look up to. Would be great to get lots of men out to serve. Sounds like it will be open to M’s, Non-F3 and older 2.0’s as well.
Covenant Day Campus is closed next week for a function. Skunkworks and Kevlar will both be on the move. Skunk at Aldi around the corner and Kevlar will converge with Joust aka F3 Ultimate.
Thanks to Cottontail for the takeout and to Fault Line and Orange Whip for the chance to Q.
Mosey hot lap around the entire parking lot
25 Mtn Climbers
10 Potato Pickers
Introduce the Stations
(S1)-Timer:drag tire Length of 2 Parking Spots flip 5 times and hit w/ sledge hammer 5 times
(S2)- Slam ball American hammers
(S3)- kettle bell swings
(S4)- Bucket Sumo lift
(S5)- Cinder Block clean and press
Each PAX did every station once
After that introduce the next set of stations
(S6)-Timer: Lap around Island
(S7)- Rope Swings
(S9)- Man Makers
(S10)- Speed Skaters w/ weight
We then did the first set of stations 1 more time
Next we moseyed over to the fire pit
50 Dips OYO
25 Derkins OYO
25 Step Ups OYO
Next all 5 of us planked up and did the Plank Merkin Bear Crawl line till each Pax went twice
We then Finished with a hot lap and each PAX naming off an exercise that we each did 25 of
This definitely was not one of my greatest Q’s as by the end I was barley sweating and did not feel the pain. I always strive to make my Q’s better than the ones before and hope to do that this Saturday as I am once again on Q at Commitment. But not to take away from Zinfandel who is on Q at Outland. Good Push from everyone YESTERDAY I know that tire sucked.
Fixing it For Christ this weekend See Jingles for Questions
Deflated on Q at Impromptu tomorrow
Hollywood on Q at Cerberus tomorrow
Thank You Schinder for taking us out
Tweetsie posting on behalf of Damn Gina:
It was a great morning in Matthews as 7 pax got together for a great stretch. Here is what we did:
This beautiful morning was my second Q and I made an attempt at refining and extending our stretches. I was super nervous during my first Q and I felt I moved too fast so today I made sure we held each pose for half a minute and the pacing felt much better. Everyone enjoyed the music the first time so I brought back Dusk to Dawn by Emancipator. Thank you again to all the pax for allowing me to lead them.
8 men posted. We ran to big grassy area. Then ran around it with 5 Merkins, Sit-Ups, Merkins, Romanian Dead Lifts, Mountain Climbers & Burpees. Repeat-o while adding 5 more each loop. Run home.
Outside of GhostRunner, WAMRAP might be the easiest Q out there. Donut Run looks easy too, but Bushwood has to deal with all the nagging about which route people are running. It’s stressing him out and it shows in the new wrinkles on his face. Might need to start doing a Botox run. And by the way, since when do we need to know what the workout is ahead of time? The beauty is in the surprise. Sometimes the surprise is good – like when the cake inside is chocolate. Other times you get vanilla, and that sucks. Either way its a mystery until the last minute.
WAMRAP is simple. Come up with like 4-6 exercises. Run some. Repeat.
Besides that, O’Tannenbaum was there too way early today. Mainly because he is the worst sales guy in the history of sales guy. Most sales guys take clients out late night. They expense high end bourbon, big steaks and strippers. Not OT. He tucks them in at 9pm, swipes their pillow mint, and invites them to WAMRAP in the morning. One of those was already an F3 man from Lake Murray (Fire Daddy). The other, Lou, now “Swamp Thing,” is from NJ – which is primarily an over taxed swamp. But hey, if the President can bankrupt a half a dozen casino’s in that state, then there’s no excuse for you not to run for President. You could run on the democratic ticket this year. Everyone else is. Odd’s are you could edge out that two-term At-Large School Board member from Ypsilanti, MI to come in second-to-last place at the Primary’s.
Udder continues to come to WAMRAP. I think he only does it to visit his brother at Camp Gladiator. Nemo posted. He’s more power lifter than runner now. He’s all bulked up and dropped his vocabulary to just grunts and 5 or 6 single syllable words.
28 Pax joined me at Dromedary for a web/ladder workout. 65 degrees and breezy, it was a perfect morning for a beatdown. Last time I Qed this site my opening mosey was a mile long and it
killed hurt a few people. I promised Goodfella I would keep it “chill” today and keep the mileage low. We hit 1.75 according to Zinfandel…I have failed to stop my watch all week! Let’s go!
MOSEY AROUND SCHOOL TO Parking Lot
CAPTAIN THERKIN WEB
MOSEY TO WALL
DONKEY KICK OFF’S/MEKIN LADDER 11’s
Mosey to back to PL
Mosey back to parking lot near COT
CIRCLE OF PAIN
Start at curb down and back – 6 runs total
15 sec break Rinse/Repeat
Welcome High Hat and Hey Wang. I’ve known High Hat for a few years, great guy and an excellent drummer. I hope to see both of you again soon!
Even though I mentioned a few Pax “doing their own thing” for one exercise, they still worked super hard, everyone did! I love seeing the 2.0’s post as well. It’s really funny when the 2.0’s outwork Pax that post constantly. Well done Flash, Hawk-Eye, and Blue Steel!!
Everyone knows that when I’m trying to kill it at a workout that I’m not going to do a ton of talking unless it’s during a mosey. If Pax want to talk to each other or slack, Feel Free. Personally, I don’t get up at 4:45 to
half-ass slack during posts. But like Goodfella said, guys, post for different reasons and I’m good with that…Just know I’m here to work! I love you yall and wouldn’t be where I am without you, but I will call you out. 😉 You need anything just ask, I have all your backs!! Thanks to everyone that kept me straight on my counting…
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Bottle Caps crib – $5 entry per person 4:00 on Saturday – Reach out to Bottle Cap for questions/details
An additional AO is possibly forming in the Marvin area. No location or day of the week has been picked at this time. Goodfella is coordinating.
YHC is on Q at The Floater, mileage is the goal.
11, including a FNG who was somehow smookered into a pre-workout run with Dollywood, gathered for an event that everyone has had on their calendars for quite a long time.
Run from the worst AO in South Charlotte #Gummy to somewhere even worse, do a quick almost-planned workout, and run back. The workout consisted of 2 miles of weaving around like a snake doing escalating exercises while Smokey looked for his hat. It was fantastic.
This has been in the works for like, forever. Well, at least since yesterday. The workout component was mostly planned at 5:15Am while driving by the Arboretum. Anyway, I think it was a success. I got around 4 miles and a good sweat going, especially on the mile run back.
Before we started, Header and TR were discussing all things Jeep. TR installed some weaponized paint scrapers on the side of the Great Pumpkin, as well as an oil slick and smoke screen emitter #spyhunter. He was last seen driving up a ramp into the back of a moving van. Factually, I believe that the paint scrapers are some sort of aftermarket footpeg device that you are supposed to use to stick your leg out of the side of the moving vehicle so that giant bugs can fly up your underwear leg before it is amputated by another vehicle. Either option sounds a bit dangerous for my tastes.
Double E rolled in with his new Fire Engine giant truck with the mini-bed completely filled with ancient computer parts. He was in search of a giant pile of America Online CDs that he had buried at the Middle School back in 1999 and a paid license for Netscape Navigator.
The covert-ops construction going on at Petco forced a slight audible on the laps. It looked like they were installing some new Taxidermy Vending Machines near the entrance. In goes Fluffy, out comes Stuffy.
Smokey’s general practice of wearing a filthy cap for COP and then dropping it on the ground during the workout didn’t pay off this time (like it ever pays off). A dutiful ArboJanitor scooped it up and it was headed for either the dumpster or his collection before our quick-thinking brother bribed it back off of him with a lukewarm bottle of Night Train that he found in
his glove box the bushes.
Welcome FNG “Ghost Town” who left as mysteriously as he arrived. For those unaware, Ghost Town In The Sky is somewhat of a counterpart to Dollywood as far as terrible theme parks go. However, it has been closed down since the early 2000s. Good memories.
I attempted to make a couple of Strava segments. Somehow, stinking JRR Tolkien automatically got 1st place on both of them even though he was not there. For some reason, I am not surprised. Gummy takes 2nd place of those who used Strava.
Thanks everyone for participating in this experiment.
Tomorrow, we unleash something that has never been done before. Well, except that it has, and it failed miserably #SOFAWIB, and I never once posted there.
Howevs . . . given that working out at the Arboreteum ABC store draws forth such fond memories of #Jevlar days bygone and knowing that introducing another AMRAP workout on a Wednesday makes no sense whatsoever, I present without delay:
The ArboWIB (seriously, somebody come up with a better name)
Why hasn’t nobody thunk of this before?
“Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.”
Joyce Carol Oates
Whatever, Joyce. I want some of the drugs she was on when she wrote that. We all know running blows and it’s all about counting the minutes or the miles until you can stop doing it. But since we’re all a bunch of crazy idiots that get up way too early to do hard stuff, 11 of us knuckleheads met up at Charlotte Latin (not South Charlotte Middle School) for my running workout VQ. No site Qs or shovel flags in attendance (sorry, Hops!).
After waiting for Alf to style his hair (gotta get it juuuuust right) and one of my better disclaimers, we departed the lot at about 5:16. Much to Gummy’s chagrin, we were late. We moseyed out onto Providence (without anyone getting hit by the swimmers pulling in aggressively) and down to Raintree Lane. Run into Raintree and circle up at the intersection with Four Mile Creek. I gave the pax their instructions a couple of times (Mr. Brady was very rudely talking over the Q) and off we went. Well, Rosie did his own thing, but that’s okay because he’s fast and young and we’d rather he ran off into the distance so we don’t have to be confronted with the fact that he’s faster and younger than the rest of us.
Split into groups of 3 (YHC was odd man out) and each partner runs in a different direction:
When you get back to the intersection, repeatedly perform 10 jump squats and 20 LBCs until your whole team is back, then each pax member does 5 burpees and switch legs. Repeato until about 6:05. Everyone should have gotten in 4x 1 mile out and back runs.
Mosey back to the start. Much to Gummy’s chagrin (I imagine), we were early. #symmetry Pax option to either join the Hawk’s Nest pax for Mary, do some more running in the parking lot, or stretch it out.
COT with Hawk’s Nest. Thanks to Pop Tart for the takeout.