Funeral for Outland



Funeral for Outland

YHC was feeling a little nostalgic on Wednesday evening when YHC was thinking about my Saturday morning plans.  Outland has been a major part of my Saturdays since Hairband head-locked me about five years ago.  Numbers have been poor over the last couple of years with people moving in and out, surprise stork visits, Saturday car shows, etc.  Therefore, a motion had been made to shut Outland down – at least for a season. So, in-between sobs YHC typed, “If Smokey were to Q Outland this Saturday, who would be there?”  YHC had no idea the response that little statement would yield as YHC wrote my Wienke…..

 

YHC showed up to make a few plants for some secret exercises and with fifteen minutes to go until launch there were already 15 guys.  27 total stumbled into the circle with joyful rumblings of how people come out of the woodwork for funerals.  The mumble chatter began before the workout…

 

The Thang

A weak and tearful disclaimer was given and we went to run a couple of Hairband miles.  Upon return:

 

20 x SSH

20 x IW

20 x Windmills

20 x Good morning Nashvilles

 

Which led to what YHC likes to call the road to Damascus (because Damascus taught it to me)…

12 x Burpees

Crawl 1 parking space

11 x Burpees

Crawl 1 parking space

10 x Burpees

Crawl 1 parking space….

… all the way down to 1 Burpee.  78 Burps in total.

Always a crowd favorite.  Always shuts up the mumble chatter.  Even Glass Joe.  YHC must say, YHC likes that – a lot!

 

A brother does have to throw a dog a bone… we moseyed to the wall were Glass Joe was able to lead his famous ear flappers.  To my amazement, GJ turned it into a three-count exercise where he actually displayed good extended form.  Who knew?

 

Next, mosey to the busses for one quick Mary exercise.  YHC has only heard the lore of this exercise, but after hearing about it from Shepherd for all of these years YHC called the Cosmic Mind Blower.  Basically, you just lay there for 10 seconds.  It was a PAX favorite.

 

The PAX weaved some cheese with some Mary at the end and off we headed to the Elementary School.  And what did we find there?  A fully loaded board.

 

One could not imagine the glee from the PAX.  Even though the board had 12 exercises, for time sake we only did five.  It went like this:

 

10 Merkins

1 lap

10 Merkins

10 Heels to Heaven

1 lap

10 Merkins

10 Heals to Heaven

10 Lunges (5 each leg)

1 lap

10 Merkins

10 Heals to Heaven

10 Lunges (5 each leg)

10 LBCs

1 lap

10 Merkins

10 Heals to Heaven

10 Lunges (5 each leg)

10 LBC’s

10 Carolina Dry Docks (aka, Glass Joe push ups)

1 lap

10 Merkins

10 Heals to Heaven

10 Lunges (5 each leg)

10 LBC’s

10 Carolina Dry Docks (aka, Glass Joe push ups)

 

From the Elementary School parking lot we headed over to the new football field and found a hole in the fence and lined up abreast on the goal line.  YHC was recreating a HorseHead activity from old.  There was a football planted there.  Basically, someone volunteered to punt.  We sprinted to where the ball stopped, completed 10 merkins and sprinted back to the goal line.  Repeato 3x.  Harambe has a leg like a mule.  Who knew?

 

The long trek back to launch took us to the picnic tables where Roxanne played.  Every time we heard her beloved name we did a burpee.  34 in total.  The PAX love music so much that we rolled straight into finding some rail and Sally came across the speaker.  No explanation needed.

 

That’s a wrap.

 

Moleskin

Love this AO.  Love these guys.  YHC will miss it.  HairBand gave an appropriate eulogy with hints of a resurrection in the spring.  I like resurrection – a lot!

PS.  Welcome FNGs Beatle Juice and Baby Yoda!

 

 

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Hair BandPosted on5:21 pm - Jan 11, 2020

Having 27 PAX makes me question the shut down… But if we can get some new PAX and keep building momentum maybe of the summer we can relaunch. It would be sweet to relaunch in July which would be 7 year anniversary of Outland.

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