11 guys braved the elements to come join me in running around in the rain. Being that we were the second group to take off from the same launch point today, and it was raining…seemed like an appropriate tittle (misspelled just for you Chelms aka Tatertot).
Site Q Recalc checked in with me the day before to make sure I was good. I confirmed I had two wienke’s ready depending on weather – a dry and a wet one. When I arrived this morning, the rain could be best described as between a mist and a sprinkle. Just light enough for me to throw the dry wienke out….lets get wet boys.
Mosey around parking lot to Middle School portico for a dry warm up.
Mosey to middle school benches and partner up. P1 Run half lap. P2 Up and over the benches. Lots of moaning and groaning about it being wet but no refusniks. Two times total.
Mosey to road that links the middle and high school. Keep partners for Leap Frogs. Partner 1 reverse lunge walk while partner 2 jail breaks to light pole. When Partner 2 gets to the light pole they begin reverse lunge walking while Partner 1 sprints one light pole ahead of them. Continue leap frogging each other until the stop sign. Many pax seemed confused at the opening. Being this was at least the 4th time I had done this at one of my Q’s, I realized some may have been skipping my Q’s on porpoise (fused intentionally), or perhaps they have the attention span and memory of Damascus.
Bust up the partners and reform groups of three (odd numbers meant two groups were 4’s). Top of hill is low slow squats. Bottom of hill is Dry docks. Runner in between. On the run down the hill, Posse suggested the run might be too long causing the exercisers too much time/resting heart rate. I agreed. Shortened from bottom of hill to light pole near speed bump. 3 rounds.
Groups of 3 (with one group of 5) for Spanish Galleons(???). I honestly forgot the name, but tip of the hat to Bonhoffer who did these at a Q in Outland (bugle playing taps in the background) this summer. This exercise is basically a row with the center partner rowing while being held up by the two outside guys. You need three people do to this exercise and if the numbers are off….you can adjust and do a group of 5 with two rowers and three “holders”. Stop at each light pole on the way back to the middle school to do Spanish Galleons. I was partnered up with the group of 5. We were a little slow out of the gate trying to figure out how to make 5 people work, but we figured it out and recovered nicely. After dogging way to many cars, we finally met up with all the groups and moseyed over to the middle school benches again.
5 minutes left. Lets end on a high note.
Repeat until I say stop.
1 minute left, jailbreak to start.
Thanks to everyone that showed up today. You never know what the numbers will look like in this kind of weather (39 and raining is about as miserable as it gets, 33 and raining is the worst by the way).
Shake – the ever consummate form police reminding me to keep my head up and back straight on the squats. I believe Posse form policed me on the low slow squats as well. My squat form has always been terrible, but thanks for reminding me today guys!
Merlot and Slow pitch continue to show up and get better. Nice work today guys. (I’m assuming there buds? Every time I’ve seen them they have been together so I can only assume much like Deadwood and Zin, Foundation and Deflated, or Banjo and his copper still, they roll over to wake each other up for the workout.
Ricky Bobby was killing it on the running today. Apparently throwing up a big middle finger to that new respect title.
And speaking of Ricky Bobby and Shake n Bake….we had the tag team there today. Its a rare occasion to get both together so its always special when we do. (Did I see a Ricky Bobby/Shake N Bake fist bump at one point?)
Slipped in a Wolfpack sign just for Chicken Little during COT picture. I’m not sure he has even noticed yet.
Ackbar’s attitude is infectious. I love it. I’m always glad to see him at a workout. He made a soaking wet workout halfway pleasurable today.
Thanks to Recalc for checking in the day before and offering to help set up if needed. Glad to see more site Q’s actively reaching out and checking in. Keep it up boys.
Feb 1st is Site Q School @ Cuthebertson Middle at 6:30. If you are a recent site Q (Ackbar and Glidah), an older site Q that has never attended (Transporter and Rubbermaid), or someone looking to get more involved and step into a leadership role (too many to name here) it would be a good idea to come out.
Feb 8th Q School @ Cuthbertson Middle at 6:30. If you have never led a workout, cant keep count during Imperial Squakers, cross the street in front of cars during your Q, Call audibles consistently, fail to do a workout that keeps the gazelles pushing without leaving the clydesdales behind, or keep getting Q jacked….then Q school is for you. I’ve done if a couple times and learn something new each time.
Wedding Singer Final Q tomorrow at Commitment. I expect he will give us a tough workout to help work off the beer calories from his going away party.
Speaking of going away party…..Wedding Singer Going Away Party is this Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00 at Queens South.