8 men showed up to walk the talk and brave The Brave. The near freezing temps were much appreciated after several days of oppressive heat and humidity. Oppressive is a relative term, but when you sweat as much as YHC does, anything over 60 degrees is obnoxious.
Mosey to circular park / traffic circle in between the 1st two office buildings on N. Community House.
Mosey to traffic circle next to Wells Fargo building
Mosey North on Comm House, stopping at corner of Endhaven for 10 merkins IC. Continue to SpringHill Suites parking lot, stopping for 20 MC IC. Right on Johnston to McAlpine Creek Greenway parking lot, stopping for 20 flutter IC. Enter Greenway and bang a right to go under Johnston, then eventually exit left on the path that spits you out next to Pike Nurseries. 20 dolly IC in Pike parking lot. Mosey on path behind large pond just South of Pike. Find way to large traffic circle at the center of Atkins Circle apartment complex.
Cross Johnston at crosswalk and mosey all the way home on N. Comm House. In total we got in somewhere between 5.5 and 6 miles.
Pro tip: read backblasts. YHC had that self-righteous feeling that comes with talking a workout to new territory, only to find out after-the-fact that Frasier Q’d basically the same route once. And by once I mean three weeks ago. What are the CHANCES. Had I only read the backblast… It gets worse; Wild Turkey, YHC’s creative kindred spirit, and the only member of the PAX to post at both workouts, was surely thinking the entire time that YHC was a hack. YHC now needs to redeem himself with a future Q on new territory (an increasingly difficult task in SOB Land) with an innovative premise and questionable decision making.
Great job by all PAX. We had a tight formation and there was hardly any time spent waiting for the 6. Cobains for getting us back to launch 2 minutes late. It was a direct result of taking a wrong turn into Tagalong’s beard and spending several minutes trying to find our way out. That thing is like the wardrobe from Narnia.
Pax: Fault Line, Lex, Cottontail, Spack, Puddin, Christmas, Horsehead (Q)
Where is my John Wayne
Where is my prairie song
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone
7 for Kevlar, beating the Gummy over/under odds from last night. The count did not include Gummy, however, who had more important things to do.
Warm up COP
Giant Starfish with 5 burpee center.
Repeato a few times
7s on the big hill – Merkins and Jump Squats
Mary while ½ the pax run to the big rock and back.
As I mentioned earlier, this workout appears to be hanging on for dear life.
Anyway, I think you get the point. It’s still hanging around. What’s different between Kevlar and the list above? Kevlar can be awesome again. With apologies to Puddin’s shirt, none of that other stuff has a chance. Attendance is actually trending upward, but we haven’t even hit the worst winter weather yet. Let’s hope for a turnaround. Show up.
From this morning, just a few observations:
The Total Body Fitness Circuit was rehashed from a previous workout that only had 3 in attendance. It was too good for that, so we revived it. Cottontail has already mailed out a handwritten thank you letter, although with baby #14 on the way I’m not sure how he has time to do anything else.
Puddin Pop always brings the fun. Sometimes it’s hard to decipher what he’s saying through the miasma that he is enveloped in, but I believe that most of his comments were about pre, post, and during bowel movement activities. I tried to take notes, but ran out of toilet paper.
Spackler admitted that he considered Header’s workout at Joust but posted Kevlar for the commentary and the backblast. We all know what really happened that time Header tried to use the FBC Lottie Moon collection plate as a Frisbee over there – total disaster.
Did you know that James Best was in several Andy Griffith episodes before he went on to play Roscoe on the Dukes of Hazzard? He played rising country music star Jim Lindsey, who somehow managed to get a screaming electric guitar sound out of an unplugged acoustic that he barely touched. Guess what his real first name is? Jewel. He was also a black belt in karate, which helps with a first name like that. Denver Pyle (Uncle Jesse) was also in Mayberry for a while as the Darling family Patriarch.
This backblast is going to make the Hangers On list soon, so we’ll end it here.
Post Kevlar in 2020. Make Kevlar Great Again
28 strong for an invigorating morning with temps finally back down to allow for the stallions to run free today in their winter coats. Lots of activities this weekend, so I wanted a workout that wouldn’t pile up the miles. Also had Foundation to take part of this substi-Q – with the added benefit of the traveling sub woofer for music entertainment.
Extended DCCmS (Disclaimer, Cell Phone, CPR, modify(if you must), and Safety)
Warmup – Mosey to front of the Middle School for SSH/Merkins/LSS/MC all with Excellent Cadence
The Thang –
Head to High School grab a bench for 5/10/15/20 – group of three exercise merkin or derkin/dips/step ups
Head to High School Parking lot for Starfish with 4 corners 10 reps at each (big boi sit up/tyson/speed skaters/bobby hurleys) – each time that you return to the center/Speaker 1 burpee and increase +1 each time.
3 Total Rounds – worked out like this
This took longer than expected – not too much mumble chatter
Hand over to Foundation and speaker mosey to the benches behind the cafe. 3 rounds of:
20 dips on bench by grass – head to cafe benches for 10 jump ups – on return around island: bearcrawl/duck walk and Crab walk.
Mosey back to COT with Speaker
Lots of great work today;
Some regulars putting in a good effort: Fuse/Rudy/Boitano/legalized/Damascus/Banjo/Trojan/Foundation/Xerox/Akbar/Mad Dog/Frack/OneStar/Gliday and fiji looks to becoming a regular/Xerox sporting some new F3Gear/Cobbler/Frack looks like he is regaining 2017/18 form and posting. Lots of regulars looking to improve some aspect of their 1st F. It doesn’t have to happen every workout – but look to push yourself on a portion or an entire workout to make progress.
Awesome to see the newest Pax continue to post: Merlot/Slow Pitch/Big Ben/Floppy Disk/Bounce and Wrigley – you guys are crushing it – keep posting and seeing the results – looking to get to know each of you better in 2020.
Kotters – Welcome Back – CatFish/Loafer 2x this week?/
and The Couples Retreat ABE Yoga Class – Zin/DeadWood/Dasher – form was so good I had to look away during the Downward Dog portion – but apparently that excited one of the PDS boys.
Lots of great work being done at the workouts at the dinner table in the first few weeks of 2020. Keep it up – look now to add in the Service aspect to serve others.
COTS – Pray request: My M-inLaw and OneStars Grandma in the hospital.
Big Weekend – The Gremlin – ALL PAX need to do this at least ONCE – it will break you physically and emotionally. Trail Race at Whitewater Center/homecoming and Commitment/
2nd F in 90 minutes Improper Pig
Nine PAX stumbled their way to Overdrive for the weekly kettlebell beating. YHC upon arriving assessed the windy conditions and decided to huddle the PAX under the covered picnic area. What a guy I am! Hairband arrived early to get in a little Dora backpack time while YHC warmed up with yoga stretches for his broken back. 5:28 Bernanke rolls in on two wheels, per usual. Shepherd eventually showed up after slaying some Philistines with the jawbone of a Glass Joe.
We have a Kotter – Playoff.
A moderately executed DCCS and we’re off for a long(ish) mosey around the parking lot. Circle up by the under the picnic area.
The Thang: 4 X 10 X 1 HB mile
PAX completed 4 rounds: 10 reps of the called exercises for 5 minutes. Repeat exercises in the round until the 5 mins are up. Focus was on form (ahem Glass Joe) and not necessarily speed (ahem Shepherd).
Round 5: (Ran out of time for this round, posted here for posterity)
After four rounds, ran short on time so did 1 minute waiter carries, each arm. Many jokes were made about keeping the body erect and tight for whole minute.
The PAX did a great job working through some full body movements. The hairband miles in the wind were a bit of a beast but all got through it with guts and grit. Thanks for the opportunity to lead and workout.
Sometimes when a cook is asked to prepare a meal with only a few days’ notice they open the cupboard and grab a few tried and tested plant based ingredients to whip up something they hope will satisfy everyone. Tonight was no different except I did add a new exercise from the test kitchen.
8 men and a 2.0 came calling when they heard the dinner bell.
DiCCS were given (Disclaimer, Cell phone, CPR, Safety)
This evening’s menu:
1st Course: Cheese Plate
2nd Course: Salad
Main Course: Triple Nickle
4th Course: Dessert
5th Course: Nightcap
I’m surprised only 9 came out for dinner tonight. Might be a few months before we see a mid 60’s seating possibility again.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed the “Inchworm Shredders”.
Great to see Centerfold out MASHing as he gets ready to go under the knife for his knee, get well brother.
I think everyone got between 2.5 and 3 miles tonight, well done.
Thank you for the opportunity to lead today.
Week 1 results are in and we are off to a great start with all but 1 Pax posting a positive result. Time will tell as week 1 usually is the easiest and the real challenge comes in the upcoming weeks. So with that lets take a look and see what the leader board shows.
Current Top 3 Individuals who are in the money:
Additional Pax who are safe this week from week 1 penalty:
Pax who face a 100 merkin penalty this week:
For those who owe penalty need to complete prior to next Thursday. Week 2 penalties are 100 Bobby Hurley’s
Keep the calories down and exercises going.
26 PAX braved the mid-January morning weather for a little fun at F3 Hydra this morning. A brief disclaimer was given to the 3 or 4 guys listening and then we were off.
To celebrate Clemson’s dominance over the past week (on the hardwood, of course), we circled up at the OPE basketball court for a little warm-up.
That’s 59 total warm-up reps for those keeping track at home in honor of the great Luke Kuechly, who announced his retirement earlier this week. Cheers to one of the best linebackers to ever play the game.
From there, we moseyed over to Windyrush and Summerlin aka Evelyn’s Rock. Everyone’s favorite Hill/Rock combo east of Death Valley meant it was time for some 11’s. Start at the bottom with 1 squat jump, head up the hill for 10 burpees, and so forth. Maybe the PAX listened to the disclaimer more than I initially thought because there was certainly a lot modifying here. The tag team of Sprockets and Cheese Curd led us in planks while waiting for the 6, which included YHC.
Mosey to Wesley United Methodist Church parking lot – split into groups of 2. Grab a lifting rock. Partner 1 runs to opposite corner of the church parking lot and does 20 merkins. Partner 2 stays back and does rock curls until P1 gets back. Flapjack. Next set was 20 Carolina Dry Docks for P1, while P2 did overhead presses with the rock. Flapjack again. The plan was to do this until each partner had done 2 sets of merkins, curls, CDDs, and overhead press, but we had to modify before the last half of the rotation due to time. Sorry Partner 1’s. Or Partner 2’s…I’m not sure who complained more.
Mosey back to the starting point and count it off.
26 PAX was nearly a record at Hydra. Like Gummy said, the 11’s was one way to quiet them quickly.
Tripp, like Austin Powers, had some trouble controlling the volume of his voice by the houses at Evelyn’s Rock. He apparently thought he was in the Astros’ dugout. In his defense, he was merely trying to encourage the PAX, but was quickly told to hush. I think the only acceptable yelling this week would have been “LUUUUUUKE.”
Per Hopper, the circuit finished just north of 3 miles. A handful of guys ran in and probably doubled that total. Respect. Claim your extra credit below.
Sprockets used a lifting rock about the size of the WUMC parking lot. It’s a good thing he wore a bright highlighter vest so nobody even noticed.
No announcements other than the standard beer run announcement from Gummy. Details are on Slack apparently. I’m with Puddin – don’t drink and run.
Sprockets/Gummy – Thank you for the opportunity to Q this morning. Always an honor at Hydra. Especially when the weather is in the mid-60s in January.