A Pyramid Scheme

A Pyramid Scheme

When I told Margo and Mermaid I would Q Centurion a month or so ago I was thinking work would still be in that busy but not hectic stage yet.  We are approaching hectic, so I knew this weinke may not be by most studied and researched one.  I also knew that both Site Qs were on IR with Mermaid sick and Margo with a bum knee.  Mermaid did Q Anvil Wednesday after a puke and rally before the workout so not much I can say there.  I also knew Brilleaux and Point Break are at Disney, not together but I’m ok if we start that rumor.  I was hoping one of them would have been on the Jungle Cruise boat that took on water yesterday that made the news but to no avail.

But the show must go on.  So yesterday while checking how the markets were doing after a rough week on Wall Street an ad or some pop-up was showing me the best of the Office.  Not sure what I googled to deserve this but I’m glad I did and it had my attention.  My favorite scene has always been when Michael was selling calling cards explaining the pyramid scheme.  Oscar even gives Michael a this sounds like one of those get rich schemes to which Michael replies yes!  This scene made the cut and I had my bait.  Had been a while since Centurion had headed to the Bermuda Triangle and figured it would be an easy weinke to make up on the go.

Temps dropped again, below 30 at launch.  4 others joined and off we went.


Windmill x 10 IC

IW x 15 IC

Mountain Climber x 15 IC

Peter Parker x 15 IC

The Thang:

From the top of Palantine Hill the Pyramid Scheme would begin.  We would run the Bermuda Triangle with the following:

Round 1 – 10 diamond merkins at the top of Palantine, 10 derkins at the benches, and 10 monkey humpers at the road.

Round 2 – Same sets of 10s, but add in 15 wide arm merkins at the top of Palantine, 15 dry docks at the benches, and 15 squats at the road.

Round 3 – Same sets of 10s and 15s, but add in 20 merkins at the top of Palantine, 20 dips at the benches, and 20 walking lunges at the road.

Round 4 – Drop the 20s, same sets of 10s and 15s

Round 5 – Drop the 15s, same as Round 1

Mosey back across Carmel Commons stopping in front of Tropical Cafe for some Mary.

LBC x 15

Flutter x 15

Dolly x 15

Mosey across 51 to the rock pile on McMahon, grab a lifting rock.  Same 5 round scheme as above, no running.

Round 1 – 10 tricep extensions

Round 2 – Same 10, 15 push press

Round 3 – Same 10s and 15s, 20 curls

Round 4 – Drop the 20s, same sets of 10s and 15s

Round 5 – Drop the 15s, same as Round 1

Mosey back to launch for the last round of Mary.

Heels to Heaven x 15

Boxcutter x 15

Over/Under x 15

American Hammer x 15

Hold plank for the last minute.

No announcements and YHC with the take-out prayer


Easy group today, all well versed vets, and even friendly with the mumblechatter.  I think the worst I got was Escargot saying he misunderstood my “last round on the way up” before Round 3 at Palantine with Rounds 4 and 5 still to come on the way down.  He is doing some strong work in Nicaragua by the way.  Funding is coming in for a 40 x 80 pre-fab building that will be shipped to Nicaragua next year for storage for supplies, etc.  Sounds like some serving opportunities coming down the road for the Pax to get involved.  I asked Ickey when Meathead 101 Kettlebell day was to which he replied they are on week 8 of a 12 week set.  I took that to mean, no.  Snuka seemed interested in some Champagne private tutoring.  Bout Time and Snuka set the pace today but the group stayed together.  Bout Time with 4 young kids still finding time to run in and stay in shape.  Snuka is still hogging the fountain of life of it’s treating him well, fast dude.   Hope everyone else heals up and travels safe, thanks for the Q spot Mermaid and Margo.

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1 year ago

Thanks Lorax. Woke up briefly with my 0455 alarm; just long enough to turn it off.

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