So many workout titles to choose from. Two Wolfpack ACC championships yesterday (Women’s Basketball and Wrestling -or raslin’ for us back woods folks) coupled with a full moon had “Howling at the Moon” as a close second title. Another consideration was “Why the hell did I sign up to Q a 5:15 workout the day after Daylight Savings Time”; but alas the title was too long.
10 Brave souls showed up having already won the hardest battle of the day with their pillow. Diccs given, and quick heads up that we will be hitting four unique hills and we will knock out the first one with our opening mosey. A perfect number 9 for what I had planned. We head out on our opening Mosey and, damn it Chastain! Rolling in late and screwing up my perfect number. Oh well, lets keep going. He’s a Gazelle, he will catch us.
Mosey towards Hickory Tavern, left towards 84, left back towards Chick Fil A so that we can take full advantage of the hill heading towards Wesley Oaks. Peel off at the last minute to the back of the Target parking lot. Circle up – I join the circle. Chastain keeps trying to keep me in the middle and I explain I’m going to be part of the circle on purpose. Posse doesn’t get the explanation (or doesn’t care) and proceeds to continue to get behind me to ensure I’m in the circle. I back up and Posse is right on my 6. Ok, this is just getting weird.
Deconstructed Burpees. Starting at 10 then passing them off (9, 8, 7…) until we get to 1 rep. So here we go….10 Squats, 10 Merkins, 10 In/outs, and finally 10 Bobby Hurley’s. Chastain for 9, ect… At around the 6 mark I realized this was taking longer than expected. I had a long winkie and with each passing tick of the clock it was getting cut off (ouch). I had a thought of cutting it short, but my heart rate was high and I was reminded of what a great opening warm up this is so we kept going. Finished on Posse’s 1 deconstructed burpee in which he fought the temptation of just calling out a burpee and kept the deconstructed party going.
Mosey to our second hill in Wesley Oaks. Berishnicoffs right leg on the bottom of the hill, run backwards up the hill, berishnicoffs left leg on the top of the hill, and run back down. Repeat for
five 3 times due to time. Legs are burning now, lets go run some more!
At the bottom of that hill, take a left and head down to the cul de sac. Due to time, I changed the count to 20 merkins at bottom, run up the hill and 20 merkins at the top. I had planned for 10 and 10 for 3 rounds, but again time was limited. When your finished find the 6 and get them up the hill. Group stayed together so no 6 pushin’ needed.
Fourth Hill – we are at it. No need to mosey to it. Split the group in half – 5 and 5. (This is where the original perfect number came into play of three groups of three). Light pole suicides. 10 dry docks at the light poles. Two rounds of 10 rep Galley’s at the start. Lots of confused looks on this one so I demonstrated. Its basically a row with two guys holding you up – or in this case three guys holding two. Two rounds so that at least 4 guys row each trip up….ok enough explaining, lets go. Down to first light pole and back up. Wait, we only have 4. Damn it Nails! Get over here. Ok, smooth sailing from here on out. Wait, that third light sure is awfully far away. Nails to the rescue….”Guys, there’s a pole here, the light is just burnt out”. Good recovery sir. You are welcomed back with open arms after that save. Our time was quickly running out. After our 4th light pole and galley’s, I told my group to mary while we waited on the other group to get in. Having asked Posse to lead Mary, I let him get two reps into American Hammers before jumping up and proclaiming “This sucks, lets go”. This left most in my group stunned. As I turn around at the bottom of the hill, I’m not sure whether I will be greeted by pax or by nothing. (I mean lets be honest, I was just a complete ass to Posse even though I didn’t intend it to come out that way – see Moleskin for apology). To my surprise, we have a slow trickle of pax behind me. I start to hold Al Gore waiting on them to arrive and then we “take the hill” once more just as the second group is finishing Galley’s.
4 minutes left….need to kill time….looks like I’m going to have to break a promise. I said 4 unique hills. Looks like it will be 5 hills with only 4 being unique….to the short second hill. 10 Crawl Bears and 20 reverse lunge walks. After two rounds changed the third round count to 20 crawl bears and 10 reverse lunge walks. Recover to the top of the hill.
Gazelles on the fence (Damn, did Nails just line up with the Gazelles…hell yeah brother), Clydesdales 15 yard head start. Jailbreak to the start. At least one gazelle must beat a clydesdale and at least one clydesdale must beat a gazelle (thank god for Big Tuna). Reach Cot just in time and all breathing heavy.
Christ Closet folding party this Thursday. See Third F guys for times/locations (I think its 7:30 at Ackbar’s church but I may be wrong).
Another Q source starting up on Fridays at McDonalds in Curenton. First launch will be first Friday in May (May 1).
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