They Invited Me Back, sort of

They Invited Me Back, sort of

The last time I Q’d base camp was March 2, 2017.  I had a few years of F3 under my belt at that point and was feeling pretty cocky in my Qskillz.  I remembered a set from a prior SCMS workout at the benches beside the Chili’s Arboretum so that is what we did that day.  Except that prior workout was the hour long Fast Twitch and that Chili’s is a lot further away then I had remembered.  Goonie at the time said that was the most Base Camp had ever run and I was never invited back.  Until today, a few site Q’s later and I’m back in the saddle, temps in the 70s but still pretty humid.

Rocking my son’s fitbit with some watch face I could barely read, I think it said 5:30 so off we went.


Ran to the preschool for COP.  I was then informed by Clover it was Cadence Preschool and that I should attend.  It was one of those jokes I laughed at, and then went on to think how many times this joke has been made.  I put the odds of 75% of the time the PAX step foot in this lot.  It’s like Hops saying he is sleeping with the Carmel Christian admissions director (his wife).

IW x 15 IC

Sharon Towers x 10 IC

Merkin x 15 IC

Mountain Climber x 15 IC

The Thang:

Continued up Strawberry Lane remembering the aforementioned right turn to the Arboretum, so this time we turned left to Davie park.  YHC had bought the F3 deck of cards a few years ago that have sat in my bedside drawer ever since.  Upon returning from a backpacking trip last night and putting away my flashlight and knife I saw them.  Figured I was exhausted from the weekend and was going to sleep but this could be something so I grabbed them on the way out the door this morning.

We got out the deck at Davie and did 8 rounds (1 for each PAX) of the exercise on the card and then a hot lap around the parking lot.  Face cards were 25 and low cards were the card plus 10.  We then grabbed a lifting rock and did 3 sets of curls, push press and tricep extensions (pax choose descending 20, 15, 10 reps) followed by a walking lap around the lot with rock overhead.  Put the rocks back and headed back to SCMS.

Wall sits at the shelter/bathrooms waiting on the six, then air presses x 50 civilian count.  Switched up some leg lifts, Magoo and Point Break with some 10 counts, then time for Mary.

American Hammer x 15 IC

Flutter x 15 IC

Freddy Mercury x 15 IC

Rosalita x 15 IC

Heels to Heaven x 15 IC

Floorslapper with the Take Out Prayer.


Glad to be back out and seeing some faces I don’t usually see.  Everyone stayed together and not much waiting around.  Limey has been a posting machine lately, I think 5 was the count last week and already 1 for 1 this week.  That mustache was holding him back.  He’s like the fall 2020 version of Point Break, now to get him on the Q schedule.  Clover’s electric BMW sounds like a space ship.  I’m not sure if this is a new one, or if the white one was, or if he just upgraded the engine, but sounds like something out of Star Wars.  Great catching up with Hopper, Sardine and Floorslapper and Magoo, thanks for representing the site Qs.  Appreciate the opportunity.

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