It’s just ten merkins

It’s just ten merkins

10 Brave PAX showed up for 10 merkins, a whole lot of times.

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Run to Legacy Apartments for a warmup. I stole Swift’s active stretching warmup, but it’s been a while since I’ve posted Swift so I had to ask for some help to remember what was what.

  • On toes, 10x straight, 10x inward, 10x outward, sprint it out
  • On heels, the same, sprint it out
  • 20x buttkickers, sprint it out
  • 20x toy soldiers, sprint it out

The Thang

Run to Stonecrest, doing 10x merkins at each intersection. Alternate regular, diamond, wide armed. I wanted to turn at Elm but Soft Pretzel and Sweetwater left the rest of us in the dust here, so we went past Elm and had to turn around. No worries, just got in a few extra merkins.

Run to Murderhorn, continuing 10x merkins at each intersection.

At Murderhorn I took a moment to make sure everyone know what BLIMPS were, and then we did said BLIMPS at each street light on Murderhorn.

  • 5x Burpees at the first light
  • 10x Lunges at the second
  • 15x IW’s at the 3rd
  • Run to the stop sign
  • Turn around and finish the MPS up the ‘horn.

At the top of the Murderhorn, turn in to the circle on the North side. Partner up. Run opposite directions on the circle and every time you see each other do 10x socially distant hand slap merkins (so only regular merkins). Repeato the loop x3.

About 12 minutes left to get back to launch. We take the route through Thornhill. Stop at every intersection for 10x more, you guessed it, merkins.

We make it back to launch with a few minutes for some Mary.

  • Flutter
  • Rosalita
  • American Hammers
  • LBCs



  • I’ve got a lot going on right now in my life. A 3-month-old, with his older 2-year-old and 3-year-old brother really make life busy by themselves. On top of that we all moved into a new home that needed a whole lot of renovations just over a week ago. Throw normal work schedule in there and it’s an overfull plate. I’m still glad to get the DM from Tuck to get me on Q and keep me in check though, glad to be a part of it. Just don’t anyone else try to pull that for a little while!
  • Because of the busy schedule, I went for simple. I honestly produced the wienke as I was drifting off the night before. I planned the BLIMPS being the main event, but somehow the merkins really stole the stage.
  • Thanks everyone for coming out, always enjoyable to see you all in the gloom.

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