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Full Table at the Appetizer

DISCC given

Warm Up

Short mosey up semi-slippery hill to field (when is that thing going to dry out so we can use it!), circle up for some: SSH, LSS, MC, Merkins, and plank into stretch (one foot forward, arm up to sky, pause, back to plank, flapjack)

The Thang

Mosey 1 lap around the field. Circle up deja vu where we just warmed up.

Fire Drill:  PAX does exercise for random time/reps, then yells “Fire” at which time everyone drops, rolls left, 1 merkin, rolls right, 1 merkin, back on feet and continue on to next PAX.  Finish when all PAX have called “Fire”, included: SSH, big boys, American knockout, imperial walker, merkin, flutter, arm raises, Moroccan night club.

Mosey back to parking lot, for round of BLIMPS (5 burpees, 10 lunges, 15 IW, 20 merkin, 25 plank jack, 30 squat).

Mosey to track for T1000 lead round of partner work with P1 doing bear crawl around track while P2 runs a lap and relieve’s P1 when caught up, swap and continue.  That was harder than expected.

Mosey to the rocks for 3 rounds of thrusters, curls & tricep-extn, in reps from 15, 10, 5.

Mosey to COT for 5 MoM, with PAX taking turns for variety of H2H, big boys, Freddie mercury, and some weird laying-on-your-side thing Wrigley made up finished with a plank to put a bow on it.

Announcements

(something Wrigley said while I ran to my car for my phone – need to make that more accessible in the future).

Moleskin

Your choices for morning posting are abundant, but the evenings are at the other extreme. The Appetizer’s specialty is adding an extra option to your beatdown menu.  Today we served a record number of PAX and 2.0s and I hope it was a good taste for all.

Elsa visited from Pineville with his 5yo FNG who was christened Strong Guy due to an affinity for Marvel and superheroes in general. Despite his initial apprehension getting out of the car he had no issue keeping up and settled right in. Welome, passport stamped.

Dwight and Watson keep showing up and getting in their work.  This was their first non-convergence post so they’re regulars now. Leading by example Dwight, fist-pump.

Twinkle Toes and Lefty made it look easy as did Wrigley and Double-Dribble (the Appetizer is the little brother to Clyent Dinner, hoping to follow those steps lead by Wrigley and those before).  Chopper snuck in a couple minutes late but continues to set the bar super high as a double-R HIM, leading us all by example (but what if I can’t keep up with him now, ugh).

And at the other end, while T1000 used to complain with every burpee, now he’s leaving every beat down saying that wasn’t bad, or even, that was fun. He’s laying a solid foundation of strength, and will be leaving me in the dust very soon. Best of all, I’m pumped that HE sees the fruits of this labor. When you’re focused on the effort, progress comes so slowly it isn’t visible.  But that’s because most of the real progress isn’t visible, that’s for both the physical and mental progress. There is a foundation that is easy to overlook, but it is critical and is built with patience and discipline, it is real and will serve him a life time.

Next week High Hat will be taking the lead, originally slated for this evening, but apparently Rock’s birthday takes priority over posting.  Yep, he choose a birthday party over bear crawls and thrusters.  No problem, live and let live, right?  Or in this case, live and… let them eat cake.   I’m hoping for an extra serving of birthday burpees next week.

Deep Thoughts Before Dinner

DISCC given

Warm Up

Mosey up hill to field, circle up for: Imperial Walker, Mountain Climber, SSH, Merkin, Plank, Stretching from plank: one foot forward, elbow down pause, arm up for thorasic twist, flapjack, up to Cossack squat down, up to Sun Worshiper, back down to Cossack squat 5reps, flapjack.

The Thang

Mosey 1 lap around the field. Circle up.

Fire Drill
PAX does high knees until someone yells “Fire”, everyone drops, roll left, merkin, roll right, merkin, back on feet continue high knees. Continue until all PAX have called “Fire”. Swap exercise as called out by PAX: butt kicker, sister mary katherine, etc. One round, well warmed up.

Sister Mary + Mike Tyson
Mosey down hill, line up at curb: 10 Mike Tyson’s, run up hill 10 sister mary katherine, run back to curb, repeat for 3 rounds. Mosey to rock pile.

Rocky Road
Travel road to top of the hill, at each light pole alternate 10 Over Head Press & 10 Bent over row. Flutter press at top until 6 catches up (nice audible by Midriff). Return home, same deal, but 10 Bent over rows & 10 tricep extension. Audible called for some Mary because we haven’t worked much abs (did I suggest we were done?), roll with it, flutter press, big boy, etc. Return the rocks. Mosey to playground

The Real Ab Work
Grab bar to hang from, and OYO 10 toes to bar (or knees to chest), 10 jump squats. Two rounds and we’re feeling it & short on time. Mosey to the COT.

5 MOM

Lead by the 2.0s: Rock: Big Boys, Johnny5: Freddie Mercury, T1000: flutter (at hummingbird pace).

Asked High Hat for 10 count, but not satisfied we’re done he wants to do it in low plank position. Finishing strong.

Announcements

Prayers for Mic Drop and his speedy quarantine and recovery. Get the word out for this AO every time you post, it is 2.0 friendly chance for Dads & Kids to have some fun together (or at least be miserable together while getting better – lead by example). Apologies if I forgot anything else.

Moleskin

Not that we’re always this deep, but here’s a taste of what we sampled at  The Appetizer 😉

In the next few months, or if you’re very pessimistic (Dr Fauci), a year from now, the worst of Covid will be behind us. One way or another, we’ll go back to normal.

Not to get all political, but IMHO, it’s simply is not the government’s job to decide how many people can come over for Thanksgiving, or any day, ever. Seriously.  I mean OMFG are you freaking kidding me, seriously.  Considering all we have accepted in the name of fighting covid, we’re crossing lines that should not be allowed – in the name of safety.

If this is OK, why shouldn’t our leaders use the exact same reasoning to address an endless list of threats to our safety and require more actions and compliance while promising more protections and payouts?

If you haven’t heard of the Great Barrington Declaration look it up, it’s not conspiracy garbage, just a few dozen of the world’s famous epidemiologists suggesting we’re past the point of diminishing returns with these lock downs and protecting everyone from everything.

 

There Will be Burpees

Sweat drops on pavement and burpees with pull ups,
Side Stradle Hops with merkins (some call them push ups)
Bear crawls with broad jumps and soggy wet mittens, 
These are a few of my favorite most hated things… 

Actually not, but the idea behind this weinke was to throw in a lot of my least favorite, or should I say, more challenging exercises.  I was aiming for a really tough workout, and while it had its moments, it wasn’t exactly brutal like Daniel Day Lewis in There Will be Blood (though there was a little blood).  Enough preamble….

The Thang

Standard Disclaimer: I’m unprofessional, no lawsuits, pace yourself, and keep your distance
(Side Note: first time for everything, I did NOT forget to start my watch timer, yippie!)

Mosey for 2 min & Circle Up

15x: SSH, LSS, CCD   (classic cadence confusion somewhere between numbers 2 and 3 – I’m an expert at screwing up cadence)
Static: plank, side plank left/right, superman, boat (canoe? whatever, it’s opposite of superman – so let’s call it Lex Luthor!)
Stretch: up dog, deep lunge, add thoracic rotation, repeat on left side

Mosey up hill to nice grassy field
Pax spread out for Killer Bees, which is:
100ft Bear Crawl, return doing:
5x Broad Jumps
3x Burpees, repeat jumping and burpees back to starting point

Now That sure was a fun start (highly recommended for all future Q’s looking for ways to challenge your Pax). I wish we had time to do another round, but considering the mumblechatter, and my burning legs and heart rate, I thought it wiser to save some energy for the next set of work.

Mosey to Rock Pile

Claim your favorite rock and Mosey to the Playground

Partner up for fun in the playground
Partner 1 : run 2 laps
Partner 2
on lap 1 : Elf on the Shelf with rock
on lap 2 : Bent over Row with rock
Switch places

Round 2, same drill, but partner 2:
on lap 1 : Burpee Pull up
on lap 2 : Thruster with rock

Mosey back to Rock pile & say good bye rock (or rather, see you next week)
Mosey all of 20 steps for the lastest & bestest:

2 rounds of BLIMPS :
5x Burpee
10x Lunge
15x Imperial Walker
20x Merkin
25x Plank Jack
30x Squats

But the Pax were eager for more,  and they pleaded for an extra bonus round of BLIMPS, how could I say no?

Mary: I think was 15x: Box Cutter, LBCs, and a few other things.

Announcements

100 Pax Challenge – Looking for 100 Pax to donate $100 or WHATEVER YOU CAN. Venmo to @f3waxhaw or see Posse for details.

Raffle for $1,500 Furniture Gift Certificate Ongoing. Centerfold has tickets for sale. All proceeds goes to our goal of raising $10,000 for local charities.

Site Q School @ Cuthbertson Saturday 7/18, followed by Q School next Saturday 7/25 (See Posse for details)

Blood Drive 7/23, sign up before showing up: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=F3

And, Impact Local 5K/10K aiming to raise $5K to local charities, see  http://f3southcharlotte.com/2020/07/07/impact-local-5k-10k/

Moleskin

No profound words to share tonight, if I get started I’ll go on too long and scare my M – she’s afraid I’ll say something controversial like I’m proud to be an American or some other equally radical sentiment.   We do live in slightly-interesting times (but not really, compared to a whole lot of other times).  There’ll be time for the soapbox later on, right?  Let’s hope it won’t get that interesting.  It was a pleasure leading again.  I look forward to the next.

 

Monday Morning AMRAPs

Five men pulled themselves out of the fartsack and started the week off right at the easiest to find AO in all of F3 nation – in their own garage/driveway/backyard.

We were sufficiently distanced so the disclaimer was brief, modify as needed,…etc

The Thang

Warm up

Mosey 1 min out and back,  split with 30 seconds of: high knee, butt kicker, carioca left/right
15x: SSH, LSS, CDD, Peter Parker
Stretch: upward dog, move to plank and bring one foot to hands for some: “Deep Lunge with Thoracic Rotation”
Sufficiently warmed up

Mosey 1 min out and back + 20 merkins.

 Side note: some magic happened in that stretching, the mosey felt so much better, looser, and faster

AMRAP – 45secs each for x4 rounds
– Step Up
– High Knee
– Dip

Mosey 1 min out and back + 20 merkins

AMRAP – 45secs each for x3 rounds
– Mountain Climber
– Fredie Mercury
– Jump Squat

1 min out and back + 20 merkins

AMRAP – 45secs each for x1 rounds! 🙁
– Press
– Bent over row
– KB Swing

Mary: 15x:  box cutter, LBC, flutter, dolly, big boy sit-ups

…where did the time go? 

Announcements

Blood Drive July 23rd, need more people to sign up.  Sign-up at American Red Cross website.

Raffle for $1,500 Furniture Gift Certificate Ongoing.  Centerfold has tickets for sale. All proceeds goes to our goal of raising $10,000 for local charities.

100 Pax Challenge – Looking for 100 Pax to donate $100 or WHATEVER YOU CAN.  Venmo to @f3waxhaw.  See Posse for details.

Q-school/Site School coming up.  See Posse for details

Moleskin

I was expecting this to be a moderate workout, but at the end of round 4, those high knees were pretty intense.  I tried to keep the pace steady with minimal breaks in between sets too.  Perhaps the humidity was worse than usual but by the end I was quite soggy.  I hope today’s attendance is not an indicator future trends.   I’m hoping we can keep this one going at least through the summer.  There’s no AO that can beat the convenience or get you more sleep before posting.

The only thing we have to fear… humidity

Warm Up

SSH, Arm Circles, Low Slow Squat, Merkin, Peter Parker. 1 min mosey out, and 1 min back with even amount of carioca (correctly spelled, no joke!).

The Thang

Main theme was 45 seconds of an exercise doing AMRAP. At sound of the beep move on to the next exercise.

2 Rounds of 45s AMRAP:
– Superman (hold or pulse your call)
– Hollow body (aka Canoe?), essentially the opposite of superman
– Crab Cake
– Hip Thrust
– Side Plank left
– Side Plank right

With a heavy coupon, 3 Rounds of 45s AMRAP:
– Elf on the Shelf
– Thurster
– Bent Over Row
– LBC

BLIMPS – 2 rounds:
5 Burpies
10 Lunges
15 Imperial Storm Kicker (felt like we’re doing the can-can)
20 Merkin
25 Plank Jack
30 Squats

2 Rounds of 45s AMRAP:
– Step Up
– Single Leg RDL
– Heels to Heaven
(hold coupon on 2nd round – I forgot to mention that on 1st round one somehow 😉 )

Finished with COT and seeking Q’s for coming weeks. Interest is strong, so it looks like we’ll keep this one going. Personally I’m happy to have Post one day a week from the convenience of my garage.

Moleskin

This time of year really sucks with the change in weather (so humid). But keep posting and you’ll get used to it (is what I keep telling myself). And of course, get hydrated well ahead of the workout. It’ll suck less as our bodies adjust.

On the good news front, my morning newspaper (yes I am old school) reported progress in Covid treatments and evidence they’re reducing fatalities even in high risk groups (over 80, obese, diabetes, etc). There’s plenty of work still, but also serious progress underway. I hope that message gets out and helps people with their anxieties.

Speaking of anxiety. In college I took several journalism classes. An important lesson was that emotions sell more papers, and get more views, than boring old facts. And fear is one of the most powerful motivators.

Fear is getting way too much influence these days in leading our decisions and behavior. I have faith that we will get through all of these challenges, and that despite what the news would have us believe, things aren’t as bad as it seems.  There is a lot more good news out there than bad. Unfortunately, good news doesn’t sell papers or get the views and clicks.

Keep that in mind the next time you hear the news, or just avoid it entirely.

Nothing Clever – Just Showing Up

Nine men showed up to be lead by YHC at the Arsenal.  It’s not Spring yet, but it was a great morning to greet the gloom.

The Thang

We start with a mosey into the darkness.  About a minute in, I suddenly realize I forgot to pick up the gear by my car.  We do a 180 and run back to grab a medicine ball and backpack of goodies.  I’m pretty sure nobody noticed that as we casually resume our mosey to the field.

Circle Up and Loosen Up

  • Abe Vigoda (IC) I’d like to know how many Pax even know who this is.
  • Hip Circles (not IC!)
  • Whatcha call it: start in a plank, bring left foot forward to hands, raise left arm up to sky, then twist bring it down across, x5 (oyo)
  • Keeping feet in same relative placement, stand, transition weight to back leg (right) into cossack squat
  • Feet in same position, transition from Cossack into Lunge moving weight to front foot while raising arms (aka sun worshiper), repeat x5 (oyo)
  • Return to plank, rinse and repeat with right foot forward, cossack, etc x5 (oyo)

Team up in Pairs

Taking advantage of the soft ground (not too soggy):
   A. Two pairs stand 10ft+ apart, each tossing a 20lb medicine ball or slam ball, while
   B. The rest traverse field alternating Lunges (x10) & Carolina Dry Docks (x5) – make that half the field (run back and trade places with A group)

   A. Change ball, continue tossing larger black ball  (one Pax notes he prefers the large black one — trigger involuntary ab exercises)
   B. The rest traverse field alternating Standing Forward Jump (x10) & Squat (x5), for half the field (run back and trade places with A group)

Mosey to the Steep Hill (aka Devil’s Crack)

Still in pairs, partners now work separately, alternating A/B exercises
   A. hold plank at bottom of hill
   B. sprint to top, 5-10 merkins, return
Repeat for 3 rounds

Mosey to Playground – Time For Fun

Soft Pretzel demonstrates his mind-reading skills by getting into a Hollow Body position before I get a chance to read off my weinke that everyone can get into a hollow body position while I stall for time and setup some bands on the monkey bars.

Split into 3 groups, perform a circuit:
 A. pull up – band-assisted as needed (AMRAP)
B. low band at ankle height, one-arm cross-body twist reaching high (AMRAP)
C. mosey one lap around playground running sideways 1/2 each side (what was the name again?!)

I hoped to squeeze in another circuit with shoulder work but time ran short.  Will recycle those next time.

Announcements

(Opps, sorry – remind me on Slack and I’ll add here).

After Thoughts

I think I counted in cadence without embarrassment, and the PAX handled my complex rotations with ease.  I had a lot less time than I wanted to prepare, but we didn’t go off weinke either.  Overall, we got it done and I hope gave everyone a good start on their virus-laden, cancel-everything and go-home, day.  Stay healthy & fear not – this too shall pass.

You Are Not Feeling Old

The power of the fartsack was strong on this chilly morning, but 8 PAX showed up in the gloom at the Arsenal anyway. Being the Q, I was one of them.

Ideally I would have had time to visit the AO and find some new and interesting features to add to the weinke. Not having kids who go to school there,  it was difficult to find time to snoop around the high school or middle school.  I may have received unwanted attention while testing load bearing structures and challenging obstacles anyway.

Interested in keeping it interesting, we moseyed out of the parking lot to unfamiliar territory at the front of the middle school. A nice space which offered some soft grass for a little stretch and warm up.

I told the PAX we’ll begin with stretching because I’m old.  That was a lie.  The truth is, it just feels good. I hear guys in their 30’s complain they’re getting old.  And while being a teenager may be a distant memory, we spend hours each day repeating the same limited physical patterns, for years.  You are not feeling old, you are just feeling stiff and losing mobility.

I know this because I made the same mistake when I was younger.  Now that I take mobility seriously, I don’t feel old at all.  Seriously.  Well, maybe my knees a little, but I never stretch them, which really just proves my point (I think).

Full range of motion and flexibility is a wonderful thing, though yes, it is awkward and painful to get there.  I’m a mobility evangelist and will continue to advocate the practice, and mandate it while I’m Q-ing.   Two-cents deposited.  Rant-done.

The Thang

Mobility “Cal Poly Hip Flow” Highlights :

  • hip circles
  • reach high
  • plank
  • staying in plank, kick right-leg up high behind, pause
  • bring right-leg forward, place foot inline with the hands
  • twist to the left, lower right elbow toward the ground, as far as comfortable, pause
  • twist to the right, raising right arm to sky, pause
  • repeat left/right twist x5
  • return to plank, and repeat all for the left-leg up, then forward
  • with left-foot back, alternate between cossack squat to sun worshipper, x5, then repeat with right-foot behind

Well warmed up – some standards :

  • SSH x15
  • IW x10
  • cherry picker x10
  • merkin x20

Mosey to the middle school parking lot:

  • run 10 spaces, sprint 10 spaces, run 10 spaces
  • scorpion dry dock (Carolina Dry Doc with one leg held up/behind, scorpion-like) x20
  • run 10 spaces, sprint 10 spaces, run 10 spaces (back at start)
  • lunge x20
  • repeated for 2 rounds

Mosey to the Field – Grab a Partner

  • Flip Flop :
  •   Partner A: tire flips x10
  •   Partner B: burpies (until relieved by partner)
  •   repeated for 2+ rounds
  • Wheel of Merkin  (using tire for elevation) x5 each
  •   incline merkin
  •   left-tilted merkin
  •   derkin
  •   right-tilted merkin
  • return tires

Mosey to the Playground – Grab a Partner

  • Undertow (named that one myself)
    Partner A: Underdog (aka supine merkin) x15
    Partner B: Toes-2-Bar or Knees-2-Chest (until relieved by partner)
    repeat for 2 rounds
  • No name (Partner Pups?):
    Partner A: Pull-Up x5
    Partner B: Side-Plank (until relieved by partner)
    repeat for 2 rounds

Mosey back for MoM

  • box-cutters x20
  • rosalitta x15
  • crab cakes x15? (awesome pick Happy Meal)
  • heels to heaven x20

Announcements

Saturday Convergence at Stonehenge –  Da Vinci cancelled (however, considering the smack talk between these AOs on Slack, I feel like I’m being punked)

After Thoughts

Thanks for overlooking my ineptitude in calling the cadence, and the mysterious issue with my timer (working fine now), we made it through & I hope the PAX enjoyed a beatdown giving you a warm blanket of soreness the rest of your day.   Special thanks to Brexit for introducing me to the Arsenal (you had me at tires!), and Happy Meal for giving me the opportunity for an earlier than planned Q (oh and those tasty Crab Cakes).

Robot Virgin Asks Was it Good for You

Before my VQ I thought of how this BB would go.  I was prepared to begin with a quote from Steinbeck or Robert Burns about the best laid schemes of mice and PAX, but somehow we stayed on the plan as planned.  Beginner’s luck prevails.

Fortunately, the errors were mostly of omission, known only to YHC, the PAX were blissfully untroubled.  Full disclosure offered here for the record & for your amusement.

CoP

We kicked off from Chic-Fil-A immediately committing VQ Error #1: forgot the disclaimer (thanks Mighty_Mite for the reminder).  With that after-thought, I confess ignorance to everything we are about to do, and promise nothing, and remind the PAX they are all on their own, etc.

After a short mosey to the large parking lot, breaking all CoP norms (admittedly based on my limited experience), I buck the trend of jumping straight to SSH, IW, merkins and the like.

Instead, we start with stretching and mobility because I’m old.  Old that is, in my ways.  Even when I was in my 20s I was never flexible, but after holding those awkward poses, and loosening up, everything just flows better and feels more alive.  The PAX may have considered this VQ Error #2, but I’m the Q so they sucked it up with minimal negative mumblechatter.

  • Hip Circle, both directions x5
  • Reach high then down into a Plank
  • Holding Plank, elevate left leg up (stretching the quad)
  • Bring left leg forward, placing foot in line with hands (right leg stays where it started in plank)
  • Twist lowering left-elbow to ground (body supported by right hand and left leg)
  • Twist in opposite direction (left arm reaching to the sky)
  • Repeat this twist x5
  • Keeping feet planted, rise up and shift weight to back/left foot (right leg stretched to the side)
  • Lower down on left leg into a Cossack Squat
  • Rise up, shifting weight onto right foot, into a Lunge, while raising arms into Sun Worshiper
  • Repeat Cossack Squat to Sun Worshiper x5
  • Recover, and repeat everything for right leg starting from Reach high

(FYI, this warm-up is part of a personal favorite called the “Cal Poly Hip Flow”). Full disclosure VQ Error #2: forgot to start the timer that was to keep us on schedule for the whole workout.   It was diligently setup to beep at key intervals ensuring we stay on schedule.   No harm, no foul, and no one the wiser, we were sufficiently lubricated and proceed to standard CoP activity.

15 reps of each:

  • SSH
  • IW
  • Cherry Picker
  • Low Slow Squat
  • Carolina Dry Docks
  • da Vinci Cartwheel (an AO first!?)

During these reps, the most blatant VQ Error #3: embarrassing lack of ability to count in cadence.  I knew this would be awkward, but did not expect my voice to be so distracting while trying to keep the pace and not lose count.  It was weirdly surreal in the gloom.  Who knew I needed to practice counting to three.  Fortunately the PAX were patient and endured.

The Thang – in the Playground

We mosey to the plentiful playground offering many structures for fun and games.  The PAX grouped into pairs, and did a circuit of 10-15 reps each, for two rounds:

  • Supine Row @ railings on stairs (angled, for extra pleasure)
  • Incline merkin
  • Step up on wall
  • Mosey around the field to the playground
  • Pull up &/or negative PU
  • Derkin on wall, repeat

Fun Fact, another first for me was using this area of the AO.  I’m not sure why it is so often overlooked.

VQ Error #4: have to ask the PAX for time check, we were on schedule but had to get moving.   While we mosey across to Elevation Parking lot, I not so stealthily divert my 2.0 minions to the task of unloading some toys while distracting the PAX with some more mosey in the parking lot (all numbers are completely fictional):

  • Mosey 150 yards to speed bump (don’t stop)
  • Sprint  50 yards to stop sign (don’t stop)
  • Mosey 150 yards further to stop sign (pause for slow pokes, i.e. YHC)
  • return, following same pattern

Upon return my robotic 2.0’s Johnny5 & T1000 have setup 3 olympic bars for the PAX to partake in geared good times (95#, 75# 65#). VQ Error #5: not being more clear with 2.0s on where to put the bars (On the wet grass! Really?!  Dad-mode OFF, keep your cool in front of the PAX).  Six more steel plates also available for other interesting activities (2 each: 45#, 35#, 25#).

The Thang – with Toys

Again divided into pairs, we have a moderately complex rotation of 4 movements.  After hoping I’ve demonstrated and explained the rotation sufficiently (doubtful) with partner, alternate 10-15 reps each pair of exercises:

  • Deadlift w/ bar & partner holds Side Plank   (2 rounds)
  • Overhead Squat w/ plate & Fire Hydrant   (2 rounds)

With pairs of pairs working on pairs of exercises for a couple of rounds I’m not sure why anyone would get confused.  But with any luck, everyone got in two sets of each.  After that round, we did the same with 4 new exercises, or rather, two more pairs:

  • Clean /w bar & bw Squat
  • Lunge w/ plate & Superman

I had an extra round ready in case we got ahead of schedule, but it was not necessary, probably because of the time lost when I babbled on about how to perform the following exercises or rotations.  VQ Error #6: not being more prepared on how to explain a complex rotation.  Next time I’ll bring a white board with pictures showing the order – just kidding.  We had just enough time to mosey back.

MoM

With only a couple of minutes remaining, not shy at all, we lay on the sidewalk next to drive-thru line and squeeze in some Mary with 20 Rosalittas and box-cutters (which isn’t as hot as it sounds).

CoT

Count-o-rama, name-o-rama, VQ Error #7: not starting these in proper order.  VQ Error #8: forgot to record names and announcements risking my BB doesn’t give credit where due (thanks to Mighty_Mite & War Eagle I think I have everyone).  Announcements included two upcoming convergences on New Year’s Eve, one at Bushwood, another at Bagpipe (sorry if I forgot others).   Before wrapping up we were interrupted with the gift of free coffee and water by the best coffeetaria of any AO in existence.   Taken out by YHC giving thanks for the fact we all have the strength and commitment to keep showing up, supporting and challenging each other to do our best, with prayers for guidance as we prepare for the new year and all it brings.

While it may have been my first time, it was good for me.  I hope it was good for the PAX & I look forward to our next time.