It’s Tuesday, the weather is good, and everyone could use a stroll on the greens to ease our minds and soothe our worries. Of course not everyone wants to drive all the way to Bushwood to get in a few holes, so why not bring Bushwood to the Crests?
Managed to get all 9 holes in and everyone’s game looked pretty good. The 6:30am tee time is nice. Gonna be tough to go back to a 5:30am start once things are back to normal. One day at a time, though, boys.
YHC took us out #cradletograve
3 PAX posted on the empty basketball courts at Briarcrest. The rims have been removed, so are they really basketball courts any more? This morning they weren’t; they were our personal weight room. Turnbuckle parked at the clubhouse and was quick to lock his car doors upon stepping out. Not sure what kind of crime they have over in the Mill but Brutus assured him that the Crests of Briars is safe. I’m not so sure since there have been regular Deadwood sightings…
Anyways, thank you to Smithers for putting together this wienke, though pretty much ANYTHING would be better than that garbage Recalc put out.
20 – SSH
15 – Imp Walkers
10 – Merkins
15 – Plank Jacks
5 – Burpees
8 bicep curl + 8 front raise, then 7 curl +7 raises, down to 1+1 (don’t put down coupon)
1 minute per station as many reps as you can, 15 second break between each (goal should be to get at least 20-30 reps per set). Should be able to get about 4 rounds of each
Curls (if you get smoked from ladder can change to Big Bois w/coupon)
It was a great morning to be working out. Stay safe, fellas
YHC took us out #cradletograve
6 PAX made the harrowing journey across the street to Tuscany. Harrowing cause that bridge is slick in GOOD conditions. We were moving in the dark and the wet. We survived and no one busted their butt. At least not on the bridge. We all busted our butts with the Schneider Q. BTW, Schneider “doesn’t do back blasts”. Something we’re all gonna work on once we’re done with this quarantine. For now, YHC is “Your Humble Chastain”
Mosey to the T intersection
Mosey back to the start
A slow, careful mosey down the sidewalk, over the bridge, and across the road to Tuscany. YHC enjoys doing dumb stuff. Thrives on it sometimes. Running in the dark is NOT one of those things. We survived though. Up to the clubhouse.
Initially we were going to increase the Dips and the Derkins by 5 each time, but it was determined that no one wanted to do 40 Derkins in a row. So we increased the Dips each time, then did 5 Derkins, 10 Derkins, 15 Derkins, 10 Derkins, 5 Derkins. Or something like that
Mosey back to the front circle for the Circle of Fun. 5 Merkins to the right (Merkin, shift right, Merkin, etc.) then repeato to the left.
Mosey back to the wall for:
A little confusion here. Chicken thought we were increasing to 20, and then 30. So that’s what we did. Kinda. I think.
Long mosey back to the COT where we finished up with several rounds of 10 Big Boys, 10 Pistol LBCs (each leg) and 10 American Hammers (2 for 1). Repeato, repeato, repeato. Wow, guys we need to do more ab work, this sucks. Finish the last 60 seconds with burpees.
Not much to add here today. Glad we’re out here working hard. O-69 and Pinto got some mileage in for sure. They walked all of Tuscany and probably all of BC South Side too.
Schneider took us out #cradletograve
If you read nothing else, please skip down to the Moleskin.
The rest of the backblast is standard fare: we ran here, did these exercises, blah blah blah…
Mosey on down to the T intersection for a little something to get the blood flowing:
We ran out of time on the White Board of PAIN, but managed to make it through the Squats before we grabbed the board and ran back to the COT. Arrived right on time at 7:15, but O-69 is nowhere to be found. Sounds like maybe he was going to do some walking over in Tuscany, so we make an after-hours jaunt over there to bring him home. Into Tuscany proper and there’s no O-69 to be found. Chicken Little gives him a call and wut? he’s back at the COT waiting for us. Just missed each other on the mean streets of BC South Side. Glad he’s OK. Oh well, got us an extra 0.4 miles in, which never hurt anyone. But it does lead us to the…
We didn’t know where O-69 was. Since he’s walking it’s often that we get separated a bit during the workout. But we checked in on him because anything could happen. That goes for outside the workouts too:
CHECK. IN. ON. YOUR. BROTHERS. Especially in times like these where we’re separated, isolated, and it’s easier to just assume everything is fine. If you’re not seeing someone posting, whether it’s the Playhouse, Strava, or even Facebook or other social media, shoot them a text or give them a call. Stop and think right now: “Is there anyone I haven’t heard from in a while?”
Do it now.
Got someone in mind?
Pick up your phone and reach out to them. Make sure they’re OK. Anything could be happening in their lives. Be a good brother and take 30 seconds to let someone know you’re thinking about them. It doesn’t have to be touchy-feely. Here, I’ve got a template for you:
“Hey man, haven’t heard from you in a while. Just checking in to see how things are going and making sure things are good with you. Hit me up and let me know what’s new with you”
Not hard. Not long. Easy peasy. Be your brother’s keeper.
Checked with the Chicken last night to see if he wanted me to Q. He said go for it, so I sat on my couch and typed up the weinke. Funny how the weinke always looks better when you’re sitting on your butt putting it together compared to when you’re actually running it. It turned out to be a burner, which I consider a success, but still, it sucked.
Started at the intersection at the entrance of the Briarcrest Enclave, henceforth known as Briarcrest South Side. Did a little mosey action down to the far intersection for some warmups including:
Not sure how the Chicken is doing it WHILE practicing some safe social distancing, but he somehow managed to bring not 1, not 2, not even 3, but 4 FNGs this morning. Granted only two of them finished with us, but that’s some hard core EHing right there.
FNG #1, now known as Donovan, is the Chicken’s niece Julia. She’s 16, plays soccer for Parkwood, and hung with us all morning. Kicked our collective buts on the Big Boy Sit Ups, too! Since she’s a soccer player she got the name Donovan after Landon Donovan from the US Men’s National soccer team. It seemed fitting since YHC was named after a female soccer player from the US Women’s National soccer team.
FNG #2, now known as Olive Oil, is down from New Jersey for work. He’s an aviation mechanic and we would’ve named him after the pilot from the movie Airplane! but no one could remember the name. Instead, we found out he’s Greek and got dubbed Olive. Shortly after we appended Oil just for funsies.
Again, it was good working out with folks. Thank you everyone for being respectful of our personal space and practicing good social distancing.
YHC took us out. #cradletograve
Thursday – 9:41 PM – Chicken texts me on GroupMe to let me know it’s on for 6:30 AM in BC south side. Boom. I’m in.
Thursday – 10:00 PM – I tell the M I got the baby in the morning. I mean, she sleeps til 8:30, so plenty of time
Thursday – 10:34 PM – I’m done. Lights out.
Friday – 5:48 AM – Awake before my alarm goes off. Pumped to be posting with some PAX again. Let’s do this!
Friday – 6:18 AM – The baby is awake and she is HUNGRY. The pacifier will NOT do. *sigh* I told them M I’d get the baby. GAAHHHH!
Friday – 6:30 AM – Baby is fed and changed and back in the crib. Text the Chicken I’m running late but on the way!
Friday – 6:33 AM – Parked at the Chicken coop but no Chicken to be found. Start running the cul-de-sacs, hunting Chicken.
Friday – 6:37 AM – GAH!! Start my watch
Friday – 6:41 AM – Found the Chicken! And a few others. Let’s get this party started
Much thanks to the Chicken for inviting me to join their group. I did the solo thing twice this week but it sucks and it’s hard to stay motivated. I hope you guys are all staying safe and practicing good hygiene and safe social distancing. It’s picking up in NC with the number of cases going from 45 to 123 in just 2 days. Keep on the look out for each other, keep posting, and stay safe
Schneider took us out. #cradletograve
22 guys showed up for some burpees, burpees, and uh, more burpees. Whipped out an extended DiCCCS today, with an added C for Coronavirus. 3…2…1…mosey!
Quick mosey around the lot and circle up for:
All IC: 15 SSH, 15 Imperial Walkers, 10 Potato Pickers, Calf Stretches (with obligatory fill-in Damascus groans), stay in plank while instructions given for:
Deconstructed Burpees: 4 corners
Repeato – Gazelles pick up the 6
Now that we know how to do a proper burpee, prove it! 5 burpees OYO
Mosey to the bus lot
It’s been a while since we’ve done this exercise so…5 burpees OYO
Circle up on the basketball court
Mosey to the school and find a spot on the wall for a little 11s action. Start with 1 Donkey Kick then run back to the basketball court for 10 Squats. Wall for 2 DKs and courts for 9 Squats. Repeato until we’ve swapped. This one took a bit more time than I thought. I actually asked Posse at one point if this was dragging on too long. His response was “11s always take too long” which I took to mean “carry on”. For those who finished a bit ahead, Zin led with some Mary, including some stupid Hip Dip, hippy dippy, hippity hippity hip hop dip exercise that I never want to do again.
Mosey to the track for a few laps. 5 burpees on each of the long sides and 10 V-Ups and 10 Heels to Heaven on the short sides. 2 rounds of that and we’ve got 3 minutes left. Mosey back to the COT for a Burpee Minute!
I don’t like burpees. I won’t say I hate them, but it’s a pretty strong dislike. I also know burpees, if done properly, are a great full body exercise and if I could only pick one exercise to do, it’d be a pretty good one. So we did about 40 burpees plus however many you got in during the Burpee Minute at the end. If you really want to up your burpee tally you can reconstruct the deconstructed burpees and that’ll give you another 2o. Oh, but it could’ve been worse. As mentioned above, the 11s took much longer than I anticipated (the run between the wall and the court seemed shorter in my head). I was really hoping to close us out in front of the school with a lightpost/burpee/suicide run. Ah well, there’s always next time.
RE: Coronavirus – We did a good job with elbows instead of fist bumps and a wide berth COT. I know many believe it to be overblown by the media and I’m not going to argue, but it never hurts to take some precautions
YHC took us out #cradletograve
Let the record show that I do not like Qing gear workouts. Thanks Chastain. His response, “The more reason to Q one”. OK buddy, I’ll show you.
After a quick Mobile DICCS, I had the PAX pick up dumbbells with the instructions to not put them back down until we are done at 6:15.
Circle up: (All exercises done with dumbbells in hand)
Combos: (Done with weights and going the length of approximately 10 parking spots)
Circle Back up:
It’s good to get out of your comfort zone. Especially when you really, really don’t want to. I made sure to do a really good job today so not to get invited to Q at diesel again. I think I achieved that. All jokes aside, I am glad I got a chance to ‘Q’ today. Looking forward to Qing more this year. Looking forward to pushing out my comfort zone a lot this year. I also learned that Brutus can cuss very effectively telepathically. And Chastain can cuss even better with a series of angry smiles.
Brutus and YHC (Your Humble Chastain) rolled into the Millbridge Clubhouse parking lot about 0505 to get a good pre-stretch in. Rubbermaid is out with some nasty eye infection that I declined his offer to provide details about. Tuck is the Q but he’s out for some unknown reason. No one else in the lot yet, but we see Turnbuckle’s van over at the gym so we make a quick jog over to say hi. Locked out. Oh well. Back to the lot and Wolverine rolls in and then Sledge-O-Matic. Time to get moving so we set off at different paces. I had a good conversation with Sledge prior to his early departure to get his kids ready for school. Then I caught up with Brutus and Wolve…Goodfella! A bit more running and catch back up with Wolverine, snap a photo, then back to the clubhouse to wrap it up. And with that, I think I’ve doubled the word count for the average Pursuit back blast.
YHC took us out.
I’ve been cooped up in the house with the kids all week with the M away on a cruise. No posting for me meant I needed a good makeup Q to get out all the pent up aggression. Or something like that. It just so happened that this Q fell on Leap Day, so what better way to celebrate than with some leaping of our own.
At this point I’ve had about enough of those burpees. Doesn’t help that I’m trying to keep up with Goodfella (not happening). Audible! There are some brand new picnic tables set up next to the bathrooms so we mosey over to break them in. Partner up and share some dips on the table benches while your partner takes a lap around the bathhouse. 50 dips. No, 100 dips. Well, how about switch to Derkins (bad idea) to finish us out.
For those wondering:
This was my first time as Q at Commitment. Only my 3rd time (I think) posting there, so I checked out some other PAX’ weinkes to get some ideas of where to venture out to. We didn’t get TOO far from the shovel flag but still managed to get around 3.2 miles in. Speaking of weinkes…a certain Italian/Jersey guy grabbed my weinke and put it in his pants while we were checking out Cindy. I think he saw the Gassers and was hoping if he stole it I wouldn’t remember what to do. Turns out I had it all locked down in the old noggin, plus a good Q always has a backup copy. So a caution to you other Qs out there…there’s a rogue weinke grabber on the loose. Keep your eyes peeled!
Shop Dawg had some words to share straight from Q Source. We all need to tame our King, Queen, and Jester. The King is the 1st F; it’s the physical work we put into shaping our bodies. The Queen is what we put into our bodies; you can’t out-King the Queen. Work on your eating habits. The Jester is the thing that drags us down, distracts us, and prevents us from accomplishing the goals we have for ourselves. This might be different for every PAX. Identify your Jester. Make a plan to tame it. Shield lock with a fellow PAX to hold you accountable. Attend Q Source to learn more.
YHC took us out. #cradletograve