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Taking Floater Back to its Roots

The last few weeks at The Ol 87 Q’s have started venturing out to different parts of the AO. I wanted to push the PAX while staying in the grass roots part of the campus. Last night I finished up the weinke and drank a couple of adult beverages to keep the Q juices at a level that I could sleep. It worked until my phone buzzed at 4:40 am. It was Zin, “My back is tighter than a bull’s butt. I am out but go kill it DB.” I hope not to let him down. We get out the door to pull and see a lot of Gazelles. Let’s get after it boys. Lets hope for no train this morning. That would be disastrous.


Mosey down Kim Jung Hill and cross Providence up to the BB&T parking lot for a circle up.

SSH-20 Protractor-30 degrees/10 degrees x2 right into Heals to Heaven-20 right into WWII sit ups-20

Mosey to street behind bank. All out jail break down to the stop sign

Every street light coming back alternating Monkey Humpers-10 Imperial Walkers-10 finish at DreamChasers circle back for Six.

(audible)-Main Street Light poles. 10 bobby hurleys then bear crawl to next light. then jog to following light pole. Rinse repeat till you hit the end of main street and circle back for six. Pretty sure the PAX was mumbling under their breathe at this point and had a good sweat going but lets press on. No train but out in the distance I thought I heard, “guys?, Fellas?, Where are y’all at?”more on that later.

Mosey back to where it all began. Recalculating’s favorite 4 corners. Speed skaters-10 Mountain Climbers-10 Squats-10 and Parker Peters-10 for 3 laps. Circle back for the six to push them to get to their 3 laps. A lot of hard breathing at this point so we did a ten count. It is about this time Damascus comes jogging up, “Hey fellas. Just ran about 3 miles looking for you guys.” At this point the PAX really hadn’t asked any questions and things went smoothly. This was about to change.

Mosey down Kim Jung Hill and Q put out some cones on the hill. Rallied at the bottom. First set was a Kim Jung Hill suicide. This prompted 32 questions from Damascus. It was really 2 but just felt like 32. Second suicide started with one merkin at first cone and increased by 1 at each cone.

(audible) Had about 5 minutes left gather cones run up the hill and grab some wall at the church. Donkey Kicks-20 on own 30-Dips on own. apparently those were “weird” dips but dips none the less.

45 seconds left mosey back to the start and finish with 6″plank.


This was my second Q in as many weeks and I really enjoyed this one. After a brutal gear workout by Bottlecap and the white board of pain from Goodfella, I wanted to change it up. The goal was to run some more, keep everyone moving, and to keep everyone together. I audibled a couple times from my weinke but the PAX never missed a beat. I felt like we accomplished that today. It was awesome to everyone breathing hard today and a pleasure to lead this group.


Convergence this Saturday in Ballantyne

Dasher on Q tonight at Clyent Dinner-Will BC actually make an appearance at his site? Will have to show to find out

Thanks Money Ball for taking us out.

Dancing Bear came out of hibernation and he was HANGRY!!

PAX-Akbar, Das Boot, Deadwood, Gerber, Rockwell, My Pleasure, Loafer, Hollywood, Center Fold, Trojan, Herme, Tupperware, Chicken Little, Rudy, Foundation, Fuse Box, DoughBoy, Gator Cub(R), Posse, Deflated, Rubbermaid(R), Old McDonald(R), Dancing Bear.

There has been a lot of banter this winter about Dancing Bear going into hibernation since the number of fartsacks was getting out of control. Rubbermaid posted a meme yesterday that awoke a sleeping GIANT. The goal for today’s workout was to kill Rubbermaid, I mean for the six to get 3 miles. I sought weinke approval that it was a worthy beat down. Approval met, and we were off. Pulling in the lot the Q almost S’d his pants seeing the lot completely full. Stupid 8th grade field trip to DC

DCCS was reviewed and asked Posse for confirmation. Let’s Go!! Deadwood, “It’s actually let’s Mosey!” Thanks pal

That Thang

Mosied over to the front of the Middle School and circled up Leg stretch-Middle, Right, Left, and back to Middle Calf Stretch-Both Legs Imperial Walkers-15 Low Slow Squats-15

Mosied Back to the beginning for light pole exercises down to Transporters Shed-circle back for the 6

High Knee Slaps-15 Monkey Humpers-15

Mosey over to the high school parking lot for partner 4 corners

Corner 1-Heels to Heaven-15 Corner 2-LBC-15 Corner 3-American Hammers-15 Corner 4-Imperial Walkers, I mean Mountain Climbers Dang it-15

Partners go in opposite directions and when they meet do 10 squated hand slaps

10 count and then Mosey to school and grab some wall

Donkey Kicks-20 on your own Squated Air Presses-20 in cadence Squated Jabs-20 Q forgot to mention 20 each arm. Dang it. We did 3 sets and the Bear had to motivate PAX to get on the wall. Sorry Fuse.

Mosey to front of Middle School

Keep same partner. One person ran the loop Other partner did AMRAP-Dips, Step ups, and Inclined Merkins

Ran out of time. Mosey to corner of parking lot, hit the corner and give it all you got to the finish.

It feels good to get back out on more of a consistent basis.  Everyone got in at least 3 miles plus various pain stations. The heart rate stayed up today and proud of how everyone pushed themselves today. Honestly, thanks for the support and banter to carry me through a tough winter. It was much appreciated. Thanks for the support and the opportunity to allow me to lead Hooch. He led from bed this morning. HEYO!!


Chicken Little sending link on free driver safety course sponsored by UPS

Fuse and kids are getting baptized on Sunday. Congrats on your new journey with Christ.

New Region is forming, and it is exciting and great thing not a bad one!!! Think about different areas you can lead and contribute to the group.

Kids play going on tomorrow. Gator Cub to send out a link

Thanks to Akbar for taking us out.

You get a Rock!! You get a Rock!!Everyone gets a Rock!!

PAX-Wolverine, Rubbermaid (R), Chainsaw (R), Chicken Little, Gerber, Posse, Tupperware, Wedding Singer, Zinfandel, Showgirl, Snooky, Gator Cub (R), Jingles, Doughboy, Old McDonald (R), Trojan, Recalculating (R), Dana, My Pleasure, Foundation, Mayhem (FNG), Hollywood, Deadwood, Bottle Cap, Draper (R), Shake n Bake, Dancing Bear

It had been a while since I had been to a workout let alone Q. Went to Cuthbertson on Sunday to scout it all out. I felt like I had a solid plan. On my way home I almost took out fellow brother Fuzebox. I should have hit him #form police. Lol strike that from the comments. 4am hits and the Q juices start flowing. Out the door just shy of 5 to check the gates to ensure they are unlocked. Lets get this going. The 27 PAX had no idea what was coming at them.

DCCS and Disclaimer-Thanks for letting me know I started 4 minutes early Zin. I knew it was going to be a fun workout.

Mosey around the parking lot and Circle up.

20-SSH’s-with the commentary that I was counting to fast. What can I say, I am concerned keeping the heart rate going.

20 Imperial Walkers

20-Merkins-This was to show everyone their would be no cat pee on this day.

Light Pole Alternating Down to Transporters house

10 merkins and 10 Bobby Hurley’s-In honor of the big game this week-for you Recalculating.

Once at the house, everyone grab your rock. This was when the whining starting. Deadwood-“It’s muddy as sh!t over here.”Cry me a river and get your rock.

Back up against the wall in squated position. Your rock straight out for 20 seconds. Then do 20 side to sides with rock. Drop the rock and run up to the intersection and do a burpee. Increase 5 seconds, 5 reps and 1 burpee for 3 laps.

When the 6 is in we mosey over to the track with our rocks in tow. We stopped along the way for an Al Gore to keep everyone together.

After an audible for safety we moved to the far side of the stadium to run steps.

Lap 1-20 squats then up and down each flight with no rocks. Lap 2-20 squats. Carry rock down each flight but on the up you carry the rock over your head. Lap 3-same as Lap 1 but cut short due to time.

Mosey back to the rock pile. Rocks were thrown back down in disgust.

We Moseyed back for circle up where the Ignition group was already back.

Some other highlights from today’s workout: “I want to hide all the rocks in the woods.” “Someone keeps stealing my rock!!””20 seconds holding this rock sucks enough, we have to do more?””DB, Turn off your headlamp. You are blinding everyone.” Thanks Posse!!

Announcements-Welcome Mayhem!!!

March 23-Speed for Need 5K. see Rubbermaid for details

March 9-Briarcrest 5k and 1 mile fun run-See Dancing Bear for details.

March 1-Father daughter date night-ask Gator Cub for the details

March 2-Rock Hill Marathon Relay-Posse sending link on group me.

DoughBoy-Thanks for taking us.

Thank you all for allowing me to lead today. I am sorry if there was confusion or the workout didn’t meet your needs. I was shooting to do something different. It was good to be out with this group again. Sometimes it is impossible for me to get out of bed as I battle some seasonal depression. I have spoken to a few about it. The struggle is real. I wanted to share with you as it is just important to talk about it as it is to fight it each and everyday. Have a blessed day gentlemen.


Pax-see attendance in Flash.

Mosey to Champions Forest school entrance for COP – Various warmup exercises IC

Cross street into Champions Forest 

10 Knee ups at each light to stop sign 

10 Bomb Jacks at each light to cemetery

Cross into Lawson

10 Scorpion Dry Docks at each intersection until Clubhouse

Triple Nickel (5 times at each exercise)

5 pull-ups at swingset

5 Bomb Jacks at top of curb

5 Mike Tyson’s at entrance of pool 

Mosey to my house

Partner up 

P1 Overhead plate runs (4 driveways, 3, 2, 1)

P2 bicep curls

Mosey up Lawson to Millchase hill

10 Merkins at each light

Finish with various 6” planks and a couple sprints