13 men awoke from their candy coma to test their luck at Hydra on a humid November morning. Upon arriving at 5:29, YHC properly disclaimed the group and off we went. Here is what happened for the next 45 minutes.
Run over to church parking lot and grab a lifting rock. Perform the following x 10
Grab lifting rock and perform the following for 3 sets, 20 reps each
Upon completion, jog over to Summerlin Place, facing South. Run down Summerlin and at each street light perform 50 LBCs. Upon intersection at Windy Rush, turn East. At each street light perform 15 merkins. Upon intersection at Sheffingdon, turn North. At each street light perform 20 peter parkers. Upon completion, run back to church /rocks by running back down Sheffingdon, turning right onto Windy Rush, right onto Summerlin, right onto Rea and arrive back at church. Upon arrival, repeat rock set until time is called at 6:09. Jog back to AO and YHC tried something new (always a good idea). Circle up in plank position and YHC asks Pax to elect one spokesperson to answer one trivia question. If answered correctly, no burpees. If not, 10 burpees for the group. While still in plank, the Pax quickly elected Spackler who gladly accepted. Upon accepting his new responsibility, YHC asked Spackler, “What is the sum of the jersey numbers of Jake Delhomme and Mushin Muhammed?” Spackler gave the question as much thought as he did on many multiple choice questions at USC and promptly declared, “I have no idea”. 10 burpess for the group. 3 mins of Mary including flutter, heels to heaven, Freddy Mercury.
One Eye and Sprockets were out in front all morning. Don’t be deceived by Snowflake or Hopper’s age, they have wheels. Caution to all children who trick-or-treat at Semi’s house as he hands out bags of trail mix and/or raisins. Good work by all and a good time for everyone. The answer to the question is 104 (17 and 87, respectively). Gummy properly took us out and we were all better for showing up.
Vagabond on 11/10…13 miles of fun with multiple stops at all your favorite AOs. See pre-blast from Hoover for details.
As always, an honor and a privilege to lead this group.
6 veterans and 1 FNG (Jimmy Dean, more on that later) showed up to RockZero to test their themselves on this seasonably warm September morning. Here’s is what happened between 7AM – 8AM.
Slow mosey over to Rea Rd library and circle up for IW, arm circles and plank jacks.
Next, we jogged to Davie Park for the main event….Two lampposts forward, one lamppost back. Run forward to the second lamppost and do called exercise (10 merkins). Once complete, run backward one lamppost and perform the called exercise (20 parker peters). Repeat pattern until no further lamppost remain. Next we knocked out three quick sets of dips and step ups, 20 each. Following this, we repeated two lampposts forward and one lamppost back with 5 double merkin burpees and 10 (each side) cumberland county viaducts. At this point YHC was fading so we grabbed some wall until the Pax successfully stated the ABC’s both forward and backwards (harder than it sounds). With 15 minutes remaining it was time to head back to RockZero with stops along the way for some core work and a few sprints.
Pax pushed themselves hard this morning, and the FNG held his own as well. And speaking of the FNG, he was 8. Jimmy Dean is Boerwors’ son, so we thought it best to keep the ‘sausage’ theme in the family. Welcome Jimmy Dean. We covered just about 4 miles as everyone kept moving at a brisk pace. Great work by all and thanks to Sprockets for taking us out.
Fall is upon us and 10 Pax decided to feast on what YHC was serving. With only 2 minutes to spare, YHC came in hot, disclaimed, handed Old Glory to Nemo and off we went. Here is what happened for all you who missed and decided to go to the Clemson / Wake Forest game.
Short jog to other side of parking lot and circle up.
Now that everyone is warmed up, we grabbed Old Glory and raced toward the legacy Day Zero site. Upon arrival, the Pax attempted to perform the following:
We were running short on time, the Pax was grumbling, families were beginning to arrive for their Saturday morning ritual of screaming at their son/daughter to kick the ball, so YHC called an audible and Jet Fuel grabbed Old Glory for a final lap around the fields. Upon conclusion of our lap, we headed back to Rock Zero.
Classify this workout as one that looks better on paper than in reality as we covered approximately 4.5 miles. While YHC struggled, BLC (respect) brought his “A” game and was out front most of the morning. The Clemson duo of Hammer and Marge were unfaltering. Spackler and Jet Fuel questioned their decision regarding the amount of adult beverages consumed last night. Hopper was the fan favorite given two cars honked at him as he was running down hwy 51, apparently 45 and gray is attractive. Dingo and Hoover were relentless and never stopped moving. Nemo, while last to arrive at 6:59:45, was never last at anything for the remainder of the workout. Jet Fuel properly took us out as we remembered Las Vegas and prayed for healing.
9 manly men heard the call on this crisp morning and decided to do some ‘humping’ down memory lane. Back in 1997, YHC bought his fist house off of Summerlin Place, approx. 1 mile from the AO. Given there are 5 road humps between YHC’s first house and Hydra, YHC thought it would be a good idea to take a jog down memory lane while stopping at each road hump and perform certain exercises. At 05:30, a proper disclaimer was given, here is what happened:
Two short laps around elementary school track, stopping back at launch site to pick up Scratch-n-Win who was coming in hot and circle up.
As a group, run down Summerlin Place and perform the following at each road hump
When we reached YHC’s first house (6319 Summerlin Place), perform 5 burpees. Run back up Summerlin and perform the following at each road hump
Upon completion, AYG back to gym equipment at OP elementary. Plank up (six inches, right arm high, left arm high, six inches). Next complete 3 rounds of the following:
After three rounds of the above, run a lap around the elementary school track. Rinse and Repeat.
With time running short, circle back to the launch point for some Mary and a modified ‘ring of fire’. We wrapped it up with some flutters, heels to heaven, hand-release merkins, and a 1 minute elbow plank.
Was a good break from the summer heat this morning and given the rain the past couple of days, running Summerlin and staying on the playground seemed like a better alternative than using the football and baseball fields. Approx 2.5 mi covered with plenty of hard work out there today, especially Frosty Paws. While Marge led most of the morning, Harley crushed the pull ups. Queen and Padre can hold an elbow plank longer than the average man. Nice to workout with Tacking Dummy and Sleepy. Thanks to Scratch-n-Win for taking us out with a powerful prayer.
Announcements: F3 Golf tourney scheduled for Oct. 27 at 1:00 pm at Old Sycamore, Isabella Santos, BRR.
Ten men showed up in the rain to experience Rock Zero ‘light’ with no weights, rocks, or medicine balls. Properly disclaimed, off we went and here is what happened:
Run to the front of the church and circle up for COP:
From there, run to the front parking lot. During the mosey, find a partner and share a fun fact about yourself. The Pax was a little confused by this, but it will come into play later on during the workout.
At the front parking lot, line up abreast. There were three flags planted at three different medians. At each flag perform the following:
Repeat a second time with the following:
Next, run to playground for three rounds of the following:
Mandatory water break….
Now that everyone is fully hydrated, grab some wall for people’s chair. Remember the fun fact??? While the group was holding the chair, each individual pax came before the group and performed the following:
Next, off the the finest fields in all of A51 for some four corners.
Mosey back to parking lot for 10 rounds of 30-yard sprints.
Return to start for 4 minutes of Mary: Rosalita, Russian Twist, Fredy Mercury x 2, Protractor, Merkins, Protractor.
Great veteran group this AM. YHC thought 24-hours of booty might keep the numbers low, but as it turned the numbers were perfect. A lot of chatter about the rain, and this being a “light” workout. However, Flipper will tell you that ‘light’ doesn’t mean easy. Many fun facts were leaned, some were a little disturbing. Hope everyone got their money’s worth. Thanks to McGee for taking us out.
Nemo, Marlin, McGee are starting a new Friday workout at Kohl’s. More details to follow.