Orange Whip was down in the back. Dollywood to the rescue. After a little text chatter and Dollywood reaching for his bag of tricks, a plan began to take shape for the gloom to follow.
16 PAX and 2 FNGs in tow.
After the anti-professional announcement,, the predictable happened:
20 x SSH
20 x EW
10 x Merks
Off to Davie park we went. Following some planking at the top of the park, DW’s bag of tricks materialized and up to the soccer field we went.
Partner up, get a ball and stand behind the cones 20 yards away from the goal. THE GOAL – you get six shots to hit the crossbar: three kicking and three throwing. THE KICKER – partner two has to bear crawl to retrieving your sailing balls (and most did sail over the goal and down the hill – SUCK!).
Once the bar was hit or the number of attempts was tried, the pair had to sprint a
lap. Rinse and Repeat till each person had four cycles.
Mosey back to COP. PAX called Mary exercise: Spackler (big week for this guy – more later) called dollies, Jet Fuel called Freddy Mercuries, and Puddin Pop called Rosalitas in espanol.
Two FNGs were named: Kozar and Dunkin. Welcome. It seems that both were EHed by
Dollywood. Kozar played soccer at Messiah and is Dolly’s brother in law and Dunkin was a goalie at Wake.
This crossbar thing separated the men from the boys. Who knew… Spackler could kick a ball. OF all people!! I mean I knew he could hit a golf ball and I guess there are some similarities, but … I call it luck. It is a shame that luck did not transfer to the gamecocks. It is my understanding that Spackler was present in Arizona wearing loud gamecock pants documented by several media outlets! Anyway, Spack & JetFuel smoked the competition finishing above several collegiate athletes including a few accomplished ones and one former pro (shout-out Busch)
ChinMusic was a pro too – Heard he played with Chipper jones or something like that, pretty legit, but not the same skillset for this competition, I digress.
Header is still on that kick for the Half marathon – what a legend.
Other notable performances include:
– SweenyTodd officially registering 3 posts in a row @DeathValley, come on!
– Carlton knocking out his 2nd week in a row!!
Weather: Cold. Too cold for this many people to be out running in the wind. Somewhere in the 30s
Mosey around the parking lot, start with a warm up
20 Side-straddle hop IC
15 Imperial Walkers IC
10 Low slow Squats IC
10 Merkins IC (+2 more before I could get the breath to bring everyone to a halt)
5 burpees OYO
Run to Davie Park, with 6 jump squats at each light pole
Partner up, mosey to the bottom of the park entrance hill.
P1 runs to the top and completes 5 burpees, increasing the merkins at the bottom by 1 each rep (burpee count 1-5, total of 15 merkins). P2 is at the bottom of the hill in plank. Swap and repeat.
P1 runs to the top and completes 5 burpees, starting with 6 merkins at the bottom and increasing by 1 each rep (burpee count 6-10, total of 40 merkins). P2 is at the bottom of the hill with flutter kicks. Swap and repeat.
P1 runs to the top and completes 5 burpees, starting with 11 merkins at the bottom and increasing by 1 each rep (burpee count 11-15, total of 65 merkins). P2 is at the bottom of the hill with squats. Swap and repeat.
Stay in partners. Run to the parking lot and grab one rock per group.
P1 completes 20 presses with the rock while P2 does big boy sit-ups AMRAP. Switch and repeat, decreasing the presses by 1 down to 15.
P1 completes 20 curls with the rock while P2 does V-up sit-ups AMRAP. Switch and repeat, decreasing the curls by 1 down to 15.
Run back to SCMS, completing 6 jump squats at each light pole.
Circle up back in the parking lot.
In total, a lot of merkins and a lot of jump squats.
I’ll be honest… measly showing this morning @DV.
I’m confident our dip in numbers is a direct result of Semi-gloss rolling off as Site-Q. We are pretty lost without him. #RIP
Customary mosey to gateway academy while we pause and wait for Floorslapper who is undoubtedly screeching in on 2 wheels @5:35
– SSH x25
10 Merkins OYO
– IW x25
10 Merkins OYO
Mosey on down to Davie
(Stop to do 10 dips and 10 derkins)
At the playground:
– 10 box jumps
– 10 Pull-ups
– 10 Merkins
– 1 short track lap
Repeato with 20’s
Short Track relay partner 1 runs the lap, partner 2 planks
3 laps each partner, 6 total
Mosey back home stopping for more Double D’s
Last but not least, a little rock-curling hopscotch:
– Grab a big rock do 5,10,15,20,25 curls
– between each one run a lap to the bottom of the stairs hopping back up them on one foot.
YHC had a good time catching up with Swiper this morning- he pushed me on the mosey back, great ISI action.
Good work from Huggie bear and Geraldo pushing themselves and keeping up with a 26 year old.
I always hate getting up in the gloom when my alarm goes off… but every time I get out there I am glad I did.
Privileged to lead.