14 guys snuck in to join me before mother nature unleashed yet more rain (Is this how Noah felt?). I had two sneaky plans for today. A longer than normal opening mosey, and an abundance of chest and abs. Some people may argue the title since I kept making this simple workout more and more complicated as we went. DiCCS, lets go.
Mosey to the High School front doors. When I first started F3 and through my fat
months years, I hated Q’s that would start with this far of a run (Yes, I’m talking about you Dasher and Hollywood). Lots of internal cuss words hurled their way when they would run that far. I would arrive often last and so far out of breath I couldn’t jump into the exercise (because of course they had already started SSH’s). Now thanks to Express (and a little bit of weight loss), that doesn’t seem like that far of a mosey anymore. I had attempted to bait some Clydesdales in marking that it would be an easy Clydesdale trot today – apparently none took the bait as Doughboy and myself were the biggest of the ‘dales.
Circle up for stretching for which Recalculating offered his unwanted feedback. I’ve saved the complaint card just in case there’s another run on toilet paper.
OYO at the benches, 3 rounds of 20 dips, 20 step ups, and 20 Dirkins. (This quieted Recalculating down for half a second). When your finished, run the small loop until everyone is done.
Mosey towards the HS entrance road and form teams of 3. Two guys on the ends (speed bumps) with a runner in between. The speed bumps are approximately 50 yards apart though I’m sure those that ran it this morning may dispute that distance.
After one time through the ab speed bump many groups were already blowing through the LBC’s, so I graciously pivoted and doubled the LBC’s to 600 reps. I quickly became enemy number 1. Because I doubled the LBC, the Merkins were on pace to finish too soon, so I added 50 each. For those counting along we finished with:
Mosey back to the high school. Time a little tighter than I had hoped so will have to shorten the wienkie a bit. Groups of three again with exercises in the HS cutouts (No clue what they are called – cutouts seem good appropriate). Donkey kicks in one and reverse fly’s (chest on ground, arms out, and pinch shoulders together) on the other with a runner in between. We got through almost 2 rounds before I called it for time (Winkie had us going for three rounds).
Paula Abdul the light poles with a jail break forward for 2 and a slow recovering mosey back for 1. Again, time was not on my side so I regrouped us at the bus entrance for a jailbreak back to the middle school LED sign. Regroup again for a slow mosey back to COT. Aussie burpees while we waited on bread bowl. (Intentionally called the group Flash but former site Q Recalc didn’t take the bait). Done.
25 for a Tuesday Night?! Awesome!
Arrived early to see if this AO that I’ve seen at morning darkness had some extra fun when seen in the light. I was able to find a little something extra to add to the back half of the winkie. (Great Job to Rae View Elementary for adding some fun paintings on the parking lot).
The weather was here and I wish the pax were beautiful (shout out to Jimmy Buffett). Getting close to launch so quick DiCCS. Lets Go.
Mosey around the parking lot. Threw in some butt kickers, skips, karaoke and toy soldiers. Circle up.
short Mosey to the front entrance of the school where I divided us up Dad’s vs kids. Sorry to the older kids who tried to sneak in with us adults….if your under 18 your a kid (Deuces barely missing it). Time for a Scavenger/Trivia Contest. I would yell out an object. First group to find it didn’t have to do burpees. I would then alternate questions to the groups and if you got it wrong…burpees.
Circle up for Simon Says. I call an exercise. If you do the exercise without me saying Simon Says first, you owe 2 burpees. I honestly don’t remember all the exercises called and what was and wasn’t Simon says, but lets just say I’m pretty sure at one point or another I had everyone doing burpees. The last one I said Ok, lets run over here for something else. Half the group runs with me and Twinkle Toes looks at me a goes “Wait, we are done with Simon Says right?”. I smile and say “Nope”. Twinkle did his best Will Farrell mad at Norway impression. Now “Simon Says run over here against the curb”. Simon says game over.
Red Light/Green Light bear crawls. If I catch you moving – 5 Merkins and 5 crawl bears. I crawl bear’ed with a head start and the pax had to catch me as I yelled green light/red light. (Note to self, there are some fast bear crawlers). Twinkle took an early lead so I intentially called a quick red light to catch him moving and slow him down. I forget who won – Trickle maybe?
Mosey to the Rock pile. Keep teams split for adults vs kids relay race. One person at a time runs. Adults run a big loop (about .25 miles) while kids run a smaller loop (about .17 miles). I had hoped to give the kids a slight advantage to keep it fair but apparently I underestimated their speed. While there was one runner, pax alternated between the following:
20 curls, 2o triceps, 20 presses for runner 1
20 Merkins and 20 Squats for runner 2
Back to Curls, triceps, and presses for runner 3…..and keep alternating.
Kids took an early lead, but quickly lost it when Cat Nip arrived on two wheels. 1 Adult added to our team and 3 kids added to their team (Yes!!!). Don’t get too excited….the kids still smoked us. So bad that I made them run 3 extra segments….and they still smoked us.
Rocks up. Spread the kids and Dads out again. Gave the Dads a 20 foot advantage (that neither knew about). Find 4 squares with Dots painted inside…..Great job by Trickle…kids do 2 burpees.
I found this on my scout. 4 squares with the exact order of 6 dots in each one. Hmmmm, that kinda looks like a twister board (light bulb). We took turns putting 2 kids vs 2 adults while the rest cheered on while doing exercises. Exercises were plank, LBC’s, gas pumpers, mountain climbers, and Merkins. I think the Dads did most of the burpees as we were not as flexible as the kids. I even cheated and gave some of the older kids harder positions….still no falls.
Couple minutes left. Partner up with someone you are not related to. It can be kids with kids or adults with kids, but you can’t be related. Partner 1 starts crawl bearing (backwards) up the hill to the fence. Partner 2 runs to curb and back and swaps with P1. Keep going until you are at the fence. Gather the 6 and then Repeat except for bear crawl down the hill.
30 seconds left. Burpees. We got through 5 before it was time.
I picked a nail up in the tire on the way to this mornings workout so I was too deep into trying to find it in the darkness that I didn’t realize that 1) 6:30 had jumped up on us and 2) that the scheduled Q, Slidah, was not in attendance. Being the seasoned site Q that he is, Cat Fish jumped right in and started DiCCS and off we go.
Mosey around the tennis courts and end up in the concrete circle. Cat Fish took us through a typical warm up routine of:
It was around this time I hollered at him and asked if he wanted help. Without batting an eye Cat Fish throws the imaginary torch to me and off we go.
Mosey to the short wall between the tennis courts. Partner up. P1: short lap around tennis courts while P2 does up and overs the short wall. Repeato 3 times. Dips while we wait on the 6. Dips felt so good I decided two more rounds with one partner running at the other doing dips.
It was hear that Glidah started getting the ticks. Apparently there wasn’t enough running for him (or not enough burpees) so he tells me he got a peak at Slidah’s Winkie (gross) and could bail me out if I needed it. Sure. Torch thrown to Glidah.
4 corner Build-A-Burpees. (Very similar to deconstructed burpees except you build three parts of the burpee then the 4th is an actual burpee while deconstructed burpees deconstructs the burpee into 4 individual movements….ok enough lexicon talk). Used the larger tennis court loop which is approximately 1/4 mile.
Corner 1: 20 Merkins
Corner 2: 20 In/Outs
Corner 3: 20 Jump Squats/Bobby Hurleys
Corner 4: 20 Burpess (Really??, I mean really!)
Option was given to continue burpees or circle for the 6. Much to my amazement, last week’s FNG Draino said he would rather continue burpees (Really?) so I stayed there with him.
Everyone in, Glidah grinning from ear to ear. In my mind ” Don’t do it…..Don’t, yup He’s going to do it”. Glidah: “Repeato!”. Me (this time audibly): “Damn it!”
Glidah was gracious enough to cut the reps to 10. As we gathered at the burpee station for the 6 (and Draino once again kept doing more burpees) Glidah got that $H!t eating grin again. Glidah: “If you don’t want to continue doing burpees someone bet…” Me: “Lets Mosey!”
Its all I needed. He cracked the door and I busted through. In my mind other pax were appreciative, probably not.
Mosey to bollard lights were we collected the 6 by doing way to many LBC’s. Mosey again to the front of the middle school (I think) where we once again collected the 6 with Gas Pumpers and then American Hammers.
Different partners this time for incline burpee jumps while the other partner ran.
Followed up by 50 (yes Change Order FIFTY – his hearing aid apparently can’t hear reps over 20) foot release squats. It was around here that Cat Fish and Glidah both claimed they needed to leave early. Pax mumble chatter heated up wondering where they were going. The leading theory that they were under the bleachers together was soon squashed when Cat Fish came ridding by us blowing the horn.
Short Mosey and Al Gore’d while waiting for the 6. 5 Turkish Get Ups on the curb, bear crawl to other curb for 10 Carolina Dry Docks, Crawl Bear back. Repeated that twice.
Short mosey to bollard lights were we alternated 5 each leg one legged Romanian Dead Lift. Merkins waiting on the 6.
Gave the pax an opportunity to take over. No one took it. Warned them we would run the final 6 minutes if they didn’t take it….no one took it. Off we go. Moseyed about 50 yards, stopped for SSH’s collecting the 6. Repeated that about 6 more times until we ended up at COT right on time.
After doing F3 Q Source for 2 years on Mondays, the Monday post Asylum crew decided we still wanted to hang around for some fellowship with some learning sprinkled in. We decided to venture out to a different leadership books with Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin being our first one to tackle. So why a 2nd F backblast about it? Because Shop Dawg challenged us a few weeks go to create more FOMO to help draw some guys in. He said “Guys need this, whether they realize it or not, and it is our job to help them realize it”. So without further ado….Check the Ego.
For those unfamiliar with Extreme Ownership, the book’s chapters are basically broken down into three parts. A War Story that tee’s up a principle, then the principle is explained, and then a business example where that principle wasn’t used. The war stories are great – and I cringe saying that. But the writing is phenomenal and it really puts you right there in the middle of the battle field. Whether its a tank ready to unload on what they thought was an enemy position only to find out they were friendlies, or its a mission to capture high level targets in the middle of one of the highest casualty cities during the Iraq War. The book really does a good job of putting you in the battle field and setting the table for the lesson that is about to be taught.
The book also has several familiar Q Source principles as well. Mainly pass praise and take the blame, but today we also covered the need to be accelerating and why staying stagnant is bad (decelerating). Any way, here are my notes from leading today along with some of the examples given.
5:14 struck and Loafer joked that he hoped the Q showed. 5:15 and there was no Ralphie so I jumped in and started the disclaimer hoping he would arrive on 2 wheels. 5:16 we took off.
Mosey around Pet Smart over to the Target parking lot. Pax got a sneak peak at a dynamic stretching warm up I have planned for the Floater. Glad I tested it on them as I was able to work out some kinks. I was trying to figure out a way to keep heart rates up during the much needed stretching portion so this was my first try (since the Workout I debuted it at – Black Hawk didn’t count since there was only 2 of us).
Circle up in plank position. Calf stretch right over left with a merkin circle. Four rounds then we flap jacked for an additional four rounds.
Downward dog with a Carolina Dry Dock circle. I think we did 5 rounds. Lets go.
Mosey into the neighborhood up the hill to what I consider the road leading to the main road. Alternating 10 Ranger Merkins and then 10 Wide Arm merkins until you reach the “main road”/ stop sign. Swimmers, Smokey, and Sugar Daddy leading the way and doing a good job of circling for the 6.
Cross “main road” and alternate the following exercises at light poles:
Clarification question from Swimmers – so 20 total at each light. Yes sir.
I was worried throwing this many exercises at the pax along with a different number on one of them would throw them into a tail spin. But Kudos to the group as everyone jumped right it and nailed it. I think it helped that Damascus continues to fart sack. Speaking of Damascus….where in the hell is he??? Several pax have heard from him an excuse about coming out once he gets new shoes. Are they still on a slow boat from China???
Made it almost to the end of the road before I decided that was enough legs. Found a slightly up hill cul-de-sac for 7’s. Burpees and Dry Docks. Only got two rounds in before I realized we only had 20 minutes left and it will take us as long to get back as it did to get where we were.
Quick Mosey to another intersection before partnering up Gazelles and Clydesdales for Leap Frog. P1 Reverse lunges backwards while P2 Jail Breaks to a mailbox. P1 then “leap frogs” by sprinting to the next mailbox while P2 is reverse lunging backwards. Continued back to the “main road”.
At each light post up to the stop sign stop for 10 dry docks. Swimmers (I think) lead Mary.
Short Mosey to the hill leading out of the neighborhood back to Target. Run backwards up the hill and jailbreak back down. We completed twice with the Gazelles Squatting up top waiting on the 6.
Divided group into Gazelles and Clydesdales (sorry to the two guys that identify at Gazelles that I pulled in as Clydesdales… I needed even numbers). Clydesdales got a 2 light pole head start. If Gazelles catches them before COT – Clydesdales have 10 burpees. If no Gazelle Catches a Clydesdale – Gazelles have burpees. Apparently 2 light poles was not enough of a head start. Clydesdales did burpees with Sugar and a few other (but not all) gazelles jumping in too. 30 seconds left when I finished my 10 so I had everyone continue burpees until time.
So shortly after the Five Stones trails were cut, Posse had this horrible idea that we should combine three workouts and two locations into a single workout. I took off with that idea and came up with today’s “mini” CSAUP. Mini because it was only 90 minutes (though I feel the guys that joined today may take issue with me calling it “only 90 minutes”). The original idea from Posse also included a way to tie together all the Waffle talk from last year into a “lets come together” workout where Impromptu and Diesel join hands and workout together. Unfortunately, that idea quickly fizzled with the Friday Site Q’s decided 90 minutes wasn’t welcoming to FNG’s and Kotters (and they were right). But the name and idea lived on anyways. So how exactly will we accomplish 3 workouts into two locations? Here’s how:
Start with a 30 minute Boot camp (Impromptu). Then Run 1 mile to Five Stones Church (Swarm) for a 30 minute gear workout (Diesel). Once the Friday Site Q’s backed out, I decided to turn the Diesel portion into an Iron Pax Challenge. And finally a 1 Mile run back to COT (second dose of Swarm). So there was the plan. Here is what we actually did.
Mosey to lower bus parking lot for Side Straddle Hops and various stretches. Then Mosey to the round a bout for an AMRAP workout.
Hub and Spoke. 5 outer exercises and 1 inner exercise. The inside exercise was 10 Fence Squat Jumps (Posse was pleased the Russian Get Up’s had been removed from the previous Q I had recycled this from). The outer excercises were:
We made it through two full rounds. This is where Hurry left us to go join the 8:00 am workout. Indian Run towards the entrance stopping at the middle school drive for a quick calf stretch since Drive By has apparently barrowed Moneyball’s calves for the winter. Reverse Lunge walk up the hill for 20 yards and the turn to mosey to the light.
Safely cross Cuthberson together then run to the four way stop stopping at lights on both sides for 5 jump squats. Collect everyone at then head left towards the pool. Quick right on the trail and gather folks at the concrete bridge. This is the closest point that the Five Stones trail comes to the Champion Forest trail. Its about 20-30 feet of walking through the woods. Five Stones trail were slick so we carefully mosey’ed to pick up blocks and gather in the gravel lot for Iron Pax.
For the Iron Pax portion, I attempted to combine two Iron pax workouts from this past fall into one workout while sprinkling in my own suck as well. It was designed to be an out and back workout with stacked exercises on one side and increase rep exercises on the other. Here is what we did:
This sucked on paper and I can assure you it was worse in real life. My timing worked out well here as we had just enough suck to fill the 30 minutes I intended. 15 minutes to make it back to COT.
Gingerly navigate the mucky Five Stones trail and collect on Champion Forest concrete bridge. Jailbreak back up the trail (fairly steep incline) to the road. Slow mosey to 4 way stop. Team up for leap frog sprints. Team 1 sprints to first driveway, then team 2 leap frogs them to driveway 2 and so on. We did this all the way up to Cuthberson Rd. Crossed safely together then short mosey to the middle school road. Another Indian Run to the bus lot entrance and the all you’ve got to the middle school entrance. About 2 minutes left so I called for 10 burpees on your own and then we caught up with the group (that exceeded the governors mandate of 25) to finish their Jack Webb of 10 Merkins and 40 presses. 90 minutes, three workouts, two sites….Done.
I had no other title ready…so why not continue to crow about my Wolfpack beating the Tar Holes.
Heard from Posse that Coco Crisp was visiting from Raleigh so I connected with him on Twitter yesterday for the personal invite to Chiseled (suck on that Dromedary). After seeing the Sloberin’ Wolf on his tire cover, I knew he was a good dude. Later found out we were both Unicorns (business majors instead of Engineers from NC State).
Any who….DiCCS covered. Warned of no warm up. Lets go.
Mosey towards the rock pile. Audible. Few late stragglers with no blocks. 180 back towards the blocks. Apparently we will warm up while stragglers grab blocks (Shout out to Loafer for the assist here).
5 T Merkins
That killed enough time for everyone to locate a block. Mosey to the rock pile. Grab a lifting rock and do Curls while waiting on the 6. Line rocks on one curb (with our blocks being at the other end of the parking lot). Run to blocks for 30 chest presses. Run back to Rocks for 10 staggered Merkins. Repeat 3 times. (It was around here that Posse decided to join us). Once done, circle back for the 6 (Dang, Coco is fast) and gather on the rock side.
20 tricep extensions with Rock and 20 curb dips. Repeat for 3 rounds. Posse started channeling his inner Damascus here questioning counts. This theme continued through the rest of the workout.
Rocks up and In/Outs while waiting on 6. Mosey back to blocks and get in groups of 3. P1: Curls. P2: Block jumps. P3: Runner (timer) half lap around the lot. Repeat for 3 rounds.
30 Block presses, crawl bear (roughly 10 crawls), 10 Dry docks. Repeat 3 times. Several pax started getting angry about the reps here. I clearly remember Posse and Ice 9 questioning but there was more mumble chatter that I didn’t quite pick up.
Watch Check, a few more minutes. Groups of 3 again. P1: Block Squat. P2: Row. P3: Half Lap. We had enough time for one time through.
Quick Mosey back to COT. Finito.
TLDR (Posse taught me that). Gerber’s team won. Gerber, Speed Bump, Orkin, FNG Hot Print, and C3PO beat Wrigley, Double Dribble, T1000, Drive by, and myself.
I enjoy the night time Q’s. Mainly because it allows the Q to spread their wings and think outside of the box. The 2.0’s add another mix that tends to make to Q’s fun. With that in mind I decided to dust off a Q from about 2 years ago. I changed up some of the clues to give a wide age range from Elementary level questions to some more advanced questions. As Gerber put it, if you enjoy the Facebook trivia questions, you would have loved this Q. So here was the Scavenger hunt. Try and run though it and see if you were able to get some of the questions correct.
F3 Scavenger Hunt
After teaming up, start with a mosey around the parking lot. Keeping your head on a swivel to
avoid cars look for the booklet of clues. Once your team completes a lap, go grab the booklet of clues and start……no one saw them. After what felt like minutes I started giving hot and cold clues until finally Drive By picked off a set on a beautiful ANSI green transformer. From here on out is the booklet as written:
As soon as you are handed this paper the scavenger hunt begins. Please keep an eye on time. No matter where you are on campus or where you are at in this Scavenger Hunt, at 6:10 please start heading back to COT.
Please read through the rules and then turn to page 2 to view your first clue titled Clue # 1.
Because it would be too difficult and time consuming to place clues at various spots around campus, all your clues are contained in this document. While it would be pretty simple to cheat…..don’t. Don’t look ahead for correct answers, play the game fairly. Ultimately, we are here to get a good workout and cheating defeats that purpose.
Other teams will be traveling the same path as you along the way. I suggest keeping your answers a secret so you don’t give away correct answers to other teams (or perhaps you can intentionally shout out wrong answers?). There are questions to be answered along the way that if answered incorrectly, will take you on further or harder routes. Just because you see a team in front of you going a different way, it doesn’t mean they are right.
Phones, especially google, are not allowed.
No matter where you are, when it gets to 6:10 please stop what you are doing and return to the starting parking lot. I’ve made it longer than likely we can finish so the winning team will be the one who is at the furthest clue as of 6:10.
Because I developed the scavenger, I will not be allowed to answer or help any teams. I will be traveling with a team but only to get a workout. Because most people skim directions and don’t completely read them, I am putting in this extra sentence that negates the start below. Look at the very last page for an easier start than the one on the next page.
Clue # 1
In order to start the scavenger hunt, your team must do a combined number of Merkins that equal the following riddle. Split the merkins how ever is best for the team.
John does 10 merkins a day. Sam does 5 merkins a day. Dave does 100 merkins a week. Sam and Dave only work out 6 days a week. How many Merkins do the three guys do combined in a week?
Once you have completed the proper number of Merkins, please proceed to the place where Rudy prefers to squat. Stop at each light pole for 2 Burpees per light pole per person on the way there.
DO NOT TURN THE PAGE UNTIL YOU ARRIVE WHERE RUDY LIKES TO SQUAT.
ANSWER TO CLUE # 1
If your team started off splitting 200 Merkins. Congrats you were correct. If your team was smart enough to read the entire first page of directions and you skipped to the last page for an easier clue and only did 10 Merkins – Great Job! If you did neither, please to a 10 burpee penalty each before moving on to Clue # 2.
Clue # 2 – Rudy’s Poop Palace
Please answer as a team the question below. The answer will direct you to do an exercise and then take you to your next location.
Which of the following movie character names is not a named Star in the night sky?
Beetle Juice (Movie: Beetle Juice) – Do 10 each (on your own) Mike Tyson’s then Run to Baseball Field as a team (Lower Round A Bout). Read clue # 3 only after your team arrives.
Maximus (Movie: Gladiator) – Do 20 each (one your own) Donkey Kick’s then Run to the wooden bench amphitheater as a team. Read clue # 3 only after your team arrives.
Castor (Movie: Gone in 60 Seconds) – Do 10 each arm (on your own) balls to the wall shoulder taps then Run to the High School Stairs. Read clue # 3 only after your team arrives.
Pollux (Movie: Gone in 60 Seconds) – Do 30 wall sit air presses then Run to Football Field Fence where the Cavalier mascot is in the fence. Read clue # 3 only after your team arrives.
Beetle Juice (spelled Betelgeuse) is part of the Orion’s belt constellation. It is the Orange Star in the shoulder region. Castor and Pollux are from the movie Gone in 60 seconds. Both are the two brighter stars that make up the twins in the Gemini constellation. Maximus is not a star and is from the movie Gladiator.
If you are not at the wooden benches then you answered incorrectly. Please proceed to the wooden benches at the Amphitheatre. (Your penalty is the extra run).
Clue # 3 – (Wooden benches).
David Thompson is widely considered the greatest collegiate basketball player of all time. Do a combined number of team dips on the wooden benches for the year his NC State basketball team won the National Championship (If you think they won it in 1933 then do 33 dips). Once you are finished doing dips, turn the page for the answer and penalty if you were wrong.
David Thompson won the National Championship in 1974. Close but no cigar award if you chose 83 (That was Jimmy V’s Championship). If you did not do 74 dips, your penalty is to bear crawl around the triangle in front of the wooden benches (All three sides). If you were correct (or once you finish your bear crawls), proceed to Clue # 4.
Clue # 4
Find the parking spot in the football stadium parking lot that equals the following formula:
Don’t turn the page until you are in the parking spot.
PEMDAS – Parenthesis first, then multiplication, then left to right addition & subtraction.
If you are not in parking spot 250, then perform in cadence (4 count) 25 side straddle hops and then 15 mountain climbers in cadence. Run to parking spot number 250 once done.
Once you are in parking spot # 250, do 50 LBC’s & 20 Heels to Heaven each.
Clue # 5
Once you are finished, decide as a team if you want Door number 1, Door number 2, or Door number 3. Once you have made your decision, turn the page for Clue # 6. Choose wisely.
Door Number 1: What is the Little Mermaid’s name? Please proceed to Rudy’s Poop Palace before checking the next page for the answer and penalty if you are wrong.
Door Number 2: Name the two sisters from the Disney movie Frozen. Proceed towards Rudy’s Poop Palace and then turn the page to see the correct answer and penalty if you are wrong.
Door Number 3: What is the nick name of the little girl in Monster’s Inc.? Please proceed to Rudy’s Poop Palace and then turn the page to see the correct answer and penalty if you are wrong.
Door 1: The Little Mermaid’s name is Arielle. If you answered incorrectly, please grab a rock and do 30 curls each. If you were right, proceed to Clue # 7.
Door 2: The sisters from Frozen are named Anna and Elsa. If you answered incorrectly, please grab a rock and do 30 curls each. If you were right, proceed to Clue # 7.
Door 3: Sully and Mike Wazowski called the little girl Boo. If you answered incorrectly, please grab a rock and do 30 curls each. If you were right, proceed to Clue # 6.
Clue # 6 – Rudy’s Poop Palace.
Add the digits of the famous phone number in the song below together to get a total number. For example, the phone number 123-4567 would equal 28 (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8). Once you think you have the correct answer, each person does that many overhead rock presses. Check the next page for the answer only after you have completed your overhead presses.
If you did not do 38 presses, you must do an additional 38 presses as a penalty.
TIME CHECK – if it is 6:10, return to COT. If not, proceed to Clue # 7, but keep an eye on the time.
Clue # 7 – Middle School Cafeteria Benches
Run to the middle school cafeteria benches and do the following exercises on your own.
40 dips, 30 foot release squats on the bench, and 20 Derkins.
Once you’re teach is finished, answer this last question in order to proceed to the finish line:
The longest living mammal can live up to how many years?
Once you have an agreed upon answer from your team, turn to Clue # 9 to see if you are correct.
The Bowhead Whale can live up to 200 years old!
If you answered incorrectly, do 200 Squats as a team. If you finish early, start taking reps from your teammates to help them out. Once your team finishes, jail break to the finish line (COT) for your final clue.
How many triangles are in the picture below? Answer correctly and you are done. Answer incorrectly and face the penalty on the next page. Check the next page for the answer.
There are 27 triangles. If you answered correct – Congrats! You are finished. If you answered wrong, run to the closest rock pile (down the yellow brick road and down the hill around the third light) for 27 curl presses. Once complete, return the rocks and run back to COT.
Easier Clue # 1
If you have reached this page, congrats…you read the directions. Instead of doing 200 merkins as a team (which is what everyone else is doing that didn’t read all of page 1), you only have to do 10 merkins each. Once completed, head towards Rudy’s Poop Palace stopping at the light poles on the way to do two burpees at each light pole. Once at Rudy’s, start with Clue # 2.
We had two Pax at Blackhawk today. Not 2 plus me, but 2 total. Low numbers due to all the third F things going on in Waxhaw today? Low because two site Q’s are out? Low because Blackhawk pax have failed to EH new Walnut Creek FNG’s? Or I could go real dark, turn it internally and say it was low because it was I that was on Q. None the less, I am thankful for Atlas showing up. For if not for him, it would have been a one man workout. Original winkie crossed out as a workout planned for 8-12 doesn’t work as well when its just 2.
Mosey around the parking lot for a lap and end up at the small circle near the fields.
I had hoped to try a new variation on stretching where we combine stretching with a merkin circle to keep the stretching somewhat active and heart rates up. Calf stretch then 1 merkin when its your turn up to 100. 20 Merkins. Continue the circle theme with Jimmy Duggans and dry docks when its your turn. 20 Dry Docks
Mosey past the pond to the other circle for
another circle with mountain climbers and merkins when its your turn. 20 Mountain Climbers followed by 20 Slow Peter Parkers.
Using intersecting roads as our stopping points, we do 5 Gas Pumpers, 10 Merkins, and 15 Speed Skaters down Pennington drive. 7 stops in total.
Intended to continue that back but felt like we needed a change of pace (needed to run more and stop less). Going back up Alston Dr. we stop at each intersection for
20 15 make that 10 squats. Also stop at each Christmas decoration for burpees. White lights = 1 burpee. Colored Lights = 2 burpees. Blow up = 3 Burpees. Thankful again most decorations were on a timer that had them already turned off. The roughly 25 burpees we did was enough. Another 7 stops and legs feeling tight. Currently 1.8 miles done and about halfway into the workout. Pacing well as I wanted to get at least 3 miles in today.
Found a bar that we could use for rows. Partner up (Again thankful for Atlas). P1 10 Merkins. P2 10 Rows. 5 rounds until everyone has done 50 Merkins and 50 Rows.
Mosey around the pond. Stop at the hill for reverse walking lunches up the hill. Mosey some more until we found a fairly high rock wall to do step ups on. It was there that I realized the high step wall for me was much higher for Atlas (sorry dawg). 10 one legged step ups each leg.
Mosey to Rock Pile for a Chastain Make it Stop special. Curls until someone puts their rock down (we got close to 40 curls in) then mosey behind ball field to the paved shed area for 3 Atomic Merkins. Back to Rocks for make it stop Tricep extensions (about 45) mosey and changed up to 5 in/outs. Military (Army? since Popeye claims they didn’t do these in the Navy) Presses (around 40) mosey for 5 In/Outs. Rows (Close to 50! before we stopped) Mosey to Shed for 50 LBC’s. Got about 5 minutes. Back to Rocks to quickly knock some reps out. 21 Curls…that wasn’t enough, lets keep curling the full curl until we break. We broke around 25. 30 Tricep Extensions. 30 Presses (Ouch, lots of lactic acid burn on this one). 30 Rows. Mosey back to COT for 50 more LBC’s. Watch check…3.18 miles. 7:30. Done.
Again, thank you to the lone other pax (Pack?) that decided to beat the Fart Sack today. I will be meeting him and a few other dads later today for an impromtu girls softball practice so perhaps I can tell him in person because I know he won’t read this back blast.
tongue fingers to avoid the soapbox blast about poor attendance and lack of Indian Land/Walnut Creek EH’ing. Again, maybe its me, not them.
Hating that I can’t participate in the third F things today. My folks are going to be here any minute for a late, driveway covid free birthday celebration for my daughter. I was looking forward to clearing some trails for my own AO’s use today. Thank you to the guys that are showing up to do that today.
Today is Army vs Navy. It usually is the only game on this time of the year but do to Covid, several games will also be played today. I always enjoy watching this game. I saw a poster that read its the only game where both teams playing are willing to die for the ones watching the game. Thanks for all of you that have served. I’m sure today is a special game for you with lots of trash talking. Wish we had a few more army folks in our ranks so we could see some army/navy level trash talking in the Playhouse today.
5 Stones – Now