Author Archive Glass Joe

Adventures in Uptown

Been a while since we’ve been uptown. A few references to Hoffa along the way since neither he nor our sleeping buddy were present.

The Thang

Mosey to the end of the parking lot at the bottom of the hill near the entrace.

COP (Only had to move aside for a car once which doesn’t seem very smart at this point)
SSH IC x20
IW IC x20
Low, Slow Squats IC x15
Windmills Abe Vigoda style IC x10

Backwards run up the hill to the entrance. Mosey along the sidewalk to the bottom of railroad hill.

Lunge to the first light pole
Backwards Lunge to the second light pole
Backwards Run to the third light pole
Buttkickers to the fourth light pole.

Mosey across the railroad tracks and across the street into uptown Monroe and head to the rails

Railslides down the rails.
Railslides up the rails.
Rail Holds Indian Bear Crawl down the rails

Mosey over to the three steps area.
Keep in a plank position the entire time through this.
Feet on the first step and then shoulder taps x10
Move feet up to the next step, shoulder taps x10
3rd step, shoulder taps x10
Back down to 2nd step, shoulder taps x10
Back to 1st step, shoulder taps x10

Mosey up to the water fountain
Choose your pain: 20 step ups on the water fountain wall or 10 jump ups on the higher wall across from the water fountain.

Mosey over to the parking lot
Run 2 spaces forward, 1 space backwards across the parking lot.
Now we must go back: 2 spaces backwards, 1 space forwards.

Mosey to the tables
Derkins x10
Dips x10
Incline Merkins x10
20 step ups
Repeato no thanks to Kiefer

Mosey to the side of the building
Sit on the wall, Air Presses x50
Recover over to the railing, calf raises x25
Back to the wall, Air Presses x100
Calf Raises x50
Air Presses x150
Calf Raises x75

Back to the wall.
Balls to the Wall w/ Inverted Mountain Climbers IC x10. Recover
Balls to the Wall with a slow 10 count (apologies on forgetting where I was at – sure it was a mistake)

Mosey over to walkway
Crab walk to each crepe myrtle tree.
LBCs x20 at each crepe myrtle tree.
There were 5 trees in all though Canary tried to imagine a 6th tree. We just let him go for a while and then told him he was done. #merciful

Mosey to the parking lot beside the railroad lined with trees.
Suicides starting at the top running to each tree. Bombjacks x5. Backwards run back up to the top, 10 squats.
There were 8 trees in all and the grumbling started getting really loud here. Some debate who is the real idiot: The Q calling this or the PAX following this. I think the answer is yes.

I have to admit that seeing the flagpole in the park separated only by railroad tracks had me considering if we should run the tracks and go straight back into the park. I don’t know if that’s legal or not. Still I considered. Then I decided I wanted to spend the night with my hot wife and not some guy named Bubba. #followthelaw

Mosey to the parking lot between the train station and street. Got to get to the end of the lot.
Bear Crawl half the lot to the stairs.
At the stairs, do the Swan Walk (One foot forward and then with balance, reach with opposite hand and touch your foot – balance was laughable after the suicides)

And the end of the lot, run up the hill to the sidewalk and mosey up the rest of the hill and then across the railroad tracks (the sure legal method)

Since I’m merciful….and running out of time.
At a faster than normal pace for you, run down railroad hill, to the entrance of the park, and down the hill at the entrance.

Recovery pace across the parking lot.

2 Minutes of Mary
Rosalita IC x25
Feet six inches high, hold your hands in front of you till time is called.

COT
Prayers for my FIL with his pancreatic surgery on Monday
Canary is involved with Run for Your Life. May need some guys to volunteer and run with some boys.

Moleskine
– Sort of interesting that we got almost 3 miles in while never really being more than a quarter mile from the flagpole in the park.
– We worked a lot of stuff into my ADD Q.
– Great having Kiefer back with us. Hope the schedule allows for more.
– Canary wore a yellow shirt. He claims this was unintentional. Riiiiiight.
– Those tree suicides had the effect of not being able to feel your legs during the squats after the backwards run up the hill. Unanticipated but appreciated by all. Well, almost all. Think Gwyneth thought about cussing me out but Hoffa wasn’t there so this was a pure Q.
– Kiefer appreciated the BTWs. Who needs arms anyways, right Kiefer?
– Glad EE was able to join us afterwards at Judd’s.
– Appreciate you letting me lead you guys. Always a pleasure to lead men like you.

Glass Joe

No Madison No Problem

Madison was on Q but was out of town or just fartsacking. Not sure which but either way, he’s as useful as a Bullwinkle HC. Been a while since I Q’d Thrive and figured since most of these guys have easy Qs, I’d up the difficulty level some. Heck, with a low bar like Madison, it really isn’t too difficult.

The Thang

Quick mosey around the parking lot to get the blood flowing. Already more difficult than Madison.

COP
SSH IC x25
IW IC x20
Windmills (sorta Abe Vigoda style) IC x10

Mosey to the side road.
Sprint to first two peninsulas and burpees x5 at each.

Mosey to soccer field and partner up

Partner Wheelbarrow switching as needed across the soccer fields (the long way across). First time through for each partner was merciful. Each switch thereafter was to begin with 5 decline merkins and then start the Wheelbarrow.

Mosey to hill which seems steeper than the other side of the hill we normally use.

11s with squat jumps at the bottom, bomb jacks at the top and backwards run up the hill. Whiners started complaining. Hoffa got angrier if possible. A few falls among the PAX. #notaprofessional Exercises while we collect.

Mosey to the other side road.

Begin with a normal pace of running and at the first tall light pole, sprint at a faster pace, then back to normal at the next tall light pole, and keep switching paces at the tall light poles all the way to the end of the road.

Crab Walk back up the road to the next light pole (short/tall both count here). Bear crawl to the next. Lunge Walk to the next. Reverse Lunge Walk to the next. Sprint/Regular pace runs using the tall light poles back to the intersection.

Oh look, we have to get back to the starting point. 7s using the hill with the same format (jump squats/bomb jacks) and backwards run up. Finishing at the bottom.

Partner wheelbarrow across the field. This time, start with 5 decline merkins each time across. Cadence exercises while we collect.

Mosey to the building.

Balls to the Wall and inverted mountain climbers IC x10. Twice actually.

People’s Chair w/ Air Presses Standard Count x50.

Mosey back to the parking lot. Christmas speaks for the first time and manages to get out something about an easy Q.

Thanks to Christmas, burpees x10.

MOM:
Rosalita IC en Espanol x35
Protractor with a slow 10 count at 10 degrees at the end. Sorry for getting sidetracked several times during the countdown. #ADHD

DONE!

COT
Thanks to HB for praying us out.
Prayers for my FIL and his cancer surgery coming up
No Regerts on Q at Conviction. Lamont at Overdrive.
Possible Convergence to #F3TippingPoint (former Monroe/former Shutes Pond) Saturday to support SnB move

Moleskine
– I said you’d need gloves and #smokeboots. YHC would not lie to you.
– Some comment made with two minutes to go before we started about those same words ‘You got 2 minutes’ are what Hoffa hears from his M. He cursed at it so not sure if that’s confirmation or not but seems fairly likely.
– Christmas spoke. And insulted the Q. That’s fair actually.
– Appreciate the DD 2nd F with HB and eHarmony.
– Great to have Blue Crush, Tweetsie and Lois join us today.
– Some social media comments about SnB dealing with allergies or some sort of monthly issue. Not sure but it sounds awful. He should be better by next week though.
– Thanks for letting me lead this bunch of crazies this morning.

Glass Joe

Anniversary Who?

It’s Bullwinkle’s Anniversary Q. It’s been a year since he began to arrive at F3 workouts late, talk trash, skip reps and become literally half the man he used to be in that good F3 way. He asked for this Q last Friday in honor of his anniversary and we gladly gave it to him. Unfortunately, his Q was problematic. Main problem being he didn’t show up. This left us in a quandary. We could honor him by skipping the workout entirely or one of us is going to have to be an emergency Bullwinkle anniversary Q. I had a secondary plan for a Q that I did recently (and failed to do a BB for) so I decided to implement it here. Let’s go.

Mosey around the parking lot since it is supposed to be a running gear workout (some of you forget the running part but I am a voice for lonely gear such as shoes).

COP
SSH IC x25
IW IC X20
Abe Vagoda IC x10

Grab your bell, choose a partner and let’s mosey over to the hill. Country Living seems to believe a bigger bell means something. I tend to believe it’s compensating for something else that’s smaller. But, either way, let’s move on to the actual work.

DORA 1-2-3 w/ KB
100 Goblet Squats
200 Curls
300 Swings

Partner 1 runs up the hill backwards on snow and does 10 bombjacks. Partner 2 does the KB exercises. Flapjack as necessary until all exercises if done. If done early, do sets of 10 each of the three exercises until all teams are done. This took some time esp those swings

Recovery mosey around the parking lot.

Time for a DORA .5-1-1.5 w/ KB
50 Tricep Extensions
100 Skullcrushers w/ Leg Lifts (KB and legs meet at your midsection)
150 Flutter Presses w/KB

10 LBCs at the top of the hill and this time a regular run up the hill.

Recovery mosey around the parking lot.

Back to KB for a few Mary exercises.
Rosalita w/ KB press IC x20
Rosalita (no KB) IC x25
Backscratchers IC x20

DONE!!!

Moleskine
– Without a plan, this ended up working out well anyways. Much grumbling = Success
– Shepherd wiped out at some point. In proper Pastor form, I heard no cussing and not even a Christian cussing word like shoot or dangit. #example
– Country Living watched my form a lot. Especially on the Goblet Squats I think. The staring is weird. #metoo
– I should have wrote this BB last Friday as I can’t remember as much of the mumblechatter. #BBlazy #guilty
– Kotters to Jabberwocky. He’s no longer dead to me. Countertop is still #deadtome

Backblasts
Speaking of which, as a man who wears yoga pants has announced on the F3UC FB page, it’s proper form for a Q to do a Backblast. They are helpful if you need to reference exercises later and just good for busting balls. You should do them. And by you, I mean me. I’m guilty too and will try to pick this up. Hold me accountable if I don’t.

Glass Joe

The 4th F

Bullwinkle was promising pain. 6:50 – No Q. 6:55 – No Q. 7:00 – No Q. I guess what Bullwinkle didn’t promise was to post to his own Q. Oh well, we aren’t here just for my good looks so off we go.

Pre-Thang
Props to Kiefer for a solo 5 miler.

The Thang
No Bullwinkle, no problem. YHC takes over with a make it up as you go Q
Mosey around the park for a nice warmup.

COP
SSH IC x20
IW IC x20
Windmill IC x10

BW had messaged me last night asking about Don Griffin park which is near Belk Tonawanda so you know, we haven’t been there in a while so off we go. It’s a nice mosey to get there so let’s go.

Ark Loader:
R1) Home to 1st: Bear Crawl. 1st to 2nd: Lunge Walk. 2nd to 3rd: Bear Crawl. 3rd to Home: Lunge Walk
R2) Crab Walk/Lunge/Crab Walk/Lunge
R3) Duck Walk/Lunge/Duck Walk/Lunge
R4) Swan Walk/Lunge/Swan Walk/Lunge
R5) Panther Crawl/Lunge/Panther Crawl/Lunge

Enough of that. The baseball field is in a hole with a short, steep hill.

Bear crawl down the hill 3 times. Lots of core usage to steady yourself.

So, what to do next. Been a while since we’ve used Railroad Hill. Got an idea so let’s go for a decent mosey.

Lunge Walk up the entire Railroad Hill from stoplight to bridge. It’s long, it’s all uphill, it sucks.

At the top, we mosey to uptown Monroe.

At the walkway, we do a Rail Hold Indian Bear Crawl. Basically, all the guys do a rail hold while the guy at the end bear crawls to the front of the line and once at the front, he does a rail hold and the guy at the back crawls through. Do that all the way down the walk-way.

Mosey over to the large steps area. Plank with feet on the bottom steps. Shoulder Taps x10. When done, continue the plank and move your feet up to the next step. Repeato. Third Step: Repeato. Then work your way back down. Great follow after the Rail Hold Indian Bear Crawl.

Due to earlier Hoffa comments, we mosey over to the benches. Step Ups x20, Dips x20, Incline Merkins x20

Time to mosey back to Belk Tonawanda Park.

MOM
Rosalita IC x30
Backscratchers (Pikachu Style) IC x20
6 Inch Leg Holds for a minute

DONE!

COT
Prayers for Espresso’s Foot, Puerto Rico and Nekot’s family.
Thanks to Snookie for taking us out.

Moleskine
– It ended up being a decent workout given there was no pre-planning. Lots of core and legs on this one. Some stuff we haven’t done in a while so nice mix.
– We got 2.5 miles in this one which was just by chance since it wasn’t planned.
– Great work by Snookie. Dude’s a Double Respect and pushes through. Can’t wait for his for UC Q next week.
– Awesome job by Kiefer on the solo pre-run and pushing through the workout
– Hoffa was whining before the workout because he thought we hadn’t been diverse enough in exercises lately. ‘Too many reps you freaking morons’. Just doing what I can to lessen Hoffa’s anger. #didntwork
– Great to have Green Thumb back out and nice work today.
– Great thing about F3 is the show goes on even when the Q creates the 4th F – Fartsack.

Though it was unintentional, thanks for letting me lead this group of great guys.

Bitter Site Qs get silenced

There remains some bitterness from the #F3Overdrive Site Qs about one of my former Qs which was a little light on gear. Unless you count shoes, tables and earth as gear…..which I do. Nevertheless, there was still threats of a Qban for YHC if it happens again. Whatever. Freaking snowflakes.

Pre-Thang
Blowout, Shake-n-Bake and YHC for a pre-run. Not a great idea with my Q plan but Blowout asks so Blowout gets. And Shake-n-Bake just likes my company so that’s cool at least.

The Thang
Quick mosey around half the parking lot at least.

COP
SSH IC x25
IW IC x20
Windmill IC x10
Low, Slow Squats IC x10

Mosey to the hill
Partner up for gear DORAs.
P1 runs up the hill, 5 burpees, run back down.
P2 does gear exercises.
Flapjack….a lot

Here are the gear exercises:
R1) Cleans x100, Good Mornings x200, Swings x300
R2) Triceps x100, Lawn Mowers x200, Curls x300

Think most groups got to either the Lawn Mowers or Curls….and a lot of burpees

Mosey around the parking lot. A little longer than the first mosey and a little more painful.

MOM
Rosalita IC En Espanol x40
Backscratchers (Pikachu style which is harder) IC x20
Protactor around the circle call outs
10 degrees leg hold for a slow, painful 10 count.

DONE!

COT
Prayers for Espresso’s foot. Puerto Rico.
YHC took us out, probably poorly.

Moleskine
– Hopefully the Site Qs will let go of their bitterness. Or at least learn to be less triggered. For Lamont to be a Boomer, he was acting very Millenialish.
– The grumbling was loud. This was a grinder. No doubt about it.
– The pain lingered for this one. Even got a very loving text from Good Luck thanking me for the pain later in the day. I’m here for you Brother.
– Great to have Good Luck join us from Asheville BTW
– Nice to have Blowout join us for a Friday workout. Day off should definitely begin with F3…..said no one ever.
– The Burpees at the top were a nice touch if I may say so. Especially after the triceps. Such a great idea.
– I had threatened at the beginning to focus on form instead of speed or your reward for getting through all the rounds would be partner combine 500 burpees. From what I could see, guys took this to heart and had good form. My threat clearly worked.
– Nice work by all the guys. This was a tough one. Saw lots of sweat and got lots of ‘This sucks. Good job GJ’ during it. No need to thank me guys. I love you all enough to make you suffer.

Thanks for letting me lead!

The 3 Rs

Let’s keep this one simple. Hard enough to explain things without Hoffa getting angry.

The Thang

Begin with a run around the perimeter gravel path at the park.
Oh yeah, 4 stops for Burpees x5.

COP back at the courtyard
SSH IC x35
IW IC x20
Windmills IC x10
Low, Slow Squats IC x20

Run to the other side of the park at the bridge.
Grab a rock. Make it a rock your M, significant other or at least your Mom would be proud of.
*Unexpected surprise since some of you grabbed a rock that no one would be proud of, we rotated rocks after each round*

Do Bombjacks x10
Round 1 w/ Rock: Curls x30
Run around the park stopping at the same places as the first run and Bombjacks x10 at each stop

Bobby Hurley’s x15
Round 2 w/Rock: Curls x30, Triceps x20
Run with Bobby Hurley’s x15 at each stop

Carolina Drydocks x20
Round 3 w/Rock: Curls x30, Triceps x20, Good Mornings x20
Run with Carolina Drydocks x20 at each stop

Squats x25
Round 4 w/Rock: Curls x30, Triceps x20, Good Mornings x20, Skull Crusher & Bring your knees up to meet the rock x15
Run with Squats x25 at each stop

Stop at the bottom of the hill.
Backwards run up the hill to the flagpole.
Run to the stairs back down to the courtyard

3 Rounds of Tonawandas (A rail slide with a merkin on each slide down the entire length of the rail)

COP
Rosalita IC En Espanol x25
Backscratchers IC x10

DONE!

Moleskine
– Notice my BBs get done. Unlike Hoffa’s who claims he lost his weinke or finally washed it. Which raises many more questions actually.
– Strong work by the guys. This had a little something for everyone and by the looks of how many quit during Tonawandas, a little too much for some.
– Some complaining about the discrepancy in rocks. Choose bigger rocks next time and we may not have to rotate rocks.
– Great to have Nekot posting to do what he can….which was mainly mocking us, laughing at us, and some weird hitchhiker movement exercise. Only a shake weight would have made it less inappropriate. Nevertheless, glad to have you posting again.
– Great to have FNG Wet Fly. I’ve known him through a few classes the M and YHC have taught at our church. He’s a great dude who is a fly fisherman. So, we were aiming towards Dry Fly and then Nekot chimes in that there is also Wet Fly’s and well, that will cause him to explain his name a lot more than Dry Fly so we went with it. Pretty sure that was a disappointing head shake from Shepherd over it. #groupmoralconscience
– Hoffa was his normal, lovely self
– Awesome to have Shepherd join us again. Always appreciate his support
– Green Thumb made it back out and is getting ready for the Reserves
– eHarmony looked beat down. HB should take an assist on that one.
– We also got back our Pikachu. Welcome addition to have him back.
– Starting to get some better numbers in Monroe which is great to see. Appreciate all you guys showing up and putting up with me.
– Converging with Outland next Saturday with quite a few of us out with a service project.

Glass Joe

When does the workout start?

Thrive has a great AO with lots of options in a very compact space. But every time I show up, I see that hill and it just draws me in. I can’t resist it. And you guys get to suffer for my ADD.

Pre-Thang
We had 6 pre-runners this morning. Along the way we cleared up some fallen branches on meth lane then ran up to Monroe Rd and back. And Thurston ran with us even though he is no longer training for the BRR. #solid

The Thang
Mosey around the parking lot passing the dumpsters just to open up your nostrils some. Circle up in the parking lot.

COP
SSH IC x20
IW IC x20
Windmills (Abe Vigoda style) IC x10
Low, Slow Squats IC x15

Mosey to the side road.
Island #1: Bombjacks x10
Island #2: Burpees x10
Island #3: Bombjacks x10
Island #4: Burpees x10

Burpees at the stop sign until everyone is either finished or passed out. Mosey to the hill

You suckas been calling 7s on this hill. I envision 11s so let’s get after it.

Round 1: Merkins at the Bottom and Drydocks at the top
Round 2: LBCs at the Bottom and Heels to Heaven at the top. Lots of complaining from Horse about the LBCs in the swamp at the bottom but he actually did them.

Mosey to the field. Partner up

Wheelbarrows across the field switching as needed. The first switch was on me. Every switch after required the guy about to hand walk to do 5 merkins (really derkins) before he started. This seemed to cause a lot of switching.

As we gather:
Flutters IC x15
Rosalita IC x20

In honor of Countertop, Pepper pods back across the field. Basically sprint until YHC says down and you fall/slide to the ground. Once everyone is down, I call up and you jump up and sprint again.

Back to the hill:
Backwards run up the hill/Forwards run down the hill x5 (last backwards was a AYG). Sorta funny to see the annoyance building as I kept saying backwards run up.

Back to the field:
Pepper pods half-way across
Broadjump Burpees across the other half

Mosey back to the parking lot. Bernanke was the first to stop at the water fountain though a few other turkeys followed him.

Bernanke water penalty (own the blame Brother): Burpees x5

4 MOM
In honor of the mythical Countertop: Backscratchers IC x20
In honor of Zip: Rosalita IC x20
Legs at 90 degrees for 30 seconds
Legs at 10 degrees for 30 seconds

DONE!

COT
Thanks to Nomad for taking us out
Prayers for Orbit’s cousin.

Moleskine
– Strong work by everyone. I wanted this one to be a grind with a you vs you on the hill and then just a tough wheelbarrow across that field.
– I’m not saying that hill should require 11s but yes, there should only be 11s on that hill.
– Bernanke told me he hated me. That was right before he knew I was about to burpee penalty him for stopping at the water fountain. Great timing Brother.
– Bullwinkle beat Hoffa there. Give yourself an extra minute or two to get to Thrive with all the road closings around the park.
– Because it was you vs you, I didn’t hear many stories to share on the hill. I did hear Orbit skipping ahead. Pretty sure he isn’t a Math major at Wingate.
– We did debate Wingate vs Win Gate. It’s Wingate. One syllable. Embrace the Southern Orbit.
– My voice didn’t crack. #winning

Thanks for letting me lead such a strong group of guys and Hoffa.

Glass Joe

The Grind

Going to keep it simple.  Just a good, long obnoxious grind.

Pre-Thang

Double E, Hoffa, Shoeless Joe on scooters, Stacks on bike and YHC for 4+ through the hilliest pre-run in UC.

The Thang

Mosey to the courtyard and a disclaimer is given

SSH IC x20
IWs IC x20
Windmills (Abe Vigoda style) IC x10
Low, Slow Squats IC x15

Mosey to the bottom of Hot Dog Hill
Partner up for BLIMPS
P1 runs up the hill and at the top does 5 bombjacks and runs back down while P2 does exercises. Flapjack
Exercises:
Burpees IC x50
Lunges IC x100 (Lunges with both legs counts as one, no cheap counts here and yes, it’s 200 lunges counting as 100 – it’s like an opposite Shepherd count)
Imperial Walkers IC x150 (Again, anti-Shepherd with both sides count as one so really 300 total – get over it)
Merkins x200
Plank Jacks x250
Squats x300

Quick 1 minute water break in the middle as the guys were looking pretty roughed up thanks to Hot Dog Hill and the high number of reps along with the humidity.

A few teams finished early and did a run around the park as well as started on LBCs x350 until everyone finished

Running low on time but can’t resist an exercise named after the park itself.

Tonawandas three times through. It’s basically rail walk merkins down a very long rail three times.

3 MOM
Extended painful protractor (Don’t you dare drop those feet)

DONE!

COT

Prayers for Peanut who showed a lot of inner strength to share a personal struggle he is walking through especially as a FNG.
Continued prayers for our recovering brothers in Nekot and Woody

Moleskine
– This was a brutal grind. Hot Dog Hill is a steep, nasty climb especially on the side we went up it. You likely climbed it 17 or 18 times with 5 bombjacks at the top (85-90 Bombjacks). Add those to the 1,050 reps at the bottom or 1,300 reps if you are counting Hairband style. Add the sun and high humidity levels and it was just a tough one to grind through.
– But we all made it through. Okay, Green Thumb threatened, and it seemed like a legit threat the way he looked, to puke at one point but whatevs, we all made it through
– Great work by our FNG – Peanut. So named as he works for Habitat for Humanity and is from Georgia (Jimmy Carter + Georgia made it too difficult for HH to resist). Appreciate your sharing with us during and keep posting. Just a great group of guys out there.
– It was great to have Green Thumb back out. Not only did he post but he partnered with me meaning he had to probably listen to more #mumblechatter than anyone else. That’ll help build endurance….or something like that.
– Also nice to see The Late Show posting again while EHing Peanut. TLS is who EH’d me into F3 and is a guy I look up to.
– Even Bernanke showed up. Sorta. Once he found the place. Apparently his M handles the directions. But he made it and seemed to really enjoy the grind with a well-aimed ‘I hate you’ thrown at YHC once or twice.
– Hoffa…….#soangry
– Double E even seemed to get worked over with this one. #lifegoals
– HH didn’t break his arm. That’s an improvement from the last time he posted at Monroe. I did appreciate the text later Saturday that you couldn’t feel your legs. #missionaccomplished
– The 2.0s gave up on the grind early in this one.
– Really enjoyed the best coffeeteria in UC at Jud’s afterwards. Lots of food for $5. Lots.
– Thanks for letting me lead. Appreciate the crowd at one of the most unique AOs in UC.

Glass Joe

Ad Hoc Greatness

I heard no one was on Q for Thrive so I reached out to Nomad who told me first to ask means I’ve got it. Awesome. I claim it and immediately the normal FB whiners start to complain that there will be too much running and their ovaries are already starting to hurt. I promise it will all be well by 6:15. Pretty sure BW planned to be late just so we could do ‘The Bullwinkle’ (a set of 5 burpee penalties due to him being late). Pretty sure I’m not playing by those rules.

Guys start to arrive. The Respects used the paper maps in their cars to find the place. Bernanke keeps pretending he’s not a Respect. Bullwinkle is nowhere to be found. Even Hoffa makes it on time. And there is a FNG. Our resident street sleeper is asleep in his truck right beside an area I had planned to take us. Hmmmm, this could get interesting and/or awkward. Off we go.

Quick mosey around the parking lot.

Disclaimer Given

COP
SSH IC x25
IW IC x20 (Bullwinkle suddenly pulls up).
Bombjacks x20 penalty for BWs lateness (not playing by anyone else’s rules so I forgo ‘The Bullwinkle’ for a different source of punishment)
Windmills IC x10 (Shepherd whines about the speed or his back, or his lower legs or something at least)

Mosey to the side road.
I had planned to do a variation of 10 burpees at the odd islands and 20 bombjacks at the even islands. BUT, we have our sleeping friend right beside island #1. Time to do something ad hoc.
At the 1st/3rd islands, Monkey Humpers x20 (Make sure you are pointed towards our sleeping friend’s truck)
2nd/4th islands, Bombjacks x20

Plank at the stop sign while we gather and various plank exercises

Mosey to the Hill for Hills of Sevens:
Round 1: Backwards Run up the hill, Bombjacks at Top, Burpees at Bottom. Rosalitas IC x30 while we gather.
Round 2: Bear Crawl Down the Hill, Merkins at Bottom, Crab Walk up the hill, LBCs at top
During this, I realize I may be a little tight on time so time for Ad Hoc. I call us to mosey to the side of the very long field.

In honor of Countertop who has become a myth at this point, we are all going to run for a 5 count, drop to the ground, Army crawl for 10 count, repeato across the field.
Now, we have to get back across the very long field but let’s switch it up a little. Run for 10 count, drop to the ground, Army crawl for 5 count.
Planking exercises while we gather.

Oh, we have more time than I thought so back to the hill
Backwards Run Up the Hill, Flutters at top, Lunge Walk down the hill, Squats at bottom

Now we mosey back to the field but just going across the shorter way this time.

Up/Downs – Sprint and then I’ll call Down and we all drop down. Once everyone is down, I call up and we bounce up and sprint again. Repeato across the field.

Mosey to the wall.
Airpresses x 50
Arms Straight Out Hold x 100 count

Mosey back to the parking lot
Dolly IC x51 (bunch of pansies whining about this)
Rosalita IC x30

COT
Thx to HB for taking us out in a strong prayer

Moleskine
– Where do I begin with this one?
1) We did monkey humpers in front of a guy sleeping on the job
2) The Bullwinkle penalty was ignored so Bullwinkle gets no satisfaction from being late but still caused the rest of us a penalty
3) Lots of whining on the Bear Crawl/Crab Walk piece. Pretty sure Bernanke said his pulled uterus wouldn’t allow him to crab walk. Might have been about his back. Not sure so I’ll go with a pulled uterus.
– Lamont brought up a great point that you should never be at the back of a 19 man pile of monkey humpers. Good call Brother
– We had a new FNG who joined this hot mess. Mike T and we nicknamed him eHarmony. Why? Because he gave us the line ‘I found you guys online.’ Christian Mingle and Farmers Only were missed opportunities. Either way, great job pushing through and glad you joined us. Keep posting!!!
– Saw lots of guys sweating and didn’t hear a ton of chatter. Other than me. And Bullwinkle some.
– Bullwinkle claimed the day before he would Q Jack. Better luck next time.
– Got to the end of the Arms Straight Out x100 count and saw a few guys stand up. As if the Q had said recover. Q said no such thing. Back on the wall boys.
– Dolly IC xInfinity is always awesome. Lots of groans, a ‘YES’ or two, and not enough legs still going at 40. Maybe your Ms could teach you some endurance.
– We had lots of guys and at first the circle for prayer was too large. Hairband couldn’t put his arms around the guys beside him. Being the thoughtful guys we are, we tightened up the circle so his 6 inch long arms could be accommodated. #obligatoryshortjoke
– Great work by everyone. The humidity has set in, the sweat was flowing and good work got done.

Think I’ve mocked most of you. Appreciate you letting me lead.

Glass Joe

Hairburning Some Gear

There are still lingering anger issues that my last Overdrive Q involved shoes as gear and using the gear the SkyQ created known as earth. You know who you are Hairband. Of all things short, you don’t have a short memory. And the threat of perma-banning Overdrive Q privileges was verbally given earlier this week. You want gear, I’ll give you all the freaking gear your short little heart desires.

Quick mosey around the parking lot and then circle up for
COP:
SSH IC x20
IW IC x20
Windmills IC x10

Instructions given which are to pair up, go to one of the 7 stations around except for Espresso and YHC. We take the plates and we do hairburners to the first station. Those guys then take the plates and do hairburners to station #2. Espresso and I stay at Station #1 until the plates make their way back around the parking lot to us. So the only time you switch stations is when it’s your turn to do hairburners. If you make it through the exercises before the plates get back around, go back through them. I don’t think most guys did especially as we got further into this one. And hope you like your partner as you are stuck with them the entire time. Poor Espresso got stuck with me. #blessings

Here are the stations (In no particular order):
Station 1: KB Swings x50, Goblet Squats x30, Cleans x10 each arm, Burpees x10
Station 2: Snatches x20 each arm, Lawn Mowers x20 each arm, Flutter press w/KB x40, Burpees x10
Station 3: Clean & Press x15 each arm, Triceps Extensions x25, LBCs w/ KBs x30, Burpees x10
Station 4: 1 Hand Swings each arm x20, Curls x40, Skull Crushers x20, Burpees x10
Station 5: Squat/Curl/Press x25, Good Mornings x25, Plank KB Pull Throughs x30, Burpees x10
Station 6: Cleans x20 each arm, KB Press x35, Russian Twists w/KB x30, Burpees x10
Station 7: Supine Rows x20, Dips x25, Decline Merkins x25, Burpees x10

Mary:
Dolly IC x41 (Just to hear additional groans at 40)
Backscratchers IC x20
10 Burpees OYO

Done!!!

COT: Thanks to HB for taking us out

Announcements:
– New AO beginning May 31st at Stallings Elementary at 5:30 AM. It’s a Moderate workout with name TBD. It’s really a great AO as well.
– New running workout on Thursdays at Cuthbertson.
– T-Shirts are opening back up. There will be some new colors beyond Blue/Black. But no #smurfblue. There will be a runners Hi-Viz (sp?) shirt with the UC logo but we need to get at least 12 orders for this specialty shirt. For the rest of the colors, just 12 orders between all of them. Look for the announcement on orders opening back up soon.

Moleskine
– I’ll be honest that I don’t have a lot of material mainly because I was with Espresso the whole time. He isn’t known for being a proficient #mumblechatterer so I tried to fill the awkward quiet with conversation. Pretty sure he tuned me out but what a true sacrifice.
– One part during the Station Hairburners is poor MindCrime got introduced to Hairburners for the first time today. Don’t let it get you down. Hairburners kick all of our tails even when you’ve been coming for a while. It’s basically a put your arse into it and push with all you got and then collapse when done. Not to mention these are EEs plates which he has sprayed with a special epoxy to make them harder to push.
– My voice, as normal, cracked today. Mockery was had. My revenge was the 10 Burpees OYO at the end. Mockery stopped. #satisfaction
– Kotters to Tonawanda and Hoodie

Let me know if I missed anything else. Thanks for letting me lead!

Glass Joe