but I made up the Q on the spot. No, not impressive at all and easily done. And yes, it appears that I always do this but this time I actually had a weinke ready to go, in my pocket (for proof). However, with the grand opening of Body Shop, and with 1 minute to spare and smaller group of 4 of us standing there, decided to change things up. 20 seconds after 6am and Shake N’ Bake comes flying in on 2 wheels ready to go. Sorry Shake, we’re running.
All appropriate disclaimers given, veteran crew was ready to roll.
Run 1.1 miles at a nice enough pace down providence to Alma Village.
Imperial Walkers x10 IC, Merkins x25
**At this point Mater comes running up, says he was 2 min late and saw us running down Providence and came running after.
Found a good sized hill in the townhome section on Christine lane.
At top: 15 jump tucks, at bottom 15 mike Tysons –complete round trip 3 times
Get out of the village and head back down Providence, stop at Napa Auto Parts parking lot.
20 Jump Squats, then 20 Merkins; 15 Jump Squats, then 15 Merkins, 10 Jump Squats, then 10 Merkins
Keep moving towards the start, stop at Mavis Discount Tire
20 Jump Tucks, then 20 Carolina Dry Docks, 15 Jump Tucks, then 15 Carolina Dry Docks, 10 Jump Tucks, then 10 Carolina Dry Docks
Keep moving, safely cross the street (much easier with 6) to the bottom of Keith Jong Un Hill.
Sprints from the bottom up to Price street. We did a total of 4 with a jog down to recover.
Closed it up with Derkins & Dips outside the parking lot:
25 derkins, 25 dips, 20 Derkins –Time!
Sort of underestimated how long it would take to get to the village and back. Wasn’t really planning to run that much but sometimes it happens. Deadwooded it and decided to “we’ll just run and see where it takes us” at 5:59am. Figures. Yet the guys that showed up are all runners anyway, even if some don’t want to admit it. And who wants all that complicated Q stuff. Deflated nailed it when he said he came for the merkins and running, and that’s what he got. Also, the amount of possible hills at the Floater never does get old and it’s always fun to find a nice new little one.
Thankful that enough showed up that at least I only have the smallest attended Floater workout, not bottom two (I hope). As usual, Keith Jong was the big winner today. Close second came to Smithers, who got a top ten segment time on the aforementioned hill. And I only heard one NO from Shake, which I think is good. And Deflated doing jump tucks on a torn ACL, that’s tuff.
And the commitment and determination from Mater, who ran a mile to catch up to us just so he could run even more. And Carb Load claimed to have a bum calf, then sprinted the entire workout. Okay.
100 Men Challenge still ongoing
Spartan Waxhaw 6/27-Cuthbertson
12 really swell guys for a fun-filled run through the rain.
Diccs and we’re off
Run around to HS parking lot, grab lifting rock, 10 presses IC-Then carry the rock to the overhang above the stairs and leave them.
Mosey to end of street.
5 burpees-run to stairs, up stairs, 20 jump squats-back to start
5 burpees-run to roundabout, 20 stagger merkins on curb-back to start
5 burpees-run to poop shed-20 donkey kicks-back to start
Grab 6/plank work while waiting
5 burpees-run to front of HS, 30 derkins, on way back stop at stairs 20 jump squats, back to start
5 burpees-run to farther roundabout, 30 squats, on way back 20 stagger merkins, back to start
5 burpees-run to back of middle school-30 dips, on way back 20 donkey kicks, back to start
To the rocks: Maktar Ndiaye 10 IC
Curls x20 IC, Presses x20 IC, rock squats x20 IC-run to back of HS
Merkins x10 IC, jump squats x10 IC, burpees x10-back to rocks
Curls x15 IC, Presses x15 IC, rock squats x15 IC-to back of HS
Merkins x15 IC, burpees x15-back to rocks
Bring lifting rocks back to pile 20 presses on way, Merkins x10 IC
Around path to start:
10 merkins at every light pole (6?)
Was intent on getting the mileage requirement completed while the rain was light, knowing there was a chance it would come down hard later. Had my Ignition Q plan
somewhat, slightly, barely thought out and ready to rock. Come to find out after 2/3rds into the workout that running 3+ miles that it was just a suggestion, not a necessity. Hmmm. Made it well over 4 miles anyways, the last 8 minutes in the worst part of the rain. Dasher, Sprinkles, Legal Zoom and Gerber were out front all morning, some killer bees for sure. I’m not, maybe? sure the rest of the crew appreciated the running or the burpees, especially since I accidently lied before we started and told Deflated and Foundation that I would not be doing burpees on the wet ground. Oops. Made sure to avoid these two the rest of the workout, hoping they’d forget. I think they did forget because it is mid-morning and I would have been photoshopped on something ridiculous by now.
Also, why the heck was everyone wearing rain jackets? I know you guys probably had some Group Me channel set up specifically for buying them. Legal Zoom and I felt a little left out…
Some expected mumblechatter and questions during the initial instructions from the regulars (basically everyone). Explained that I was not getting Demascus’d today and that the PAX would have to just figure it out. It would help if I was louder and didn’t mumble myself, but that’s just how it goes when I Q. Suck it up.
Good push by the PAX today. Today, there was legitimately no quit out there, despite the soggy conditions. Oh and despite what I just wrote, I do appreciate the chatter and back and forth because that’s what makes these workouts what they are and keeps many of us coming back for more. Or of course if you are obligated to show because badges, octuples and niners are your thing.
Zinfandel, Deadwood, Rudy, Banjo, Hooch-since you all weren’t mentioned, myself and the Swarm CEO and board of directors thank you all for your help participating in YHC’s first-ever Swarm Q workout session. Without your contributions, the workout officially known as the Swarm would never have been able to pull off such a great event. You all were there, working hard, picking up the 6, and participating in the required Thang mentioned above. We hope you enjoy the weekend and took away some valuable training points from this morning’s Q. Once again, my sincere thanks. We could not have pulled this off without you.
See Flash for details.
8 Hackers rolled into Bushwood all bundled up and ready to go. Most were probably expecting some more running but I was a bit afraid of venturing off campus into the dangerous streets of Marvin and getting Gerbered.
Waxhaw disclaimer provided
Run around campus for a bit until the fingers were no longer numb (failed, still frozen)
Circle up in main parking lot: All IC—Mountain Climbers x5, Plank Jacks x10, Merkins x15, Peter Parkers x20, elbow plank 25 seconds, Mountain Climbers x20, Parker Peters x15, Merkins x10, Plank Jacks x5
Mosey back to loop-Plank work – Elbow plank Peter Parkers x15 IC
As a group-
Mike Tysons x15 IC, 5 burpees, run lap
Mike Tysons x10 IC, 5 burpees, run lap
Mike Tysons x15 IC, 5 burpees, run lap
Maktar Ndiaye x 15 IC
Mosey to main parking lot-
10 merkins, run to first line, 15 squats, frog jump/bunny hop to next line, 15 jump squats, to end line, 10 merkins-Repeat 6 times
Plank work + Elbow plank Plank Jacks x10 IC
Suicides— 2 sets, no exercises, all you got to each line and back to start in parking lot
Mary—Heels to Heaven x20 IC, Dolly x20 IC, Flutter x20 IC, American Hammer x20 IC
Back to gym entrance walkway-
7’s-Merkins and Burpees, in between bear crawl one end to other, including turn
Run around loop to hit 2 miles-time’s up
Wasn’t really planning to do a lot of shoulder work today but yes, sometimes the weinke just goes in that direction. PAX weren’t complaining about the cold weather and really not much chatter from the Bushwood regulars (One Star, Boitano and Lazy Boy run a tight ship at the club, must be the high member dues leading to even higher standards). As usual Goodfella took the burpees as a way to show us all how slow we are at them. Long Haul smoking everyone in the suicides like he was waiting for that all morning. Big Ben and Delta working hard all morning, no quit, great attitudes, strong stuff, etc. etc. And we didn’t freeze to death.
Had to go up against the 17 yo VQ so figured I needed to come out strong and show that the extra 15 minutes and extra 3 miles matters. 8 guys agreed. We rolled out an excited bunch. Looking fly and of course being extra diccs safe due to some street running. A disclaimer was provided, happiness ensued.
Thang: Mosey to the clubhouse of Lawson 2.0. At your own pace. Which was quick.
–Circle up- SSH x
nope , IW x not today, Mountain climbers x 10IC, Plank jacks x 10IC, chilcutt x 10IC, Merkins x 10IC. Run to the end of a faraway cul-de-sac.
–From that spot, run up the previewed hill**, out and back. At every light pole, complete
15 10 hand release merkins. At bottom, 10 burpees. We did this for 6 light poles and a long time. When finished, ran to a smaller hill and planked for a quick rest. –Next-some sprints up a smaller hill. Backwards/forwards running to stop sign. 10 jump squats before running up the hill. Did this 4 times.
–Run back towards the school. At each light pole, stop for 5 merkins. 6 poles in total. –At school, ran to front of high school. Derkins x 10 IC, bench Chilcutt x15 IC, dips x 20 IC.
–Head back towards start. At path, stop at each pole, 10 Dry docks, 12 merkins, 14 dry docks, 16 merkins. Then sprint back to home base to join the Flash crew. Done
Moleskin: Some thoughts about this morning. After Wolverine and Bottlecap took off their shirts, I was afraid that the rest of the PAX were about to follow. Luckily enough, the rest remained covered up as we all just needed something to soak up all the sweat. Disgusting humidity out there. Didn’t really help. Sneaky steep hill there in Lawson, but Rubbermaid has done the advance scouting and analytical breakdown of his community and noted that there was a 0.2% decrease in grade difference to some other hill or two. Maybe next time. Burpees to hand release merkins is rather unfair to the shoulders. Guys were out there running with noodle arms trying to shake out the pain. And what graduation makes their band members get to school in tuxedos at 6am to practice? Just mean.
Wolverine killed it out there today. At the front all morning. Probably needs to start going to Chiseled to get some more muscle definition though. Bottlecap was doing his best keeping up and almost destroyed himself in the process. Gave him a new low back exercise late in the workout to work on as well. #yourwelcome
Gerber is still coming back from his calf issues but is always right there at the front with his super long strides (compared to mine at least). Think he was upset that we ended 1 minute early as he still wanted to run though. Deflated was also sneaky fast today. Up at the front as well and getting faster and faster by the week. Didn’t even let the three layers he had on slow him down.
Legal Zoom and Centerfold, both of Clyent Dinner fame, made rare morning appearances to Ignition. Not sure running in this weather is much easier than running in 95 degree heat (just kidding, it is). Good work.
Foundation told me at Open Door (yes you should come) yesterday that he wouldn’t miss Ignition for anything. Seemed to waffle a bit after I told him I was on Q though. Is that a good or bad thing? Not sure but he was there. It may be because he’s been blacklisted from Flash after his site Q duties ended. At least I heard that from a friend of a friend. #secret
Rubbermaid crazily admitted to
cheating modifying as needed but even still, felt that the 5ish miles was not enough and was ready to knock out another 8. Nobody else has ever not finished all of the assigned reps during a workout. Not once. Just shocked to learn that this occurred at Ignition.
Thanks to all who showed up today. Appreciate you all. Good first F fellowship and encouragement from the PAX as usual.
Announcements: Bottlecap’s annual 3v3 Basketball tournament, June 15. Middle school and up. See details in other social media site.
Tupperware on Q at Chiseled 6/12.
Watchtower-New site location, New Town tomorrow 6/11