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
**Posted on behalf of Stub Hub
Eight PAX showed up early on a Monday morning to run off all the beer and wings ate over an NFL playoff weekend. Since 93% of WUC PAX are somehow Patriots fans the mood was rather delightful.
• Disclaimer – Really good and extra elaborate disclaimer given before we launched our workout.
Start from the parking lot and head down to Transporters Shed for 10 donky kicks. Mosey to the upper circle by the baseball field for 10 air squats. Mosey down to the baseball fields for 10 derkins. Mosey back up to the top circle for 10 air squats. Head all the way around towards the high school parking lot for 5 burpees at the stop sign. Mosey to front of High School for 15 dips. Mosey to front of middle school for 10 box jumps. Mosey to beginning for 5 burpees. Wash, Rinse, Repeat till 6:15am.
Four total laps seemed to be what most PAX got, except BC and Hollywood who were able to go pick up the rest of us after breezing through course. Somehow this managed to time out okay as we got back with 30 seconds to spare so we were able to get in some quality ab work.
All PAX that showed up to ignition Monday morning worked extremely hard. It seems that each lap got progressively harder. We covered a pretty good amount of ground 6.2mi according to the crapple watch.
• Shampoo Crew still doing big things collecting toiletries to bring to local shelters. See Dancing Bear for additional Details
• Father Daughter Dance – March 1st. See Gatorcub for details. www.markthismoment.com/
• Keep Mad Dog in your prayers as he had a heart procedure. (Since I am not very prompt on this backblast, I can share Mad Dog said it was a good over all report and said we should be seeing him in the gloom soon!)
Despite WUC’s other two AO’s running as scheduled, 9 men made the smart decision to venture to Wesley Chapel’s finest shopping center to start off their week right. There may or may not have been a proper disclaimer provided judging by the strange looks I got.
THANG: run around Chick Fil A and Dunkin’, narrowly get run over by the one car in the lot, to the back of the Target lot. Warm up consisted of, all IC, MC x15, Peter Parker x15, Plank Jack x15, plank, elbow plank, merkins x15
To other side of lot-Every third tree, 5 jump squats to the end (total 45). Back to beginning, same thing, yet 3 burpees instead of jump squats (27). Plank work, Mahktar NDiayes x15 IC
Mosey to Brooklyn Pizza-each pick up a sandbag and back to Target parking lot. With sandbag, run to 1st line, 10 shoulder presses, leave bag, run back to start, then grab bag and run to 2nd line, 10 shoulder presses, run back to start, etc-did this for 7 lines (70 presses). Then Jump squats x20 IC
Next- at each line, 5 squats with sandbags (35 total), back to start. Then Sandbag squats x 15 IC
Next -with sandbag, at each line, 8 bent over rows, leave bag, back one line, then grab and go to next line, repeat entire way (56 total). Then Merkins x 15 IC
Next-sandbag burpees, 2 at each line (14), bring bags back to start. Then 2 laps of mosey/sprint until time.
MOLESKIN:Great group of guys as always. Many I haven’t ever met or seen in a while. Sandbags were tough, especially since the one I had weighed what seemed like half my body weight. Always good to get out of the comfort zone and try something different(for me at least). Because the Wesley Chapel Target is the least crowded in all the area, it makes sense that they have the biggest parking lot. Somehow just running back and forth in the lot we got in almost 3 miles.
Goodfella, as usual, smoked everyone when it came to burpees. Got the onslaught of short jokes from the PAX during that time as well.
Short Circuit-heard it was his third time out and despite my disclaimer issues, had the innate ability to modify as necessary
Smokey- super fast, up at the front all day, despite back issues. Nice work.
Chastain-showed up at some point during the workout. Not sure when but jumped right in to work hard.
Ackbar-Almost didn’t make it due to lack of sleep from the Star Wars marathon on TV all weekend. Glad you did.
Deadwood was completely silent the entire workout. Just kidding, he talked nonstop.
Banjo didn’t want me to be the only one so he came to make sure that Briarcrest was represented. Following through on our Briarcrestian reputation, he gave it his all with no complaining to be heard.
Demascus-Found out that he does not know how to read a weather report. Thought it was 59 degrees when he arrived. No gloves, shorts, shirt. Very Recalculating of him.
Thanks again for the opportunity to lead
Bible study-Wesley Chapel Brooklyn Pizza, Monday at 7:30pm
Legacy Sports-looking for leaders to help
Rainy weather moved us to the covered picnic area, where 3 PAX joined YHC on a fun filled mostly non-running gear workout.
Took advantage of the minimal rain to mosey a couple of blocks and back; SSH x20 IC, MC x10 IC, Plank Jacks x10 IC, Merkins x10 IC, 10 burpees oyo
Under the picnic shelter next to the benches where the gear was waiting. Dumbbells from 25-55 lbs, 45 lb plates.
Cranked up the tunes. Turned on the lights. Explained the stations.
Tabata station work 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off
Every so often, we would mix in regular burpees, derkins or merkins as another station.
After 15 sets, the rain held off a bit and allowed us to run to Providence Rd. and back. Back to the covering, 1 minute plank.
Then repeat stations for 15 more sets until time was up. Finished it off with 10 burpees
This was actually the first workout YHC has Q’d with this little running. Not sure how I feel about it. Decided to bring gear expecting weather-limited movement with more PAX but all appeared to have been scared off by the 4:45 downpour that likely made everyone (but the 3 studs listed above) hit the snooze button. But for the most part, the rain held off until after we were done and we remained mostly dry despite the conditions around us. Due to preference, some stations were skipped more often than others. Some modifications were made. But no quit and no train interruption made for a good workout.
Thanks to the 3 that braved the 5 mph winds and really light rain to join me this morning. Hard work and great attitudes as usual.
Forest Hill Church-service 10/21 Cane Creek Amphitheatre