3 pax showed up for a legal thriller in the gloom. Posse and I took a quick warm-up lap shortly before the workout, and Posse declared with certainty of a prophecy, “more will come.” Sure enough, Frack pulled in about 15 seconds later. DICCS was given, and we’re off.
I believe Posse and I learned quite a bit about Frack this morning, from his unique method of “sweating”, to a shocking absence of pop culture knowledge including Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, Twilight Zone, and maybe Rocky (don’t believe Posse got a direct answer on that one). Still everyone pushed it, though I’m quite happy to say I did not get Frack to “sweat.”
5 pax gathered for a post-Christmas beatdown, including an fng (my second this week… and total). Attempted to go for a theme, but most carols are terrible for workouts and 12 days has been appropriately and roundly abused in the recent past. So, I ended up just attempting to hit one of the areas most affected by bad holiday decisions.
Everyone did great, the fng was never just lying on the ground questioning his life decisions, drive by was pushing it the whole time, Glider just outright killed my weinke, and Fuse Box was generally up front, but still threatens me with a crowbar… should I be concerned?
The fng had a narrow miss on his naming as he saved one of the best/worst wedding stories I think I’ve ever heard. The group walked away settling on the name Fourscore. A few minutes later he was talking about his various anniversary dates and the mnemonics he uses to remember them, in particular his wedding date. Apparently he was married in Nagasaki on the anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped there. Hence, with this backblast, I believe I have secured him a much better f3 name as Nagasaki (with the exception of One Star attempting to name my brother Cock Blocker Tuesday). Been trying to talk him into coming out here for probably years at this point, and I believe it helps when they don’t have to wake up before the crack of dawn to attend.
12/31 – Watchtower converges at Bushwood – Marvin Elementary
1/1 – Chiseled converges at Dromedary – Marvin Ridge High
6 in attendance on a fine December evening, a few regulars and a couple candidates for the lauded Octuple.
Everyone did great work, and Big 10 even appeared to have considered doing a side straddle hop!
All you need for a group is more than one, and that goal was met this evening!
Started out with a short mosey and a few exercises in cadence:
10 potato pickers
Mosey over to the sidewalk leading to Transporter’s shed for a truncated version of Gerber’s burpee mile. 8 lampposts with 5 burpees at each and 10 burpees at the last lamppost for a total of 45.
Moseyed to the covered stairs; 10 merkins at the bottom, bearcrawl from the top of the stairs halfway to the doors, and run back. Repeat 3 times. In addition, Rudy strolled up on the last round to say hello.
Moseyed to the alcoves on the side of the high school to do (I think) mike tyson ladders. 10 mike tysons, run to the other alcove, 9 mike tysons, run back…
For the final event, four corners, 5 burpees at the start and after each round. First corner – 10 merkins, second corner – 15 squats, third corner – 20 plank jacks.
Moseyed back to start, and filled out the last 2 minutes with a few dips and merkins.
Supposedly there have been 2 workouts the last couple of weeks, that I have not heard a word about… but I didn’t attend… so can’t complain too much about it myself… but to restart a hopeful streak, here we go:
Started with a short mosey to the only neighborhood dead end that wasn’t a cul de sac
Warm - up - in cadence
10 mountain climbers
10 potato pickers
Mosey to picnic area - derkin walk around picnic table and 30 dips
Mosey to cul de sac - 7 burpee, run around cul de sac, 6 burpees,
etc to 1 burpee
Mosey to next cul de sac - bear crawl around cul de sac
Mosey to start and mary until finish
Tot (triangle of trust), and Rudy took us out
Rudy put in a fantastic effort, wanted to stop by the sounds of it, but powered through to the end. Shake N’Bake pulled a Jingles this evening blasting in about 2-3 minutes after the start. Thank you both, was my first workout in around a month, did not expect to be qing it, but it was an honor to lead you both this evening
After standing alone in front of the school for ten minutes, triggering some brief flashbacks to Coolrunnings, I noticed the string of cars going to the teacher lot, so moseyed over to thankfully discover my group waiting.
Mosey to the bus loop and gave the disclaimer
Potato Pickers x10
Moseyed to the student parking lot to begin Snake Way (Delta had a much better name, but can’t remember it, so I’ll fall back on DBZ)
Along Snake Way (absent the one we started on), there are 9 speed bumps, and adding an additional burpee for each bump. In addition, between each bump, we ran the curves, and (mostly) bear crawled the straightaways (in my defense, it looked a bit shorter in my rose-tinted memory).
From there we moseyed to the half-wall, OUTSIDE THE TRACK, delaying briefly to lunge-walk across the bridge, where did 40 dips, 15 derkins, (in cadence) 20 air presses.
Moseyed to brickyard, grabbed two bricks, and circled up. Did 20 curls, 20 presses, 20 tricep extensions in civilian count. Dropped to the ground to do 20 flutters in cadence, got back up with the bricks for 10 curls, 10 presses, 10 tricep extensions.
Started to go down trail, until it finally hit me how dark it was, so circled through a bit of wet grass to go back the way we came (another brief delay to lunge walk back across bridge), and headed back to the start.
Next was a set of suicides, run to each “speed-bump”, and do 15 squats, run back to start, run to next “speed-bump”, etc.
Finally, did a bit of planking to finish out the last minute of the workout.
Bottlecap took us out.
Thank you guys for sticking with me this morning, it’s been a few months (maybe closer to a year) since I last led a workout. It was fantastic to see everyone’s effort (particularly along Snake Way), and a always an inspiring sight. Still, just surprised the attorney managed to be more concise than the Manual.
Dromedary tomorrow at 5:30 at Marvin Ridge (Bottlecap on Q)
Bible Study on Sunday at 7:30 at Lawson Mill house – DM Bottlecap for more info