Author Archive Longhorn

It Was Straight Up Cold (Hearted)

The Debut for this Q:  There early, as always.  Can’t get Hooch to leave after 5:15.  Looked around, no MoneyBall.  Figured all his trash talk was on a hill somewhere in Utah.  Let’s go.


The Warmup:  Mosey around meet-up parking lot 1x (my first audible – had planned for 2 but knew we wouldn’t hurt on running.)

Circle Up:

  • SSH x20
  • Plank Jacks x20
  • Merkins x20
  • Potato Pickers x15


The Thang:

Mosey to the poles (or whatever those things are called) for a workout that perhaps debuted today.

  • Paula Abduls (2 steps forward, 1 step back) – even though the actual song says “2 steps forward, 2 steps back” – we wouldn’t have gotten far if we did that.  1 burpee at the poles, run up 2 lights, 20 Bonnie Blairs, run back 1 light, 3 burpees, back up 2 lights, etc until reaching the building that I believe 1 PAX might work at, at least I’ve gathered that from my few escapades to #GroupMe.

At the building, grab some wall.

  • 40 Air Presses
  • 20 Mike Tysons
  • 20 Donkey Kicks

Mosey into a brisk North wind to the high school lot (where people that have never heard of Paula Abdul park).   Take on some Escalators….

  • To first post, 10 Bobby Hurleys (it is March, after all), return to middle for burpee
  • To second post, 10 Bobby Hurleys, 20 Merkins, return to middle for burpee
  • To third post, 10 Bobby Hurleys, 20 Merkins, 30 Carolina Drydocks, return to middle for burpee.
  • To fourth post, 10 Bobby Hurleys, 20 Merkins, 30 Carolina Drydocks, 40 Squats, return to middle for burpee.

Dasher-led Mosey to middle school for some team work:

  • 150 Dips while teammate runs half-lap
  • 100 Incline Presses
  • 100 American Hammers

Mosey back to starting point where Dasher led us in a round of Mary’s that involved a lot of planking on hands and elbows.

Finished up with what we always finish up with.  Had to think hard to remember it, you all do that EVERY time?


Mole Skin (what on Earth does that mean?):

Thanks for welcoming me into this group.  I’ve done it for eight months and have enjoyed the workouts and waaaay-early morning camaraderie.  It was fun to lead.  I’ve heard that when you Q, you get a little burst of juice.  That was true today.  We ran more than I had planned (2.5-3 miles all-told), especially battling the aforementioned wind.   Grammar police, I capitalized every workout except one – man, I hate burpees.   See ya Monday!