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The Wind After the Storm

With the storms that rolled through the area on Thursday and no school on Friday, I figured it might be a light day at Cerberus.  I’m not sure what is normal, but I was pleasantly surprised with 13 HIMs.  But while the storms rolled through, the wind stayed.  Opening my car door was now a challenge.  As we waited on the rest of the PAX, some collected Yama outdoor sofa cushions that were blowing across the parking lot and Mighty Mite grabbed a sign.  5:29 came, disclaimer given, 5:30 and we’re gone.

Cut through the buildings running up the ramps to the top of the deck, level 4.

COP

IW x 10 IC

Windmill x 10 IC  You have to count pretty slow in order to do 2 on the 4 count, next time

Merkin x 10 IC

Peter Parker x 10 IC

Parker Peter x 10 IC

The Thang:

Paula Abdul down the deck, running 2 segments forward, 1 back.  10 merkins at the end of forward run, 10 jumpsquats at the end of back, ran backwards on the back inclines.  Total 50 merkins and 50 jumpsquats.  Circle back for the six.

Left the deck and mosey to the first traffic circle, partner up for first stop of Dora 1-2-3.  Pax combined for 100 merkins while partner 2 lunge walked outer half of traffic circle.  Alf knocked out 75 merkins in the first round, so lunge walk may have been a little long.  I told Fallout to leave 5 for Alf for next round, but to no avail.

Mosey to second traffic circle.  Partners combine for 200 squats while partner 2 bear crawls outer half of traffic circle.  This one took 2 rounds for everyone.

Mosey down the hill past the retaining pond.  Partners combine for 150 LBCs and 150 dry docks while working at the same time.  Some (Job) thought the 150 of each were for each pax, so some confusion there, but all got done.  But apparently Job still owes 15 dry docks.

Back up the hill into Waverly stopping at first building.

Wall sits with air press x 50

Mosey over to the turf in front of the Ale House.  Different partners.  Partner 1 step ups while Partner 2 ran around the traffic circle with the globe, flap jack.  Round 2 dips, Round 3 derkins.

Mary

Flutter x 20

Rosalita x 20

American Hammer x 20

COT/Announcements

Q School tomorrow at Cuthbertson High School, for site Qs or those that have Q’d 3 times or less.  Posse is also looking for some moving help.

Q Source at Panera Waverly right afterwards, if you are reading this you missed it.

YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Great group today, always enjoy getting out of my comfort zone exploring new AOs and meeting new PAX.  Shop Dog and Astro with the respects.  Don’t think I’ve worked out with Posse, Shop Dog, and Big Ben so great meeting you guys, strong work.  Fallout, congrats on waking up?  Mighty Mite, Toolbag, Swimmers, Hot Yoga, been a while but great seeing you guys.  Alf and Astro, looking forward to reading the back of your T-shirts at a Fast Twitch soon.  Job, congrats on inheriting good genes.  Point Break has committed to his VQ on 3/4 at Anvil, his 40th birthday.  Some really strong work for a few months in, come join.

I’ve heard Cerberus is a great A51, SOB and Union mix, did not disappoint.  PAX stayed together for the most part, with Job and Alf out front on the Paula Abduls.  But the wind is how this one will be remembered.  Thankfully all of the new trees at Waverly are 10 feet tall, but really tough to run into that wind.  With a few out and backs in the weinke, running to the globe circle was easy but once you hit that crosswind through the buildings it stopped you in your tracks.

We avoided the turf on the patio because Alf said it’s a dog waste area although this has never been confirmed.  I’m hoping people are better than that.  But other than that, great AO.  Hoping by the time I Q here again google maps will have more updated so we can venture out more.  So many possibilities.  Thanks Alf and Swimmers.

And Then It Started Raining

While Bagpipe was one of my first posts circa 2015, I haven’t been back a whole lot since.  Tuesdays are usually a day off and Hawks Nest/Fast Twitch is basically in my backyard.  So appreciate Cooter asking me to Q to step out of the comfort zone.  But I have to admit, when it’s raining and you have to mix things up, sometimes that comfort zone is nice.  YHC confirmed with Cooter the day before, but didn’t check the weather until late.  I even woke up and got out of bed and checked the weather about 4 am and no rain.  Things were going to be good.

YHC rolled up to the AO early and was greeted by site Q Kirby hacking up a lung.  Cooter was also hacking, but he did so at home.  The rest of the PAX rolled up, disclaimer given, and off we went.

Mosey to the parking lot accross Brixham Hill for COP.  I think everytime I have recently posted at Bagpipe COP was here, so I didn’t want to break any rules.  

COP

IW x 15

Low Slow Squat x 15

Peter Parker x 15

Parker Peter x 15

The Thang

The plan was to do 4 exercises to 10, 4 times through, and then do a 3/4 loop around the lake to hit all 4 sides and then a rock set. We started on the first 4 x 4 and the rains came, and then the grumblings came. Thankfully it was a mid-60s December morning as Margo mentioned, but no one wants to workout in the rain, Q included.

Scrap that and ran to the deck. In an effort to keep things somewhat on the rails, we kept with a similar plan and adapted it to the deck. Once dry, we finished up the first set of Lunges, Merkins, Plankjacks and Flutter. Did each exercise to 10, 4 times through, then ran up to the top level.

From there, we would do rounds 2 and 3, run down the steps 2 levels to the basement, then up the ramps to level 2. Round 2 was or may have been something like Squats, Dips, Derkins and Freddy Mercury. Round 3 was or may have been something like Split Squats, Incline merkins, Monkey Humpers, American Hammer. Plank work and Air presses at the end of the round while waiting on the six.

Mosey back to launch with a few minutes to spare. We kept the backs dry this long, no reason to soup up the perforated seats in the car and have to smell that later. So Merkins x 10, Plankjack x 10, and held plank for the last minute.

COT/Announcements

Prayers for Fallout’s son Kai and continued healing

Prayers for Brexit and injury from car wreck

Prayers for Mermaid’s family after the loss of his father in law.

Prayers for Dr. Cheddar and the move to Chicago, Happy Hour @ Gibson’s Wednesday at 5:30.

YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Enjoyed the banter today and meeting a few new PAX. I met Frehley’s for the first time for the 10th time, kidding. Fire Hazard broke the record for the “is this your first Q” question just a few minutes in. Jazz Hands was petitioning for a new name while using said jazz hands, request was denied. The Rosalita’s led to an in depth taint conversation. Kirby issued a Silver Alert when Frehley’s went missing at COT. Mic Check and Wingman provided pretty good directions around Ballantyne when the rains came. One Niner, Wingman, Fire Hazard and Bucky led the group, but strong work by all. Not much waiting around, group stayed close together. Need to make it back out soon, enjoyed the group and thanks Cooter and Kirby for the opportunity. Merry Christmas.



Keeping Me In Check

After taking my kids to sing Christmas carols at a retirement center with my son’s cub scout pack last night and the M away at a bunco Christmas party (or something like that), YHC was just settling in for some good TV down time. Sure there was the Q the next morning, but this is Anvil, I know every rock in that pile. But then Fallout sent a message over slack to our church group that I had the Q, and Point Break accepted ready for his 2nd post. At Centurion on Friday he mentioned he did 2 years of acting school before transferring to state, so Point Break was born. I am also willing to bet that he is the first person to transfer into the computer science program at state from acting school. Regardless, it forced YHC to write the weinke and check the weather.

YHC rolled in a few minutes early. Although the ride over was in the rain, stopped and stayed that way.  Disclaimer given and off we went.

COP

Mosey around the side parking lot from launch to pick up Brilleaux then headed over to the turf.

IW x 15

Peter Parker x 15

Parker Peter x 15

Plankjack x 10, low plankjack x 5

The Thang:

Mosey to the hotbox. We had 4 groups of exercises that we would do 4 times through at 4 different stations. Hot box was up first with 4 rounds of Step ups x 10, Split Squat x 10, Dips x 10 and Derkins x 10. After completing the 4th round a short run down the concrete ramp to the fields and back up. Wall sits while waiting on the six.

Mosey to the large front rock pile and grab a lifting rock. 4 rounds of tricep extensions x 10, push press x 10, curls x 10, teabag squats x 10. Short run around all of the islands after the 4th round.

Mosey to the overhang by the front entrance off Rea. Some plank work before getting started. 4 rounds of calf raises x 10, squats x 10, incline merkins x 10, and burpees x 5. After the 4th round run down the sidewalk to Rea and back. Wall sits with air press x 50.

Mosey back to turf. Found the dry ground under the overhang for mary. 4 rounds of LBC x 10, Freddy Mercury x 10, Heels to Heaven x 10 and American Hammer x 10.

COT/Announcements

Fallout gave an update on his son Kai. They have been in the hospital in Greenville, SC for the past 2 days. Continued prayers for him.

Prayers for Mermaid’s family after the loss of his father in law.

YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Mixed group out there today, some seasoned vets and Point Break with his 2nd post. The last time I did this style workout, it was in case of rain and we stayed in the hot box with rocks the whole time. With Point Break’s first action at the AO and no rain, we tried to make our way around and see what all it has to offer. The group stayed together with Mr. Magoo and Brilleaux leading the way. The mary set hurt a lot more than I thought it would. I feel like I have been ripped off of my 6 minutes of Mary with the Qs lately, apparently my body needs more core work. Enjoyed the chatter and brotherhood as always.

Fire up the Glutes

YHC rolled into the AO a few minutes early followed by Chelms and Magoo. We gave Chelms some coats YHC and Way had donated at Anvil on Wednesday and a few others rolled in from other Pax. It was one of those perfect October mornings, not too hot, not too cold.

As 5:30 rolled around, there were no site Q’s to be found, but a disclaimer was given that may or may not have contained the word unsueable, but off we went.

Mosey to the shopping center at Carmel and 51 for COP. Site Q Margo caught up with us.

COP

  • IW x 15 IC
  • Merkin x 15 IC
  • Mountain Climber x 15 IC
  • Alt Shoulder Taps x 15 IC

The Thang

We ran the stairs of the shopping center with 40’s of squats and lunges at the bottom of the stairs. First run was 40 squats and 0 lunges, then 30 squats and 10 lunges, then 20 and 20, 10 and 30, and ended with 0 squats at the top and a walking 40 lunges.   Some plank work done while waiting on the six.

Mosey across 51 and then across Carmel to the business park. Grab a rock from the nice assortment at the back of the parking lot. At each median along the outside of the building, we did increasing reps of stagger right then left merkins. 1 each side at first median, 2 each side at second and so on. The original goal was 10 but the 8th median was a nice stopping point.

Went back to the rock pile with increasing curls and tricep extensions at each median. Put the rocks back and headed back to the AO.

Stopped at the patio in front of the school for sets of step ups, dips and derkins then back to launch for Mary.

Mary

  • Heels to Heaven x 20 IC
  • Flutter x 20 IC
  • Freddy Mercury x 20 IC

YHC took us out in prayer

Moleskin

Easy group today, no waiting around at all with everyone together. The cool weather had everyone in a good mood and getting after it. I knew that I had done the 40’s set before so I looked back at old BBs before writing this one because it seemed extra bad this time. So last time we started at 30 and 10 with increments of 5 so it added another round, but still 100 was the count for each then and now. Doing that first puts the body in slow-mo from then on.

It’s now Tuesday and I can’t remember everything else that happened and may have made up some of the above, but it’s pretty close and will due for now. Thanks Margo and Mermaid.

Hooked on Counting

For some reason YHC still tries to get to the site early on Q days. Not sure why since nothing has changed, but I did and still can’t beat Mr. Magoo. Not sure if he is living in his car or does intense stretching while in the driver’s seat, but I’m coming for you. Mermaid rolled up soon after and we started talking about how YHC stepped on a fishing hook while in the ocean 2 weeks ago. As I felt something attached to my toe but having no idea what it was, I reached down and grabbed and pulled whatever it was (the line) and, well, set the hook as any good fisherman would have done. As I sat in the Urgent Care 1 hour after arriving to the beach barefoot and in a puddle of ocean water and sand, I took some pretty gnarly pictures. YHC had hoped to start this BB with said picture, but apparently wingman and udder do not trust me enough to upload media. Picture coming to a COT near you.

The remaining veterans rolled up (Haze running in, see previous BBs for jokes), Brilleaux was on time, and a brief disclaimer was given, sufficient if you will, but haters gonna hate.

COP

Mosey to the Anvil Coliseum by the finest turf in A51 for COP.

  • IW x 15 IC
  • Mountain Climber x 14 IC
  • Squats x 15?

The Thang

The Gummy named Anvil “patio” of concrete there at the entrance of the new building would be home base. We would run out across the parking lots, perform various exercises and back to the patio.

Round 1 – Triple Dime at the Fields, 10 Monkey Humpers at the bottom of the hill, 10 jump squats at the top. Ran back to patio and 10 merkins.

Round 2 – 30 step ups (15 each leg), 20 dips, 10 decline merkins at the hot box, 2 times through. Ran back to patio and 10 merkins and 20 LBCs.

Round 3 – Was supposed to be some core knee ups with feet in the swings, hanging leg lifts and pull ups but the playground was closed. So outside the fence we did 30 Freddie Mercury, 20 plankjacks. Ran back to patio and 10 merkins, 20 LBCs and 30 walking lunges.

Round 4 – 30 curls, 20 push press and 10 tricep extensions at the rock pile, 3 times through. Ran back to patio and 10 merkins, 20 LBCs, 30 walking lunges, and 40 squats.

Round 5 – 30 split squats (15 each leg), 20 dips, and 10 incline merkins at picnic tables, 3 times through. Ran back to launch for Mary.

Mary

  • LBC x 20 IC
  • Over Under x 20 IC
  • Heels to Heaven x 20 IC
  • Flutter x 20 IC
  • Held plank for a minute

YHC took us out in prayer

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Moleskin

I enjoy the workouts where the group stays together the whole time, allows for some good continued chatter. Except the chatter today focused on YHC’s counting. So I hard counted a 14 one time and a Triple Nickel is a 5 count, and maybe we even switched from LBCs to Freddie Mercurys in the middle of a count, just keeping the PAX on their toes. Although I think I did get an “atta boy” from Haze as I started with Imperial Walkers, so I got that going for me. Also some good Mermaid fishing conversations and I think Haze and Puddin were talking lowcountry towns at one point. At 39 years old, YHC took what I think is my first War Baby notation with King War Daddy Snuka still going strong.

The plan was to have a focus area at each station. Legs on the hill, shoulders/arms in the hot box, core in the playground and bicepts/arms with the rocks. The picnic tables were a bonus. But with the playground closed, other modifications, and squats and lunges added to the patio exercises, it ended up being more leg focused than I had intended. I feel that part today.

If I was allowed to post pictures and if I tracked my runs on Strava, I’m pretty sure the picture drawn would have resembled a hand, #funfacts. Maybe we’ll do that one again.

Weather was extremely humid and muggy. Someone said cooler days at ahead, but hard to believe at this point. That means today was a no-go on the Mr. Magoo yellow jacket.

I’d Rather Be At Hardee’s

YHC rolled up first to Anvil this morning with Magoo soon following. It felt pretty cool as I got out of my car, but somehow that drastically changed midway through the workout. Pretty much the Anvil usual this morning. Whatever mileage the rest of us had, you can add .276 to it for Haze’s RT run in. YHC doesn’t usually wear a watch, but I do have one I charge up for every Q. But with the house renovation and living arrangements we have been in, it was nowhere to be seen last night. Mermaid agreed to keep time, but YHC found it in a desk drawer and all was good with the world. Except at 5:27AM, as I’m just about to deliver the most amazing disclaimer the world has known, it starts vibrating saying my 94 year old grandfather is calling. He lives on his own, with my mom and her 2 sisters and families checking in and helping out, except they are all in Italy this week, so the baton was passed to my brother and I. So I got a little worried, ran to my car, grabbed the phone, and found out all was well, just an accidental dial as he was on his way to Hardee’s, just like every single other morning. #lifegoals (sub Hardee’s). After Mermaid giving the 2 minute warning while on the phone, I cut it short and we started promptly on time, disclaimer and all.

COP

Mosey past the rocks where it looks like some drainage work is about to begin, then circled back to a main parking lot.

  • IW x 20 IC
  • Mountain Climber x 20 IC
  • Stagger Left Merkin x 10 IC
  • Peter Parker x 20 IC
  • Stagger Right Merkin x 10 IC

The Thang

Mosey across the street to the library, partner up. Partner 1 lunge walks the straightaway, while Partner 2 runs the loop and catches up. Flapjack. As Partner 1 ran the loop and caught up, we were close to the end so all Pax just lunge walked to the end, mosey back to beginning.

Round 2 same but squat walk

On the other side coming back towards the entrance was a set of small light posts. We ran a merkin suicide up to 10 on those, each time running to light post 1, 1 merkin, back to start, run to light post 2, 2 merkins, back to start, and so on up to 10. Some plank work waiting on the six.

Mosey back to the picnic tables for Thang 2. Pax chose the decreasing option, so we started with 20 incline diamond merkins, 20 dips and 20 decline diamond merkins and then ran the North Face loop. We then came back to the tables and repeated for reps of 15 and 10. Wall sits waiting on the six.

After a 10 second count, back to the wall for air presses x 50. Mosey back to launch with a quick sprint to the end of the lot and a quick sprint back.

Mary

  • Freddy Mercury x 20 IC
  • LBC x 20 IC
  • Right leg crossed over x 10 IC, Left leg x 10
  • Heels to Heaven x 20
  • Flutter x 20 IC

YHC took us out in prayer

Moleskin

Pax pretty much stayed together today, everyone pushing hard. Ickey took off on the tricep table circuit and proceeded to say he would rather be at Hardee’s. That circuit hurt, diamonds hurt. HIPAA said on Twitter he was too winded to talk, please note challenge flag thrown. I appreciate Mermaid’s backup timekeeper status, and the later affirmation that we started and ended on time. The Brilleaux/Hammer combo was tough to beat on the partner work, Snuka out front for the merkin suicides and Haze finished first in the solo run in. Clover continued is streak of ugly dook shirts, this one might have topped the others. I thought for sure the brisk cool air that we started in would have been enough to warrant Magoo’s yellow windbreaker, but all were left disappointed.

Enjoyed the group and chatter this morning and appreciate the fellowship and accountability.

Tartarus Wins Again

YHC rolled up to find most of the usuals already in place. A pretty mild morning, ready to get to work.

A disclaimer was given, and off we went.

COP

Mosey to the top of the deck. Knowing we were about to Paula Abdul down it, we were supposed to take the stairs. But Scabby distracted me and we missed them. So we got a little more mileage in.

IW x 15

Plankjack x 15

Peter Parker x 15

Mountain Climber x 15

Parker Peter x 15

The Thang:

Paula Abdul – From the top of the deck, the idea being to run two segments forward, 1 backwards. At the end of the forward run, 10 jumpsquats. At the end of the backwards run, 10 walking lunges each leg. A brief wall sit and we were off.

Mosey to the parking lot beside the aquatic center and find a parking space. YHC gave perfect instructions to plankwalk down the lines, at every other parking space line 5 merkins, at the other one lunge walk to the end and back. This quickly turned into a cluster so we moved on. There was a round 2 to this, but you’ll never know what it was.

Mosey to the rock pile across the street and grab a lifting and moving rock.  Mosey back to the bottom of staircase 3 of Tartarus deck.

Starting at the bottom with your rock, do 10 overhead press, 10 tricep extensions and 10 curls, drop the rock and take the stairs to the top.  At the top, 10 donkey kicks, 10 air press on the wall and 10 burpees.  Run over and back down the middle staircase to your rock.  Take the rock to level 2 and perform rock exercises there.  Each time running to the top, exercise, and back to your rock (exercise) and taking it up 1 level to the top.

After dropping off the rocks, YHC asked Hops (the king of the bootcamp) what we should do with our last 6 minutes. Was there any chance he wasn’t going to say 6 minutes of Mary? So we did, mosey back to launch.

Mary

Flutter x 20

Rosalita x 20

Freddy Mercury x 20

American Hammer x 20

Hold Plank for last minute

COT/Announcements

Joe Davis run 3/9/19 https://joedavisrun.racesonline.com/register

Prayers for 2nd Mission Trip Team to Peru

There were others, but I forgot. Brushback? Post below.

YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Always a great group at Centurion, one of my favorite AOs. Pretty good mumblechatter, just not where I expected it. I fully expected the talk to start early after calling 4 plank exercises in a row on the cheese grater floor of the top deck. Maybe I’ve just got better at tuning it out. But call a few exercises in a parking lot space and everyone is confused. Glad it worked out that way as we had time for the full deck work. Mermaid, Brilleaux and Snuka out front, but pretty much everyone stayed together. Hardly any waiting around. Scratch apparently borrowed his son’s gym shorts. My plank faced away from him. Those backwards runs that hit an incline hurt extra bad, will feel those. And the storage space next door messing up the view from the top of Tartarus, oh well, til next time.

It Didn’t Rain, But It Could Have

I consider Anvil to be one of the best AOs in Area 51, so many options.  You’ve got multiple bench sites, rock piles, parking lots, fields, playgrounds, courtyards, hills, etc.  But if there was one glaring weakness it would be the lack of covered options, no parking deck mainly.  So when Hops gingerly asked to move back his Q as to not Q in back to back days (more on this later), YHC obliged but knew it may be a wet one.  I figured now was the time to write the emergency rainy day Anvil weinke that I despise, to save for, well, a rainy day.  I tried to make Champagne proud, although he wasn’t there.

YHC rolled in just a few minutes early realizing my watch was still at home.  Thankfully Mermaid agreed to keep the time, and immediately let YHC know it was time to get going.  Disclaimer given and off we went.

COP

Mosey to the parking lot in front of the main drag rock pile.  Picked up Beer Pong just in time for COP.

IW x 10

Low Slow Squat x 10

Merkin x 10

Peter Parker x 10

The Thang:

Grabbed a lifting rock and headed to the Hot Box where we would stay awhile.  In the spirit of bad weather, had there been any, we would have wanted to stay under shelter, so we did.

We had 4 groups of 4 different exercises that we would do 4 times through, with a short run in between.  Plank exercises and wall sits while waiting on the six before starting the next round together.

Round 1 – Jump ups x 10, Dips x 10, Derkins x 10, Rock Overhead Press x 10, 4 times through, run the sidewalk down to the fields until it ends and back

Round 2 – Split-squats x 10 (5 each leg), Rock skullcrushers x 10 on bench, Incline merkin x 10 on bench, rock curls x 10, 4 times through, run

Round 3 – Calf-raisers x 10, Rock tricep extensions x 10, Merkin x 10, Plankjack x 10, 4 times through, run

Round 4 – Squats x 10, Carolina Dry Docks x 10, Merkins on the Rock x 10, Burpees x 5, 4 times through, run

Wall sits with air press x 50

Returned the rocks, mosey back to launch, stopping at the first lightpole for 3 quick sprints, out, back, and back to launch.

Mary

LBC x 15

Flutter x 15 (might have been a 13 in here somewhere as YHC lost count)

Rosalita x 15

American Hammer x 15

COT/Announcements

Area 51 Christmas Party December 1

Anvil Qs needed for the next 2 weeks and beyond, sign up here.

YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Mixed group out there today, some seasoned vets along with some relatively new.  Thanks Mailman for bringing out Beer Pong.  Puddin suggested we go inside Calvary to accomplish YHC’s goals of staying dry, and the possibilities are endless there.  I can imagine the escalator lunges now.

Image result for elf escalator

Alas, wasn’t meant to be.  Group stayed close together throughout the workout, not much waiting around.  Each group of exercises varied enough that sometimes different Pax were out in front each set, depending on their strengths.  While this type set work definitely does not suit the strengths of the Q, I feel we all pushed hard and got stronger, SWOL if you will.  I didn’t keep track of mileage, but I’m guessing could have even been under a mile, which would break my Fishing Hole personal Q record.  So I guess I’ll hang my hat on that. Enjoyed the chatter and brotherhood as always.

Get Your Rocks Up The Deck

YHC pulling into the AO is always a familiar sight, but never on a Thursday.  Ed and Bean were the welcoming committee as the rest of the PAX pulled in.  Was hoping the humidity would have died down, but to no avail.  A few more days of summer it is.

A disclaimer was given, and off we went.

COP

Mosey around the field for some butt kicks and high knees to the parking lot behind the field for COP.

IW x 15

Low Slow Squat x 15 (all were low, some were even slow)

Merkin x 10

Mountain Climber x 10

The Thang:

We stayed in the lot and plankwalked down the long side of the lot.  At every other parking space line 5 merkins, at the other one lunge walk to the end and back.

Round 2 we crab walked down the lot and at every other line did 5 dips and squat walked on the other line.

Mosey to the rock pile across the street and grab a lifting and moving rock.  Mosey back to the bottom of staircase 3 of Tartarus deck.

Starting at the bottom with your rock, do 10 overhead press, 10 tricep extensions and 10 curls, drop the rock and take the stairs to the top.  At the top, 10 donkey kicks, 10 air press on the wall and 10 (changed to 5 in round 3) burpees.  Run over and back down the middle staircase to your rock.  Take the rock to level 2 and perform rock exercises there.  Each time running to the top, exercise, and back to your rock (exercise) and taking it up 1 level to the top.

Mosey back to launch.

Mary

Heels to Heaven x 15

Flutter x 15

Rosalita x 15

American Hammer x 18 (final predicted US Ryder Cup score)

COT/Announcements

Isabella Santos this Saturday.

YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Strong group of men out today, while I have never been to the Fishing Hole before today, I have a feeling was mostly a group of regulars.  I posted Centurion today (Friday) and no repeat PAX, so was good for me to get out of my regular and meet some new guys.  Alas my attempt at War Baby was throttled when 21 year old Marco showed up.  Marco and Polo didn’t just show up on time, they navigated blindly through the gloom and were lost, and found us, can’t make this stuff up.  The refuseniks came out strong with the plank and crab walk sets.  Chelms told me to make sure I kept the running low, so what do the refuseniks do, run.  I tried.  Bean hazed them quite well and it was noted Commish did return for the other half of the set.  For those that stuck with the plan, final mileage was 1.47, definitely the lowest Q I’ve had.  The rock pile doesn’t have the best selection, but didn’t hear much complaining there and a lot of the PAX ended up with small boulders.  Enjoyed the group, and thanks for the opportunity.

To the Islands

YHC rolled up a bit early to launch and was soon followed by a red Jeep Compass.  Not sure how long Dangerfield had been driving around, but glad you didn’t kill me and glad I could point you to the right lot.  Amazes me that an 18 year old will wake up super early to go workout before their senior year of high school, well done sir.  The rest of the PAX rolled up to join us in this high humidity morning (apparently one morning away from the start of fall temps).  A disclaimer was given, and off we went.

COP

Mosey up the main drag and run into Bugeater and Scratch & Win, so we stop for COP at the adjacent lot.

IW x 20

Little baby arm circles x 20, backwards x 20

MC x 20

Merkin x 10

Plankjack x 10

Low Plankjack x 5

The Thang:

Mosey to the front entrance rock pile, grab a good sized rock, and head to front entrance with 4 islands between the Pax and 51.  One lap around each of the 4 islands starting with the closest, and 10 merkins on the rock each time back.

10 Broad Jump Burpees around the first island with the rock, run back, 10 merkins

Walking squats around the second island with the rock, 10 merkins

Walking lunges around the third island with the rock, run back, 10 merkins

Run with the rock around the 4th island, 10 merkins

Mosey to the crosswalk beside the best turf in Area 51 and partner up.

Partner 1 runs to the crosswalk towards the baseball field, 10 of called exercise.  Partner 2 does called exercise until Partner 1 gets back.

Round 1 – 10 merkins, rock deadlifts

Round 2 – 10 wide arm merkins, rock curls

Round 3 – 10 diamond merkins, rock overhead press

Round 4 – 10 dry docks, rock tricep extensions

Drop off the rocks and wall sit.

Left leg up, Right leg up, 50 air presses.

Mosey back to launch.

Mary

Heels to Heaven x 20

LBC x 20

Flutter x 20?

COT/Announcements

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YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Easy group today, not much separation from the PAX as everyone stayed pretty much together.  Great to have Overdraft, my brother, in town now and hopefully showing up at a few more workouts.  Snuka still managed to show that he is 57 and will smoke you.  As the War Daddy, he teamed up with the War Baby Dangerfield and made quite the fast combo.  Brilleaux, Hammer, Hopper and Haze on their heels.  After calling out YHC on twitter for his summer vacation and absence from Anvil, Haze was unusually quiet during the workout.  He did express his love for arm circles and the Q’s superior form of them.  Feel free to use for your Q next week.  Note: no SSHs were performed, your welcome.  During the wall sits, Scratch & Win had me a bit worried as he started naming inanimate things in his life that he was thankful for (shoes, grass, etc.) in order to keep his mind clear.  Thankful this wasn’t the end of you man.  Apparently Slumdog did not authorize nor follow Runstopper’s attempt at a renaming to Strategery a few weeks ago as he does not claim it.  Mark the date of 8/22/18 that Bugeater is officially “back” and it shows.  He’ll be on Q 9/12.  Ickey is looking to tailgate the Crane Relay, and I don’t think he is going to have any problems finding a crowd.  Enjoyed it guys.