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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

Q’s needed for Anvil starting 9/26, sign up here

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044fa9af2da31-anvil

Last day to sign up for the Crane Relay

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.

Big 3 Leg Day, Minus Ice Cube

Even mid-summer, the Centurion faithful still showed for this humidity filled workout along with some new faces.  YHC was talking with a friend last night about 24 Hours of Booty coming up since he had never done it before.  I asked him when is it again, and realized that I was only 2 weeks away from riding 100+ miles on a bike that I had not been on since last 24 HOB.  Maybe we’ll get bikes at Centurion one day, but for today, some Freddy Mercury and leg day would have to suffice.

Margo planted the Old Glory shovel flag.  Disclaimer was given, not my best, but had the PAX ready to modify and not sue.  Chelms was given the opportunity to start up the hill early but declined.

Mosey to the shopping center at Carmel and 51 for COP.

COP

  • IW x 20 IC
  • Mountain Climber x 20 IC
  • Plankjack x 20 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 30 squats and 10 lunges, then 25 and 15, 20 and 20, 15 and 25 and 10 and 30.   Some plank work and 6 inches (with obligatory “thats what she said” commentary) done while waiting on the six.

Mosey to the picnic tables at the front of the AO.  10 each leg step ups, 20 dips and 20 derkins first round followed by 8 each leg step ups (Haze couldn’t handle the combined 15, so we added 1 so he wouldn’t be unbalanced all day), 15 dips and 15 derkins.

Mosey to Tartarus ground level middle stairs and partner up.  PAX ran up separate sides of the parking deck to meet in the middle of level 2 and did 10 hand-slap merkins.  Down the stairs in the middle to the bottom and 10 LBCs, calf raises and jump squats.  Up the separate sides of the deck to meet in the middle of level 3 and did 15 hand-slap merkins.  Down the stairs in the middle to the bottom and 15 LBCs, calf raises and jump squats.  Up the separate sides of the deck to meet in the middle of level 4 and did 20 hand-slap merkins.  Down the stairs in the middle to the bottom and 20 LBCs, calf raises and jump squats.

After Udder and Snowflake completed their game of Hide n Seek in the deck, Udder led some people’s chair with leg raises and air press.

Mosey to the top of the deck with backwards run on all of the inclines.

Mary

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

Mosey to back of football field for 3 AYG sprints and called it.

YHC took us out in prayer

Moleskin

Great group today, very little waiting around and everyone getting after it.  Haze informed me we hit the Centurion Big 3 of Panera shopping center, picnic benches and Tartarus deck.  I guess that’s a thing, so we’ll go with it.  Both Site Qs were present in Margo and Udder (might have met for the first time today), and Udder even turned down some Ultimate Frisbee to come.  I told him he could run with a frisbee, but then he started reciting the no running in Ultimate rules and I rescinded the invitation.  Some site FNGs in Spanx and Sister Act, who I found out go to Forest Hill church along with Tagalong, Brilleaux and I.  Great church if anyone is looking.  The War Daddy combo of Snowflake and Snuka always leave me impressed.  Haze, Chelms, Brilleaux and Snuka were out front for most of the workout.  Leprechaun, Spanx, Cheddar, Cadillac, Shrink Wrap and Tagalong must have been holding back all workout, as they still had a lot left in the tank for the 3 sprints at the end.  The Bugeater and Brushback resurrection tours continued, both back posting.  Thunder Road can be the inspiration here, as he has got in shape and kept it up.  Dr. Belding kept me honest on the parking deck set, as I knew he was crushing up the other side of the deck so YHC had to as well.  Apparently the instructions could have been better on that set, which led to the Udder/Snowflake game of Hide n Seek in the deck.  But most everyone picked it up after the first round.  I think the goal for the day was met, legs got stronger (or weaker, then stronger).  Appreciate the opportunity to lead and F3 Nation.

Prayer Requests

Continued prayers for Bout Time and family, and Chelms’ friend Debra and her son with new cancer diagnosis.

 

Lebron got the Triple Double, We got the Triple Triple Nickel

YHC was a few minutes earlier than normal for the Q, but already a few cars in the parking lot.  They continued rolling in with Scabby walking up up with 4 seconds to spare.  The Anvil numbers of course have been increasing with the weather, but some different faces as well.  The single digit winter numbers are pretty consistently in the upper teens with 18 on the day.  With last week’s 100% humidity gone, a quick disclaimer was given and off we went.

COP

Mosey around and down the parking lot in front of the rock pile.

IW x 10

LSS x 10

MC x 10

Merkin x 10

Diamond Merkin x 10

Wide Merkin x 10

The Thang:

Starting at the rock pile, YHC tried to explain the concept of running three triple nickels in succession to get us to the 51 entrance.  But when the inventor of the triple nickel is standing beside you and confused, thinking that might be on me.  But after things got going, the PAX all picked it up quickly.

TN #1 – 5 Romanian dead lifts at the rock pile, 5 pull ups at the playground, 5 times through

TN #2 – 5 derkins on the swings at the playground, 5 split squats (each leg) at the hot box, 5 times through

TN #3 – 5 step-ups (each leg) at the hot box, 5 burpees at the entrance, 5 times through

Plank work at the hot box while we wait on the six

Peoples chair on the hot box.  Air Press x 25.

Mosey back to the rock pile and grab a lifting rock.

Overhead Press x 20

Curls x 20

Repeat both x 15

Mosey back to launch for some Mary:

LBC x 20

Freddy Mercury x 20

American Hammer x 15

Heels to Heaven x 15

Rosalita x 15

Announcements

Pool Party benefit for the Sandbox, 7:30 Friday at Lawson Pool in Waxhaw

Q spots open for Anvil, send McGee a passenger pigeon

Continued prayers for Bout Time, Jennings and family at St. Jude and for Utah and his dad.

YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Great group out today.  Not so much mumblechatter, but more like legit conversations happening all around me all morning, it was weird.  Like everyone catching up at a family reunion with some exercises worked in.  Glad to have BOG, Beefeater and Abba back after some time away.  Thankfully someone at least made fun of my rotating squats so YHC didn’t feel too neglected.  Purell, Rachael and McGee pushed the pace this morning.  Scabby, Brilleaux, Mermaid, Abba, Hammer and Snuka weren’t far behind, although no one was.  Snuka mentioned some sort of leg pain, but I was too busy trying to figure out how a 56 year old machine feels pain.  The Triple Nickels took about 30 minutes, a little longer than expected but put the wheelbarrow and partner carries on hold.  But great work by all today, everyone pushed hard and stayed with the group.  It was an honor to lead today and thanks to the Sign-up Genius for the opportunity.

Once in a Super Blue Blood Eclipse Moon

YHC thought he had the Anvil Q last week, but apparently a McGee”will you Q next week” during a set of merkins the week before doesn’t mean what it use to.  He has moved on to bigger and better things, the sign up genius.  So when the sign up genius was making the rounds last night at 10PM with an opening for today, YHC figured it was time.  I guess you could say I had a weinke burning a hole, nevermind.  5 others made it out as well for the return of the cold temperatures and the Super Blood Blue Eclipse Full Moon, or something like that.

COP

Mosey around the parking lot to the circle in front of the Child Life circle.

IW x 20

LSS x 20

MC x 20

Merkin x 20

Diamond Merkin x 20

Wide Merkin x 20

10 Burpees OYO

The Thang:

Mosey to the drop off area in the parking lot, which happens to be halfway between the two rock piles.  Partner Up.  Each partner runs to different rock piles, exercise, run back to drop off and 10 hand slap merkins with partner.  Bring your rock back to drop off on the 2nd and 4th rounds to join the fun.

1st – Overhead Press x 20

2nd – Tricep Extension x 20

3rd – Curls x 20

4th – Rock Squats x 20

5th – Rockys x 10

Mosey to the tables, 20 dips, 20 derkins, run to North Face, lunge walk to the bottom after you cross the rocks, 20 jump squats at the top, run back to tables.  Repeat with 15s and 10s.

Peoples chair on the wall behind the tables.  Leg Raises.  Air Press x 50.

Mosey back to launch for some stargazing:

American Hammer x 20

Flutter x 20

Heels to Heaven x 20

Freddy Mercury x 20

YHC with the take-out prayer

Annou

Moleskin:

Very veteran group today made things easy.  The group was able to stay together the whole time as we made it around the AO.  It took half the workout for my fingers to warm up, but carrying frozen rocks probably doesn’t help.  Maybe I need to invest in some of Mermaid’s big boy gloves.  They at least made the hand slap merkins easier for Brilleaux.  Utah earned his first War Daddy badge and celebrated with some tendonitis, heal up.  McGee was eager to get his beach bod in shape for his day trip to Miami.  Rachel was our resident expert on the Blood Super Blue Moon, but all left disappointed.  Maybe during Mary it was tinted a slight bit of orange more than it was at start, but that’s all I’ll give it.  Until the next one.

 

A Little Bit of Everything, and a Whole Lot of…

Ice. YHC figured with the launch of Cerberus and the informal Charlotte ice shut-down seemingly still in effect, this workout might have turned into YHC yelling numbers and obscure names at Margo for 45 minutes.  So when the numbers hit double digits, it’s all frozen gravy from there.  To this point most of my Qs have been pretty planned with a quick variance here and there.  I figured the site by this point would be pretty cleared out, but planned to stick to the deck just in case.  Unfortunately even the deck is not safe.  Mother nature had other plans for this one.  A quick disclaimer was given with a special addendum for the ice and off we went.

COP

Mosey to the top, or the top before all of the ice starts, of Tartarus for COP.  That ended up being the 3rd level, and although not as scenic as the top, it worked.

IW x 20

LSS x 20

American Hammer x 20

Dolly x 20

The Thang:

Paula Abdul down the deck, forward running 2 sides of the deck, and backwards running 1.  20 merkins at the end of each forward run, 10 mountain climbers at the end of the backwards run.  The ice saved the PAX 40 merkins and 20 mountain climbers with no YHC add-on, and Haze says I don’t care.

Back to level 1, partner up.  Partner 1 runs up the deck while Partner 2 does called exercise.  The run was initially the stairs to the top, across to the middle stairs and down.  But after 1st group, was changed to up 1 level on the ramp and down the stairs.  200 LBCs, 100 squats and 50 burpees between partners.  Wall sits with leg lifts while waiting on the six.

The plan was to then go across the bottom of the deck with the called exercise, jump the wall and keep it going.  But again the ice had other plans so we cut it short.

Forward bear crawl to the wall, 10 donkey kicks, backwards bear crawl back

Lunge walk to the wall, 10 decline merkins, backwards lunge walk back

Broad jump burpee to the wall, 10 Wall-tar N’Diayes, run back.

With all of this new found free time, we moseyed to the rock pile beside the building across the street.

Overhead press x 20

Tricep extensions x 20

Curls x 20

Continue with sets of 15, 10 and 5 with small break in between, just enough time for Marconi to feel guilty of the size of his rock and switch with Runstopper.  Haze felt the same guilt, but not enough to trade.

Mosey back to the main circle.  After seeing the benches were iced over, we moved to the brick circle.

Steps Ups x 20

Dips x 20

Decline Merkins x 20, with Margo bare handing them in the ice.

Back to launch with some Mary to close things out.

Heels to Heaven x 25

Freddy Mercury x 25

Flutter x 25

Rosalita x 25

1 minute of Burpees

YHC with the take-out prayer

Moleskin:

Easy group today that got after it.  Rachel out front when there was a front, and the comment was made that he is even fast at lunges.  After being an FNG on Monday, Chunder hitting his first week hard with 3 posts, well done.  Keep it up and that endurance will as well.  Posting has sure worked for Thunder Road, man is in shape.  The Snuka-Marconi respect team is always fast and out front.  It was so cold that Runstopper even wore shorts on top of his tights, then proceeded to lift a small boulder.  Morning After, Margo and Haze solid as always.  Enjoyed it and thanks for the opportunity to lead.

Announcements

DMZ meeting at Independence Park on Monday

A Left Turn, Smooth Pavement and Some Exercises from Women’s Digest

20 Pax kicked off the weekend and put in some hard work around the AO this morning.  Everyone showed up on time, which I should have known meant all the OCD juices were flowing, more on that.  Apparently a very veteran and habit forming Centurion group, so a quick disclaimer was given and off we went.

Thang

We ran up the hill to Little Ave. and took a left out of the parking lot.

A LEFT turn.

We ran into the Swim Academy parking lot for COP.

COP

IW x 20

LSS x 20

MC x 20

Makhtar N’Diayes x 20

High Knees up the hill of the parking lot, run back

Bear Crawl up, run back

Crossover Lunge Walk up, run back

Broad Jump Burpee up, run back

Wheelbarrow 1/2 up, flapjack rest of the way

Mosey up Little Ave. to McMahan Dr. to the rock pile

Rock Set

Keeping wheelbarrow partners, partner 1 ran up McMahan Dr. to 51 taking a left into the shopping center, around the circle and back to rock pile.  Partner 2 was doing various exercises until they return, then flapjack.

Round 1 – Rock deadlift

2 – Rock tricep extensions

3 – Rock curls

4 – Rock overhead press

Some plank work while we waited on the six.

Mosey to Tartarus.

Partner Parking Deck Suicides

With the same partners, PAX ran up separate sides of the parking deck to meet in the middle of level 2 and did 10 burpees.  Down the stairs in the middle to the bottom and 10 hand-slap merkins.  Up the separate sides of the deck to meet in the middle of level 3 and did 20 squats.  Down the stairs in the middle to the bottom and 10 hand-slap merkins.  Up the separate sides of the deck to meet in the middle of level 4 and did 30 LBCs.  Down the stairs in the middle to the bottom and 10 hand-slap merkins.

While waiting for everyone to finish, we knocked out 30 more LBCs and some Mary

Heels to Heaven x 20

Rosalita x 20

Flutter x 20

Freddy Mercury x 20

American Hammer x 10

Mosey the long way around the football field back to launch.

Moleskin

Without the Site Qs and our Region Nantan, things could have got out of hand quickly this morning, and they almost did.  That left turn out of the parking lot almost set the record for fastest mutiny/Q jack of a workout, 30 seconds in.  Apparently we have never gone left before.  Luckily previous site Q Chelms and the Nantan of Mumble Chatter, Hops, were there to reassure the PAX. There are now talks of a complete left turn workout around the AO, baby steps.

Strong work by all today, not much waiting around.  A quarter of the PAX getting respect, but some sneaky fast old guys.  Especially after hearing all the mileage they put in at BRR (Marconi with 34).  The Rachel/Hops combo was too much to overcome, out front most of the morning.  But again, no one was behind, always on their tails.  Great to have Brushback back out, and apparently beware of the Brushback/Paper Jam 2.0 gang, the Bros, coming to a school near you.

YHC couldn’t pass up the Makhtar N’Diayes after staring at that perfect asphalt during Mountain Climbers, although 20 might have been a little agressive.  I think 20 on the top of Tartarus would have sent someone to the hospital.

The Crossover lunges seemed legit to me, but were quickly downgraded to a Women’s Digest workout.  We had to follow those up with some Broad Jump Burpees to get the testosterone flowing again.  The Swim Academy lot is sneaky long, especially when on all fours.

Afterwards, Brilleaux reminded me of our 2:45 tee time.  Probably should have incorporated more windmills, next time.

YHC took us out in prayer with some requests from the PAX.  Appreciate the opportunity, F3 and the brotherhood with all.

Announcements

F3 Golf Tournament 10/27/17, proceeds to help LEAP expansion.  Chelms taking up money for Centurion Hole Sponsorship.

Shoe with an aerator tomorrow if anyone interested.

Tutoring at Billingsville (Tuesdays) and AG (Thursdays).  Also covering teamwork, games, mentoring, character traits, etc.

3rd F afterwards at Panera