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Spring Training

Spring (fog) was in the air this morning as 13 PAX, including 1 FNG, came ready to get in shape for the season. YHC was honored to lead and gave a quick disclaimer which included a waiver reference for our FNG. The mosey began and took us around the front of the school over to the bus parking lot.

The Thang

Circle up in the bus parking lot.

  • Side Straddle Hop x 15
  • Imperial Walker x 15
  • Low Slow Squats x 13

Mosey to center of 4 baseball fields

SEVEN OF DIAMONDS

  • 7 burpees at exterior wall of center field for each of the 4 fields
    • Plank back at the middle and wait for the 6 and my call
  • 14 4-count flutters at exterior wall of center field for each of the 4 fields
    • Plank back at the middle and wait for the 6 and next call
  • 21 merkins at exterior wall of center field for each of the 4 fields
    • Plank back at the middle and wait for the 6 and my call
  • 28 squat jumps at exterior wall of center field for each of the 4 fields
    • Plank back at the middle and wait for the 6 and my call
  • 21 merkins at exterior wall of center field for 2 fields (audible due to time)
    • Plank back at the middle and wait for the 6 and my call
  • 14 4-count flutters at exterior wall of center field for 1st field (audible due to time)
  • 7 burpees at 2nd field (audible due to time)

Mosey to cafeteria wall of school for a few minutes of wall sits

Mosey back to starting point for Mary

  • LBC x 16
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Heels to Heaven per Jet Fuel
  • American Hammer per Leprechaun
  • Dying Cockroach per Scratch & Win

Recover and count em off.

Moleskin

Clover, after pointing out multiple times that the mud hole at field 1 looked like home plate, promptly slid his face right into it.

HIPAA and Puddin made some comment at field 2 of the squat jumps that they liked workouts that were more entertaining than tough. I took that as a compliment for a second before realizing it probably wasn’t. Welp.

Good to see the Wessex Square clown car in action with Lewinsky, Scratch & Win, and Leprechaun. Though I’m not sure how Lewinsky convinced them to show up early for a mile run prior to the workout, and then leave early forcing them to have an extra run back in. Heck of a sales pitch.

I heard a couple mentions about Dabo claiming Trevor Lawrence would have to earn the starting spot this year. Equally, FNG Davis had to earn his nickname today. We tossed around some ideas based on the name Davis, the Citadel background, etc., but because of some PI experience in his background, the PAX landed on Nancy Drew. Welcome aboard, Nancy Drew. Glad to have you!

Announcements

  • Beer Mile is coming up…something about beer and running, which sounds great and terrible. Details should be on Slack. Gummy can help as well
  • Mission Uprising is coming up March 14-17. This is a powerful weekend that I got to experience a few years ago. Go to missionuprising.com or check with Scratch & Win for additional details.
  • Be praying for one of our brothers, Red Rocks, who is continuing to recover from a stroke he suffered a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks to Gummy for the strong takeout.

Thanks to Marge and Queen for the opportunity to lead #F3Hydra today as well. Always an honor.

VQ’ing from Hate Hate to Hate

19 PAX came ready to rock this morning for a VQ beatdown. After a brief disclaimer and announcement that it was my VQ, a round of applause followed. They didn’t know what was about to hit them…Let’s mosey.

The Thang

Circle up in the bus parking lot.

  • Side Straddle Hop x 16
  • Imperial Walker x 16
  • Low Slow Squats x 16

Mosey to the corner of Windyrush and Banfield, or as Gummy called it, “where?” This is the intersection with the hill and Evelyn’s Rock, which YHC learned of a couple of months back with Purple Haze as QIC. I found it only fitting that our workout would start with a hill and a rock. Here’s where we hit some 7’s, with burpees at the top of the hill and squat jumps at the bottom. When we finished up, Marge led us in some planks while we waited for the six.

Mosey to Wesley United Methodist Church parking lot – split into groups of 2. Grab a rock. Partner 1 runs to opposite corner of the church parking lot and does 16 merkins. Partner 2 stays back and does rock curls until P1 gets back. Flapjack. Next set was 16 mountain climbers for P1, while P2 did overhead presses with the rock. Flapjack again. We did this until each partner had done 2 sets of merkins, curls, mountain climbers, and overhead press.

Mosey back around the school to the starting point for some Mary. YHC wasn’t too polished with the calls just yet so I summoned some help.

  • LBC x 16
  • Freddie Mercury x 16
  • Dolly x 16 per Marge
  • Heels to Heaven x 10 per Jet Fuel
  • Flutter x 16 per Lewinsky

Recover and count em off.

Moleskin

#F3Hydra was my first post so I was honored to have my VQ experience here as well. Thanks to Marge and Queen for making it happen, and thanks to Lewinsky and Jet Fuel for doing so as well in a roundabout way.

Some mumble chatter that stuck out – “This is BS” someone shouted while climbing the hill during 7s. I believe there was also a “This guy loves to take the long route” or something along those lines.

Jet Fuel, who was supposed to be in Japan today, made a special appearance as his trip was delayed. I believe I heard him say he was trying to learn Japanese so he could gather some PAX over there. Jokes aside, Jet Fuel was the Q on my first post, so it was great having him there as well.

It was good to see Flo Jo yet again and he told me he really enjoyed the workout. Hey, as long as 1 did, I’m good with it.

I think it was Hannibal that asked what the significance of the 16 was. As I was donning the orange and the tiger paw, of course it was another tie to Clemson, and the National Championship we won in 2016 (as well as Trevor Lawrence, who wears 16 now). I’m not sure if Jet Fuel picked up on that or not, but it was ironic that he broke the cadence of 16.

Sprockets was out in front of the PAX seemingly all day. That guy is a machine.

T-Claps to Lewinsky for helping me plan this thing out.

No real announcements other than Lewinsky letting everyone know I turned 30 today. When scrolling the Lexicon recently, I learned that PAX in their 20s are “Hate Hate” and PAX in their 30s are “Hate” so becoming less hated is the highlight of my 30s so far.

There’s no better way to start the morning and no way I’d rather enter my 30s than being at #F3Hydra this morning. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement this morning.