***POSTING ON BEHALF OF SWEATER SET***
30 brave men dug their cold weather gear out of storage for a below 30 degree workout and signed up for an adventurous morning!
Mosey to the bus lot and circle up:
The Rolling Hills of Olde Providence:
Starting at the entrance of OP, run to Foxworth with exercises at each streetlight (5 Merkins on the left, 5 Squats on the right). Lunge walk up Foxworth and then a Mosey to YHC’s house to begin the fun.
Cinder Block Relay: Break up into groups of 3 and traverse Bedfordshire to Foxworth, handing the cinder block off to your partner at intersections. Mary and plank while you wait.
Mosey down Bedfordshire to Knightswood and do 5 burpees at each stoplight on your way back to Windyrush.
Once back at OP Elementary we did a variety of partner exercises (Dips, Carolina Dry Docks, Wall Sits and Step Ups). Was it variety or struggling to fill time?…..
Mosey back to launch for some quick Mary and DONE!
The most Epic move of the morning was the turnout and donations of food for Loaves and Fishes. Blown away at the impact of F3Nation and what the Lord can do as we live out Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”.
11 PAX ignored the forecast by Brad Panovich and decided to brave the rain and advertisement that YHC had the Q today. 6:00 hit, disclaimers were given, and we were off.
We moseyed around the backside of OP Elementary, dodging puddles, and circled up in the bus lot:
Mosey into Olde Providence neighborhood to the corner of Windyrush and Knightswood. 5 Merkins at each street light heading down Knightswood until you hit Bedfordshire.
Half Pipe tour of Olde Providence
Once on Bedfordshire, we faced our first half-pipe straight on:
After planking to wait on the 6, we moseyed down Bedfordshire and turned on Queensberry – Wouldn’t you know it? Another half-pipe on that street!
Gather the 6 and mosey down Queensberry to Foxworth. This is YHC home field, and I think the PAX was getting the idea by now as we faced our third half-pipe:
A few LBCs waiting on the 6 and then we slow moseyed back down Foxworth to Windyrush. A quick run up Windyrush with 10 Squats at each Speed Bump and we were back to the bus lot at the school. The brand new picnic tables were too tempting not to test out. So, a quick 20 step-ups and 10 inclined merkins (twice through) should break them in and let some of the PAX know they are there for future use.
Mosey back to launch and time.
Thanks to Gummy and Sprockets for the opportunity to lead and trusting us so much they felt they didn’t even have to show.
When YHC got the text from Geraldo on Friday afternoon for a Q on Saturday morning, I figured I’ve been riding free at Rock Zero long enough to say no. Also, fartsacking just to skip out on a Q isn’t an excuse. So, I promised nothing creative and plenty of “filler” for our hour together. (However, this would provide a good excuse to stop working for the day and start putting something together.)
After a weak disclaimer to this veteran group, we were off.
Mosey around the parking lot towards the baseball field and circle up.
Head to the baseball field to celebrate America’s pastime being back (for now). Starting at Home Plate, perform exercises along the outfield fence, returning to home plate after each for more exercises:
We did 3 Rounds in total, and YHC could already tell it would be a battle breathing in the humidity this morning, and not just for the asthmatic Q. Let’s do some Mary to wait on the 6 and allow me to adjust to breathing through a straw. (Strike 1 – At this point, a more seasoned and smarter Q would have adjusted the planned workout, but YHC pressed forward with somewhat of a plan in mind.)
Mosey over to the rock pile by 51, grab a lifting rock, and head to the parking lot next door for some rock/island work. Line up abreast with the first island with your rock (where it stays) for a pyramid of sorts:
(Run to first island, do 1 Merkin, run back to the rock and do 1 Thruster. Run to the second island, do 2 Merkin, run back to the rock and do 2 Thrusters. Keep going to the last island, then, return to the 7th island and start working your way back down changing the rock exercise to Lateral Burpees).
After making sure Alf had a murky idea of the goal, since he was going to be out front, we were off. After about the 3rd island, YHC noticed the mumble chatter was minimal, at best, and most looked like they smoke a couple packs a day as they’re trying to breath. Time to “read the room” and call an audible. Plank up after the 7th island on the way up for some Mary (Boone crunch, Dolly, etc.). Strike 2 was calling any type of burpee at this point. We substituted for Curls and Tricep Presses on the way down.
Return your rocks and find a spot for some Plank-O-Rams (check the box for my promised “filler”). Slow mosey back to launch for some crab walk, lunge walks, and 10 hand release merkins until time.
In all, just over 3 miles on a muggy morning to start our weekends.