I had a goal…cover 3.5 miles while doing 35 reps of a bunch of different exercises and seeing the sights of DT Waxhaw. Seemed like a good way to start my birthday and honor the fact that I’m not of legal age to run for President. But then…that damn train. Getting Q-jacked by Deadwood, now that expected from time to time, but a freaking train? Come on! And not just any train, apparently this train was going for consecutive longest and slowest records. brutal to say the least. We made the most of it and got in between 25.-3 miles in with a decent beating mixed in there. Here’s how it went down:
That burpee train sucked. It may have been the longest 10 minutes of my life, and I don’t think I was alone in that. The rest of the workout was filled with under the breath comments about how gassed people were after it, or that things wouldn’t have been so hard if it weren’t for that train. If you haven’t experienced it for your self, consider yourself lucky…but also you haven’t really lived!
In all seriousness though, it was really amazing to get to lead this workout this morning. When Shake first invited my out last August I never knew what this group would mean to me. Thanks to everyone that came out this morning and pushed through all of my terrible ideas. It was an awesome way to start the day.
14 men came out to share in some misery as YHC made his second Q appearance at Watchtower. It was raining lighting as the PAX arrived and I quickly informed them that I planned to make no efforts to keep people dry. I made good on that promise as it start pouring about 25 minutes into the workout….but I don’t want to get ahead of myself so let’s take it from the top.
I learned a few things this morning…
But seriously, it was a great effort by everyone out there. I was pretty impressed when the Gazelles voluntarily added a burpee to their indian run.
braved the cold… fought through the rain … enjoyed a mild 52 degree morning out at chiseled. Hence the title….Where My Pax At?? (I know the answer, Dromedary getting their WAMRAP on. As for the 5 of us…we were in for some good old fashioned station work.
Mosey over to the brick pile, grab a pair of bricks, 1 lap around mount chiseled and back to start. Circle up.
With bricks in hand:
After a quick mosey around the median, it was time for some station work. Since there was only 5 of us, we broke into two groups (of 2 and 3).
5 minutes at each station w/ 30 seconds to recover between each station….and go!
After the station work we still had a minute to kill, so a final mosey to the end of the lot and back brought us to time.
Lots of grunts and groans heard from the group today, so I’ll take that as a success. Everyone seemed to really be pushing hard. I appreciate Damascus using his last couple reps of tire flips to keep moving the tire closer to it’s home. For anyone keeping track – Shake and Bake did show up for his pre-run, but I don’t think anyone had the courage to join him (YHC included).
VQ – where big ideas become lessons learned very, very quickly.
20 PAX fought the cold to come out to my highly anticipate VQ. I’d been prepping for weeks….months even(no..not really months). This work out had to be EPIC(Spoiler Alert: It wouldn’t be). 4-corners? Nah, too basic….a little triple nickel? Played out….burpee suicides??? Ok, let’s reel it back just a bit.
But finally the prep work was done, the wienki (spellcheck???) was ready to go and all that was left was to see how this all played out.
What an awesome experience leading this group. The sense of accomplishment set in right away as I started hearing the complaining during those bear crawls. Really appreciate all the support from everyone that came out this morning.
The pax continue to impress, with everyone seeming to get faster each time we’re out there. Ruby (Rocket Ismail) really turned on those afterburners for the sprints. It might be time for the pax formerly known as Dana to turn in his Clydesdale card for good. Dancing Bear was back in action after and as spry as ever. Krusty is still trying to hold onto that self proclaimed name change…stay krusty my friend.
A solid showing from the MillBridge contingent (the real #1 ‘hood) – Jingles, Goodfella, Legalized – Great seeing you all out crushing it this morning!