Woke up ready to go at 430 but my stomach needed extra time to handle its business. Sprinted out of the door, drove through a red light (carefully) and arrived with 45 seconds to spare. The eye balls whenever I roll up in these costumes does not seem to bring joy to people. More people seem puzzled more than anything.
I’m a clown in the sense of trying to make those around me laugh. At least that’s my attempt when I’m in and out of costumes. (Insert being nude makes people laugh jokes). I had to google Dromedary and turns out it’s a one humped camel. Hmmmm…
3 Wise Men? Man i don’t know but it made sense in my head. I think it worked out just fine compared to all the boring workout attire everyone else was wearing. You aren’t focusing on being an idiot enough fellas…
Quick DiCCS given. Let’s roll….
Mosey Around the Lot and circle up:
• 20 x SSH IC
• 10 x Imperial Squawkers IC
• 10 x Moroccan Night Clubs
• Jimmy Dugan
• Calf Stretch
• Leg Stretch
Mosey aimlessly for a moment due to relocated buses due to early voting. And it’s Dromedary Time – bottom of the hump, top of the hump and other side of the hump
• 10 x Bomb Jacks
• 10 x Mike Tyson’s
• 20 x Big Boy Situps
Mosey to side road and stop along sidewalk. 1st Homage paid to the site Q in honor of Dana Abs (40sec each)
1. 40 second side plank
2. 40 second side plank
3. 40 second elbow plank
4. 40 x LBCs IC
5. 40 x Plank Jacks IC
6. 40 second side plank
7. 40 second side plank
8. 40 second elbow plank
9. 40 x American Hammer IC
10. 10 x 6” plank jacks IC
Mosey to small lot and circle up. 2nd Homage. Goodfella’s Burpee Station. 10 burpees a minute for 3 minutes. Barf. That sucks.
Mosey to sidewalk and finish Round 10 of the previous Webb’s. 10 & 40 of:
• Squats / Jump Lunges
• Big Boy Situps / LBCs / 2 x Dry Docks
Thighs are en fuego.
Mosey smaller lot. Grab a Partner & Split Some Fun. Partner 1 runs a hot lap while partner two splits
• 100 x Heels to Heaven and we are out of time….
Mosey back to start. A brief round of bicycle and that’s a wrap.
Thanks to Johnny Utah for taking us out!
Another gorgeous morning and I’m stuck inside a hot, hot costume. Maybe less dresses next year and more skirts? Ice9 was asking me about my level of comfort wearing a dress and I would rate it, on a scale of 1 to 10, as “grossly more confident”. It’s not the first time I’ve dressed like a lady and certainly won’t be last. I learned it from my dad and the legacy must live on…
I’m going to continue to focus on Ice9 since he runs out front like he’s late for something every workout. Sometimes into oncoming traffic regardless of safety but you can’t knock the guys hustle. When he shows up, he leaves it all out there and sometimes it’s last night chicken casserole that is left behind. Are you even “Ice9-ing” bro?
I believe he’s posted more in Waxhaw now than in the last 2 years I have been here. He loves working out with his dudes up north but I think he’s finally come around to our sarcasm/stupidity. Maybe that’s wishful thinking but more importantly…
What is happening with the way Ice9 does Name-o-Rama? Kurt Myers. Ice9. 49. Nope. Are we, Waxhaw, alone in the fact this makes zero logical sense? I am usually gasping for air by the time we are back to COT and I’m supposed to remember to say the nickname in-between and not his age? Nah son. This has got to stop. Pass it on.
Thanks for letting me lead again fellas. We are at the halfway mark and I’m so scared for my body for the next 3 posts. Kill me now.
• Special Friday workout/convergence. Bring your favorite costume and some awesome energy. We got something special planned.
• CPR class – see Surge if he ever decides to workout again
• Virtual Turkey Day 5k or 10 – see Chicken Little for more details
• Freed to Lead! Passionate about ways to lend a helping hand or clean up something in our community, take charge. We will follow!
And for my 52nd Q, awwww who gives a sh!t anymore. Should people be proud of the number times they have Q’d, number of pounds they have lost or even the number of times they have posted? The answer is emphatically NOOOO!
Coming up with a costume based on the site name wasn’t very easy. Do I dress as a tall building, do I stand guard outside the tower with a rifle in my hand or do I just chalk this up as a loss and do nothing.
Like we are always saying, you are only as good as your last post. But then it got me thinking that you will never be as good as someone who is an actual Prince. And you can quote me on that. So it seemed only right that I dress as an actual buffoon. And boy did I…
DiCCS given and we are off!! Another small soapbox moment encouraging proper form and interestingly enough it’s in one ear and out the other for most PAX.
Take note, both guys in the front and the back, your form sucks on squats, burpees and Merkins. Please look to get that ass down, full jump w/ clap overhead and getting that back straight with the core engaged on each of the previously mentioned exercises.
Mosey down along street and circle up at flag pole for:
20 x SSH IC
10 x Imperial Walker IC
Let’s are crushed from the Webb’s so let’s mosey to the neighborhood.
OYO. Every 2 driveways on the right, alternate between 10 x Speedskaters and 10 x Bobby Hurley. Stop at next street and Mosey back for the 6. Regroup at intersection.
Rinse and repeat. OYO. Every 2 driveways on the right, alternate between 10 x Monkey Humpers and 10 x Merkins. Stop at next street and Mosey back for the 6. Regroup at intersection.
Rinse and repeat. OYO. Every 2 driveways on the right, alternate between 10 x Lunges and 20 x LBCs. Stop at next street and Mosey back for the 6. Regroup at intersection.
Wall sits with a smattering of boxing, air press, toe lifts and heel raises. Thigh are burning like a mofo…
Mosey to big lot for 4 corners. 2 laps. 2 corners do 5 x burpees and the 2 corners 20 x LBCs.
A few minutes left so we knocked out round 9 of the still unfinished Webb’s from yesterday. 15 seconds of have a nice day.
3mi and a smattering if exercises. As you guessed it, tomorrow we will complete round 10 of both those Webb’s, do you don’t want to miss that. What can be said about this mornings workout that wasn’t already said in the Playhouse.
My plan worked but was my heart into it? No. At no point did I feel one with my costume and damn that thing was hot. Honestly not having my accountability partner there was a big hit to the ego. Not only is he a site Q but periodically he body shames me to ensure I will be posting at a workout soon. What can I say about Easy Button that hasn’t already been said…
He’s a piece of crap. Not the first time I’ve said that but the first time I’ve typed it. I usually hand write it into my diary but this is a good step. Is this what Glidah means when he wants me to step out of my comfort zone? I’m FREED TO LEAD!!??!
Another day in the books and the soreness will continue to become even more unbearable. Only 4 Qs left…(insert Ice9 dry heaving sounds!!). See you all tomorrow.
Thank you Chastain for taking us out
• CPR class – see Surge if he ever decides to workout again
• Virtual Turkey Day 5k or 10 – see Chicken Little for more details
We made a joke about playing with ourselves last week in this IPC Relay for 2 reasons: #1 its funny #2 we were hoping other regions would participate. Looking back it’s not funny anymore because it’s true. Are we offending other regions? Do they only like actually playing with themselves or do they like a challenge? Join us, won’t you….
In Week 2 hopefully we find out which region is willing to take us on and may the better smelling men win! This week should be pretty simple to turn into a “relay”. The only semi-challenge is to ensure each pax goes around the cones and which ever pax is next waits until that person breaks the (imaginary) line at the center spoke before beginning.
Looking at our cheatsheet you can see it’s best to split it into 14 x “exercises” per round. You can use as many or as little pax as you want but the more you have, the potential, merrier it will be. We are separating the Thrusters between rounds to an individual pax. As for the other exercises, whoever’s turn it is will do the exercise as well as the out and back rifle carry.
Hopefully this all makes sense but ping us with questions.
Last week is in the books and it whopped our North Carolina bumpkin back sides. Was it fun? Sure. Are we looking forward to this week? Not entirely but we have just enough stupid friends around to drag us back week to week. A portion of us took this thing on in the suburbs of Waxhaw last Wednesday and were humbled to get through it. One of our brethren completed that thing just short of 22mins and I came in just short of 30mins. It was tough and I’m not sure where I would had made up time other than putting down the occasional craft brews and maybe not finishing of my kids meals with the idea of becoming less large in size. I digress….
I start my workday and boom, texts start flowing in that someone else completed the workout in 18mins and I think by this point I was aware of someone completing in 16mins. Could this be true? Was a video being uploaded of this record setting time onto YouTube using dialup speeds and we will see it in the coming weeks? Well my jealousy bone and my spidey skepticism was tingling! How could we mimic the greatest team ever to see just what is possible? So I broke up the 24 exercises and tapped on the shoulders of some elite pax to join me in my journey. Luckily we have more than our fair share of stupidity and 16 guys showed up Friday morning to crush it. We ended up getting 50 seconds faster than the Week Zero winner which was laughable at best. But the 2nd F laughter and camaraderie meant we would be doing this on a weekly basis for sure!
This week is a little different due to the burpee EMOM aspect but we have come up with a way to mimic the tiredness level of a single pax completing it. So her is what we are doing, 1st we broke up the exercises in batches of 25 reps each and that creates the need for up to 30 pax to participate. You could do it with less but we will leave that up to you. Looking at the chart below will help make a little more sense of everything but our main rule is every person MUST do the 3 x burpee EMOM until they are completely done. “Done” meaning, no longer do any exercises.
As an example:
• If you have 30 guys, assign each guy a round. From the moment the timer starts everyone does the burpee EMOM. Person in Round 1 does his 25 x Hand Release Release Merkins until he’s completed and the person in Round 2 begins their 25 x Hand Release Release Merkins. Each person stops doing their exercises to complete the 3 x burpee EMOM every time. The person in Round 1 does not need to keep doing the EMOM if they are not doing any more exercise rounds.
• Same idea as before but lets assume you only have 17 guys. The guy from round 1, once he finished his 25 x HRRM would move down the line to Round 18 but would continue with the EMOM.
Confused yet? Hopefully the pic on our socials helps a bit to keep track of which pax is doing what and when. We plan to mark of 30 spaces using parking spots and chalk to keep it simple.
Woke up yesterday because of how long this journey would take. Googled how to use a compass and a map since no way in this part of SC would my cell phone work. Started my drive early as hell and then directions wanted me to turn on this really shady road and my gut instincts said “nice try, not today!”
Kept straight and finally hit 521. I was greeted with a beautiful entry way and noticed the fire station at the opening. I winked at it with the intention of saying “see you soon!” Drove my route to ensure it was worth of a solid beat down and we were ready.
Semi DiCCS given. Mention of circling back for the 6 as often as possible. Let’s moseyyyyyyyyy…..
Long mosey to the End of Walnut Creek Parkway. Line up across the fire station lot.
1. 20ish x SSH IC (at this time I continued with the safety portion of the DiCCS)
2. 20 x Imperial Walker IC
3. 10 x Morroccan Night Club IC (this is when Transporter mentioned that I skipped Merkins and maybe that was a sign of things to come. Correct.)
4. 20 x Deep Slow Squats I
5. Calf Stretch
6. Upward dog
7. Deep Butt Stretch Thingy
8. 20 x Mountain Climbers (thanks to I think Transporter who counted this out while I adjusted my socks due to them falling off of my heel. I knew we would be running a lot so….)
Longish mosey to large lot at the tennis courts. Line up across the stretch for the always dreadful but important demon, Mike Crawl. That’s right, starting at 1 x MT and 4 x BCs up to 10 and 40. We got through it and it was an homage to my man Chicken Little for making the journey.
Mosey towards the traffic circle and make a R at Baldwin Dr. Alternating Speedskaters & Monkey Humpers at street lights until you hit Fenwick. Circle back for the 6.
Partner up with someone you never have before. Run opposite directions. When you meet 5 x hurpees. Complete 4 times.
Find some sidewalk. 1 x Big boy sit-ups. 4 x “something ab related”. Everyone took turns on the ab related portion and Shop Dog is an a$$hole for calling 40 x Mike Tyson’s after the morning we had. Well done men.
Mosey back to COT. 1 minute late.
Thanks Carb Load for asking me to Q my 49th time, great site with a lot of potential. Turns out we went to two parts of the “area” they haven’t covered yet. I guess it pays to not visit a site ahead of time and I also hate wet grass and fire ants. So no on-field action for me.
It was a great morning and thanks to everyone working hard. We covered ground with Transporter getting up over 4mi but everyone got at least 3. We kept it moving the whole time and we are all better for it.
Shout out to Sugar Daddy for jumping into this thing head on. Him and quite a few others lately (Surge comes to mind) are posting more than some of our regulars. SD is a respect and still out front whooping tail. Well done sir.
Great reminder to keep asking friends, family and strangers. Don’t back off. Tell them when you want to them to go, don’t ask when they are ready. Don’t make it a yes or no, make it a “I can’t do Tuesday but I can due Wednesday” position. #ABAC
Thank you Transporter for taking us out!
• Upcoming blood Drive that TB is leading on Oct 17th. Sign ups coming soon.
• Next Thursday, 2nd F happy hour starting at 730pm @ Lawson’s back pool
• Next Saturday, family friendly Olde Mecklenburg Brewing gathering. See Shop Dog for more details