The shovel flag was planted, and 34 brave souls enjoyed a feast of pain served by Far Side and Hops on a frozen December morn.
Jog to soccer fields, avoiding the frozen puddles that were perfectly placed to potentially topple an unsuspecting Pax.
SSH x 30
Squat x 25
Merkin x 20
“Rock” Climber x 25 (Far Side unknowingly coined a new term for mountain climbers befitting of the locale)
IP x 20
LBC x 20
Single file run led by Ocho Cinco around perimeter of soccer fields; alternating Karaoke, Shuffles, Backward and regular runs to end zone of soccer field
Suicide Merkin Ladder:
25 yd run, 5 merkins, back to start
50 yd run, 10 merkins. back to start
75 yd run, 15 merkins, back to start
100 yd run, 20 merkins, back to start; plank when finished
Suicide Squat Ladder, same deal as above
25 yard run, 5 burpeees; repeat 4x, run 100 yds back to start; plank when finished
Bear crawl 50 yds, jog remaining 50 yds, 100 yard backward run to start; plank when finished
1/2 mile Eastward jog to NorthFace led by our regular 2.0’s – Sickle, Shuffle and Supersonic
We Three Kings:
3 man teams
#1 at top of North Face – diamond merkins
#2 scales NorthFace
#3 jump lunges while holding rock shoulder level or higher
Rotate stations 3 times
Jog to field in front of The Rock
Partner Up – Wheelbarrow 40 yds, flapjack and repeat
Under the Bridge: partner 1 in plank while partner 2 jumps over legs & then goes under the plank 10x, flapjack
Leap frog 40 yds with partner, Crab walk 40 yds
‘Tis the Season –> MOM
CCV’s x 12 left side; x 12 right side
Dolly x 12
Bicycle x 12
LBC x 12
Mason twist x 12
Jog back to lot
Hats off to Chelms, Cadillac and other distinguished guests for joining us in the Southlands this morning. Far Side gave thanks to Dolphin for pulling a 70 lb boulder out of the creekbed for We Three Kings. T-claps for the 2.0’s – Shuffle, Supersonic & Sickle for some hard work and making us old guys feel even older. Should have known it would be a bad idea to have Ocho Cinco lead a half-speed run around the fields before suicides – Obviously the term “half speed” is relative.
YHC is happy to report that despite the freezing launch-time temp – very few Bolshoi sightings amidst the pax. We Three Kings got off to an iffy start as YHC was less than clear with the directives, but ultimately it was a good dose of pain for the pax. Always satisfying to hear the reactions to NorthFace when a member of the pax scales it for the first time. Thought one of CMPD’s finest had pulled one of the pax over in the parking lot, but glad to learn it was not one of F3 Nation.
Bullseye (FNG) who was visiting from Minnesota could be heard laughing at the pax complaining of the pre-launch cold.
“Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him…..On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him.” Matthew 2: 1b, 2, 11a
The Matrix launches at 6:30am on Monday (Christmas Eve), 1 hour later than normal – QIC: Short Sale
No workouts in Charlotte South on Christmas Day; Normal schedule resumes on Wednesday, 12/26