It’s Never Safe To Challenge A Skunk

  • When:08/19/14
  • QIC: Young Love
  • The PAX: Shockobotta, Voodoo, Big League Chew (respect) Cookie, Sanka, Swiss Miss, Country Livin', Brown, Chanel, High Tide, Sussudio (WD - respect), Bulldog, Puddin' Pop, Lex Luther, Scratch n' Win, FNG - Boris (David K.) , Tackling Dummy, Young Love

It’s Never Safe To Challenge A Skunk

18 men rose in the pre-dawn gloom of the A51 AO to join together for the weekly ritual we’ve all come to enjoy. This morning, a two-fold challenge was thrown down: (1) complete the workout, and (2) avoid the pain cave — don’t let your fellow PAX suffer on their own:


  • Warmup: Partner up (find someone with same size bell) and Catch-Me-If-You-Can from high school lot, around outer loop of church, to middle school lot (approx. .66 miles). Partner 1: Farmer Carry mosey; Partner 2: 10 merkins and chase partner 1. Flapjack as necessary.
  • Plankorama for all to regroup.
  • Presentation of Instructions: The Challenge is written in chalk on the pavement. You must do these exercises in order and must finish each exercise before moving on to the next. Alternate R/L hand as needed. Move as quickly as you can to complete The Challenge in the allotted time. Encourage one another — we’re all suffering, no one suffers alone.
  • The Challenge:
  • 50 KB Snatches
  • 10 burpees
  • AYG around church (take shortest line possible — approx .33 miles)
  • 50 Russian Twists (R/L = 1)
  • 10 burpees
  • AYG around church
  • 100 2-Hand KB Swings
  • 10 burpees
  • AYG around church
  • 50 KB Squats
  • 10 burpees
  • AYG around church
  • 100 high pulls
  • 10 burpees
  • AYG around church
  • 100 merkins
  • 10 burpees
  • AYG around church
  • Extra Credit (when finished with The Challenge, perform as follows until time is called): 20 Flutter (R/L = 1) w/KB press, 20 2-Hand KB Swing, 20 KB Push Press, 20 Good Mornings.COT



Arrived at 5 am to use my 2.0’s sidewalk chalk only to discover that the parking lot we normally use was full of cars. Fortunately, plenty of other concrete to use. Unfortunately, meant we had to run a bit longer each round.

I had the “pleasure” of partnering with Brown for the CMIYC — my traps and back are still sore from the “pleasure” of lugging his KB around the church. Strong work, my friend. Thanks for partnering with me. Next time, we stay in the back and make use of a #radioflyer.

A fair number of Larry Birds, I think (hard to tell with this type of workout), but our War Daddy, Sussudio, was making us all look like little kids out there. Dude arrived 30 minutes early for a pre-run, then proceeded to lap everyone on The Challenge. At the end of the workout, he told me he was feeling a little extra energy lately. I asked him about the little blue pill, but I couldn’t hear his smarta$$ answer as he sped off ahead of me.

Not sure where everyone finished in The Challenge, but I think it is safe to assume that no one made it to the extra credit. Good work by all though, especially our FNG. Heck of a way to make an entrance. Take heart – it does get easier (but, then we’ll laugh at the size of your kettlebell and make you get a bigger one and then it’ll get harder again).

Great job by all with the mumblechatter/encouragement. No joke, this workout was tough. Most folks were suffering from oxygen deprivation most of the time. But, with a group of 18, there was almost always someone who could offer an encouraging grunt. The grunts helped the time fly by.


  • Ice bucket challenge: per Voodoo, we’ve all been challenged. If you haven’t gotten wet yet, it’s time to pay up. Pay ALS, and while you’re at it send matching funds to F3F.



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9 years ago

I was not there, but this workout looks awesome.

9 years ago

YL, if we use a radio flyer, I’ll let you ride down the hill, then you can pull me and da bells back up! Great job with the challenge! Writing it in pink chalk didn’t make it any easier!

Splinter, we’ll bring that one back after the BRR, you can take my turn running ’round the church! #0.0

Cold Cuts
Cold Cuts
9 years ago

Wanting to make first trip Skunk Works, am I expected to bring my own equipment for first time?

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