Tour de Ballantyne

Tour de Ballantyne

24 strong SOBs embarked on a brief tour of Ballantyne.  Many of the pax were disappointed that it wasn’t longer.  If only we had more time…

Since the Sons of Ballantyne are one big happy family, all 24 meatheads from Bagpipe plus the 9 speedsters from Swift are included in this backblast.

The Thang:

Warm up at Vine while waiting for those delayed by traffic: 25 side straddle hops, 20 mountain climbers, 15 imperial walkers, 15 merkins plus a bit of plankerama.

Mosey for a while, then plankerama.  10 merkins at the wall, 12 durkins at the wall.  12 dips on the wall.

Mosey for a while to the bottom of a hill, then plankerama. 10 merkins, 5 6-count burpees, sprint to top of hill.  10 Merkins, 5 6-count burpees.

Mosey to the distant lake. Plankerama. Unspecified number of merkins in cadence, then 10 6-count burpees in cadence.  Run around lake.  Unspecified number of merkins in cadence, then 10 6-count burpees in cadence.

Mosey to the bulls.  On back for Mary.  Feet 6 inches, then protractor for a while.  Transition into 20 flutter, protractor, 20 dolly, protractor, 20 heels to heavens, protractor, 10 slow bicycles, protractor, 20 rosalitas, protractor.  Elbows for a while, then an unspecified number of merkins.

Mosey to Loch Ness.  Plankerama, 10 merkins, 15 durkins, 15 dips.

Mosey back to COT while passing the Swift runners on the way.


– Had hoped for a full tour of Ballantyne, but the hill was too good to miss and slowed things down a bit.

– Strong showing from all the pax, and welcome to FNGs Yinzer, Brokeback, and Switch Hitter.

– YHC is the world’s worst with names, so I might have this wrong… it was either Heartbreaker, Sunrise, or Strawberry (or perhaps all three) giving a lot of verbal encouragement, especially during Mary.  Much appreciated.

– Next week Madame Tussaud has the Q.  That will make this week look like a piece of cake.

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