Tough Bagpipe SOBs

  • When:10/21/2014
  • QIC: Mermaid
  • The PAX: Mighty Mite, Sunrise, Camacho, Frehley's Comet, Puppy Love (WD), Champagne, Rump Roast, Morning Star, Big Tuna, Strawberry, Morning After, Dig Dug, Brisket, Garbage Plate, Haggis, Escargot, Dear Abby (FNG-Bagpipe), Heartbreaker

Tough Bagpipe SOBs

VSF planted and 19 tough SOBs (Sons of Ballantyne) were ready for some work.  To the best of YHC’s  recollection it went as follows.

Mosey to closest parking deck and up to the top for some open-air work


Mountain Climber x 20 IC

Merkin x 20 IC

Burpee Tabata (40 seconds of burpees/20 seconds rest/x4)

Mosey down to floor 2

Triple Nickel

Used incline between floors as our hill

Run to top/5 x HR Merkins/Run to bottom/5 x Jump Squat/5 x

Burpees to wait for six


Mosey to Ballantyne Pond

Bench Set

Jump Up x 15/Dips x 15/Derkin x 15

One Mile Run

3 and 1/3 laps around Ballantyne Pond.  At your own pace.

Mosey to lot adjacent to hotel for Mary-Merkin

LBC x 20 IC

Wide Merkin x 15 IC

Heels to Heaven x 20 IC

Diamond Merkin x 10 IC

Flutter x 16 IC

Regular Merkin x 10 IC

Mosey back to Vine lot for COT.


Got off to a fast start today with the mosey up the deck.  Quick COP and right into the burpee tabata.  Always the right call if you ask YHC.  Triple Nickel saw some Larry Birds in Mighty Mite, Brisket, Morning Star.  Strong work out there by the PAX on this set.  Burpees called to wait for six.  This did not go over well.  Several refusniks.  A few PAX came around in the end a did a few.  Mighty Mite mentioned the one-mile run around Ballantyne Pond pre-workout.  Funny, it was already on the list.  Haggis, Brisket, Champagne, Morning Star were up near the front.  No official times released.  Finished up with some mary-merkin.  Frehley’s impressively made his presence known with his legendary flatulence.  Thanks for that.  Welcome to Dear Abby who was site FNG.  Recently moved to S. Clt from Metro area.  Look forward to seeing you at A51 workouts.  Strong group out there today who pushed hard.  A pleasure and a privilege to lead at Bagpipe.  YHC took group out in BOM.


Contact Soft Pretzel or Haggis if interested in Bagpipe Q.  F3 vision is leadership.  Step up and lead a workout.  You will have all the help you need.  Can split a workout with a seasoned Q as well.  Frehley’s mentioned a need for Q’s on Saturday for Stonehenge.

Mighty Mite has Brave Q Friday.  0515 launch at Vine.  Running/obstacles.  Typically cover 4-5 miles in 60 minutes.

Sole redemption.  Bring your lightly used athletic shoes to an AO near you.  Most AO’s have assigned a shoe Q to collect up donations.


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Mighty Mite
9 years ago

Maybe today’s mile punishment will make me stop talking so much. No. Probably not.

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