• When:11/14/2016
  • QIC: Mermaid
  • The PAX: One Eye, Hannibal, Chappy, Film Festival (Respect), Hops, Bounce, Semi Gloss, Orlando, Aqua Fresh, Pothole, Titan, Little John, Hamlet Kirk


YHC was awakened 60 minutes prior to his alarm by his 6 year old son for the 297th time.  Love that little guy.  A little groggy to start a Monday morning, but excited to be at DMZ.  Literally been a few years since my last post.  #FIA’d on Mondays.  A few minutes to chat with the PAX.  Semi-Gloss rolled in with plenty of layers for a 10 degree day and a sweet hat.  Hannibal and and another group of 3 ran in.  Kirk pulled in as YHC was disclaiming the group.  Tried to extend the disclaimer to wait for him, but he started rummaging around in the trunk of his car.  The PAX were having none of it and demanding a launch.  Kirk would have to catch up.  He’s fast and saw where we were going so no problem there.


Fast mosey down Camilla to Carmel MS.  Circle up in front lot.


SSH x 10 IC

IW x 10 IC

MC x 10 IC

Merkin x 10 IC

Low Slow Squat x 10 IC

Short mosey around the side of the school, down the hill, and onto the track through the entrance.  Titan, former Governator site Q, stated that he was unaware of the opening that we used today.  Well, YHC did a quick recon of the AO yesterday in full daylight.  Onto the track.

Burp and Merk

Burpee with 1 merkin.  Burpee with 2 merkin.  Burpee with 3 merkin.  Up to 10.  At completion AYG quarter mile.  Plank at finish.  A few holds to regroup.

20 Carolina Dry Docks/20 Jump Squat/AYG quarter mile.  Plank series that included Low Plank Alternating Leg Lifts x 10 IC and a few other movements/holds.

Mosey around the school.  Circle up where we did COP


Flutter x 10/Hold/Heels to Heaven x 10/Hold/Dolly x 10/Merkin x 10 IC

Mosey up Camilla to Brandermill Place

Triple Nickel

Start at bottom of the hill by stoplight.  Run up hill to Camilla.  5 Wide Arm Merkin.  Run to bottom.  5 Jump Squat.  5 Repetitions.  5/5/5 Triple Nickel.  Squat plank to regroup.

Mosey up Camilla.  Stop at Thornridge.  SSH x 20 IC.

Continue mosey to Carmel and cross.  Enter Church at Charlotte lot.  Left around front of building.  Continue around the back.  Enter the center breezeway.  Find some wall or bench.

5 Box Jump Burpee/20 Dip/20 Decline Merkin x 2

Mosey to bottom of the lot closest to Carmel Park.

Plank start Sprint (~120 yards) x 2.  1st one start from LAH/LLH.  2nd from Low Plank/LLH.  Mosey down hill after 1.


High Flutter x 20/Diamond Merkin x 10 IC/LBC x 20

Short mosey to launch lot.  COT


Strong group today.  One Eye, Titan, Kirk pushing on the pace today.  The rest of the crew was pretty tightly grouped.  This one was run-heavy.  Sum-total of our effort was exactly 3.1 miles, or a 5K.  Orlando is not from Orlando, rather he has the same hospital name as Orlando Bloom’s character in Pirates of the Caribbean.  Ahhh…makes sense.  Orlando proceeded to inquire about how YHC was given Mermaid.  Titan put the EH on YHC at a bachelor party.  Sure sounds awesome.  Will get out there soon.  Didn’t give it much more thought.  Titan then messages the following week.  Couldn’t make it that week.  Titan again messages the following week.  Done.  Posted Centurion 4/11/2013.  It was tough for a 0.0 such as myself.  Really tough.  After 45 minutes of suck, I wound up with Mermaid.  YHC gave no mention of college swimming, but Titan did and then threw out Mermaid.  It stuck like fresh horse glue.  So, big thanks to my friend Titan for the EH and the name.  Appreciate it, brother, and great to get back over here and work out with you and the rest of this solid group. Thanks to Bushwood for the invite. Speaking of Bushwood, he could not post today due to illness. No bueno.  Feel better.  T-claps to Hops for the takeout.


12/2/2016 South Charlotte Christmas Party.  Sign up and enjoy some awesome 2F.  Bring your M and your dancing shoes.

01/07/2017 Joe Davis Run for Recovery.  Proceeds to Keystone Substance Abuse Center in Rock Hill, SC.  Pushing for 1K participants.  Sign up HERE.   Encourage your friends to sign up.

3rd F group started by Hops.  Tuesday night at 7:30 at Rusty Onion.  All are welcome.

Metro Thanksgiving Convergence at AG.  Bring money for turkey donations.

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7 years ago

Had been a long time since I’d done the burp and merk….not long enough. Gloss’ Garlock lid still lives. Not sure how that’s even possible.
T-claps to Hannibal for running in from home, but I think his legs were done as he pert near wrecked himself on the box jumps. Mermaid’s full, thorough disclaimer would have covered that.
Wasn’t entirely sure Hamlet was going to get out of his car, but he did & put in another solid effort. Kirk wore tights….with shorts mercifully.
Solid Q Mermaid… a decided hitch in my giddy up to start the week.

7 years ago

Cold morning, as evidenced by the tights, so I had to grab the gloves for first time this season out of the trunk. “Catching up” included Gloss providing a full discourse on the glove selection available at Harbor Freight. Bounce seemed…interested? Or he’s just way better at feigning interest than I am.

Finally understand the burp / merk thing now. Always 1 burpee…much easier than those also escalating. Trying to catch up to the front on the AYG pretty well wrecked me. Wily veteran that he is, Chappy made sure to point out (correctly) that there is never just one AYG of anything.

Good start to the week, gents.

7 years ago

Solid Q, Mermaid. Yeah, the burp/merk combo was sucktastic and I’ll be plagiarizing that. I’m a debt originator and have been married for 13 years so I have plenty of practice following up with, “How about now?” For the record, Mermaid sounds much better than Merman!

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