Into The Teeth of the Wind

Into The Teeth of the Wind

I checked with weather when I woke up, I knew temperatures had dropped, but “feels like 30” isn’t a spring day.  Winter gloom gear back out of the drawers after wearing shorts and short sleeves earlier in the week.

Disclaimer given to 5 Pax and mosey through shopping center towards Carmel Road.


SSH x 15, IW x 15, Mountain climbers x 15, Hold plank and move right foot towards right hand for a good stretch, then flap jack (the noises from the Pax indicated it was a good stretch)

The Thang

Head towards Johnston Rd via Carmel Rd.  I had a routine in mind to get the Pax down to the greenway and decided to audible due to griping as we went “into the teeth of the wind” or as the wind hit us in the teeth, whichever way you look at it.

Stop at Living Saviour Church on Carmel (turns out Mermaid and I used to both attend there at the same time) and head down into back parking lot.  Partner up.  Partner 1 runs back uphill towards Carmel, while partner 2 runs downhill towards the back of the parking lot.  Partner 1 performs 10 Carolina dry docks and Partner 2 performs 10 heels to Heaven.  Meet back at start and partners flap jack directions and exercises.  The hill into the parking lot wasn’t quite as steep as I once remembered, so we left the parking lot and continue towards Johnston Rd.

At the corner of Carmel and Johnston, a cop drives by and Semi-gloss comments on the cop’s music selection.  Continue north on Johnston back towards Hwy 51.  Alternating lamp posts perform 5 merkins or 5 squats (even if the lamps that are out).

Cross Hwy 51 and head towards Charlotte Catholic parking deck AKA Tartarus.  Stop at base of Tartarus for some Mary and shield from the wind.  Enter Tartarus and run short ramps stopping at ever landing for alternating 5 merkins or 5 squats.  Descend stairway back to start.  This time same routine, expect backwards run up the ramps.   Waffle House asked “how do we do backwards merkins?”.

Descend stairway again and mosey to bench station by football field.  Dips in cadence X 15, incline merkins in cadence x 15, repeat-o and drop counts in cadence to 10.  20 step-ups OYO, then 10 jump-ups OYO.

Mosey back to launch with just enough time for each Pax to call out a core exercise. Snuka – Freddie Mercury, Point Break – windshield wiper, Mermaid – plank and rip slaps, Semi-gloss – Boone crunch, and Waffle House – hold plank for 30 seconds.

End with 10 burpees OYO.

Prayer Requests

Bout Time’s son Jennings, Pre-school’s M and 2.0


Thanks Mermaid for putting me on the Q schedule.  As Mermaid was pulling massive bass out of the lake in my neighborhood, he realized there was a need to fill the the date, so I obliged.

Point Break, Mermaid, and Semi-gloss are starting an F3 book club – be on the lookout for the Slack channel.  Selections will range from Calvin and Hobbs to WWII non-fiction.

Snuka has a motor on him like no other.  The guy is always out in front!

Waffle House site FNG and a few weeks into F3, keep coming out!

Thanks, Mermaid for taking us out in prayer.

Happy Easter!




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