Four great minds joined YHC at Da Vinci on a fine April morning to workout with a celebration of two great things today — Haiku Day and the 70th anniversary of the major league debut of The Commerce Comet, The Mick, Mickey Mantle. Early on YHC tossed out the question, “What did George Costanza want to name his son?” Seven, of course, after Mickey Mantle.
To plant, grow and serve
Male community leaders
The F3 mission
Cell phone, C-P-R
Modify moves as needed
Don’t sue, be alert
Mosey to the medical center
Hillbillies x 18 IC (number of seasons Mantle played)
Moroccan Night Club x 18 IC
Plank Jacks x 18 IC
Go to and through the neighborhood on McIlwayne Dr
Cross AK to the Lash/Dentist/whatever buildings for lifting rock work
Haiku Rock work with 5 of an exercise, then 7, then 5 (5-7-5). Complete one set, run backwards to the end of the island, return normal run. Repeat same set 3x (number of MVPs The Mick won) before moving as a group to next rock work group.
Finish off the rock by bear crawling and pushing the rock back to its home.
2 Laps around the triangle island with alternating exercises at each corner
Head to Blakeney for 7x Wall jumps + 7x dips repeato once more
Back to AK for the hill on the south side of AK for Merkin Clock with 7x merkins as each PAX called a time
Run back to COT (through sprinklers!)
Superman x 16 civilian count (number of All Star appearances)
Terrible husband but which
is more important?
It was a great morning to Q at da Vinci and YHC appreciates the opportunity and the support of the PAX in attendance as they put up with some goofy themes for the day. YHC was looking for a different route to the Lash Rocks and none of the PAX remembered using that street before, so mission accomplished. Also may have used the hill along AK across from Blakeney for the first time as well.
Kudos to Soft Pretzel for quickly showing off his Seinfeld knowledge and setting the group up for reps of 7 throughout. He and Sweetwater led the pack throughout and stayed strong. Dwight had the guts to call the biggest shift on the merkin clock going from 6 to 12. Kirby powered through a knee injury, just like Mickey did for years and the sprinklers were a welcome way to clean the profuse bleeding. Maybe not profuse, but fortunately we don’t often see blood at F3. No word whether he’ll attempt to sue the small strip mall of offices for the dangerous rocks they have on site. Kirby also discovered some muscles he didn’t know about between his legs, so that was interesting and may make for a fun Saturday night.
The rock work with the lunges and backwards running, along with gorilla humpers into a mosey was all sneaky difficult and should feel fantastic later tonight or tomorrow morning. The goal was to use some moves to target less-frequent muscles and hopefully that was accomplished.
YHC was a big Mickey Mantle fan growing up, especially drooling (almost literally) in person over a 1952 Topps card. But as the years have passed and off-the-field issues are exposed, it’s a reminder that we’re all human and celebrity isn’t always to be celebrated. YHC has no plans to take a wife and a mistress to a retirement ceremony and will never don the pinstripes for the Yanks, but what YHC can do — what we all can do — off the field is highly important and that’s where the current focus is.