For some strange reason, I end up Qing twice within 2-3 days for the second time now… It makes the planning easier and you almost come into a rhythm… This might actually be an advise for VQ’s or people who did not Q often, yet!
I was almost preparing for rain this morning, but thought: the forecast was showing rain soooo often and it never happened. And so it was once more! Before giving the DiCSS, I had to tell everyone to sh** ** and listen – if they would know what’s coming at them! – but got a nice jab back when I was finished 20sec earlier and got asked if they were allowed to talk again… 😉
The typical thing: warm-up mosey along the main street, turning it at CVS and circling up at that small parking lot. Then 15x in cadence: Side Straddle Hops, Maroccon Night Clubs, Imperial Walker, Mountain Climbers – then calf and runners stretch and a nice upward and downward dog. With all the sighs of relief!
We moseyed back to the Pet-smart parking lot and started a star-fish: 15 merkins, 10 big boys, 10 Mike Tysons, 20 Freddie Mercury’s and 3 burpees in the middle. Repeat to have 2 rounds. Talks were mainly about WTF and how people underestimated either the distance or the trail or the format or…
We went over to the wall of Pet-smart and “partnered up”. One partner had to run “on the outside of the inside of the parking lot” – that was confusing but after a few times repeating and showing, everybody got it. The other partner started with the exercises… sit against the wall – jabs, then donkey kicks, then sit against the wall – air presses, then bobby hurleys. Swimmers took 3 rounds to figure out my German accent… “what is a jab?” – “well, a just like a “jab”, you know Rocky Balboa” – “what is a jab?” – “you know, in boxing if you hit somebody with a jab” – “ahhh… a “jab””. I still need to figure out, how I pronounced it differently… 🙂 We repeated until I said stop (I think it was almost two rounds). There was a lot of “oh, they need to run faster, I’m done with the exercises!”
Mosey over to the big parking lot again, finding 4 corners: 20 dips, 20 speed skaters (one is one), 5 Burpees, 20 LBC’s. Total of two rounds, picked up the six and finished all together with additional 20 dips. I pulled up a Fun-FAct from Friday: 65% of the highways in Germany (Autobahn) have no speed limit. And: In Germany, there is no punishment for a prisoner who tries to escape from jail, because it is a basic instinct to be free! Now – if you count 1 and 1 together… you got it! Jailbreak – but not to COT, yet, but to the parking lot above it! That is a long way!
With two minutes to go we Lunge-walked to the next speed bump and then moseyed back around to COT. Got around 3mi in!
It was great to have 9 PAX out, as it spices the workout up a little bit with different fitness levels, more small and trash talk – yet, everybody is part of the group and it is always great to see what we all together can achieve!
Akbar took us out – and is really looking forward to tomorrow: May the fourth!