No blood on the mat

No blood on the mat

Prepped with some solid advice from Midriff and Soft Pretzel, YHC was only a little nervous arriving for my VQ. Gilbert arrived early and took off for a pre-run. As the other PAX arrived YHC gave a quick disclaimer and we were off. 


The Thing:

Moseyed to 131 for warm up. SSH, IW, low slow squats, and merkins. 

Moseyed to the lot behind the, ahem, A1nail bar which always gets a laugh. The main event: Partner up, each partnership grabbed a rock. One partner ran, one did reps. Each partnership did 100 combined reps of thruster, burpee over rock, and rock merkins (one hand on rock, other on ground, switching sides each rep). When running, at least once during the event runners needed to “pull a Rousey”. For those uninitiated, a Rousey is when you tap someone on the shoulder and challenge them to race back to reps zone. Only Midriff and Super Trooper did, so after the reps and 10-count we did a short sprint.  

Moseyed to 131 Main for some 4-corners. Two rounds of 15 reps each Carolina dry dock, merkin, wide merkin, diamond merkin. Followed that up with a round of 15 reps squat, right leg lunge, left leg lunge, and sumo squats.

Moseyed to Best Buy parking lot for some bear crawl + lunge walk one direction followed by sprint back. Then partnered up and broken wheelbarrowed back to base to finish with some Mary.



Mumblechatter was a bit muted. Whether that was beer mile after effects or the exercises called remains an open question. War Eagle observed that if the Pax can’t catch their breath, they can’t offer “helpful advice” to the VQ for any mix ups. Great observation. I’d have said that, if I was able to catch my breath at the time. Mercifully I was paired for the main event with Circuit City who cranked out more than his share of reps. Super Trooper commented on how the workout reminded him of wrestling practice in high school. True, but none of us needed to mop our own blood off the mat between rounds today. Something to shoot for next time maybe.



Blood drive 10/29 at Matthews Town Hall

Holiday Party 11/19 at Old Meck

ImpactLocal 5K on 12/4. Soft Pretzel is putting together a running clinic for those of us who aren’t expert runners. Hit him up for details. 

War Eagle reminded the Pax of F3’s mission to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for me for the invigoration of male community leadership. 

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