Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage

Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage

I can’t stand it, Madame T planned it
I’m gonna set it straight, this Q-jackgate
I can’t stand burpees when I’m on Brave
‘Cause your fake AO ain’t all the rave
So while you sit back and go for short work
I got an hour weinke to go berzerk
Holy Nantan, it’s a mirage
I’m tellin’ y’all, it’s a sabotage

So, so, so, no plank it up when you want to recover
Came to The Brave to be a strong ugly mutha
Big Boys, merkins at ev’ry home
The weinke says to keep it on and on

Fake Brave doesn’t push you to run
No wall jumps or rows, goofballs none
You’re banking on a post that’s a mirage
Your body soon knows, it’s sabotage


The Brave is now against the wall?
Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage
Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage
Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage
Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage

I can’t stand it, Madame T planned it
Sweetwater tried to set it straight, this Q-jackgate

PAX, I still must Q when I’m in this place
Site Qs feel disgrace because you’re all in their space
Don’t be no flakes and avoid the hard post
Like Taco’s bull shot it’ll work you the most

Still want the Fake? It’s a mirage
Shortchanging the PAX, that’s sabotage


YHC had his site-VQ at The Brave scheduled for 12/3 and around 8 PM on 12/2 a post went out on Slack specifically calling for “Fake Brave” at 0530 a mile up the road from The Brave and regulars from The Brave were tagged.  Whoa! Wow! How could this be?  Mind was reeling, but The Brave must carry on. Two strong men resisted the urge for a 45-minute “Fake Brave” in favor of joining YHC for no sleep till Gibson’s.*  (*or whatever it’s now called)


Run towards the Morrison YMCA, stopping for some obligatory warm up — SSH, Goofballs, etc.

Go to Wayfair Meadow for 10x wall jumps, 20x Little Baby Dips on the curb.  Repeato for 3 sets.

Head to Briarwick for alternating exercises at driveways

  • 5x T-merkins at first house, third house, fifth, etc
  • 5x Big Boys at second, fourth, etc.

Cut through the woods and head to the YMCA parking lot for trip work:

  • One planks, one grabs his ankles for bent-over rows, third wheel does LBCs.  Alternate at each end of the parking lot

Head south to the southern roundabout on Community House

  • In plank, move counterclockwise around the circle, stopping 4x for 5 merkins each time

Head north on CH to the next roundabout

  • Same as before, but just the semicircle

Head north for another 10x wall jumps

Head back to COT with more running and one more stop for T-merkins



Friday in the gloom was time to get ill and a little Fake Brave wasn’t going to stop that.  Big props to Wild Turkey and Midriff for keeping YHC honest and making the site VQ a fun one.  Great conversation on the runs and a good time pushing each other through the wall jumps and the roundabout madness.  As fate would have it, one of the turncoats was stuck at the light at Community House as the PAX ran up.  He looked uncomfortable, some might say guilty.  The PAX debated calling exercises in front of his early 2000s Sequoia but opted for the kinder route of a few verbal taunts.


As an update, it turns out the Fake Brave was an attempt to EH a guy who might not have 4 miles in him.  YHC can respect that.  In the completely unrelated words of Adam Yauch, “Well I got to keep it going keep it going full steam/ Too sweet to be sour too nice to be mean/ On the tough guy style I’m not too keen/ To try to change the world I will plot and scheme”



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