Author Archive Geraldo

D-Day WOD

YHC arrived not knowing who might show up for this week’s edition of SACS. Dora was a soft commit last night, Prohibition DM’d me say he might show up. Cheese Curd indicated that he would be there so I had that going for me. When I pulled in Wild Turkey was the lone car waiting. He was probably questioning why he was there, like Cameron Frye sitting in his car talking to himself before picking up Ferris Bueller. Cheese Curd finally pulled in, and then Hoover arrived. Hoover took his sweet time getting his ruck out of the car and on his back. We were off when the big man rucked up. The D- Day WOD: 1 Mile Ruck to Davie Park

  • 77 Ruck Squats
  • 77 Ruck Push-Ups
  • 77 Ruck Deadlifts
  • 77 Shoulder Press

1 Mile Ruck back to SCMS

Mary

  • Flutter Kicks ruck overhead x 20
  • LBCs x 20
  • Rosalita ruck overhead  x 20
  • Hello Dollies x 20
  • Heels to Heaven x 20

Done

Moleskinny:

  • Cheese Curd asked me last week if I could take the Q this week. YHC didn’t have a plan until late yesterday afternoon when I spotted the GORUCK Sandbag Ruck Training (SRT) program monthly WOD courtesy of Cadre DS.  The WOD didn’t require a sandbag, so it was only an RT WOD.
  • June 6th will mark  77 years since D-Day thus the 77 reps for each exercise. Makes me want to watch “Saving Private Ryan” or “Band of Brothers” soon.
  • Thanks to Hoover for the speaker and appropriate AC/DC playlist this morning. YHC intended to bring a speaker but forgot on the wait out the door this morning #QFail.
  • Cheese Curd was fresh from his family’s trip to Dollywood. He says they had a good time and that it’s quite the place for people watching.
  • I originally thought about doing an out and back for the mile buy in/buy out but Wild Turkey really doesn’t like staying on the SCMS campus.  Plus the soccer pitch at Davie park is quite plush.
  • Wild Turkey readily admitted he didn’t finish all of his merkins, like admitting you didn’t eat all your veggies. I think he opted for the “knee-assisted” push-up as well.
  • Hoover is looking strong coming back from a minor set-back with a stress fracture in his foot.
  • There may not have been an Ohio band on the playlist but we did discuss the Black Keys’ new album, so that counts for something Wild Turkey right?
  • Cheese Curd lost count some where, and his ruck presses didn’t seem to get higher that his visor lid. JK, CC was putting in the work with a 40# ruck.
  • There was some discussion about hoses, whose hose was heavier, something to that effect.
  • Thanks to Wild Turkey for the take out.
  • Thanks to Cheese Curd for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

Base Camp via Death Valley

When YHC pulled into the parking lot several pax were already gathered, chatting it up some. Sardine greeted me first, I hadn’t seen him in some time. Floor Slapper showed up at 0529 and took his time to join the rest of us. At 0530 the pax were disclaimed and we were off for a lap around the track then circled up for COP.

COP

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Windmills x 10
  • Squats x 20
  • Merkins x 15

The Thang: We moseyed over to the bleachers used to be and partnered up. Partner 1 performs called exercise while Partner 2 takes a lap up the stairs, around the sidewalk and back. Flapjack.

  • Supine Pull-ups on the railing
  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • LBCs

Circuit Work

We then broke out to the dugouts since the bleachers were nowhere to be found for some circuit work. 3 rounds of Incline Merkins x 10, Dips x 15, Squats x 20.

Starfish

We yogged back over to the track and did not heed the sign to engage in the Starfish. 10 Merkins in the middle, Flutter Kicks x 20, Carolina Dry Docks x 20 , LBCs x 20, and Diamond Merkins x 20. Repeato. Quick time check and we had a few minutes for Mary

Mary

  • Flutter Kicks x 20
  • LBCs ruck overhead  x 20
  • Rosalita ruck overhead  x 20
  • Hello Dollies x 15

Done

Moleskinny:

  • Floor Slapper wasn’t the last one to arrive, O’Tannenbaum and Semi Gloss met us down at the track after we’d finished the lap and joined us for COP.
  • Semi Gloss was giving me a hard time (I wouldn’t expect anything  else)  have recycling some of Death Valley’s older Weinke’s.  Maybe true, but I wanted to keep things on campus so classic SCMS Weinke was in order.
  • Who knew they took or removed the bleachers by the baseball fields? Huge void, not sure if its COVID related, but definitely took away some options at the AO.
  • Not sure why there’s a sign to keep off of the football field, not like it’s Charlotte Christian or Charlotte Latin.
  • Some of the Pax weren’t too keen on getting on their backs on the grass and moved to the track instead.
  • Good to see Hopper, hadn’t seen him in a while, glad to hear all is well. Looking forward to pool season at the house.
  • MAD reached out to me last night to tell me he was bringing an FNG, welcome Eardrum, their kids both go to Elizabeth Lane. Eardrum is an audiologist, so the name fits.
  • Semi Gloss was shirtless at COP, enough said. #BigHairy
  • As I looked around out COP, there’s quite a number of us that are #Respect and more of us nearly there. Phil Mickelson won the PGA yesterday at age 50, so its long from over for us.
  • Apparently the Ohio University is known for its Halloween parties according to Hopper.
  • Thanks to Semi Gloss for the take out.
  • Thanks to Mr. Magoo and Thunder Road for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

GrowRuck Training Starts Now

YHC pulled into the parking lot at 0510 to find only Udder getting his pregame on with his foam roller. Pretty soon Wild Turkey, Focker, Cheese Curd, Witch Doctor, and site FNG No-See-Um rolled in. Cheese Curd unloaded his car of sandbags, the Pax rucked up, grabbed a sandbag each and we were off to Davie Park. When we got to Davie Park we headed to the soccer pitch with the nice field turf and circled up for some COP.

COP

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Windmills x 20

The Thang:  

We moseyed over to a goal line and lined up for nearly 2 rounds of the following:

  • Bear crawl sandbag drags to the penalty box, ruck back with your sandbag
  • Lunge Walk to the penalty box, ruck back with your sandbag
  • Low crawl sandbag drags to the penalty box, ruck back with your sandbag
  • Bent Over Row x 10 ruck to the opposite goal line
  • Sandbag toss to the penalty box, ruck back with your sandbag
  • Shoulder to shoulder x 10 with the sandbag, ruck to the opposite goal line
  • Upright  Row x 10, ruck to the opposite goal line
  • Overhead presses with the sandbag, ruck to the opposite goal line

A quick check of the watch and we had some time to head back.

Mary

  • Flutter Kicks ruck overhead x 20
  • LBCs ruck overhead  x 20
  • Rosalita ruck overhead  x 20
  • Hello Dollies x 15

Done

Moleskinny:

  • Great turnout this morning, possibly a SACS record, definitely more PAX than I expected, good to see them show up for some Ruck/Sandbag fun
  • GrowRuck 24 is coming (queue Game of Thrones meme) and the training starts now. YHC thought I’d bring a sample of some GORUCK Good Livin’ with some mileage (2.25sh) crawls and sandbag PT. This format is very similar to the GORUCK Cloverleaf events where you ruck to a destination then do a WOD and ruck to the next destination. If you get a chance to do one, sign up, its a good gateway GORUCK event.
  • I don’t know what Udder was doing to his foam roller, but that’s between him and his foam roller.
  • Cheese Curd got to empty all the junk in his trunk and put all of that gear to use. Glad he had all of those sandbags with the number of Pax that showed up today. I think some may need to invest in some sandbags as well, just sayin’
  • Udder is coming of of his ruck retirement and is in and paid for the GrowRuck, welcome back.
  • Cheese Curd is usually the first one in the parking lot, but I think his pre-game routine took longer than expected.
  • Welcome No-See-Um from F3 in Tampa. He’s traveling for work and looked us up for a workout. Have Ruck Will Travel He’s a seasoned GRT (GORUCK Tough), completed a number of GORUCK events including a Heavy and a 50 mile Star Course.
  • Not sure if No-See-Um’s description of his 50 miler has deterred Wild Turkey from the 50 miler in Jacksonville this fall.
  • The bear crawl sandbag drags and low crawl sandbag drags were crowd pleasers. You’re welcome.
  • Welcome site FNG Witch Doctor who I don’t think knew what he signed up for this morning, maybe some hiking with weight.
  • Kotters to Focker who’s been MIA the past few weeks.
  • Witch Doctor, Focker and No-See-Um all were wearing grey shirts and black shorts which confused Cheese Curd who thought he was talking to Focker but actually was talking to Witch Doctor. 
  • Look out for some more ruck training opportunities over the summer as the Pax gets geared up for the GrowRuck. 
  • Thanks to Wild Turkey for the take out.
  • Thanks to Cheese Curd for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

Zero Rock

7 PAX made the right choice and posted at Rock Zero, perfect temps, great sunrise, and we got down to work.

COP

  • SSH X 20
  • IW x 20
  • Squats x 20
  • Windmills x 20

Road Trip

Head out of the Calvary parking lot make a left on Route 51, stopping at Elm for some Mary

  • Merkins x 10 IC
  • Flutters x 10
  • Dollies x 10

Mosey to Day Zero AO for the following:

  • Diamond Merkins x 10 IC
  • Rosalita x 10 IC
  • LBCs x 10

Move over to the lowest benches in the Area 51 region for parter circuit work. Partner 1 performs called exercise while Partner 2 takes a hot lap around the parking lot. Two rounds for each exercise.

  • Dips
  • Step ups
  • Incline Merkins

On the move to Bevington Place stopping for the following:

  • Wide Arm Merkins x 10 IC
  • Heels to Heaven  x 10  IC
  • Freddie Mercury  x 10 IC

Mosey to Stony Hill Lane stopping for:

  • Merkins x 10 IC
  • Flutters x 10 IC
  • Dollies x 10 IC

Move to Elm stopping for the following:

  • Diamond Merkins x 10 IC
  • Rosalita x 10 IC
  • LBCs x 15 IC

Mosey Back to Route 51 for the following:

  • Wide Arm Merkins x 10 IC
  • Heels to Heaven x 10 IC
  • Freddie Mercury  x 10 IC

People’s Chair

Return to the AO and Grab Some Wall,  for  two rounds for Air Presses x 50.

Jack Webb

Head back to the start point for a dose of Jack Webb up and down 7.

Mary

  • Flutter Kicks x 15 IC
  • Dolley’s x 15 IC
  • LBCs  x 10 IC

Moleskin

  • We started out with six, then Beaver came in hot and  found us in the large parking lot. I thought we might see O’Tannebaum, but he was a no show.
  • It was good to visit the old Day Zero site, #RIP.  Many memories there.
  • Beorewors kept saying they round trip to Day Zero was longer than he remembered.
  • Floorslapper was surprisingly early, and as an odd place to hide is car keys. Some pax put them on the tire, but Floorslapper just throws them down by the tire.
  • YHC was trying to talk Scratch n’ Win into the Charlotte GrowRuck in August, as a company man it would be a good experience for him.
  • I found out Beaver is from Mt Kisco, NY and is a Mets and Jets fan. We enlightened Scratch n’ Win on the NY sports team allegiances. The Bills aren’t a part of the Mets/Jets/Islanders or Yankees/Giants/Rangers fan alliances, they’re on their own with the Sabres. #WNY
  • Runstopper didn’t disappoint and wore tights. This was his first workout of the day before he had a day of hardscaping and throwing down pavers.
  • Jack Webb is always a crowd pleaser.
  • Slingshot’s wife is 36 weeks pregnant and he almost left the AO without his phone but he carried it in his pocket the whole way.
  • Boerewors tried to throw my cadence count off by counting in Afrikaans. He has no explanation as to why South Africa’s greatest export, Charlize Theron, does’t have an accent.
  • We had a Purple Haze flyby as he started out on his solo 10 miler. Strong work brother.
  • A guy walked past us while doing the People’s Chair, Runstopper recognized the dog breed as a blue healer. Apparently the dog peed on they guy at some point.
  • The Big Man @hoover was not present but killing it at the Ville to Ville. I’m sure many Miller Lights were had.
  • Thanks to Runstopper for the take out.
  • Please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

  • Prohibition has the Q here next week, show to know.

Do I Have The Right Start Time?

4 Pax ignored the weather man and showed up to put some work in. They were somewhat disclaimed and we were off for a quick lap around the parking lot before settling in for COP.

COP

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Windmills x 20
  • Squats x 20
  • Merkins x 15

Triple Nickel We yogged over to Reid Hall for the Triple Nickel, 5 Merkins at the bottom and 5 squats at the top, 5 trips total , there you have it.
MARSOC Short Card We moseyed over to the the tennis court pavillion for a sample of the MARSOC Short Card. We mixed some runs before each round of merkins.

  • 15 Merkins
  • 15 Air squats
  • 15 Crunches
  • 5 Burpees
  • 15 Windmills
  • Run
  • 15 Merkins
  • 15 Mountain climbers (4-count)
  • 15 Flutter kicks (4-count)
  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Cherry pickers (4-count)
  • Run
  • 15 Merkins
  • 15 Side Stradle Hops (or jumping jacks)
  • 15 Back Extensions (“supermans”)
  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Chain breakers
  • Run
  • 15 Merkins
  • 15 Lunges (each leg)
  • 15 Hello dollies (4-count)
  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Trunk twists (American Hammer)
  • Run

Rock Work

Enough of the rocks so we moseyed over to the rocks and a 3 rounds of Overhead Presses x 15, Curls x 15, Tricep Extensions x 15.

Mary

  • Flutter Kicks x 20
  • Rosalita x 20
  • Hello Dollies x 15
  • Merkins x 10
  • Rosalita x 20
  • Merkins x 10
  • LBCs x 15
  • Merkins x 10

Done

Moleskinny:

  • I pulled into the parking lot at 0522 to only find one car in the parking lot. I checked my watch to make sure that the clock in the van was correct and had been adjusted for daylight savings time. Orange Whip pulled in and then Rhapsody followed.
  • The weather app said it would be 50% chance of rain at 0600 so I hoped to have us back at the tennis pavillion before that time, which we did, but the rain never came.
  • Rhapsody pointed out the fact that it always seems to rain on Fridays, he’s right you know. 
  • Found out what keeps Rhapsody up at night, worrying about sump pumps not functioning in houses he builds during rain storms.
  • After Q’ng Peak 51 yesterday, I had to mix up the weinke some in case Horeshead posted, but I think he may have gone to Overdrive instead after an invitation from Double E yesterday.
  • Orange Whip said they did a crazy amount of merkins at WAMRAP the other day (380) and that he was feeling it. We wound up adding more than expected to his weekly total #Cobains
  • Rhapsody and Orange Whip were out front on the Triple Nickel making it look easy. I don’t think they were breathing hard at all. 
  • I thought for sure we’d see BLC out there in his sleeveless glory and he would’ve enjoyed some of the old school MARSOC exercises.
  • We learned that Madison had to pull an Elvis yesterday at Sparta so the pax did some rock work while they waited for him to finish. As it turns out Orange Whip picked the same rock today.
  • That hill in Reid Hall is longer than I remembered. 
  • Clover is a neighbor of Orange Whip and has been posting for a couple of months and putting in strong work.
  • Thanks to Orange Whip and Fault Line for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

  • The Area 51 Board met with the SOB and Waxhaw boards last week and one of the things that came up in our different breakout groups was backblasts. They used to be an automatic in when I first started F3 years ago, but have become a rarity. The backblast is one of the best ways to keep the pax engaged and should be completed by the workout Q the same day. The site Q should ensure a backblast is completed, and if the workout Q doesn’t doe it, then they should write one up.
  • Madison takes a break from ultimate frisbee and is on deck for next week.

Running On Faith

12 PAX gathered in the parking lot next to Seaboard, AKA Peak 51’s temporary/permanant home, for their #DRP and at 0530 we were off.

COP

We jogged down the parking lot, made a left, crossed John Street and settled in the  over to the parking lot adjacent to the check for some Mary.

  • SSH x 20
  • 5 Burpees OYO
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • 4 Burpees OYO
  • Windmills x 20
  • 3 Burpees OYO
  • Squats x 20
  • 2 Burpees OYO
  • Merkins x 10
  • 1 Burpee OYO

Track Work

We jogged  over to the track behind Matthews Elementary, stopping for some Mary along the way. Partner up, Partner 1 runs clockwise while Partner 2 runs counter-clockwise, each partner does 10 Merkins then continues. Repeato for two rounds total.

Dora

We moved over to the greenway a little Dora 1-2-3. Staying with your partner, complete 100 Merkins, 200 Squats, & 300 LBCs. Partner 1 runs the length of the parking lot towards to the church while Partner 2 performs called exercise, then flapjack.

Mary

With some time left, we headed back to launch, stopping at a nice patch of astroturf for Mary.

  • Flutter kicks x 20
  • Rosalita x 20
  • Dollies  x 20

With Mary in the books, we returned to launch. Done.

Moleskinny:

  • It was great to be back and Peak 51, always feels like home when I have a chance to to Q here. I don’t frequent this AO as often as I used to, but it’s great to come back.
  • The #Weinke was simple, head back to the original Peak 51 AO, get some running and exercises in. Approximately 2.5 miles covered, great job everyone.
  • Horsehead rolled in for the bootcamp option this morning, not looking at all sorry for missing out on Sparta.
  • The temperature was perfect, and not drop coming down from the sky, which is par for the course for Slim Fast
  • Thanks to Horsehead for reminding me about the six as YHC had a little Q juice and picked up the pace leaving the AO. I got a bit caught up with chatting with Smokey #Cobains
  • YHC really hadn’t seen Sensei in some time and quickly noticed that he shed his COVID beard and he looks about 15 years younger.
  • Sorry to hear Lois is on the IR after coming in contact with a branch or puddle last week at Mountain Goat last week. Tweetsie said he thought Lois broke a bone or something, but he shook it off and like the Ol’ Ball Coach, sucked it up and was out coaching on the field later that day. Heal up and see you soon Lois.
  • Glad to hear that Smokey’s church has found a home for the colder weather rather than in his backyard. It goes to show you, God will provide.
  • Good to see Kilowatt and Pele grinding it out, keep up the good work.
  • Beaver posted after only have 2 good hours of sleep the night before and he was pushing it out there.
  • Slim Fast reacquired his SUV from his daughter, the vehicle is 20 years old, almost as old as Southpaw. That’s getting your monies worth out of vehicle.
  • YHC was hesitant like a squirrel, Double E’s words, crossing John St on our way back to launch. Slim Fast and Sensei took the initiative and took off.
  • TCLAPS to Slim Fast, Sensei, and Tweetsie for the Slim Fast 5K pre-run.
  • As I was leaving, I spotted Double E heading out from some extra credit miles.
  • Thanks to Smokey for taking us out.
  • Thanks to Sensei and Lois for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

  • The Area 51 Board met with the SOB and Waxhaw boards last week and one of the things that came up in our different breakout groups was backblasts. They used to be an automatic in when I first started F3 years ago, but have become a rarity. The backblast is one of the best ways to keep the pax engaged and should be completed by the workout Q the same day. The site Q should ensure a backblast is completed, and if the workout Q doesn’t doe it, then they should write one up.
  • Smokey and his board of pain is on deck for next week.

Three For The Filthy Five

3 pax decided to nut up and post at Area 51’s premier rucking/gear workout. The clock struck 0515 and we were off

COP

There wasn’t one, we took off and rucked it to Davie Park

The Filthy Five

When we reached Davie Park we headed to the plushy field turf soccer pitch. The Filthy Five is five rounds of five exercises, decreasing the number of reps by five each round, 25, 20, 15, 10, & 5 reps. The five exercises were Overhead Ruck Presses, Ruck Squats, Merkins (no ruck) Sit-ups/LBCs, and Lunges. We jogged the length of the field in between rounds.

Circuit Work

With the Filthy Five in the books, we moved over to the stands for some bench work. Three rounds of Incline Merkins x 10, Dips x 15, and Step-ups x 20

Time was up and we returned to SCMS

Mary

  • Flutter Kicks x 20
  • Dollies x 20
  • LBCs x 20
  • Heals to Heaven x 20

Done

Moleskinny:

  • I pulled into the parking lot and Cheese Curd was waiting patiently. I thought it was going t be just the two of us until Focker rolled in with a couple of minutes to spare.
  • It was pretty cold, even Cheese Curd wore pants, but Focker manned up and showed up in shorts.
  • Dora texted me at 0500 indicating he was a bit aggressive on the Peloton and wouldn’t be able to make, he’ll be back next week.
  • Cheese Curd had a late night binging some glass blowing show on Netflix with the M but he still beat YHC to the AO. I’m sure he picked up some extra ZZZs after the workout.
  • The AC/DC station on Pandora was on the menu, but definitely a thumbs down on Bob Seger’s “Night Moves” on that channel. I love Seger, but not mixed in with AC/DC.
  • Good to see Focker out again after a few weeks off. The countdown to the wedding has begun.
  • Wild Turkey and Cheese Curd crushed the APFT challenge for Pathfinder yesterday, strong work.
  • It was nice to get off campus and away from the track, Wild Turkey would’ve appreciated but he had a well earned rest day.
  • Thanks to Cheese Curd for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

  • Blood Drive 2/19 Brace YMCA, pre-blast here
  • Wild Turkey has the Q next week.

WHAT MOTIVATES HIM—HE WISHED HE KNEW?

As we waited for an important ‘cog’ in the Rock Zero wheel to show up, we began our cold weather beatdown next to the cars, but it was not to be–Geraldo was warm and cozy–he may still be sleeping or getting ready for a nap! Hoover was there.  We reviewed his talented writing of what Joust used to be (A MUST READ) He—PRE RAN–along with Slingshot and a few other studs!  Proehl came out of the bushes about 10 minutes before 0700 with his jammies and a RUCK on his back.  He had no gloves, no hat, no tights–which is how I knew he was not Bigfoot/Sasquatch.  He had been ‘rucking’ about 2.5 miles with 50lbs before he dominated the workout.  How did I know he was there early?  Because I was there….on time!  Horsehead and Boondock sat in the Tacoma until about 6:58 when they decided to move the vehicle to another spot—it seemed like a show of disrespect to EE, who was in mid sentence during a conversation with them as they relocated.  It was great to see Iron Horse–He likes to wait until it gets really cold so he can make sure all of his body parts and his car can be tested. McGee was guest Q for his patented 6 minutes of Mary (feet don’t touch ground) VERY NICE!  And Dr Floorslapper has a new reason to celebrate!  We all watched Proehl march off into the horizon with his ruck….as we pondered things like: Is he cold? How old is he?  What motivates him?  Cool dude!  Because that’s what we do. #nosocialmedia #sasquatch #moderndaycaveman #iwanthimonmyside
Over 3 miles of running–The Beast-Rocks-abs-Good conversation and Great job everyone!
Prayer from McGee–remember those in our midst who are challenged with various things and need support of other men.
Mighty Mite announced…………………………….an opportunity to give blood on February 19th….PLEASE HELP!

What’s With The White Truck?

11 Pax showed up, parking correctly in the new launch point and were properly disclaimed before taking off at 5:30.

COP

We took a warmup lap around the parking lot

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Windmills x 20
  • Squats x 20
  • Merkins x 20

Robbie Miller Half (Quarter)  WOD

We yogged over to the parking lot for a sample of the Robbie Miller WOD.

  • Shuttle Run 3 trips four parking spaces back and forth
  • Burpee Squats x 6
  • 4 Count Mountain Climbers x 6
  • Turkish Getups x 6

Rock Work

Enough of the rocks so we moseyed over to the rocks and a 4 rounds of Overhead Presses x 20, Curls x 20, Tricep Extensions x 20 & Goblet Dips x 20. Run to the cemetery and back in between sets.

After the rock work, we had some time for 2 rounds of Incline Merkins x 10, Squats x 25 and Step-ups x 20.

We returned our rocks and moseyed back to the start point. A quick check of the watch and we were close to 2 miles, so we completed 2 rounds of gassers.

Mary

  • Flutter Kicks x 20

Done

Moleskinny:

  • Good turnout by the Pax today, cooler temps but things warmed up quickly.
  • There was an old white truck parked across multiple parking spaces at the launch point, Dukes of Hazzard Uncle Jesse style. There must be a story there somewhere, maybe Deacon Horsehead can find out.
  • Kotters to Salt Lick, I can’t recall the last time he posted. He’s dealt with back issues for the last few years but it sounds like he’s
  • The Robbie Miller WOD was in honor Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. His citation can be read here.
  • Horsehead remarked that the Robbie Miller WOD sucked, so I take that as a compliment. It consists of 12 rounds, but it was shortened it so we can mix other stuff into the Weinke.
  • Manziel showed up proudly in Cleveland Browns gear, and deservedly so. The Browns hadn’t won a playoff game since the 90s and they were long overdue. He was sharing the joy with fellow Ohioan Orang Whip.
  • Chubs and Spyglass really pushed it during the gassers, youth helps but those guys have gotten faster.
  • Lex Luthor just gets down to business, with his grey hoodie Rocky style.
  • Thanks to Orange Whip and Fault Line for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

  • Blood Drive 2/19 Brace YMCA, pre-blast here
  • Orange Whip is working on the schedule, step-up an sign-up. Lex Luthor has the Q next week.

New Year’s Eve Eve At Anvil

YHC pulled into the parking lot with a few minutes to go and found Snowflake and Mr. Magoo waiting. Point Break, Cage, and Floorslapper rounded out the crew this morning. The PAX was properly disclaimed and we were off at 5:30.

COP

We moseyed over to the the large parking lot for COP

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Windmills x 20
  • Squats x 20
  • Merkins x 20

Partner and Rock Work

We yogged over to the rock pile and picked a suitable lifting rock. Partner up, Partner 1 performs called exercise with said rock while Partner 2 runs the loop to 51 and back, flapjack until the team completes the aggregate number of reps per exercise. 150 reps of Curls, Presses, Squats, and Flutter Kick presses.

Bench Circuits

Enough of the rocks so we moseyed over to the hotbox. Staying with your partner, Partner 1 performs called exercise while Partner 2 runs down the sidewalk to the garbage pail, then flapjack. We did a total of three rounds, Decline Merkins, Dips, and Step-ups.

With the bench circuits complete we grabbed some wall and two rounds of Air Presses x 50.

Mary

  • Flutter Kicks x 20
  • LBCs x 20
  • Hello Dollies x 20
  • Rosalita x 20

Moleskinny:

  • Lorax Dm’d me yesterday from the beach with a friendly reminder that I had the Q, thankful he did since I hadn’t checked the schedule. With all the “holiday hours” the past week, I wasn’t sure if the schedule was correct with the 0530 start, that too Lorax confirmed.
  • When putting together the Weinke I wanted to keep it simple, “Meat n’ Taters”, some lifting, and little running, 2.6 miles or so.
  • Floorslapper was almost two minutes early, well four minutes if you account for his usual 0532 arrival.
  • TCLAPS to Snowflake for the run in and run out.
  • Floorslapper was dropping some knowledge about the COVID vaccines.
  • Point Break kept knocking out the reps and doing the heavy lifting for YHC.
  • 2020  has been a year like no other and like everyone else, I’m looking forward to 2021, although that will prove to be challenging as well. One thing that has helped me this past year has been F3. Whether it was via Zoom (something was better than nothing) or when we returned to in-person workouts, F3 has been a constant. The accountability, committing to getting up to meet in the gloom for 45 minutes or an hour to try to keep accelerating provided some “normalcy” if there is a such a thing in 2020. F3 is more than a workout, the 2nd F is key, and provides us an opportunity to share our experiences and support one another in these uncertain times. Our faith will help us get through this and we’ll come out stronger. Thanks to the men that push me each morning, especially those times when I just don’t really feel like it. I know that for 45 minutes each day I’m out I feel that’s where I should be, with my brothers in the gloom. Happy New year and cheers to a much better 2021.
  • Thank you to Snowflake for the takeout.
  • Thanks to Lorax and Point Break for the opportunity to lead and please sound off with any mumble chatter.

Announcements:

  • Das Boot has the Anvil Q next week
  • Hydra with an 0600 start tomorrow; Da Vinci converges with Rock Zero this Saturday. Check Slack and the F3 South Charlotte calendar for updates to the AO schedule with many adopting holiday hours or convergences.
  • Keep a lookout for an Area 51 New Years Day Convergence
  • F3 Metro is hosting the F3 10th Anniversary workout at AG Middle 0700 New Years Day.