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F3 Area51 BroLympics Pre-Blast

You asked for it (well actually, you didn’t)



What:   F3 Area 51 BroLympics

When:  Saturday 9/24/22 @ 0700 – 0900

Where: South Charlotte Middle School, former home of F3 Death Valley AO (RIP)

Who:    Those who are strong, fast, or morbidly curious how they stack up physically against a bunch of middle aged bankers

Why:     Great question


You can stop reading here if so inclined, and just show up.  It’s that easy.  Just sign up so we will know you are coming.  Bring a water bottle and a snack.  I recommend room temperature Viennas with some of that Hawaiian punch in the blue can.




  1. 100 Meter
  2. 400 Meter
  3. 1600 Meter
  4. 135 Lbs. Bench for reps (1:00)
  5. Keg Toss
  6. KB Deadlift Max Reps
  7. KB Cleans for time
  8. 60# Sandbag Overhead Press Max
  9. Sandbag lateral throw reps in 1:00 60#
  10. 120# Sandbag Carry for 100 feet (Time)
  11. Sandbag team carry
  12. Prowler Relay for time
  13. 3200 meter Speed Ruck
  14. KB “shot put”
  15. Bear Crawl Relay



3-man teams selected by organizing committee based on signups.  Each person completes 5 events to represent his team.   Each team completes all 15 events.  Some events are team based relay race style.




  • Q:          Is Flipper involved with this?
  • A:           That is classified, but yes, with heavy restraint, supervision, and threat of sedation.


  • Q:          What if I just want to hang out?
  • A:           That hasn’t seemed to stop the Hydra workout for the past 2 years, so come on out.  Seriously.


  • Q:          My competing days are over.  Why should I sign up for this?
  • A:           Let’s face it, nobody reading this stands a chance against a reasonably fast middle schooler in a cross country race.  You come because the A51 pax haven’t done anything like this in a long time and it will be fun.


  • Q:          Can I volunteer to run events or help if I don’t want to run?
  • A:           Absolutely.  Indicate that on the signup.


  • Q:          Will there be scouts from any prominent universities or NFL teams?
  • A:           No, but I think Joker knows a kid who is an Eagle Scout so be on the lookout for that.


  • Q:          I heard that lifting heavy sandbags will make your eyes look like Jack Elam.
  • A:           This is confirmed.  They will go back in 3-4 weeks though, good as new.  At least one of them.


  • Q:          I’m from Waxhaw, SOB, or Mint Hill.  Am I invited?
  • A:           Yes, but remember who your daddy is.


  • Q:          I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.
  • A:           We respect your wishes.  But baby, it’s cold outside.


If you are still reading this, you are really overthinking things.  SIGN UP and show up.  It’ll be a good time.



your friend,

Let’s Go on an Adventure

13, including 2.0 2.0s for a moist adventure.

Cottonmouth, Turkey Leg, OT, Alf, Mildew, Hoover, Master Builder (2.0), Geraldo, Geraldo 2.0, missing several names who are important – please fill in the comments if you feel so moved to do so and right this wrong.

Note that the TriFuseNik (Gloss, Spackler, Puddin) was not present.  Nor was the TriConfuseNik (Flipper, Lex, Curd).


I decided on a loosely planned off-campus adventure and boy did it deliver!

First, we ran to Cary “Runstopper” Ridge for some warmups and the first of many regroupings.

Continue to Davie Park where the early-bird soccer clan had the turf field jammed up , so we went with playground sets while the police watched us and then ran aroudn the parking lot while the garbage man dumped hot Who Hash all over the pavement where we were running.  It was quite nice.

Next activity was running down KnockTurn Alley on the other side of the park, with exercises at the light poles and some partner work in the parking lot.  Alf and TL partnered up and finished 15 mins before everyone else.   Apparently, everyone in Charlotte was invited to a secret party at the clubhouse, so we dodged a steady stream of cars on the road, including Randy Quaid in a crop duster.

It wouldn’t be a proper adventure without a sketchy shortcut through the woods, so we made that happen and returned back to  home base for some drippy wet Mary.


Just a few observations, some from the workout and few more from the heart:

  • Turkey Leg hits respect this weekend and is trading in his Sauconys for those shoes you can order on the inside cover of the magazines in the dentist office.
  • I’m not sure that Hoover’s 2.0 Master Builder likes his F3 name, but I’m quite sure he wouldn’t like the alternatives.
  • The Serving Size for Frosted Mini Wheats is 21 biscuits, which I think is quite stingy.
  • Geraldo attempted to race his 2.0, and I think he took him down, but neither of them quite made it to the finish line. I think a rematch is in order.  His name is Shaun, Shawn, or Sean so I think that makes Geraldo Dad of the Shaun.
  • Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer’s (RIP) real names were Mario Girotti and Cadrolo Pedersoli. If you haven’t watched My Name is Trinity  or Trinity is Still my Name, you have been missing out.

Just remember, for only $2.00 a day, you can help a helpless helper with a helping of help.  Your call itself says, “I’m here to help”.  Please call right now.


[In the arms of an angel

Fly away from here

From this dark cold hotel room . . .














Select Each Image Containing a Skunk to Proceed


Stone Cold, Smokey, Chicken Wing, MAD, Lois, Funky Cold, Horsehead

7 Skunks got CAPTCHA’d at the Ye Olde Covenant of Christ this Tewesday morn.


What happened:

  • Walking disclaimer
  • Run around the back – hide and seek with MAD
  • Modified Joker ™ no contact sets on the Beetlejuice turf playground – swingset abs, derkins, pullups – 3 rounds
  • Run up and down the big hill some with KBs at the bottom – thrusters, swings, etc . . .
  • Sprints on the lacrosse field with KBs at the end – swings, snatches, lawn mowers, I forget . . .


What didn’t happen:

  • Curls
  • Tricep extensions
  • KB Indian run
  • KB toss
  • KB Imperial Walkers
  • Wet butts in the grass



It’s been a while.  Is this thing on?

It seems that backblasts have been deemed unnecessary for 2022, as shown by the A51 website.  Since being abandoned by the Wax Pax, the site now is updated about as frequently as Stone Cold’s MySpace page.  I, for one, don’t think that backblasts are unnecessary.  Especially when compared to truly unnecessary things like such as:

  • Raspberry anything
  • Road Cyclists (except you guys, yeah)
  • More than one flavor of BBQ sauce
  • Country w/ a rap interlude
  • Feelings
  • Kale
  • Fire Ants

Maybe it’s time to right the ship.  Bring back backblasts.  Text STOP to unsubscribe, but I think you guys are  missing out.

How else would you find out about Funky Cold’s discount Amazon knee brace with the gel donut insert or Smokeys uncircumcised winter beanie w/ matching oven mitts in 50 deg weather?   What about Stone Cold’s accusations of yours truly starting a Monday run workout for out of shape lubbers and never posting a single time for it.  BTW – check out the Chubby Hubby run, which allegedly meets on Mondays at the Old Bell lot.  Details are in the text thread that I silenced alerts on a few months ago.  Or how about all of the various frisbee injuries plaguing the Sardis Road crew?   I think they have a 50 percent survival rate at Joustbee these days.  I’m not seeing that reported anywhere else.  Just saying.

Anyways – we had a good time out there this morning.  Not too much of a good time, mind you.  I wouldn’t want to get reported to the Nathans by Cheese Curd for standing around.  We got after it.  Sweat was produced.  Hills were climbed.  Mistakes were made. Somebody palmed the top of my head during BOM and I was ok with it.

So get out there and work out with your friends.  Call up your old friends who don’t post anymore and get them back out too.  They’re missing out, and you are too.

We’re doing an intro to kettlebells next week to try and drum up some interest.  Come on out and take a spin.  We will have plenty of bells to share.  Lois has promised to do his Slim Fast voice impression for the first 8 participants.


Until next time


Your friend,














12 Days of Skunk (feat. Leon Redbone)

10 Skunks with Bells in Their Trunks

Baracus, Swiss Miss, Stone Cold, Hot Corner, Orange Whip, Voodoo, Lois, Hoover, High Tide, Horsehead (


12 Days of Skunk:  

You know the drill.  Yes, it’s 144 burpees.  Merry Christmas.


Day:   Gift:

  1. Dozen Burpees (options to modify)
  2. Squat Thrust (formerly TGUs)
  3. Snatch
  4. Rows
  5. Lunges
  6. Shoulder Press
  7. Goblet Squat
  8. Louganis
  9. Russian Twist
  10. 1 Handed Swings
  11. Romanian Deadlift
  12. Clean & Press


Set List – The Elf Movie Soundtrack

  1. Pennies from Heaven – Louis Prima
  2. Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald
  3. Jingle bells – Jim Reeves
  4. The Nutcracker Suite – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  5. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
  6. Winter Wonderland – Ella Fitzgerald
  7. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Eddy Arnold
  8. Jingle Bell Rock – Wayne Newton
  9. What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
  10. You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra
  11. Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston
  12. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Zooey Deschanel, Leon Redbone


Nine years running now for this Skunk-Themed disaster of a workout.  It’s a good one, and will run the clock out if you give the burpees a go.


It was good to have the Meatheads out.  Nothing like a kettlebell workout to fill the gap in between kettlebell workouts when you are training for kettlebell workouts.

High Tide brought out a portable helicopter landing pad to do TGUs on.  He’s always had a penchant for this awkward exercise, but this really added some flair.  He said he got it from Walmart.  I think it was a yoga mat from the Lane Bryant catalog.  Anyways, he rolled around on that thing most of the morning and seemed to enjoy himself so we’ll just let it be.

Apparently, Hoover has been nursing from the leftover F3 Christmas Party kegs for the past week or so and was looking rather embalmed.  His eyes lit up when Santa Baby came on until I told him to google a picture of Eartha Kitt.  I think that spoiled his dreams a bit, so sorry about that.

Stone Cold really seemed to enjoy the Frank Sinatra lyrics about Punching the Moon like a Toy Balloon with Songs to be Sung and Flings to be Flung.  Those are actual lyrics.  Old Blue Eyes really had no idea what he was saying most of the time.

Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone’s rendition of Baby it’s Cold Outside is the best rendition of that song that exists.  It’s also a little bit creepy.  Ok, it’s a lot creepy.  Ok, it’s possibly the creepiest thing I’ve heard.  Definitely give that a listen if you haven’t heard it.

Haven’t seen Voodoo in a while, mostly because we both only go to the same workouts, which are different.  He still looks like the Prime Minister of Canada if you ask me, but nobody asked me.

I think Lois was there, in full on ninja mode with ¼” of exposed forehead skin.  It could have been Dwayne Johnson or John Cena too – hard to tell without seeing the face.

Last week at Kevlar, there was a homeless man sleeping under the tennis shelter.  It was around 32deg.  I started the wheels rolling to let Church Security know so we could get him out of there before the kids arrived for school.   That was my primary concern.  Smokey saw the same guy and came running up to me asking me if I had any blankets or coats in my vehicle.  That was his primary concern.  Given that my biggest hardship in December has been having to enter my email address and password with the arrow keys on my TV remote control to login to various streaming accounts, I have been reflecting on this a bit and I think it has done me some good.

TClaps to all the men of Skunkworks who came out to enjoy this annual tradition.  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, even if you see me before then.



Yours Truly,















Propane and Propane Accessories

Hank Hill: [Presses his tongs into the steak cooking on the grill] Firm but with a little give. Yup, these are medium-rare.
Bobby Hill: What if somebody wants theirs well-done?
Hank Hill: We ask them politely, yet firmly, to leave.


9 Skunks for some King of the Hill

Smokey, Stone Cold, Baracus, Chicken Wing, Cage, Les Mis, Tweetsie, Little King, Horsehead (Q)




Tote your metal to the hill

Warmup a little bit – SSH, Grandpa Jack, Swings, Squats, Lunges, etc . . .

Run around the parking lot

Warmup up little bit more

Line up at the hill.  Do a called KB thing, run to stop sign, Do another thing, run to other stop sign, Do a 3rd thing, run up the hill.  Drop down a level and repeat all the way down to the lighted baptismal (sprinkling) drive thru.  We did most of the favorites, swings, squats, clean and press, snatch, etc . . .   No curls or TRicep extensions, because those aren’t kettlebell exercises.  When we got to the bottom, nobody wanted to go back up again so we did something else next.

7 snatches each arm, run a lap around the parking lot.  We gave Smokey the impression that he had some sort of decision making responsibility but not really.  We did one large and two medium laps.  We reversed the last one to even out the NASCAR shoe wear pattern.

2 mins left.  Tote your metal back to your car with a happy heart.




It’s worth mentioning that Stone Cold and Baracus decided to pre-run this morning.  They did not exactly look refreshed and invigorated upon return.  Apparently Baracus (who sometimes goes by Brian) had a dry cleaning tag stuck on his back that said Brian’s Laundry , which to a nosey powerwalking passerby from the Del Boca Vista looked like Brian Laundrie, the nationally most wanted man of the hour.  Well, dang right they called the law on him and he had to cut through two more retirement villages to get here in one piece.  Who dry cleans their workout gear anyway?  Sheeeeesh.

Cobains to Smokey for giving him the illusion of assigned leadership and then pulling a Lucy Van Pelt move on the running assignment.  I think it was for the greater good though.

I hear Facebook was down all day yesterday.  Facebook is still a thing right?  It’s not like MySpace or AOL Instant message now is it?  I really don’t keep up with the social medias.  I deleted my Twitter account a couple of years ago and never looked back.  God forbid I’d find a bunch of like-minded folks on the internet to encourage my nonsense.  Anybody watch the Social Dilemma?   It’s worth a look.  You can pretty much get the entire message in the first 5 mins, but still worth it.

Continuing the Skunkworks tradition of selecting the next Q at COT.  I’m not 100% sure if Cage accepted the assignment or not, but he mumbled something.  We’ll come ready next week.  It’s much better that SUG, which is just no fun at all. Where’s the excitement in assigning Qs for the next 6 months?  Get em fresh and unsuspecting at COT or in a text message the night before I say.


Behold the Martin Luther Insult generator

Some choice selections

  • I think that if you were alone in the field, an angry cat would be enough to scare you away.
  • You know less than does a log on the ground.
  • You are the worst rascal of all the rascals on earth!
  • I was frightened and thought I was dreaming, it was such a thunderclap, such a great horrid fart did you let go here! You certainly pressed with great might to let out such a thunderous fart – it is a wonder that it did not tear your hole and belly apart!



All I have time for today my friends.


Until next time,



Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)


Orange Whip, Baracus, Picasso, Mile High, Cold Cuts Horsehead


What’s this?  A backblast?  No I didn’t move to Waxhaw (although I hear they throw a mean kegger).  Cheese Curd made me do it, and he wasn’t even there.

6 for an on-campus adventure this morning.   Bit lame on the disclaim, but we headed off anyways.


  • Playground circuit on the Beetlejuice astroturf. That observation by Orange Whip dictated most of the early chatter, as we quoted that fantastic movie throughout the rest of the workout.
    • Bench decline merkins X 25
    • Pullups X 10
    • Weird thing on the swing X 20
    • Run a lap around parking lot
    • Repeat the whole thing X3
  • 11s on the big hill – jump squats and shoulder taps
  • 3 man grinders across the parking lot with Kettlebells on one end. Various exercises
  • 2MOM


  • TCLaps to Cheese Curd for the BB inspiration.
  • It’s been so long since I’ve written one of these things, I’m not even sure what goes next.
  • BA is on a frisbee break. It’s not you, it’s him.  He’s working on a mission to get all of the A51 old guys back to Friday boot camps, but don’t tell anyone yet.
  • We did do a tower buzz of the new covered drop off area. That’s some bright lighting and frankly, you guys all look better in the dark.
  • I continue to fail at pull ups. Went with LBJUs.
  • Kevlar hanging on like the last in-color Andy Griffith episodes right before they went to Mayberry RFD.
  • Come out to Calvary Church tomorrow where we launch from the best AO in South Charlotte and immediately run off campus while Voodoo works out with 2 guys and 300 kettlebells.
  • Wear a mask, or don’t, and get your vaccine, or don’t, and make sure to get your booster shot if you do, or don’t.
  • Whatever you do, don’t wait.
  • Somebody should do something about everything.


your friend and advisor,



Emotional Harumph

Who Dat:

Cage, Baracus, Lois, Madison, Horsehead


What Dat:

  • Run to the graveyard and back.  Boogedy boogedy boo.
  • Warmup stuff
  • Merkin Swing pyramid – 10/10, 10/20, 10/30, 10/20, 10/10
  • Hill work – 5x hill repeats while partner does called exercise.  Drop a level and repeat all three levels down to the bottom.  We took some breaks between sets for stationary exercises and because this was really awful.
  • 5MOM – I faked most of it.


What had happened:

Definitely some emotional (and audible) harumphing on the hills today.  Without a doubt.

Baracus barely made it, and must have ran out of the door while dressing because he had on his kids tank top.

Lois still on the mend from his AAA towing injury but getting after it.  We caught him in a moment of deep introspection during one of the hill repeats.

Cage did his thing, like he always does.  Watch out retirement.

Madison offered up his bag of fartsacking excuses, free of charge.  He didn’t need one today though #LIFO

Missing many of the regulars.  We expect that they all have reasonable excuses, unlike the ones previously mentioned by Madison.  Here are a few:

  • Couldn’t find my copperfit neck sleeve
  • Ignored the warning on the QTip box and punctured my brain
  • Broke my coccyx during an ill-advised downhill race bike race on a Penny Farthing
  • My wife smacked me silly after catching me taking the bag completely out of the cereal box
  • Too embarrassed to show in public after my iPhone broadcast my screen time statistics aloud in public (this happens each Sunday AM, pay attention)
  • Still trying to track down Bob Dylan to hand over that Nobel Prize
  • Accidentally listened to the last 45 mins of a Jocko podcast and spent my life savings on overpriced blue jeans and tea
  • Captured by the Daleks


Should harumph have two Rs?  That seems to be undecided.  I’m going with one but my autocorrect is not happy.



That’s all I have time for today.












The Inaugural (and likely valedictory) Horsehead Adventure Race

11 curious and most certainly uninformed men arrived at the Cathedral of the Patron Saint Mary Kay to subject themselves to the whims of an unqualified and unprofessional authority this morning.  1 additional lonely Meat Puppet was convinced into joining the party, as his Meat Puppet friends were home recovering from neck tattoo complications.

This was a non-traditional workout, with 3 teams of 4 each competing for a grand prize  of both fame and infamy that would make El Guapo himself jealous.  Team Captains were selected by age, who then participated in a moderately embarrassing playground style kickball team draft of which the selection order will remain on the field and in our hearts, but not on the internet.  The final results were as follows:

Team Frehley (T 2nd):

  1. Frehley
  2. Horsehead
  3. Flipper
  4. Hoover

Team BLC (T 2nd):

  1. BLC
  2. Geraldo
  3. O Tannenbaum
  4. Jet Fuel

Team Runstopper (winner and supreme champions):

  1. Runstopper
  2. Proehl
  3. McGee
  4. Boerewors

Instructions were fairly simple, select one of the 9 numbered slips of paper from the discarded box of Kirkland’s Signature somethings in the hotbox and complete a task that earns your team an impressive 10 points.  Return for another task, and keep it going until we run out of time.  The team with the most points wins.



  1. Kettlebells w/ the Olympians – 50 swings, 25 flutter press, 12 squat thrusters
  2. 3 trips around the North Face loop– 25 LBC at the top of each loop
  3. Lap around the perimeter of the big soccer field w/ 40 merkins, 40 squats & 10 burpees
  4. Triple Nickel across the Parking Lot of Pain
  5. Jack Webb to 8 in the astroturf.
  6. 10 reps of a different exercise at each tree down the Avenue of Trees.
  7. Leg workout near the playground . 25 squats, 25 lunges, 15 Apollo Ohno, 15 monkey humpers.
  8. Bear crawl around the traffic circle near the rock pile.
  9. 7s on the hill near the big soccer field.


The total gamut of challenges was just over a 4 mile experience, and took our victorious Team C up to the final few mins to complete.  The other two teams enjoyed a hard fought battle, but decided to call it quits after 7/9 tasks.

Winning strategy for Team Runstopper employed a combination of A) having Proehl on your team, B) tackling the North Face and Triple Nick tasks first, and C) dragging Boerewors around like a dog chained to a pickup truck bumper on I-77.  Boerewors claims to have gone completely numb after the first trip up North Face.

I’m not sure what exactly happened on Team BLC, but they appeared to be getting after it.  I think that they probably spent the entire time telling “getting after it” jokes about Jet Fuel and his recent honeymoon, but I’d frankly be disappointed if they didn’t.  They appeared to be as disinterested in doing the North Face challenge at least as much as our team was, which I can respect.

Team Frehley hung in there, mostly trying to avoid sweating to death or making eye contact with that awful bloated Cat Tattoo that Hoover has right at human eye level.  Seriously, that thing looks like someone buried one of my eyebrows in the Pet Sematary and it came back to life addicted to stale marshmallow peeps.  The eyes follow you and everything.


That about sums up everything I experienced today.  Saturday beckons, so I’ll end it here.


Your pal,













Country Road, (Please) Take me Home

Madison, Chicken Wing, Retread, CRS, Jock Strap, Cage, Lex Luthor, Horsehead

8 pax, no snax


The Thang:

Run to the Matthews UMC, often confused with RUN DMC, especially by the Plantation Estates crew across the street.

Brief warmup with standard warmup fare.

Three giant Partner loops w/ partner merkins and partner jump squats at each end.  What’s a partner jump squat you might ask?  That’s a good question.  I was looking for something between a Double Dragon jump kick and the Kid N’ Play dance move where one guy kicks over the other guys’ head.  Everyone failed.  Also note the 2nd old skool rap reference, which really doesn’t fit the John Denver title of this backblast so I’m not sure where this is going.

½ mile Triple Nickel down the Country Road, which was much more fun going down than it was coming back up.  After some carnage, we took a vote and decided that two trips up was enough so we headed back to launch.  Nobody did the burpees I requested upon passing another pax, but I didn’t want to do them either so meh.

Back to launch, where Madison tried to do some weak QJack shizz while runing around staring at his watch and yelling in efforts to get some precise mileage amount that nobody cares about.  After foiling that mutiny, we did a few AYG sprints and then joined the P51 crew for some random wall thing that Slim Fast was trying to kill the last 5 mins with.  We then tied Madison to the anchor and dropped in into Davy Jones Locker.




It’s always nice being reminded that you are leading a running workout that you have completely forgotten about.  It did prompt a few days of trading snacks for miles though, of which I am thankful for.  I have admittedly been pretty low effort with the workouts over the past few months and I’m feeling it for sure.  Thanks to Madison for keeping me honest and signing me up to Q.

I’m not sure I’ve ever had the pleasure of posting with CRS, but he was getting after it.  Good nickname.

Jock Strap, who does not have a good nickname, was right on his heels the whole time.   If you’ve ever worried about scaring off new guys by giving them a terrible nickname, this should assuage your fears a little.

Cage did his typical thing where he appeared out of nowhere.  All I can think of is the butler from Mr. Deeds.  Sneaky Sneaky.

Lex Luthor is doing some thing where he runs 4 times per hour every 4th hour for 4 mins on the 4th of July.  Awesome.

Chicken Wing made the mistake of telling us all about his wife’s foot surgery recovery, to which he was mercilessly heckled about with many assumptions about the subpar support system he provides for his better-half.   It was rough, I tell you.  I mean, he left her home hobbled like Paul Sheldon in Misery, telling her that the Uber app was halfway loaded on her iPhone and she could “figure it out” , so I’m not sure what you guys were expecting the man to do.

Retread just did retread things.  Steady pace, not much chatter.  Always there, always watching.

I’ll be looking to trying to get after it a little harder in the upcoming weeks – need to get the fitness up a bit and unchain Princess Leia from my leg.  Summer time is the best time to drop a few lbs.  Time to get a sweat on.  I hear there’s a chocolate milk with my name on it at an upcoming Ghost Runner.



Something about a Grow Ruck, or Glow Ruck?  I think you buy a $400 book bag and then pay $800 to have Dredd yell at you for 24 hours.  Who’s in?

















You Got It

Who Dat:

TR, EE, HH, Beetlejuice

Knowing the tradition of being assigned the Q upon inquiry via the WAMRAP Slack channel, I attempted a foolish end-around via iMessage.  Deep down in my little heart I knew what was going to happen, but I’ve been slacking myself a bit lately and needed a good Wednesday workout.  So, I texted Alfalfa and “you got it” came back at me pretty quickly.

I got it.



Medium-Large Quatrofish at Traffic Circle #1.  Pax choose 20 reps of a Chest, Leg, Ab, and Wildcard exercise at each leg.  5 burpee center.  Bonus bear crawl the circle after every cycle.  No repeat exercises allowed, so spend those imperial walkers and calf raises wisely.



Slackless EE just shows up and deals with whatever is being dealt.  He puts his head down and just pulls the cart.  What a man.  He has the inlaws staying with him all week, so I think he slept in the parking lot.  His phone kept ringing and he looked as nervous as a one-eyed man surrounded by seagulls.

Beetlejuice (Betelgeuse) kept in good spirits, doing a pro-level mod on a few of the legs.  The best part was watching his headlamp bounce up and down behind the hedges on Leg #4 like an avant-garde prairie dog of the future with all the right gear but a mild case of speluncaphobia.

TR was a nice surprise, like the McRib he is.  What wasn’t a surprise was him skipping pert near all of the exercises.  Never even phased me.  He was nice and spry on the runs though.  Word has it that he’s Boston Ready.   Or maybe Boston Market ready?  Something like that.

Speaking of TR, apparently he threw down the cake for a new washing machine but wouldn’t pony up the extra $25 for delivery and haul-off so now he’s trying to unload (pun intended) a defunct giant front-loader from his upstairs to anyone gullible enough to haul it away.  I think that $25 is going to look pretty good once the wife gets tired of the giant cube in the hallway, but what do I know?

I think we talked about P90X at some point, namely the plyo video where I puked in my bonus room many years ago.  That was awesome.

I was thinking about some things.  We call the workout leaders Qs, also the name of the head of Q Branch with the British Secret Service (the guy who makes the James Bond gadgets).  It also seems to be the name of the mysterious leader of the possum-pelted ruffians who stormed the Capitol and hawked Beech Nut lougies in Nancy Peloci’s secret diary.  Qincidence?  Hmmmm . . .  Strange things are afoot.



There is a 5k to benefit something somewhere.

Also please sign up for the cross-regional-national ironman workout marathon challenge, sponsored by the Calvary Food Pantry.  Workout in all of the US time zones in the same day and get a custom shirt designed by some guy from F3 Cleveland, complete with moisture wicking Drew Carey workout glasses.