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Great Faces and Gobbler Squats

12 Pax layered up and braved temps in the 20’s to push themselves in preparation for Thanksgiving festivities tomorrow.  Prior to the workout 8 guys took part in the Couch 2 5K pre-run led by Tuck.  Seeing as this is the next to last training session prior to the ImpactLocal race it was time to ramp up the running and Tuck delivered with hill repeats up and down the Murderhorn.  The highlight was as Tuck told the group this plan at the beginning of the session Cold Cuts, who was attending his first C2 5K training, fussed at Picasso, “You said that this was a pre-run where we would just mosey around the shopping center”.  In Picasso’s defense that was what the first couple of sessions were but now we are full-fledged kinda runners.

The Thang:

5:30 so time for the main event.  YHC had a preview of what Tuck had planned so I planned my workout accordingly.  The running would be kept relatively low but still ever present so as to build upon the pre-run.  A disclaimer was given and off to the HT parking lot for warmups consisting of SSH, mashed potato pickers, IW’s, Mtn Climbers and stretching.  YHC noted that the workout would consist of Thanksgiving references sprinkled about so we led off with an Indian/Native American/Indigenous Peoples Run to the light by the Chick Fil A.  Next stop was the parking deck.  Since it took the Mayflower 66 days to cross the Atlantic we used loose math to do 11 pilgrim pushups at the bottom, up the stairs to the top level for 11 turducken kicks  and repeato for 6 sets.

Next off to Plymouth Rock which was the big boulders by the office complex along Ballantyne Commons.  The group was instructed to break into groups of 3 for a Thanksgiving grinder where 2 of the 3 Pax grab a rock.  P1 does curls while P2 heads to the end of the parking lot for LBC’s.  P3 is the timekeeper by walking from P1 to P2 holding the rock over their heads for musket carry.  Keep rotating.  We did this for 400 seconds in honor of the 400th anniversary of the first ever Thanksgiving.  A couple of extra minutes left so we did another partial round of gobbler squats, dying cockroaches and musket carry.

Mosey back to launch.  A couple of minutes left for heels to heaven, chippy cross and a minute of Planksgiving.

Moleskin:

Great group who made it a fun workout.  Apparently where I thought Gobbler Squats was a clever play on words but Picasso noted that I should probably Google it and not on my work computer.  YHC stopped by prior to the workout and put a sign on the boulder that said “Plymouth” thinking it would be a mildly humerous take.  Olaf sarcastically laughed and then promptly almost ate it tripping over a speed bump…Karma.  Also, when YHC stopped to put the Plymouth sign up it was noticed that there was a pretty large water pipe break and there was lots of water in the parking lot.  Good thing the lot is a square and we could easily modify to move the grinder to another stretch opposite Plymouth Rock.  Overall YHC tried to bring some Thanksgiving spirit to the workout but apparently failed because Jerry World asked as we headed home, “What was the theme or point of that workout?”  🙂

Announcements:

  • 6th annual Turkey Jam Thanksgiving morning at 6:30 behind the Improper Pig at Rea Farms.
  • ImpactLocal 5k/10k on 12/4.  Get those sign ups in as Saturday is the last day for t-shirt orders.
  • Escobar’s clothes and toy drive for children in Colombia, South America is ongoing.  Bring any to the workout and give to the site Q for getting to War Eagle.
  • The Maul needs Q’s for December
  • Congrats to Odd Job for getting engaged over the weekend.

Go Halfway Around the Loop and Back

Rousey went with some guerrilla marketing Monday afternoon for Bagpipe and somehow promised everyone face tattoos…I think.  Apparently it piqued the curiosity of 17 Pax who came for the initiation delivered by YHC.  5:30 rolled around so we began our mosey to the parking lot near Loch Ness.

The Thing:

COP of SSH, IW, Steve Earle’s, side2side potato pickers, Peter Parkers, hold at 6 inches, Parker Peters.

Run to the rock pile by Loch Ness and rifle carry your rock to the loop around the water.  At this point I informed the group that Rousey was at another recent workout lamenting to me his soccer arms and wanted to address those.  So with that in mind we would focus on the upper body with some AMRAP’s.  Carney apparently snuck a peek at my weinke and dressed accordingly with an AMRAP t-shirt.  He apparently has been practicing his AMRAP because he was crushing it.

The group partnered up with P1 running a lap around the water.  While P1 ran P2 completed as many sets as possible of 20 curls, 20 overhead presses and 20 bent over rows.  Flapjack each time a partner runs the lap with a set AMRAP time of 13 minutes.  When the 13 minute timer hit we carried our rocks back rifle carry style.

Back to the picnic benches for the 2nd AMRAP.  Exercises were 20 dips and 20 incline merkins while the partner ran down the fitness trail to the Lance (I think) building and back.  Again 13 minutes to get as many sets in as you can.  After this time to head back to launch.

 

Moleskin:

Nice big group out there this morning but alas no gang initiations or face tattoos.  Maybe next time.  The mumblechatter started early before YHC even gave the disclaimer and continued throughout.  To no one’s surprise a lot of it came from Frehley’s.  As the timer began to run down on the 1st AMRAP YHC instructed the guys leaving to run to just run part way and come back so as to not get stuck at the furthest point.  Frehley’s of course started joking that we were to run halfway around the loop and back.  Heading back to launch Rousey gave his customary challenge for anyone to race him back to launch but only this time Spitball took him up on it.  Not sure who won but it looked neck and neck from YHC’s viewpoint (I took the hamstring pull free route).

Announcements:

  • Blood drive 10/29 at Matthews Town Hall. Hit Mighty Mite up if you want to sign up.
  • Holiday party 11/19 at Old Meck.  Come hang with your brothers and kick off the holiday season.
  • Beer Mile 10/15 at South Charlotte Middle School

Thanks Rousey and Cable Guy for overseeing Bagpipe and allowing me to lead.

A Timely Workout

6 Pax joined YHC for a half a baker’s dozen at this week’s installment of DaVinci to make 7.  YHC was at launch early because of the setup required for this workout and lo and behold Teddy got there early as well.  This was great to get a chance to catch up with Theodore.  YHC wondered if his watch was off because C3PO rolled in before 6:30.  Double checked with others and nope, my watch was correct at 6:28.  It was a veteran crew so YHC gave a disclaimer, ensured that he had his cell phone on him and off we headed.  Found a parking lot in Blakeney for some COP of Steve Earle’s, IW’s, potato pickers and low slow merkins.  Apparently Steve Earle’s are not common in the Exicon yet because Loogie questioned what exercises have been added since he became a Hemingway clone hanging at the beach all the time.  Side Saddle Hops were intentionally left out as you will find out why later.

The Thang

Moseyed to the corner of TCBY and McAlisters where I let the veteran crew know that we would be doing one of YHC’s favorite workouts, the Clock Workout.  This workout is great because it keeps the group moving constantly and you can either push yourself hard, get it done but also catch up with the other Pax or a combination of both.  For those uninitiated into the clock workout the way it works is you start at a central point.  Run to 1:00 which is a cone preset by YHC with an exercise noted.  Perform said exercise then run back to the center point. Then run to 2:00 and perform the listed exercise, so on and so on.  You basically work yourself around the whole parking lot area with 12:00 being the last exercise. Below are the exercises:

1:00 = 10 burpees

2:00 = 20 donkey kicks

3:00 = 30 Carolina Dry Docks

4:00 = 40 big boy situps

5:00 = 50 merkins

6:00 = 60 monkey humpers

7:00 = 70 plank jacks

8:00 = up the stairs over and back down then 10 squats x 8

9:00 = 90 dips

10:00 = 100 calve raises on the curb

11:00 = 110 side straddle hops (see I told you there was a reason there was we did not do them in COP)

12:00 = 120 LBC’s

 

Soft Pretzel crushed the workout and planked when he was done.  Great call to plank and do 5 merkins as each Pax finished the clock.  Once everyone was in we counted off and then ran to grab the corresponding cone and exercise paper so that YHC did not have to later.  Mosey back to launch just as the clock hit 7:30.

 

Thine Moleskine:

A lot of fun out there this morning with the veteran crew.  I felt like I got to catch up with everyone at some point but yet when it was all said and done I was exhausted and sweating like a flying pig (or some version of a figure of speech).  Das Boot noted in the COT that this was a “timely” workout.  It took us all a while to get the pun.  It was not until I got home that I felt like the guy from “Northern Exposure” when he was hosting SNL and did a skit where he did not think about funny responses until after the fact.  He said the funny responses way after the fact when they did not make sense.  Luckily he had a time machine and went back in time and was able to say the funny responses at the exact right time.  I wish that I had that time machine to say “It took all of us a “second” to get that Das Boot but we have to “hand” it to you, that was on time”.

Thanks Midriff for the reminder to go over the mission of F3.  With all the noise in the world today it is important to block the nonsense out and remember that we are working out for a greater purpose to better ourselves but also become leaders and better fathers, sons, brothers, grandfathers, etc.

Announcements:

  • Blood Drive 10/29 in Matthews Town Hall
  • ImpactLocal 5K/10K on 12/4 with “Couch to 5K” program leading up to the race
  • Holiday party 11/19 at Old Meck
  • Beer Mile on 10/15; see the #beermile channel on Slack for more details

 

Thanks Midriff and Soft Pretzel for the opportunity to lead.

 

 

Add Some Red Bull to Your Coffee

9 Pax gathered for this week’s edition of Firestarter.  Weather was a blissful 50 something and had YHC energized.  Teddy sauntered up with shovel flag in tow.  The Firestarter shovel flag has a sweet “fire” light at the top which apparently needs either new batteries or an instructional manual.  YHC gave a disclaimer but added a reminder about the mission of F3 to Plant, Grow and Servce small men’s workout for the invigoration of male community leadership.  During these odd times I think that it is important that we keep that at the forefront.  Mosey to 131 Main for warmup with additional stretching.

The Thing

First up is some 4 corners at 131 Main focusing on upper body.  Starting up and out and working our way inwards the corners were: 1st corner = 10 Carolina Dry Docks, 2nd corner = 10 wide arm merkins, 3rd corner = regular merkins and 4th corner = diamond merkins.  Run through this twice.

Second round of 4 corners focused on the lower body. 1st corner = 10 squats, 2nd corner = 10 right leg lunges, 3rd corner = 10 left leg lunges and 4th corner = sumo squats. Run through this twice.

Mosey to the stairway by the yoga studio for a triple nickel.  Split up with half of the Pax running up one stairwell and the other group up the other.  At the top 5 Kraken burpees and at the bottom 5 Sister Mary Katherine’s for 5 rounds.  Once we suffered through this head over to the fountain/playground area.  Partner up with P1 running to the playground for 5 pullups while P2 does dips.  Flapjack until both partners have made 2 trips of pullups for 20 total among the teams.

YHC then remembered that he meant to lead the group in The Motivator after the COP so this was a perfect burnout exercise.  After The Motivator was done and calves were burning there were a couple of minutes left for each Pax to lead a round of Mary.

 

Moleskin

Great group out this morning.  A few observations.  Odd Job was marveling at Rousey’s energy and made a comment to the effect that Rousey must have already had his coffee.  To which I replied he must put Red Bull in his coffee.  Odd Job then decided to stir the pot (pun intended) and challenged Rousey to some sprints between the corners during 4 corners.  Greenwood calls them Bonnie Blair’s but Sweetwater is not having it.  The jumping lunges are Sister Mary Katherine’s and not Bonnie Blair’s.  YHC agreed and appreciated Sweetwater’s dedicated stance on the matter so we called them SMK’s.  Point Break and Noonan were consistently at or near the front all morning long.  Sign those guys up for some of these P200 or BRR relay teams.  Yard Tool…does that guy take a day off?  He is a machine quickly becoming a pillar of the SOB community.  Speaking of pillars, Midriff somehow crushes his workout while also encouraging and bringing others along.  Teddy is the silent assassin and getting in top-notch honeymoon shape.  Look out future Mrs. Teddy.

Announcements

  • Blood Drive 10/29 at Matthews Town Hall.  See Mighty Mite if you need the link to make an appointment.
  • Christ’s Closet event was a success giving away lots of furniture and clothes.  Still need men’s and children’s clothes specifically.  Reach out to Chopper if you have any to donate.
  • Beer Mile 10/15 at South Charlotte Middle School
  • A scary incident this weekend but a good outcome where a Pax in Davidson went down at a workout. Luckily Frehley’s daughter’s boyfriend Focker, who is an EMT, was working in the area and was able to resuscitate the guy.  A reminder to us all to have at least 1 cell phone on us and hopefully have some Pax that are CPR certified.

Rocking Out at The Bottom Line

7 Pax gathered at this week’s edition of The Bottom Line.  If you have not made it out to this AO what is stopping you?  What other AO can you say that you have worked out in NC and SC at the same workout?

The Thing:

Mosey out of the Bridgehampton clubhouse and down a nearby cul-de-sac and back for a warmup.  There won’t be a whole lot of running for this workout so let’s get some in upfront.

Circle up for COP warmup consisting of IW, potato pickers, Mtn Climbers, Peter Parkers and Morrocan Nightclubs.  Now that we are warmed up time for the Motivator.  Motivator was picked up by YHC at Slaughter’s Q at Centurion a couple of weeks ago and liked it.  Motivator is in quick succession SSH x 10,  partial SSH x 10, feet out and ins x 10 and calf raises x 10…then down to 9 reps, 8 reps, etc. until 0.

For the main event YHC wanted to do some exercises to help those going through the Iron Pax Challenge.  Walk over to the rock pile and grab a lifting rock.  Partner up. P1 runs down to islands for called ab exercise while P2 does called lifting exercise with rock.  Keep flapjacking until the team hits the designated number.  The exercises went like this:

Round 1 = 200 total bicep curls with 15 H2H as timer.

Round 2 – 200 overhead presses with 15 flutter kicks as timer.

Round 3 = 150 tricep extensions with 12 big boy situps as timer.

Round 4 = 125 squats with rocks with 12 J-Lo’s as timer.

Return the rocks and circle up for last 5 minutes of Mary taking turns going around the circle to call ab exercises.  Everyone got to call one to not only work the abs but practice cadence counting and leading men in a workout.

 

Moleskin

Great work by all.  Thanks to everyone for putting in the work and leading Mary when the 6 was finishing their reps. The Brexit crew is getting stronger and faster out there in Bridgehampton land.  Toro and Inkwell HC’d to join Brexit tomorrow for his Q at The Maul.  Good job supporting each other and holding each other accountable.  Schooner noted during Round 3 that YHC was getting them ready for battle.  Either that or getting you ready to dominate the sailing circuit this year.  Glad to hear that F3 is helping Gimbells recover from hip surgery as he definitely puts in the work.  He will be lapping everyone soon.  Sweetwater had to leave us a little early but not before he selected a boulder for the lifting portion and rep’d it out without breaking a sweat.

Announcements:

  • Blood Drive 10/29 at Matthews Town Hall
  • Iron Pax Challenge has been fun and a success.  The “fun” continues this Friday at The Brave for the Week 2 IPC workout.

Sightseeing Around Calvary

Let’s get right to it shall we?

The Thing:

8 early risers moseyed through the Calvary parking lot (with ideas and threats to stop for 100 monkey humpers at the Meathead group) to a parking area near the hotbox. Here was a standard warmup with SSH, Steve Earles, Peter Parkers, Parker Peters, and Morrocan nightclubs.  In the middle of COP Floor Slapper came out of the shadows to make our group 9.  I am still not sure where he came from.

Jogged over to a parking lot adjacent to Hwy 51. There were 8 grassy islands in said lot. Here we did a suicide ladder running to the 1st island for 1 burpee and 3 squats. Back to start and run to 2nd island for 2 burpees and 6 squats. Back to start…so on until finishing the 8th island with 8 burpees and 24 squats.  Snuka, Tagalong and Mr. Magoo crushed  this like it was nothing and led Mary for the rest of the group to finish.

Next headed over to the rock pile in front of Calvary. Grab a lifting rock for sets of 20 curls, OH presses and tri extensions. Rest and then repeat. Blimey noted that he lifted the day before so he modified to hit areas that were not jelly from the prior day’s lifting #getyoked.  YHC on the other hand dropped his rock when shaking the arms out before the last round of tri extensions #rookie

Time to partner up and select the best rock between you for a rock carry Indian run around Calvary. P1 starts out running carrying the rock while P2 drops for 5 shoulder tap merkins. P2 catches up to P1 and flapjack until back at rock pile. Due to odd number YHC hopped in with Emoji and Floor Slapper. Not sure if this helped or hurt bc as Emoji pointed out it led to extra credit rounds of shoulder tap merkins. I was amazed at how fast the Pax knocked this out.  Point Break and Snowflake were early finishers of course.  I joked about having time for a 2nd trip around. This was met with groans of which YHC was one. I did not want to do that again.

Moseyed to the hotbox. Back with partners. P1 runs around and down hill to soccer/football fields for 10 2 cone shuttles. Then back up the hill to relieve P2 who is cranking away at the 100 step ups needed combined.  When teams finished that we repeated but with Bonnie Blairs at the bottom of the hill and 150 dips combined at the hotbox.

Moseyed to launch as the clock hit 6:15.

Moleskin:

Great work all around. I was amazed at how fast we got through the exercises. Good push from all.
Thanks Point Break for tapping me to lead and heal up Lorax.

Announcements:

– F3 Nation Nantan, Slaughter, on Q Aug 27th at Centurion.

– F3 10 Year Anniversary Oct 8-10 in Cape Fear, NC

– SOB Blood Drive Oct 29th at Matthews Town Hall

It’s My Q and I’ll Do Abs If I Want To

The beauty of being the Q is that if there is something you want to work on you get to call it.  Need to get that vo2 Max up then make the workout running heavy.  Need to swole up those soccer arms?  Call lots of rock curls.  This week YHC felt the need to pay special focus on the abs and core and noted as such on Slack the night before.  16 total Pax apparently agreed and here is what transpired.

 

Da Thing

Mosey to the HT parking lot for a warmup.  Mosey over to Firebirds/Tipsy Taco and partner up.  Round 1: P1 runs the 1st parking lot island loop while P2 does derkins, then flapjack.  Round 2: P1 runs the 2nd parking lot island loop while P2 does incline merkins, then flapjack.  Round 3: P1 runs the 3rd parking island loop while P2 does standard merkins, then flapjack.

Mosey to the Stonecrest fountains by Chipotle.  Partner back up.  P1 runs the loop around both buildings while P2 does step-ups then flapjack. Continue until your group gets 100 step ups.  As we were finishing this round the early morning cleaning crew that do real work that early in the morning were coming through to blow out the area.  Time to audible to the next stage of the workout.  No worries, just more time for the ab work that I promised.

Mosey to Chick Fil A.  Find your partner for the last song of this square dance.  Round 1: P1 does LBC’s while P2 runs around the CFA, flapjack until your group gets 200.  Round 2: 150 J-Lo’s.  Round 3: 150 Chippy Crosses.

Head back to launch for about 3 minutes of Heels to Heaven, Flutter and plank.

 

Da Moleskin

Great crew out there this morning.  We kept it moving and put some work in.  As Rousey noted on Slack it was a nothing fancy old school circuit.  Sometimes those are needed especially to concentrate on a specific area.  It actually worked out that the grounds crew had us leave the leg portion early because if not we would not have been able to get the whole ab section in and that was the main focal point for YHC. Thanks Circuit City for tapping me to lead.

 

Announcements

  • Happy Hour last Thursday 8/5 at Duckworth’s at Rea Farms.  It was a good time.
  • A51 bike drive organized by Stone Cold.  Used bikes larger than 26″ needed.  Please drop off any to donate at Rock Zero, which is at Calvary, Saturday August 14th 7:00.
  • F3 10 Year Anniversary at Cape Fear October 8-10.  Make your plans now.

Kickin It Old School

With July 4th falling on a Sunday and most people off on Monday the 5th it was a no-brainer to extend the Independence Day celebration another day.  And what better way to celebrate than a 2.0 friendly workout where all Pax can release their inner 2.0 as well.  An emerging hot spot for outdoor activities, Ballantyne’s Backyard, was the decided upon terrain where we could roam far and wide.  8:00 hit and the crew of 21 was pulled in for a disclaimer and off we went.

The Thang:

Circle up on a putting green for a warmup of SSH, Mtn Climbers, Peter Parkers and Arm Circles.  Mosey to the tee box on the next hole.  Here YHC, Mary Kay and Midriff had set up a relay course for a partner relay.  Farthest tee box P1 bear crawls to the end of the tee box then flapjack.  Once both partners have bear crawled the tee box sprint to the next tee box.  Here several dozen eggs and spoons were strategically placed for an egg spoon carry.  P1 carries an egg on a spoon down to the end of the tee box then flapjack.  If your egg falls you have to start over.  Once both partners have finished on to the 3rd tee box for crab walks.  Once you and your partner have finished the crab walks both sprint down to cones in the fairway.  Turn at the cones and then work your way back through the relay course to the start.  This relay ended up being more of a grinder than I anticipated but  Sabertooth and the robot crew of T1000, Johnny 5 and C3PO smoked the course.  Kudos to the couple of dads that had to bear crawl and crab walk while carrying 2.0’s.

After a 10 count we moseyed back to the putting green where we warmed up.  Here we broke out into 2 groups for a relay race: Pax that were 15 years of age and under in one team and Pax that were over 15 years of age in another team.  In order to even out the number of Pax in each group Midriff and Taco Stand smartly volunteered to join the under 15 age group.  The first person on the U15 team had to run up a shorter hill and do the number of merkins that matched their age.  They then ran to the back of the line and the next Pax went until everyone had gone.  The Over15 team had to run up a much taller hill and do 20 merkins.  The other stipulation was that the Over 15 team had to plank until the last person had gone.  Not surprisingly the U15 team crushed the relay and to add salt to the wound planked themselves until the O15 team was done.

Finally time for the main event, the inaugural F3 kickball game.  We had about 35 minutes to get 5 innings in.  Teams were divvied up and it was time to start kicking.  Many highlights came from this one both from the older and younger Pax.  Despite some questionable calls from head umpire, Mary Kay, it was a very cleanly played game.  Ultimately Team 1 came out on top 7 – 5.  The post game party consisted of bottles of water and popsicles.

 

Moleskinny:

This one was a lot of fun.  None of the 2.0’s seemed to be bored and they all stayed engaged the whole time.  And they really put in the work and did the activities in the relays.

There was a drone flying overhead much of our kickball game.  Either it was filming us for a Northwoods Properties promotion or a police drone following Kirby’s every move.

We welcomed FNG “Crash Test”.  Crash Test owns a company that sells safety gear and after tweaking a knee during kickball he noted that he could test his products on himself…thus “Crash Test”.

 

Announcements:

  • 2nd F shovel flag making party 7/17 at Taco Stand’s cul-de-sac.  Each AO should have a shovel flag and we have 13 sites in SOB land that do not have a shovel flag.  Shovel flag supplies and libations provided so it will be a great time to pitch in and make the flags while hanging out with fellow Pax.
  • Crane Relay 8/13.  If you can do a bootcamp you can run the relay.  Another chance to get to hang out with more Pax except there will be a tad more running than at the shovel flag making party.

July 5th Independence Celebration

What: A workout celebrating our country’s independence

When: Monday, July 5th at 8:00 AM

Where: Launching spot for The Brave.  The Community House shopping center with Another Broken Egg and the bar/restaurant formerly known as The Gibson.

 

July 5th celebration you ask????  That’s right we are extending the celebration of our country’s independence with a workout on Monday, July 5th, since most of us will be off from work that day.  And not just any workout, this is a 2.0 friendly workout.  But do I need to bring a 2.0 for admission into this exclusive workout you ask?  Not at all…this workout will be suited for kids of all ages including the Pax that are kids at heart.

 

We will meet at the launch site of The Brave and head over to F3 SOB’s newest playground, Ballantyne’s Backyard.  100 acres of sprawling fairways, tee boxes and putting greens.  There we will have several workouts capped off with the most intense game of kickball this side of the Four Mile Creek greenway.

This will be a great reason for your 2.0 to get out of bed and not waste the day away (shakes fist at sky) and a great reason to invite that FNG that keeps mentioning that he wishes he had a way to celebrate Independence Day with a kickball game.

-War Eagle, Midriff and Mary Kay

Are You Going to the Beach Later Today?

YHC took the reigns for this week’s Firestarter and with 12 other motivated fellas kicked off the week.  Initially there was a only handful of us but just like the mad rush as the church doors are closing for the start of a service, guys flooded in at 5:30.  A full disclaimer was given and we slow moseyed from launch to provide time for the aforementioned last minute arrivers to fall in.

The Thing:

Moseyed to the 131 Main parking lot for a warmup of Steve Earles, SSH, Peter Parkers, 6 inches, Parker Peters, right hand by right foot with the right elbow dropped trying to touch the ground (a new favorite of YHC’s taught to him by C3PO that really stretches the hammy’s), left hand by left foot and big ol arm circles.

Then it was off up Bryant Farms to the rock pile by the Montessori School.  Instructions were given to grab a lifting rock and follow YHC for curls in civilian count.  The first set was 20 reps then quickly followed up by 19 reps then quickly followed up by 18 reps.  It was at this point that the Pax realized the trend and Hops provided the title of this BB and asked YHC if he was going to the beach later today.  Not today but hundreds of curls are always good for beach season in general.  It was also at this point that One Star along with a couple of others regretted their rock choice.  In order to allow for a dispersion of rock weight YHC instructed the Pax to shift one spot to their left.  Unfortunately YHC was beside One Star and had to lift his boulder for 17, 16 and 15 reps…which sucked and YHC’s form was getting sloppy.  We shifted again and made it to 10 reps.

At this point it was time to momentarily break up the curlfest and head to the playground up Bryant Farms.  YHC split the group in half for:

Group 1 did 20 merkins while Group 2 did 10 step ups on the wall then flapjack and do for 2 rounds.

Then, Group 1 did 10 pull ups while Group 2 did 20 out & ins on the wall, then flapjack and do for 2 rounds.

Headed back to the rocks and instructions made to find your original rock.  We finished our curlfest countdown starting at 10 and rotating over to our left a couple of times until done.  Moseyed back towards Blakeney stopping at the wall as you enter the shopping center off of Bryant Farms.  Big Tuna complimented the wall structure that we used at the playground so YHC figured that he would be equally impressed with this wall.  Instructions were given to partner up with P1 doing 5 wall climbs while P2 does burpees until P1 finished the 5 wall climbs.  Then flapjack and do for 4 rounds.  YHC was out o’ breath after this and called some Mary and asked for friends to call some as well.  OK, some breath has been recovered so we jogged back to launch for enough time for 1 minute of Al Gore and 1 minute of plank.

Moleskin:

Fun crowd and good to catch up with some guys that I don’t get to see and talk with as much as I would like.  Good mumblechatter throughout and some good moans and groans at times which is always a good sign too.  YHC likes to have workouts where there is a little time to mumblechatter and make it fun but also I hope to shut it down with some butt kicking at times too.  Hopefully both were accomplished this morning.

Announcements:

  • Crane Relay 8/13.  If you can do a bootcamp you can run this relay.  I realize that was stated by Frasier so consider the source, but the man ain’t wrong.  It’s a great way to push yourself but in a great environment to do so.
  • If you are in town July 4th keep an eye out for a special event Monday July 5th that will be 2.0 friendly but not require a 2.0, as long as you are a big kid at heart.

Thanks Wingman and Teddy for tapping me to lead this morning and thank you for leading yourselves with Firestarter.