The Definition of Gloom

13 now stronger men gathered at Harrisburg Park to experience a beatdown in the true definition of gloom.

Warm Up:

  • SSH x 20
  • Merkins x 10
  • Windmill x 10
  • Imperial Storm Troopers x 15

Mosey to library via Frankenstein walk, high knees, skipping.

The Thang:

1. Curb plank in 2 groups (both sides of stairs)

  • Reverse spider man merkin up stairs
  • Lunge walk back down to curb
  • Repeat

2. Mosey to football field, line up sideline, partner up for relays:

  • P1: bear crawl across field then run back whilst P2 does burpees
  • P1: run across field and back whilst P2 does merkins
  • P1: run across field and back whilst P2 does pretzel LBCs

3. Mosey to playground for 3 sets of 10 pullups / 10 WWII situps / 10 dips

4. Mosey back to football field sideline for deja vu.

  • P1: run across field and back whilst P2 does burpees / Carolina dry docks / LBCs

5. Mosey to pond for Jack Webbs: 1 up to 10 (x2 air press) then back down 10 to 1

6. Run up heart rate hill to shelter, 10 step ups ea side.


  • WWII situps x 10
  • Pretzel LBC – 10 ea side
  • Low flutter x 20
  • W x 10
  • J Lo x 20
  • Homer to Marge


  1. It was honor to lead such a great group.  Maybe a little past due, but better late then never!
  2. Mother nature was kind enough to break the heavy precipitation just long enough for the agony to occur.  45o was warmer then last Saturday but the brisk winds more then made up for the difference.
  3. Six for the Bull run for 4-6 mi. was a strong showing in less then ideal conditions and after last nights thunder boomer sceered most away.
  4. Good work by BBQ, Hootie and Chaos on the sprints – who knew Chaos could travel so fast?
  5. The Chaos Spartan fever is contagious!!! Gapper tried to steal some Chaos thunder for next April’s Spartan Sprint right here in our back yard.  Join the F3 Harrisburg team when you register and double down for the Mud Run.
  6. There was a little mumble chatter about byob to the beatdown.  Its a little early in the day for YHC, but if it gets the PAX out of the fartsack to post, it works for me.
  7. Hindsight is 20/20.  Leaving the dry shelter for Mary in the parking lot resulted in some mumble chatter, but I was sure the PAX would rather man up and tough it out then risk being seen doing Mary under a roof.  Bull wisely pointed out that by the end of the beatdown, no dry PAX were to be found anyway.
  8. Great to see BBQ keep his word and complete too many burpees to count – for the used men’s running shoes donated – especially since most came from his closet!
  9. Bring soup for Harrisburg Food Pantry to any workout. Solo Cup & Schedule C are coordinating.
  10. Last but not least, safe procedure and speedy recovery for Hootie this week!