We don’t have to run

The PAX:  Spaz, Opie, Iron City, Pharaoh, Guinness, Zacchaeus, Loveboat, Phidippedes, Kojak, Big Tuna, FNG-DP, Hop Hunter

Q: Hop Hunter

12 men showed in the gloom on this fine Hump Day morning to put in some work.  Since this is an Iron Q week, YHC wanted to find something exciting for the pax this morning.  As YHC went thru the mental rolodex of beatdowns that shouldn’t be forgotten, YHC remembered the pleasure that a beatdown without running had brought the pax in the past. Plus, there was a fair amount of mumble chatter from the runners at the DH on Tuesday about the amount of suck they felt running in the heat this week.  Being a man of the people, YHC wanted to give the pax what they wanted and YHC knew the pax would be really excited to hear the news… No running.  Your welcome!  It went like this…

 

Warm-a-rama:

Bear crawl from the flag to the corner of the lot and circle up, followed by…

SSH IC x20, Slap Jacks IC x10, Penny Pickers (w/ claps) – 10 Yerkins penalty for the non-clappers, Windmills x10 IC, Hillbillies x15 IC, Mountain Climber x20 IC

 

The Thang:

Bear crawl down the side walk to the 1st light, then crab walk to the end of the bridge.
At the end of the bidge, Partner Up – wheelbarrow with your partner (taking turns) to the tennis courts.

… starting to here some mumble chatter about running being good 😊

 

Line up on the end of the courts.
Burpee broad jump your way across the courts
Burpee broad jump your way back to where you started.
1 lap around the courts with Karaoke, and Quadraphilia

Next up…Partial ladder starting at the fence on the wall side of courts.  Pax spread out across the baselines.
Side Lunge to Net and 10 Hand Release Merkins, Side Lunge back and 5 WWIIs
Side Lunge to Net and 8 Hand Release Merkins, Side Lunge back and 5 WWIIs
Side Lunge to Net and 6 Hand Release Merkins, Side Lunge back and 5 WWIIs
Side Lunge to Net and 4 Hand Release Merkins, Side Lunge back and 5 WWIIs
Side Lunge to Net and 2 Hand Release Merkins, Side Lunge back and 5 WWIIs

Next up is a little 4 corner action.
Forward Lunge Walk to next corner and 10 Merkins + 10 jump squats
Backward Lunge Walk to next corner and 10 Diamond Merkins + 10 jump squats
Forward Lunge Walk to next corner and 10 Wide Arm Merkins + 10 jump squats
Backward Lunge Walk to next corner and 10 Hand release Merkins + 10 jump squats
Once back where we started, bear crawl across courts to the net and then crab walk to the gate.

Time to move on to greener pastures… after hearing that Loveboat’s wheelbarrow had a flat tire, YHC remedied the situation with a return plan that would allow for some “special” partner bonding.  Big Blue and 4-wide would have loved this one…

Partner Carry (Fireman’s carry)
Each partner take turns carrying the other until reaching the the big shelter

 

Mary:

20 dips IC… just because we had time, followed by…
Outlaw x10 in each direction, Reverse LBC x15 IC, 10 Mary Katherine’s, 5 Apolo Ohnos IC, 1 minute abs
recover recover…

 

COT:

Praise for good diagnosis for Zacchaeus’s brother-in-law
Prayers for safe travels for all the pax on the road this week.
All unspoken prayers

 

Announcements:

  • 6/21: Charlotte Motor Speedway Summer Shootout (see below for details)
  • 6/25: Can Can Beatdown / food drive for food pantry at St. James Catholic Church (0700)
  • 6/25: Dawg House street clean up (0800-ish)
  • 7/29 & 7/30: 24 Hours of Booty
  • 9/09 & 9/10: Blue Ridge Relay (BRR)

 

 

Moleskin:

I sometimes wonder if its possible to fully appreciate (real time) how special of thing we have going.  I can only imagine what its going to feel like many years from now (God willing), reflecting on this group and the mornings in the gloom and fellowship that we shared together.  Let’s try not to take it for granted and let’s share the gift… Aye!