Mood Tune: The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
Conditions: 57 F, clear, refreshing, hint of Fall(?), 8/10 Al Rokers
PAX: Chunder, Armor, HIPAA, Wildcat, Pork Rind, Lassie, Kodak (Q) = 7
Late August is full-swing in Boonetown, which means Autumn is on the horizon, pumpkin is popping up in lattes and beer everywhere, 2.0s are back on the bus, and college kids are lying in their fartsacks, towering above the MUSKET parking lot below where HIMs are getting even HIM-mier. We had a nice round total of 6 right before the buzzer this morning, which thoroughly pleased YHC. I always like to incorporate partner work in my workouts because, let’s face it, 2 strips of #Bacon are better than 1. Anyway, after announcing this to the PAX, Lassie said, “Well, kiss that even number goodbye…’cause HERE COMES WILDCAT!…”
Wildcat greeted the crowd, looking fresh as a daisy due to those 2 extra minutes he squoze out of the fartsack. And with a begrudging eyeroll and asymmetrical group of PAX, YHC got the ball rolling…
Disclaimer: Begrudging (still fuming at Wildcat), short, legally-open to interpretation. Cut short with a cry of “MOSEY!”
The First Bits:
Mosey to the Dark Crystal
(all in cadence)
Baccer Pickers x15
A lot of mumblechatter in today’s on-goings. During our Baccer Pickers, Armor decided to declare that this, in no way, simulated picking tobacco…not only stripping any fun semblance of the term, but also, being completely and utterly incorrect. Let the ladies and gentlemen of the jury decide for themselves. I give you Exhibits A, B, and C…
Mosey to ROCK Garden
Find 2 sizeable stones that can be palmed in the hand
21 GUN SALUTE (all in cadence)
Alternating Curls x21
Shoulder Presses x21
Flys (brutal) x21
Mosey to Schaefer
Partner up (YHC volunteered the odd man out position and fell in for a trio…dammit, Wildcat.)
Partner 1 does Freddie Mercuries while
Partner 2 runs the cul-de-sac
Perform 5 Partner Merkins (B-Slap Merkins according to Armor (he’s got some sorta thing with names this morning?))
Mosey to God’s Gift
Any of you Twitter-savvy PAX out there (all 3 of you) might’ve seen a rather optimistic, as well as cryptic message last night..
What I was referring to laid in wait for us just around the corner: A shiny, brand spankin’ new 4-level playground of pain that just so happens to be in the shape of a PARKING DECK!
After we cut the ribbon, the workout commenced.
ReguLAR Run the gentle slopes
Backward Run the harsh ramps all the way to the top
Once up top, circle the deck roof stopping at 6 pain stations where you do Burpees in ascending reps (1 at 1, 2 at 2, 3 at 3, so on)
Only to flip the script and do the reverse in descending Burpees back to 1.
Mosey back toward the Great Wall of Whina (the wall formerly known as Pink Floyd)
YHC got GREAT pleasure this morning out of twice bringing the PAX to an uncomfortable proximity to their biggest fear at Musket…The Great Wall of Whina. This is where everyone weeps and complains as some sort of Lunge Walk Beatdown is inflicted upon them, only to have it Repeato’ed at least once.
As we would get closer and closer, I could hear the mumbles behind me (some, outright threats), only to have them transformed into cheers as I’d turn the group away from it last-second. Anyway, there’s a long, steep staircase…let’s use that for legs instead, you babies…
Partner up (…dammit, Wildcat)
Partner 1 grabs some wall and performs the People’s Chair
Partner 2 runs up the stairs and performs Jump Squats x10, races back down
Mosey to Anne Belk
Running low on time, we did all in hyper-drive cadence
American Hammers x20
Mosey to AO
2ndF is now O-FISH-ally dead. Once fall schedules and routines are established, we shall revisit what can happen that could involve the most people. (OF COURSE, Armor’s available for his first 2ndF ever this week. Such a shame.)
Thursdays (off-days) are probably gonna start ramping up on a volunteer basis, as some chatter is happening, considering conditioning for The Knob coming up in October. It’s all about elevation, so we’ll probably start using Thursdays to push ourselves on some crazy, mountainous runs. Stay tuned to Slack for updates…or hell…post a suggestion yourself and make it happen Cap’n!
Keep spreading the word about FiA Boone trying to get started up. Send any hopefuls to Jorine Olson here: email@example.com
Remember Pork Rind as he will be downrange for the better part of 5 months for work. Pray for his safety and for his family in his absence.
Remember all our students (big and small) headed back to school this week and grant them a great school year.
Ball of Man
Some take aways:
– A Not-To-Be-Named PAX asked Wildcat if he made it over to the Eiffel Tower during his Italian vacation. (Let that set in.)
-Pork Rind, brother…you’ve only been posting with us for a short time, but your dedication and hustle are completely undeniable. Best of luck on this long time downrange, post some other places if you get the chance, be careful, and keep crushin’!
-And finally…….Dammit, Wildcat!…
You know the drill: It’s a pleasure to be a part of you, and an honor to lead. Till next time, gentlemen…
“No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself.”– Seneca