Ten enthusiastic men stormed the Washington-Henry Elementary school parking lot to fire up the first MANNdate AO located off of Mann Dr. in Mechanicsville.
Here is what went down…
Spit started the Q…
COP – SSHs, Don Quixotes, Goblet squats, LBCs, Arm circles
Mosey around the school over to the track. Pair up. Catch-me-if-you-can with one partner taking off running backwards with both kettle bells while the other does 5 burpees. Back-and-forth until two loops completed around the track.
The Carpenter took the Q next…
Continue with partners. One partner takes off lunging with his kettle bell in hand. The other partner does an exercise and then chases the partner. Switch and repeat until all exercises done twice. The exercises were (1) 10 swings (2) 20 presses – 10 for each arm (3) 10 situp presses. Run to the beginning and plank until everyone finished. 10 overhead presses at varying speeds.
Mudface took the Q next…
Continue with partners. Line up in pairs. The first pair takes off running around the track while the other pairs did (1) swings (2) halos (3) presses (4) copperhead squats. Death crawl to the next station after the running pair makes it around the track.
Circle up for “KB ring around the rosie”
Mosey back toward the SF…
Emoji took the Q for the finish… 50 tricep lifts with heads on the curb.
Numberama. Namerama. Announcements. The Carpenter took us out.
The troops were fired up for another new AO in Mechanicsville. The parking lot had multiple cars right after 5 am. The Carpenter didn’t follow directions and drove into the front entrance only to find that he had to exit in order to get over to the real parking lot. He then followed Helix who went into another parking lot that wasn’t connected to the real parking lot. They both eventually found the entrance off of Mann Dr. This shows that guys really don’t read instructions since it was made clear to enter from Mann Dr. and not Shady Grove Rd.
Abacus jumped out of his car with higher energy than ever. Mumble chatter included statements like, “Did he take a Lab Rat pill this morning?” and other noteworthy quotes. Spit welcomed everyone to the start of the new AO and we were off to the races.
New territory provides new possibilities and new questions. The sound of a rabid dog barking on the other side of the fence from the field raised questions of the need for a potential kettle bell run (away from the dogs). The PAX went to work and knocked out the exercises with intensity. The biggest challenge was finding a way to create a circle. The PAX couldn’t make one simply by sitting down so we had to rework it. We then launched into the “kb ring around the rosie.” There were some clear blockage points where 4, 5 even 6 kettle bells piled up… No names will be shared here but we will be watching this closely in the future…
This morning was an encouraging launch of another AO with a lot of promise. Every post fights off the Sad Clown in us. Let’s keep posting. Let’s keep fighting. Let’s keep building strength together.
- Extra kettle bells and weights were provided Bleeder. Donations can go to him to help feed the homeless.
- Ashcreek 5K in Mechanicsville (neighborhood next The Creek) on May 20th. F3 will be fielding a big team and securing a booth to get the word out. Register here – https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=39341. The race website is here – http://www.ashcreek5k.com.