Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Raised In The Lion’s Den


“Decide what to be, and go be it.” The Avett Brothers

A pax of 1 rose to the call of action for a sacrifical beatdown of gratitude for the year 2016.

The thang

COP: 4 mile run with the M.

The Beast:  Exercises were Sippy Cup Merkins, squats, burpees, heels to Rosalita, Texas Hammer, Sippy Cup Merkins.  Starting at one end of the New Boston High School football field run to the 25, 50, 75, goal line, 75, 50, 25 yard lines (all the way down and all the way back).  At each yard marker perform six of the perscribed exercise over the course of 6 exercises.

Cinco es Bueno:  5 rounds doing 5 reps of each of the following 5 exercises; flipping a giant ass tire, box jumps on the giant ass tire, dips on the giant ass tire, decline merkin on the giant ass tire, burpees and a short run.

Homage to Swirly: On each of the 18 steps in the NBHS bleachers complete ascending incline merkins.  On row 1 complete 1 incline merkin, row 2 complete 2 incline merkins, etc to row 18 and 18 merkins.

COT – Mosey to flagpole in front of school, namerama, numberama, Hardywood lead us out.


Remember the scene in Castaway where Tom Hanks finally starts talking to himself with no one around but a volleyball?  It’s getting to that point for YHC.  YHC is calling out reps, shouting encouragement and making all kinds of weird breathing noises.  YHC is ready to be back in the friendly biosphere of the RVA mothership.

“Raised In The Lion’s Den” is a line a Grateful Dead song, Minglewood Blues.  The flag pole at NBHS is surrounded by Lion statues, as that is their school mascot.  It seemed appropriate at the time.


Seriously, start getting ready for the January 21st CSAUP.  See Swirly for details.  Those who can afford a day off on Mondy to recover should schedule one.

Be super.





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  1. Nice work Hardywood and I look forward to seeing you back in the gloom.

    Also, great choice of song quotes in your bb. Two classics from 2 great bands. Safe travels back to RVA.


  2. Wedding Singer on

    700 miles north, in a small Maine town, the Wedding Singer was born as the Dead opened Hampton Coliseum on May 2, 1980 with Minglewood Blues. Also altering the second verse of the song, ‘couple shots of whiskey, Virginia girls start looking good’.

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