Three Charlottesville denizens and 4 Richmond regulars converged in Booker T Washington Park for a second time as part of the CVille expansion and to explore what the new AO had to offer. This is what transpired, more or less:
Saab Q: COP (SSH, DQs, Merkins, WWII, Imperial Walkers). Mosey to Hill for a Jacobs Ladder (Derkins off Park Benches on bottom of hill, Burpees on top…all the way to 7)
Swirly Q: Beast: (Merkins, WWII, Wide-Merkins, Squats, LBCs, Burpees)
Bleeder Q: Curb Crawls: Incline/Decline Merkins up to 7 and back down to 1 on each curb
TYA Q: Dora’s in groups of 4 and a group of 3. WWII, Mountain Climbers, American Hammers. Finish with a Merkin ring of fire and a few minutes of Mary (Rosalitas, Hello Dollys, WWIIs, Box Cutters: Spell the name of the park’s namesake…(The one who was not partial to peanut farming.)
Despite the holiday weekend, the second official workout of the CVille startup had 2 returns, 1 FNG, and 4 clowns from RVA. The weather was perfect, the ground was thoroughly soaked, and the grass was newly sheered. This gave way for the following observations, insights, and peccadillos:
- The AO offers an extremely steep hill for a variety of punishing tasks. However, having the PAX run down such a grade must be met with caution – particularly if one is recovering from a severe ankle sprain.
- The thing about Hot Potato is that each Q throw’s in their most favorite punishing acts. This can lead to a smoked PAX and higher than normal WWII situps.
- The base of the park is surrounded by two hills, leaving plenty of standing water and grass clippings to run and play in, and work its way into various crevices.
- It is entertaining to see the confused look of someone who exits their house to see 7 grown men crawling back and forth among their cul de sac.
- In preparation for the Doras, TYA decided the PAX (of 7) should get into teams of 3. The PAX was a bit flummoxed as they struggled through the Dora-counts. (Knowing TYA’s acumen for numbers, YHC was not going to question or challenge his decision for the team numbers….the Q is “all knowing and in charge” after all.)
- Swirly has a penchant for American history. Apparently Booker T Washington, was not only an educator, orator, and adviser to the President, but he had a love for peanut farming…who knew?
In all, the PAX performed well and worked through a punishing workout. Second-F at Bodos was well attended and did not disappoint.
Next weekend HoneyDo will be taking a clown car to CVille to lead the next AO. Please see him to see if there are any seats to be filled.