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A Light Workout… Monkeying Around


21 warriors rejected the mediocrity of the fart sack and stormed into Mary Munford Elementary school for a light workout that went something like this…

Mosey to far field next near the tennis courts and circled up.

COP (all IC)

52 SSHs, 10 merkins, 20 imperial walkers, 10 merkins, 10 mountain climbers, 10 merkins, 15 don quixotes, 10 merkins, arm circles, 10 merkins


Mosey to the path next to the tennis courts. Partner up. Each partner sprinted in opposite directions around the field and returned to the starting location. Each partner then took off in opposite directions to do exercises at each tree (5 two count mountain climbers at one tree, 10 LBCs at the next tree). 10 booyah merkins when the partners met up along the way.

Mosey to the tennis courts

5 merkins, bear crawl to the middle, 10 merkins, bear crawl to the corner, 15 merkins, bear crawl to the next corner, 20 merkins, lunge to the middle, 15 merkins, lunge to corner, 10 merkins, lunge to the starting location, 5 merkins.

Mosey to the monkey bars for monkey bars version of a ring of fire. Each person did the monkey bars both ways and returned to the circle while the PAX did 1 minute of dips followed by 1 minute of derkins (and rotated back and forth – one audible for heels to heaven before going back into dips and derkins).

Mosey back to the SF… 52 SSHs…

Numberama, Namerama, Announcements. Spit took us out.


The DaVille takeover continued this morning with YHC and Spit rolling in early to see the blue truck and a noble crew already camped out in the parking lot. YHC found out quickly that the ground at the AO can provide ample challenges for planting the SF. TYA observed from the car and later shared that he saw a lot of humor in the flag-planting scene. The SF did get planted and the festivities then began.

YHC expected some good trash talk as things got underway. Podcast 52 effectively poked the bear and fired up the DaVillians to bring some pain at the AOs all over the RVA. TYA let us all know that there was going to be a bunch of “light workouts” this week on the podcast (noted with a smile by YHC). He then applied the pressure right away this morning when he said, “What time do the workouts begin in Mechanicsville?” at 32 seconds beyond 5:30 am. YHC took the hint and we fired up the beatdown.

The mumble chatter was alive and well on the mosey over to the field. YHC adopted Abacus’ use of 52 SSHs to kick things off in honor of Podcast 52. YHC did not “pull a Carpenter” (another TYA quote) and go all the way to 100 but that may happen in the near future… YHC also used his approach to the merkin in the COP and brought a total of 100 merkins over the course of the warm-up. YHC heard someone say, “that was some serious pain in the circle of pain!” Goal achieved…

The PAX went to work on the sprint around the field and then the exercises at the trees. They carried the momentum into the tennis courts where the pain was increased by the bear crawls and merkins. Mumble chatter all but died at that point.

The real fun came when YHC led the PAX over to the monkey bars for a different version of “ring of fire.” The monkey bars provided a challenge but the non-stop dips & derkins brought more fun to the morning. YHC could hear the grumblings of muscle failure all around the circle. It was a glorious time shared by all.

It was an honor to lead this morning at 45MOM. YHC continues to realize the great opportunities that come with visiting other AOs. The new connections and reconnections are priceless. The new terrain is also a major plus. The DaVille Takeover has provided all of the above. YHC is looking forward to continuing the fun on Saturday morning at Dogpile!


  • Charlottesville is up and running and still needs our support. Consider and commit to get out there and help the efforts to get Charlottesville up and running. This week is Roanoke’s turn.  See Lab Rat
  • Cornhole & Rock ‘N Roll, a ReeseStrong Childhood Cancer event, is this Saturday, June 10 at Marty’s Grill in Mechanicsville.  The first band starts at 11 am.  The cornhole tournament starts at 12:30 PM.  To register or for more information, click here or see Phonics.
  • Fudd soiree this Saturday! It will be at his house and M’s are invited. RSCP at his preblast.

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  1. Great Beatdown! The bears were out and about! Carpenter, SSH are your super power!

  2. The Carpenter on

    It was truly an honor to lead the PAX this morning. Every morning is an adventure for sure!

  3. Great Q today Carpenter!! I really enjoyed our ride in this morning and sharing in the “push back” from non DaVillians on how we do things! The DaVille Bear made another awesome appearance!!

  4. Great job Carpenter! Looks like quite a beatdown. 23 at WDog followed by 21 at 45MOM. Well done all!

  5. Oh the pain. What a great Q! Monkey bars never felt so difficult. Nice to see that the creative counting techniques are contagious. Excellent mumble chatter too, especially from the veterans.

  6. Great Q TC – my shoulders and triceps are still twitching today. Not sure we have any American Ninja Warriors based on the monkey-bar work, but it was certainly a funk wrinkle on the ROF. Nicely done!

  7. I agree Gumbo! Shoulders and triceps feeling the burn still this morning! I do believe we have one ANW in the PAX. You should have seen Hardywood skip a bar or two!!

  8. I would love to see the Jerusalem Cruisers take flight on ANW. Come on Hardywood, go for it!

  9. Southpaw demonstrated his bear crawl prowess to his mother this morning and then taught his younger brother. He enjoyed the shoutout on the podcast and grew about an inch as he listened.