Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Bringing a Little Gumbo to DaVille…GEAUX TIGERS


18 strong (including 1 FNG) posted at DaVille to welcome a new Q from the South.  YHC was so excited that sleep was just not happening last night, so at 0430 I gathered provisions for the trek and saddled up and hit the road.  Arriving the Ville of Mechanics with plenty of time to spare, YHC planted the flag and surveyed the land to make final plans for his DaVille VQ.  It went a little something like this:

Mosey to open parking lot area and circle up for disclaimer and COP, that included:

  • SSHs x30 (for every minute it took YHC to get to the AO this morning)
  • Don Quixote x10 – Swirly Slowsky
  • Hillbillies x15 – another present from the South, though they just aren’t the same without Jville
  • Copperhead Squats x10
  • Hand Release Merkins x10
  • LBCs x20
  • Flutter Kicks x20

Mosey (YHC narrowly avoided being snipered by a GOLDBERG) to the bus loop and grab a curb for curb crawls.  Bear crawl across for 1 incline merkin; Crawl Bear back for 2 derkins…repeat up to 6 and back down to 1.  Al Gore for the six.

Mosey over to the side wall of CMS for a round of 18s (yes, Circle K, that is not 11s or Blackjack – today, we are doing 18s) as follows – start at the wall with 17 Donkey Kicks, then run across grass to sidewalk and do 1 jump-squat, then run back to the wall. Continue increasing/decreasing by 1 until 1DK and 17 jump squats.  Plank-o-Rama for the six.

Mosey to the end of the bus loop by Atlee Station Road and team up for a Triple Check – Merkins, Box Cutters and run around the bus loop.

Form two lines for an Indigenous People Run back to the Flag.

5 Burpees OYO and 1 minute of Superman.

COT, Number-rama, Name-a-rama and YHC took us out.


Welcome to FNG – Ryan – now Uno.  Way to work young man!

As I mentioned above, even though I have Q’d now many times, the excitement of Q’ing at a new AO made sleep difficult, but on the positive side, it wasn’t hard to get to the AO in time.  YHC had several different potential game-plans for today – one included playing some F3 Baseball, but unfortunately the Mechanics keep their well-manicured baseball fields under lock and key and the fences are formidable.

Next plan — bring the pain while celebrating the awesome baseball history of the great LSU TIGERS.  This year marks the Tigers’ 18th trip to the College World Series and their 7th trip to the CWS Final.  The Tigers have 6 CWS Titles to their name.  Watch the youtube video for the greatest clutch HR in NCAA CWS History.  I remember watching this game after my Senior year of high school and going CRAZY when Morris hit it…ENJOY.

As a bonus fact, 18 was YHC’s baseball number, so perfect harmony with the theme and with the size of the PAX today….I love it when a plan comes together.

The Tigers were defeated last night by the FLA Gators, but hopefully the Tigers can rally tonight to force a decisive game 3 tomorrow night.  GEAUX TIGERS!

The PAX, including Uno and Slash crushed the workout today.  The 18s proved as difficult as I thought and took up some serious time, so a few other surprises had to get the AX.  I’ll save them for next time!

Way to work today men.  It was great to join you guys and meet some new folks.  I love seeing the youngsters out there bringing the energy.  You guys have a strong PAX in DaVille.  Keep up the great work and I look forward to getting back up North soon.


  • July 4th convergence at Dogpile – 0600.  See Circle K’s pre-Blast for details
  • September 16 – ReeseStrong 5K see Phonics for details
  • Next Thursday – First Thursday at DaVille 1800 hours for Ultimate Frisbee and COLbeers, followed by a trip to COTU for more COLbeers.  Ms and 2.0s welcome
  • AO change for NoToll on Tuesday, July 11 — Post at Huguenot Little League (behind Robious Elementary School) for the second annual HR Derby workout.

For today…no more Gumbo for you!


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  1. A pleasure to lead such a fine PAX this morning. Thanks for the DaVille welcome. Great job guys!

  2. Thanks Gumbo for making the trip up North this morning. I always enjoy a good baseball theme beatdown!! I thought Circle K was going to kill you after you advise we would be not only counting up on the curb crawls but also back down.

    Good Luck to your Tigers tonight!! It’s hard for me to cheer for any team from the SEC but it’s easier when that team is playing Florida.

    Welcome to Uno! Hope to see you back out soon.

  3. Thanks for making the trip for the DaVille VQ. I was a little thrown off my the 18s, but who were the Q. I hate Donkey Kicks. Great time this morning

  4. Sorry to miss, but I gotta start getting some miles on the leg. Swirly keeps telling me the BRR is right around the corner. Peer pressure is a bitch.

    Sounds like a smoker, way to bring the heat! I can get behind the Tigers!

  5. Gumbo, you do not disappoint. Great workout, although 18s and up-and-down curb crawls are pushing the math limits for us up here. It seems a Daville workout is never complete without muddy shoe prints on the school walls. With your guidance, we again left our mark.

    Welcome, Uno!

  6. Outstanding Q today Gumbo! Always enjoy seeing SOJ making the trek north. You definitely brought the pain to Daville.