Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

A Little Shared Suffering


13 strong PAX came out to Atlee to begin the wonderful day we were given.

After a quick explanation of how the morning was going to go and a bit of solo stretching PAX moseyed on over to the track by Cool Spring. Upon reaching the track and forming a quick circle the fun began.

The fun started with some follow the leader merkins. One at a time each PAX did a merkin while everybody else imitated their merkin. In between reps the plank was held. For example, if Bucketmouth did a diamond merkin everybody else did a diamond merkin and then if Spit did a normal merkin everyone else did a normal merkin until everyone got to choose a merkin twice.

A quick one minute break and an explanation for the next event followed. Each PAX planked up in a line shoulder to shoulder. The PAX on the end then low crawled under the line of planking people and returned to the planking position when they reached the end of the line. This continued until the line had gone from the track, across the field (shortest way of course), to the track.

Next on the list of upper-body activities for the day was a pull-up challenge. After moseying to the pull-up bars and realizing there was only three, PAX moseyed over to the playground, partnered up, and found a spot to do pull-ups. After two minutes of pull-ups partners switched and did two minutes of pull-ups while the other partner rested.

Now that everyone was well rested PAX moseyed back over to the field and partnered up. One partner picked up the other partner and commenced their two minutes of partner squats. After the two minutes partners switched. This was clearly the favorite workout of all the PAX.

After the four minutes ended PAX conducted a Native American style run back to the starting area where they conducted a part of the six minutes of joy. It consisted of forty-five seconds of six inches, thirty seconds of forty-five degree, thirty seconds of heals to heaven, thirty seconds of toe touches, thirty seconds or forty-five degree, and thirty seconds of six inches.


  • First Thursdays in DaVille this Thursday at 6pm. Ultimate Frisbee then head over to Marty’s (9357 Atlee Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116)  for drinks. M’s and 2.0’s welcome to join
  • Reesestrong registration is now open and Phonics has created the F3RVA team: https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/4045/Groups/386047
  • Sunday August 5th is the dry run of the Bootcamp on Sunday’s – To Be Named on the 5th.  It will be at 7am and end at 8am at Atlee HS. Invite, EH, attend, make it happen. We all know a few who say – “It’s too early” or “I can’t do anything during the week.” Time to go back to them and EH them some more.

Thanks again Spit for letting me Q I can’t wait until next time.

Boom Boom