Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

A Swirly-style Hot Potato at Twin Team


9 men eager to start their Friday with some sweat and some fellowship posted to Twin Team this morning and this is what they got:

Late last night the Q was open, so YHC took the Q and also contemplated a hot potato.  YHC still was contemplating a hot potato as he called for the PAX to mosey…well, then the Swirly Q-drenaline took over and YHC almost didn’t pass the Q.

Mosey to the blacktop behind BWES for COP WITHOUT SSHs – it was a SSH Holiday after 200+ at Timberwolf yesterday.  YHC should have left McRib know that plan last night and maybe he would have been on time.

COP consisted of:

  • DQx (very slow) x10 IC
  • Cotton Pickers x20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x15 IC
  • LBCs x20 IC
  • Box Cutter (none slow!) x20 IC

McRib arrives…for the THANG…

Four Corners:

Form up in the near corner for four corners – 10 merkins in this corner, run to the next, 20 jump squats, run across, 30 2-count Freddy Mercuries, run to the last corner and do 40 Monkey Humpers (YIKES – knew it when I said it but had to roll with it!), back to first corner and plank it up for the six.  Then a little plank-o-rama to catch our breath.

Triple Check:

Mosey down across the gravel track and over to the playground and get in groups of 3 for a triple check consisting of (1) Burp-Ups, (2) Flutter Kicks (audibled to LBCs after 1st round) and (3) run around the dark, gravel track (watch your step).

Tour D’JRHS and Donkey Kicks:

We decided to take Loose Goose on a tour so we moseyed down towards the baseball field and down the road past the track/football field and all the way to the covered and lighted walkway of the high school for 3 rounds of 10 Donkey Kicks and 10 Merkins — merkins changed each round from regular to werkins and diamond-merkins.

Start to Mosey to the grass hill for pole-smoker Indian run but YHC is convinced to pass the Q so Flatline takes the reigns and leads us to the track for the Merkin Mile…err Half-Mile

50 Merkins, run a lap, 50 merkins, run a lap, plank for the six

Mosey back to the flag across the parking lot and field.

Mary – 2 minutes of American Hammers

COT – number-rama, name-a-rama and Marmaduke took us out.


YHC truly had all intention of doing the burp-up triple check and then passing the torch and it just got away from me.  The Q switch was ON and I couldn’t turn it OFF.

Great to have Loose Goose visiting from TT.  Guess he drew the short stick and was designated for reconnaissance for TT-week.  Hope we provided some inspiration for you guys.

Great job today guys.  Way to push through all the way and glad nobody turn an ankle in the darkness on that gravel track.


  • Convergence 9/30 at Grid Iron.  First workout at 0600.  Second one starts at 0700.  Come for one, come for both, bring friends.  Also, there will be some fellowship and food/drink at the AO after the second workout.
  • TT week starts tomorrow.  Looking forward to a great week.  Lily Pulitzer or Yoga pants and sports bras are the dress code for the week, and all exercises will be named after a 5-word beverage order from Starbucks.  Buffy wouldn’t miss it for the world!
  • A little trail run in Powhatan is happening tomorrow, starting at 8 p.m. and finishing at 8 a.m. Sunday.  If you aren’t already in, you probably don’t want to be, but if you do – see Hardywood, Lab Rat or TYA.

Have a great Friday men.

No more Gumbo for you!


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  1. Great job today fellas. A pleasure to lead. Sorry again for hogging the Q.

    I’m heading to Libbie and Grove later today to buy my TT-week uniform. Let me know if anyone needs one. The tighter the better, right?

  2. Thanks for picking up the Q, I was ready to take it but I was headed to Twin Team if I did so everyone else can thank you too. Burp-ups suck but can be fun if you are on the spinning wheel.
    Pick something up for me, I won’t be able to make it to the West End shoppes before next week.

  3. Great Q Gumbo! It was great to get back out there after a couple weeks off. Looking forward to TT next week!

  4. Looks like a good Q Gumbo! I missed out due to the lure of the Fartsack…

    I heard that Honeydo is providing Pumpkin Spice Latte’s to all attendees of a TT takeover workout.