18 pax showed this morning for a crisp start to the shortest day of the year. Looking back, Winter Solstice would have been a good theme for a workout, but Lab Rat generally leaves the themes to people better at it than himself. Instead, we dusted off Old Glory…of some form or fashion. Here is what we did:
1 mile run
20 minutes of Old Glory:
- corner 1: 20 merkins
- corner 2: 20 squats
- corner 3: 20 burpees….wait this is Richmond Proper, make that 10 burpees
- corner 4: 20 ww2 situps
1 mile run
Mary- American hammers, crab cakes, Alabama prom dates, Freddy Mercury
Ring of Fire, Rosie Style
In preparation for my first time actually Q’ing an Old Glory, I did my homework. I searched first in the Exicon, and to my surprise it was not there. I did not search “The Old Glory”, “Ye Old Glory”, nor did I search “Glory Hole” (thanks, Saab). I was taken aback not seeing this in the exicon, but no big deal, I looked under back blasts and found 2 versions: one that called for 10 pullups from Charlotte and the other calling for 20 burpees from DaVille. Imagine my surprise when the dissension commenced about doing too many burpees? The claim was 10 was traditional….ok, fine….audible to 10. I guess Fudd didn’t get the audible and was passed a few times while continuing on with the original number. I don’t think that this going to count as an official Old Glory for the spreadsheet anyways, since there was some discrepancy of the size of the soccer courts, or tennis fields we were on. Consider it a warm up for the next time.
As seems to be tradition for a Lab Rat Q, much ball busting was to be had at my expense. Even MARV jumped in this time, besting the usual suspects by his pointing out that I had truly screwed the pooch on the proper sports terminologies. Well played, sir. I told BT that’s how you know you have made it in F3, when MARV is willing to publicly humiliate you.
Last but not least, our very own TYA has once again podiumed, winning 3rd place in his most recent race for the 50-59 women’s division! We are all so….um….disturbed that you keep doing that.
Apology of the Week goes out to Spit for me caving in to the peer pressure and not making the downtown clan do the proper 20 burpees, as is the DaVille way. (It was his BB that I referenced). Maybe Old Glory should be standardized in print somewhere?!?
Lab Rat apologizes…