Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Circles of Pain


The rain subsided and 10 warriors landed in the parking at The Creek for a sunny and 70 beatdown that went something like this…

Circle #1 – COP(ain) – All IC

50 SSHs, 50 LBCs, 20 copperhead squats, 20 crab cakes, 10 merkins, 10 don quixotes, arm circles, 50 LBCs, 50 SSHs

Mosey to the other side of the parking lot

Circle #2 – COP(unishment) – All IC with holding 6 inches for 10 count in between each

20 american hammers, 20 flutter kicks, 20 heels to heaven, 20 freddy mercuries, 50 LBCs, 50 SSHs

Mosey to the pavillon

Circle #3 – COP(ress) – All IC with planking with holding 6 inches in between each

10 merkins, 10 dips, 10 derkins

Repeat and then 50 LBCs

Circle #4 – COP(uke) – All IC with Al Gore with Helix squats in between each

10 copperhead squats, 10 jump squats (OYO)

Repeat 3x, then 50 LBCs, 50 SSHs

Circle #5 – COP(unk) 

10 skull crushers on each side followed by holding 10 derkins and then position for 10 seconds

15 skull crushers on each side followed by holding 15 derkins and then position for 10 seconds

Mosey to the flag…


Numerama, Namerama, Announcements, Opus took us out


YHC dropped a couch on his right leg right above his ankle a few days ago when trying to bring it in via the deck. He wasn’t sure if he would be ready to Q but it healed up enough to go for it (with limited to no running). The PAX rolled into the parking lot and the mumble chatter was cooking, including a guest from Toledo, OH named Venom. Mudface asked YHC if he was carrying the couch by himself. YHC shared that his M was carrying the other side. Mudface then asked if YHC’s M had dropped the couch too. YHC first said, “Yes” but then Mudface said, “Remember, you are a pastor. Don’t lie to me.” YHC then responded with “I don’t know.” YHC later found out that his M did hold up her side of the couch… #truthistold

YHC alerted the PAX that running would be at a minimum and the normal COP ensued. He also shared that theme was “Circles of Pain.” Ironically, this worked out really well since Circle K was not originally planning on coming to The Creek but called an audible when he woke up later than expected. He was originally planning going for a 8 mile run at another AO. He may have only logged 1/3 mile this morning…

The groans came early and often as the PAX got down for the LBCs. The lack of running allowed for an efficient set of exercises to maximize the time. The Creek GAS came early and often during the COP and the subsequent circles of pain. Friday mornings seem to be a breeding ground for GAS action heroes.

There were all kinds of highlights this morning. Mudface is notorious for calling out ridiculously slow counts when holding 6 inches. Circle K and Spit seemed to be enjoying a fine conversation at the beginning but then were mostly quiet the rest of the way. Wild Thing continues to amaze the crowds with his unwavering work at the age of 61 (double respect). Emoji still needs to go back to school to learn how to count. He may have tricked YHC to reduce the LBCs by 10 by adding 10 to the overall count at one point. Nobody will ever fully know…

It is always an honor to lead the team in the gloom!

The Carpenter


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  1. Great Q Carpenter. My arms are still hurting from our COP in the pavilion. Glad to have Venom just us this morning. Awesome to hear how F3 is doing in OH.

  2. My abs still hurt so good! Thanks for a terrific Q! Shout out to Venom for finding us and rockin it, all the way from Columbus OH.