Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Merkin Mayhem


7 warriors found the DaVille parking lot, the SF was planted and fun fest went something like this…

Mosey to a basketball court beyond the middle school

COP All IC – 50 SSHs, 10 merkins, 50 LBCs, 10 merkins, 20 copper head squats, 10 merkins, 10 don quixotes, 10 merkins, arm circles, 10 merkins

Monkeying Around

Start together in one corner of the basketball court. Partner up – one partner heads in one direction, the other partner goes in the other direction. Lunge to the each corner, 20 Monkey Humpers at each corner. 10 booyah merkins when you meet up with your partner.

Mosey to the bus loop

Merkin Mayhem

Stay with the same partner. One partner runs the bus loop while the other works on accumulating exercises.

50 merkins, 100 WWII sit-ups, 50 merkins, 200 squats, 50 merkins, 300 invisible jump ropes, 50 merkins

Mosey to the flag

All IC – 20 flutter kicks, 20 LBCs, 20 american hammers, 20 freddy mercuries, hold 6 inches for 10 seconds

1 merkin OYO

Numberama, Namerama, Announcements, Spit took us out.


YHC arrived by 5:20 am to see Spit already in the parking lot. Others joined quickly, including Spike who had been out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury. Circle K rolled in at 5:29 am and the PAX took off as soon as he jumped out of his car. Well played, Circle K!

Grunts and groans were heard throughout the COP. YHC enjoys putting the PAX through 50 merkins IC total during the COP as a way to slam down 100 merkins total before barely getting started. The PAX stepped up to the challenge and fought through the “warm up.”

Monkey Humpers always surprise the PAX and this morning was no different. YHC remembered a workout at 45MOM that included a ton of Monkey Humpers and it messed up his legs for days. That was goal of this morning. Only time will tell if that occurred…

The PAX attacked the exercises at the bus loop and took no prisoners! Spike did not seem to be inhibited by his injury at all as he flew around the bus loop at a Spike-like pace. Emoji held a brisk pace despite his admitted ambivalence about running. He always brings the positive energy to the game. Throughout it all, Helix showed impeccable form and demonstrated how to take ZERO shortcuts to the PAX.

The morning ended with a recognition of Emoji’s 52nd birthday. The man is garnering more respect every second and he showed, once again, that he has the energy for 2.0 while inhabiting a body that is over half a century old. His appropriately named for all of the faces and enthusiasm that he brings to the PAX every time he is out there in the gloom.

It was another throw-down morning at DaVille! Well done, PAX!!

The Carpenter


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  1. Holy Merkins!! Great Q Carpenter, def one to put out again some time. Happy Birthday Emoji!! 8 more years before double repeat.

  2. Great q Carpenter. All body parts were sufficiently exhausted. Great to be back in gloom after time out of town. Happy bday emoji

  3. Thanks for a perfect Birthday Wake up Call The Carpenter! Great Q. I feel younger already. 😉