7 SOJ stalwarts and one lost mechanic posted in the gloom of TImberwolf this morning for some light calisthenics and a whole lot of conversation. 4 Men of Hate and 4 Men of Silence. 8 men, ready to start their day right.
It was like a freaking Oprah book club there for a while, but along with the mumblechatter, we put in some work too. It went a little something like this:
Greetings and re-introductions by the “guest”-Q and then 0530, time to Mosey to the front parking lot for some COP, including:
- SSHs x32 for the number of days since YHC’s last F3 posting
- Cotton Pickers
- Imperial Walkers
- Tempo Merkins
- Flutter Kicks
Mosey down the hill to the school entrance to start the THANG
Switchback Curb Crawls – starting at the bottom of the hill, work our way to the top (designated by the 3rd light pole) while employing the switchback method of mountain climbing — crawl diagonally across to 1st light pole, do one merkin; crawl diagonally across to random point between 1st and 2nd light pole, do 2 merkins; repeato back and forth adding 1 merkin each stop until you get to the 3rd light pole at top of the hill. YHC recounted how thankful he was on the many hikes in Utah for the use of switchback to ease the elevation gain from bottom to top of the mountain…I was especially thankful after our last hike had exactly zero switchbacks and was essentially straight up the mountain…OUCH!
Elevens at the light poles around the parking lot – starting at the first light pole with 10 2-ct mountain climbers and 1 box cutter. Run to next light pole and do 9 and 2…and so on. Book club (i.e., Roper and Lab Rat, were in full effect during 11s).
Brief plank-o-rama after 11s, including some DEEP Holds in Wilson’s Wife by Sparky. He even had to turn away from Wilson because he couldn’t look him in the eye!
Mosey around the back of the school
Bernie Sanders Hill – 1 burpee at the bottom, backwards run up to the fence and 10 jump squats at the top, run back down. Repeato x5.
Mosey around to the tennis courts — Lab Rat was noticing several of the disc golf holes. Hopefully he will come back soon and lead a disc golf workout at Timberwolf as only he can.
Progressive 4 Corners –
- Corner 1: 10 merkins
- Corner 2: 10 merkins, 20 LBCs
- Corner 3: 10 merkins, 20 LBCs, 30 deep squats
- Corner 4: 10 merkins, 20 LBCs, 30 deep squats, 40 SSHs
- Run between 1 and 2 and 3 and 4
- Lunge between 2 and 3 and 4 and 1.
- Round 1 – plank and 10 merkins
- Round 2 – hold 6 inches and 10 2-ct flutter Kicks
Burpee Shuffle – shuffling feet, each PAX called a number, either 1, 2 or 3 and you couldn’t repeat the immediately preceding number, By my count, we did 15 burpees.
4 MOM, including: Freddie Mercuries, Rocky Balboas, American Hammers
Back to the Flag for COT, number-rama, name-a-rama and YHC took us out.
- Amateur Gears tomorrow at RAMM GEARS – sure to be a spectacle! Grab your BMX or Schwin and be there.
- HDHH at Kuba Kuba Dos (Tuckahoe) next Wednesday 5:30 – see Kubota for details.
- CSAUP 10/20 – Rosie said to plan to run a LOT (or a little), just plan to be there!
It’s great to be back…well, at least back to F3! I missed you fellers. It was also great to be back where there is actual oxygen and I don’t need to gasp for air just to complete a sentence.
Seriously though, the thing I missed the most during my month in Utah was F3. Nothing gets my day started like joining you men in the gloom for some fellowship and motivation. It was great to be back and pick up right where I left off. Its like riding a bike. Any of you fellas out there reading this BB who haven’t posted in a while, come back and POST. It might be an initial shock on re-entry, but it is great to be back with your brothers in the gloom.
Great effort by the 8 PAX members today. Strong work and strong fellowship. I thoroughly enjoyed it guys. Thanks for letting me lead this morning!
See you in the gloom.
No More Gumbo For You!