Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Back in the Saddle At Hoedown


The Great Eight posted for a Monday workout and here is what they got.


  • 10 Burpees – Welcome back from vacation!  A gift from YHC to YHC (and the Pax)
  • Helicopters
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Don Quixote
  • HRM (or DRM at the Hoedown)
  • LBC

Mosey down Lindsey and ford the stream to Dogwood Park.

Perform the Anhinga across the field.  YHC crafted this exercise after watching this bird in its natural element.  We performed the following in our interpretation:  Army crawl 10 paces and launch into a burpee.  Repeat until you have traversed the field and perform SSH.

Triple Check!

  • Karaoke across the field, crawl bear up the hill, bear crawl down the hill, karaoke back across the field
  • Elbow Planks
  • Monkey Humpers

Over to the playground equipment for Lindseys:  Dips and American Hammers

Back across the stream and slow mosey (conversational strut) to the base of the hill.  Partner up for piggy back rides to the top of the hill stop sign.

Mosey back to the school and to the bars and find a new partner:

  • Jerkins – 3 sets of 7 reps.
  • PLTs – 3 sets of 25
  • 8 4-count BooYah Merkins
  • 20 right oblique crunches
  • 8 4-count BooYah Merkins
  • 20 left oblique crunches

Back to the VSF for some Mary:  Flutter Kicks and APDs.

YHC took us out.


With the summer tour and vacation in the rear view mirror it was time to return to Hoedown, YHC’s hometown AO.  Typical for a Monday, it was raining and dark at the AO upon first arrival.  A Hoedown signature look.

The stream crossing in the dark is a little tricky, but the Dogwood Park extension brings a fresh venue to this AO and well worth the trip.  YHC noticed nobody wanted to be his partner for the partner carries and Fudd received this weight by process of elimination.  I take it as a sign that we need some heavier Pax in our midst, or its time to lose a few more pounds.  Fudd handled the weight well, those his strides were heavy.


  • Puppy Pile this Saturday
  • Fireman Ed has next Monday’s Hoedown Q.  If you missed his first, go ahead and be here for the second time around.
  • Labor Day convergence – see pre-blast

Time to Taper,



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  1. Solid Q LJ. Didn’t think Hoedown could get any darker until we started heading through the woods and across the stream. Nice to see some new real estate though.

  2. Nice Q Lockjaw. You upped the ante for me to find a new location on Monday.
    The stream crossing in the dark left us with the decision of trusting the rocks vs. walking in 6 inches deep of water. I chose to go in the water, adding some foot weight for the bear crawls.

  3. Enjoyed it Lockjaw! Except for when I was carrying you up Lindsay. I noticed we were last completing the partner carry evolution. I guess I should have been upset but I was happy to finish without an injury, especially since Flipper was not in attendance to administer first aid.