25 band members, including 3 FNGs, plus one conductor posted for the Lawrence Welk Show revival tour, RVA edition. During the next pledge driver, PBS will rebroadcast the show, in black-and-white, this way:
Warm-up Act: Mosey to the near traffic circle:
Invisible jump rope, IWs, SSHs, Hillbillies, LBCs, flutter kicks, HRMs and fire hydrants…each x16
For our First Number…Mosey to the Carillon. Partner up…Wheelbarrow across the bricks the “long way.” At the end of each turn, add Shoulder Presses. First round 10, 2nd round 15, 3rd round 16.
For our Second Number…Mosey to the field behind the Carillon for Touch-a-Tree. Partner up. Rounds of 10-8-6-4-2…some mix of Mary…flutter kicks, LBCs, snow angels, burpees and one other thing. Planking and HRMs mixed in for the six.
Brass rusts in the rain, so for our Third Number…onto the side street next to Rugby Road for Up-and-Down, partner style…Run down the hill, 20 WWIIs, backwards run up the hill, 10 ‘mercans…repeato x3 or until time called.
The Band closed out the morning in the Amphitheater with an extended re-mix…a little number called “V-Ups.” Let’s take it from the top…18, dropping one for each step down…one lap around the Amphitheater for an encore.
BTTF. Number-a-ma, Name-a-ram-a, YHC took us out.
Hammers and Ales coming up…don’t be a tool. Bring a friend, bring a tool, and help a good cause. Nov 10, 6 p.m. http://f3rva.org/2018/10/31/pre-blast-please-come-to-hammers-ales-11-10-18-6pm/
Gro-Ruck comes to Richmond March 22-24, 2019. Spend a weekend pushing yourself and growing yourself, backpack-style. Final exam requires carrying a Henrico County 7th grader’s backpack 300 yards to the bus stop. Harder than it sounds.
Bear Creek 10-miler. Ankle tape and high tops optional. Come hear the Kingston Trio sing “Charlie on the MTA” on repeat throughout the 10 miles. Lab Rat Stew at the Finish.
Today was an FNG-Fest for rights to the Ghost Flag. Two SOJ men posted, in the Northern Hemispheric sense…one Virginian, one Floridian…thus securing the GF for SOJ. Welcome to Purple Rain, Knope, and (briefly, but now formerly, Z-Pack), hereafter called, “Bone Thug.”
YHC appreciates the push from Flange, Gumbo, and Sippy Cup. Nice work, fellas.
Much grumbling by the pax during the Wheelbarrow + Shoulder Press. This also made an appearance on Monday when YHC Q’d Hoedown. YHC has now done the shoulder presses with both Splinter and Flange, thus illuminating the spectrum of “verticality.”
Lastly, the backblast title comes courtesy of YHC’s cadence, only recently diagnosed as bearing an uncanny resemblance to Lawrence Welk’s conducting.
UpChuck spits the bit.