Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Dark, Rainy, Cloudy, and Yet a Full Moon


A lucky 7 were undeterred by cooler weather and full on rain for this morning’s installment of Hoedown.

The Thang

Circle up in the parking lot starting with 25 Merkins.


  • Don Quixote
  • Helicopters
  • Arm Circles
  • Russian Soldiers

Mosey down Lindsay Drive for Lindsays.  Exercises are Merkins and Scissor Kicks.  Lunge walk between driveways to mark the transition zones.

Find a space on the asphalt hill for 25 Derkins.

Back to the playground for some leg lifts off of the monkey bars.  20 or so.

Over the the asphalt sea for 4 Corners

  • Corner 1 – 10 Mountain Climbers
  • Corner 2 – 10 Mountain Climbers, 20 Merkins
  • Corner 3 – 10 Mountain Climbers, 20 Merkins, 30 Copperhead Squats
  • Corner 4 – 10 Mountain Climbers, 20 Merkins, 30 Copperhead Squats, 40 American Hammers

Already in a circle, we did a Merkin Ring of Fire for another 20 Merkins.

Down to the bus loop for Triple Check

  • Run
  • BTTW
  • Flutter Kicks

20 Merkins OYO


  • Box Cutters
  • Rosalitas
  • LBC
  • American Hammers

PLT – 20 x 2

YHC took us out.  250 Merkins total.

The Moleskin

Rain was everywhere.  On Lindsay Hill, it felt like the current could wash us away.  Our shirts were suction cups on any pavement adding a little extra resistance through hydraulics.  It was easy to get choked up when doing the count during LBCs.  Not the worst we have seen, but it was coming down.

Dressing for the rain was a unique reflection on individual preference.  A windbreaker with no hood, a couple had full on hooded parkas, t-shirt, t-shirt and hat….regardless we all got wet pretty quickly.  It’s also an individual preference in how people deal with the suck.  Let’s just say an overflowing gutter provided a gravity powered bidet for one Pax member.  They are nice and clean now.


  • Marathon and Half Marathon this weekend.  Several Pax are running.  Cheer them on.
  • Is anyone doing a HDHH this month?

Time to Taper,



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  1. Nice Q, Lockjaw. Today was a full scale embrace of the suck.

    Confession: I love days like today. I hate showing up, but when it’s over, I love it. Something about wet comraderie…makes me feel cleansed… Body, mind, and soul.

  2. Great job guys. I agree with Upchuck, the SUCK is full on when those first cold rain drops are hitting you and soaking the last remaining dryness, but getting to the point of “ahh, what the hell, I’m already soaked and disgusting” and pushing on without a care until 45 minutes later when you get the feeling of accomplishment and fellowship of enduring and conquering the SUCK together is such a great feeling.


  3. The only reason I showed up today was to get my merkin count in. Thanks to Lockjaw that was accomplished.

    In “hind”-sight. I should have just stayed home and done push-ups in the comfort of my own home. At least I would still have my vision.