Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Sometimes You Gotta Jump In


When YHC was a boy, there was a story told of brave men who battled the cold, fartsack and sad clowns to save the day.  This morning that vision was birthed into reality au naturel.  Once we cut the chord, here’s how it went down.

COP: SSH X 10, SSHRL X 10, SSHLL X 10, WWII X 20, FC X 20, M X 10, MRL, X 10, MLL X 10, Arm Circle X 2

Mosey to the bottom of the hill.

Hill Work:  One partner runs to the top of the hill and back down.  The other partner exercises making progress up the hill, then switcheroo until team is at the top.  Exercises were Crawl Bear and Lunges.

Modified 52 Card Pickup: Hearts = Flutter Kick, Spades = Squats, Diamonds = Merkin, Clubs = Monkey Humper.

Pax circles up.  One man goes to the center and draws a card then leads the men in the exercise (determined by suit) and the count (determined by the number).

**Modification – No one wants to lead a two count of an exercise, it’s the worst.  The modification was that if the card drawn was 5 or less, you had to keep drawing until you drew a card 6 or greater.  Once you hit that point, you added up the numbers and did the exercise for the suit of the last card drawn.  For example; 2 of Clubs (draw again) 4 of hearts (draw again) 8 of diamonds.  2+4+8 = 14 merkins (diamonds).

Mosey to the Rusty Cage.

Fantastic Fives =   5 rounds of the following; 5 pullups, 5 jerkins run to fire hydrant and complete 5 burpees.

Mosey back to the flag.

30 American Hammers IC

Numerama, Namerama, Kubota led us out.

Moleskin:  Way to work fellas.  It was great to have a few new leaders jump in an lead us through some exercises. If you can do it on a moments notice, then you can do it any time.  If you haven’t signed up to Q yet, get in there, grab the reigns and get it done.  No one will hand them to you.  Great job Posh, Don Draper, Greenboro and Vandelay!  Rusty Cage was made a little harder coming at the end of the workout.  Way to push fellas

A great time at ET’s as always.  Next time you are in the cafe, be sure to check for the best class picture ever.  Our Thanksgiving group photo is now proudly displayed in an area that has been renamed “Shelf Of Legends” Upchuck once again had some really funny lines about Mr. Roper trying to assault a tree on a mountain bike.

News: There is all kinds of scamming for the Bear Creek race next weekend.  See Shakedown and/of Lab Rat for details.

Dig a little deeper, get it all out and be super.



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  1. Nice all around morning, Gents! Great job on the partner work, Bulkhead. Thanks for getting me straight on the Chuck Norris merkins, Swirly! My head was definitely not up. Rusty Cage at the end of a merkin filled Dogpile is brutal! ET’s was a blast! Have a great rest of the weekend all!

  2. Outstanding workout, Mr. Hardywood. Love the opportunity for everyone to Q for a minute. Each man just has to jump in and try it.

    Gary Klein is going to make an appearance at Dirt Church sometime.

  3. Lost in my appreciation for Shakedown and the Shelf of Legends is the photographer…thank you, TSB, for stepping in and taking the shot for us. Well done.

  4. What a great workout – showed us we are all capable of leading. Love it!

    Hardywood, I appreciate your always calling out folks by name & smiling during the workout. Thanks for leading, brother!

    Thankful I found this group. It is a great encouragement to me, and is something I was missing in the busyness of marriage, kids, and work. Appreciate you all.

    Finally, great tip from Roper (I think?) who told me to take home cooked bacon from the breakfast bar (best deal by the pound) and biscuits from ET for the family!

  5. Enjoyed the speed of this beatdown. Was just what the doctor ordered after the start to the holiday season. It was also a great reminder of the diversity of our brotherhood. The legend surely grows now that we are forever memorialized in black and white at ETs.