Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

#Lonewolf Returns


1 eager and excited PAX returning from a week under the weather posted to Timberwolf this morning to bring the pain – after all, he was rested up for his return Q….CRICKETS…0530, decision time.

Mosey around the school (0.37 of a mile for the ongoing debate about the distance around TMS vs MMS) and back to the starting point in case of any LIFOs — REPEAT x5 for about 1.8 miles of a “warm” up.  To be honest, YHC is not sure whether it was relief or disappointment each time I turned the corner and saw no more cars.  Nevertheless, YHC soldiered on and continued to overcome the strong urge to pack up and go find a hot cup o joe.

5 rounds of the following exercise routine:

  • 1 Burpee
  • 10 merkins
  • 10 WWII situps
  • 10 SSHs

5 more laps around the school for another 1.8 miles (3.6’ish total).

5 more rounds of the same exercise routine for a grand total of 10 Burpees, 100 merkins, 100 WWIIs and 100 SSHs for the morning.

Solid form plank for 2 minutes (maybe the hardest thing I did all morning?)…0615 – COT, COR, NOR and YHC took “us” out — all back in the warmth of YHC’s car.


  • The PAX was certainly unwilling this morning but went along and followed YHC’s lead anyway.
  • Mumblechatter sucked.
  • No 2nd F.
  • Plenty of time for 3rd F and reflection.
  • Abundance of 4th F…help with the “warm” up.
  • Thankful and grateful to be able to get up and do this – even if solo.

Lonewolf out….No More Gumbo For You!


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  1. AO was secure! Great morning for a workout SOP, of course. And, that crescent moon between Venus and Jupiter was spectacular!

  2. Gumbo, hell of a way to lead by example brother. If a Gumbo posts at TW and there’s no one there to see it…

    Donkey claps to your SS brothers for leaving you in the woods alone.

  3. Thanks, brother.

    And, oh hell yeah, it made a noise!

    The garbage truck driver, the driver of some other delivery truck who pulled up right at 0530 and the lonely teacher waiting in his or her warm car at 0615 watching me finish my last 5 sets…can all attest…that some idiot in fact worked himself out in 14-degree temps…in shorts!

  4. Respect, Gumbo. Lesser men would bag it and go back to bed, especially in this weather.
    Glad you are feeling better. SYITG

  5. Respect, sorry I missed out. Took Lockjaw’s graduate level course in tapering and trying to follow his lead.

  6. Gumbo, glad to hear you are back in the gloom. I knew something was up when you are missing after 2 workouts. Much respect for Lonewolf workout!!

  7. If a tree falls in the woods with no one there to witness, does it make a sound? In this case, HELL YES! Proud of you brother. Way to represent all that F3 and VMI have to stand for.

  8. I’m a little disappointed you didn’t include White Deer in your backblast… no respect