Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Bring on Baseball (and Spring)


18 polar bears (including 1 visitor from Raleigh…a Bills fan for Wilson) removed a layer or two (except for Wilson) and enjoyed the relative warmth of NoToll on this Sunny and 70 morning in the RVA. YHC has the Q and had baseball on the mind with Spring Training gearing up. Thus, here is what followed:

Mosey to the backlot and around the parking lot and circle up for COP, including:

  • DQs
  • Helicopters
  • SSHs
  • Imperial Walkers
  • HRMs
  • LBCs
  • Flutter Kicks


9-innings of Pain. In baseball you need 6 outs to complete an inning. Today, that equated to 6 exercises, 10 reps each. Exercises were:

  • Box jumps
  • Squats
  • Ball Dippers (2-ct)
  • Merkins
  • LBCs
  • Box Cutters

Then, to complete the inning – sprint across the field and back. Plank for six with various plank-o-rama while waiting. Repeat x 9 for our game.

Oh, and for those critical late innings, we added some Burpees. 1 for the 7th, 2 for the 8th and 5 for the closer in the 9th.

Mosey back to the basketball courts for Mary, which included 51 Freddie Mercuries IC (varying speeds) and 30 seconds of Superman.

COT, Number-Rama, Name-a-Rama and YHC took us out.


It’s never too early to start thinking about Spring and Baseball. With the football season over, YHC wanted to get things started with that today.  Great work by all. Those ball dippers added up quickly.

The 51 FMs were tough too. They were in honor of Micheal Medlin – a St Edwards parent who we lost on Friday at the way-too-young age of 51. It’s tragic. It’s important that we not only stand by each other and lift the family up with help and prayers, but also that we take time and perspective to appreciate and take advantage of what we have every single day. It is a blessing!!


  • GrowRUCK March 22-23.  Looking for more participants.  See Honey Do.
  • Deadline for personalized t-shirt orders is tomorrow – See Dr. Tryhard

Great morning fellas.

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  1. The incredible shooting star several of us saw that lasted for several reps of the 51 FM’s becomes poignant when we learn after the fact that we were doing 51 reps in honor of a man lost too soon.

    Great Q, Gumbo. Enjoyed the theme, although I will say that was much harder than baseball. I also didn’t think the Closer was throwing strikes and should have been scratched. =)

  2. The shooting star definitely put the stamp of importance on the morning. Hug a loved one, say hello to someone you haven’t talked to in a while.

    Thanks for making us all better people this AM Gumbo.

  3. Great Q, Gumbo. Thanks for the introduction to Spring and Baseball, two of my favorites! More importantly, thanks for the reminder of taking advantage of each day given.

    Have a great day, gents.

  4. A poignant Q with shooting stars, baseball and a tribute to a good man; that’s hitting for the cycle!

  5. Something I could never do in real life. Couldn’t ever leg out the triple…in fact, I turned many a triple into a single.

  6. That was an intense workout! My glutes were screaming the next day after the box jumps, ball dippers, and squats.