Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Heavy Things


6 locals and an eager Down Ranger convened at WDog on a glorious morning to load up on strength and unload some extra baggage. The stars were out in full affect (literally), and here is what transpired:


Mosey to the Amphitheater Circle, take a quick loop and knock out some warmup exercises:

  • SSH x 15
  • Abe Vigodas x 10
  • Copper Head Squats x 10
  • Merkins x 10
  • a little stretching
  • LBCs x 10


Mosey to the Rusty Cage for some pull ups, chin ups, dips and Jerkins. All exercises x 5 (3 sets)

Mosey to the Penny Stage, grab a coupon, and perform the following in cadence. First 2 sets 2-count, final set single count:

  • Overhead Press x 10
  • Curl x 10
  • Squat x 10
  • Block Merkin x 10

Return the coupons and mosey to the Carillon Field for 4 corners:

  • Carolina Dry Docks x 10
  • Flutter Kicks x 20 (2-count)
  • Monkey Humpers x 30
  • LBCs x 40

Then, run it reverso.

Mosey to the Amphitheater (hitting on the hot spots for our guest) for Step-ups x 5, alternating legs with each step. BTTSF.


YHC took us out.


  • Memorial Beer Mile Oct 29 (See Faceplant)
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Thoughts for Faceplant’s co-worker, BT’s friend, Slippin Jimmy and his close friend


What a beautiful morning for a physical beat down and mental cleansing. Just before launch it appeared that Marty from Back to the Future was going to make an appearance, but it was only another 80’s classic driven by our resident director of pastoral care (possibly on 2 wheels, even?) Great to see Buoy out there putting in the work and also to have UniBall from the Great White North PAX in Ohio. Of course the regulars are always a welcome sight. YHC should remember exactly the name of the Ohio Region as it was repeated at least 6 times, but YHC had some difficulty staying focused today. We’ll remedy that at Mary in the morning. Thankfully, and expectedly, the PAX kept me on point. An extra bonus was to have TYA show up for the COT.

I’m sure YHC’s concentration level was affected by some extra weight and a heavy heart having learned the relationship between Slippin Jimmy and a friend of mine who passed on Monday morning. It is good to lift heavy things but can be difficult to carry the weight of sorrow. Our brothers in the gloom are what we all need and the reason what we do is so important. Love your neighbor, be a rock for your family, give of yourself to others, and don’t hesitate to lean on your friends when you are in need. It may be the hardest thing to do, but the bonds of brotherhood are built for it.

Stay strong



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