Wednesday, February 28
Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Eye of the Storm


5 guardians of Byrd Park (including an old salt revisiting his old stomping grounds) arrived to a glorious and quiet fall morning to see what the replacement Q had in store. Creativity was attempted, and it went something like this:


Mosey to the amphitheater circle for:

Imperial Walkers x 10, Helicopters x 10, Abe Vigoda’s x 10 (plus x6 for LIFO), Copperhead Squats x 10, Merkins x 10 and Flutter Kicks x 15


Descend to the Amphitheater floor for Elevation. Each PAX starts on a step at the western end of theater. Perform Merkins x 2, Bear Crawl to other end, perform another Merkins x 2. Ascend one step and return to the other side via Crab Walk, performing 2 Merkins on either end. Ascend one more step and do the same only with Lunges. Ascend to the top of amphitheater repeating this pattern.

Mosey to Carillon Field for Eye of the Storm:

Start in the center of the field. Burpees x 5 then run to a corner, perform the following exercises, and back to the center until all 4 corners completed. Also, perform burpees x 5 upon each return to center.

Corner 1: Merkins x 20

Corner 2: Smurfjacks x 10

Corner 3: Flutter Kicks x 20

Corner 4: LBC x 20

Mosey to circle just west of the Carillon for Double Check. One PAX runs to Penny Stage while partner stays and performs exercise. Exercises were Merkins and LBCs.

On way back to flag detour to the Rusty Cage for Pull-ups x 5. Return to Flag for COT, announcements. YHC took us out.


Best of luck to many PAX running this weekend. Also, tons of challenges going on so check Slack (merkins, burpees). Vinny is leading the Bridge Saturday; if you can go, it’s a great experience.


6 extra Abe Vigodas were for an almost-never Faceplant who was a slight LIFO. Lucky for him YHC is a creature of habit and doesn’t stray far from COP locales. Half-baked theme was to honor our brother Snuff who had to give up the Q and who, risking life and limb, is on his way into the eye of the storm for work in Florida. Godspeed, Snuff! Turned out to be a perfect morning weather wise. May need to tweak the Elevation portion of the workout as Crab Walks in the amphitheater are murder on shoulders. By my count, challenge credits were 45 Burpees and 120 ish merkins. Get out there and win the day, boys!



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