#F3Carpenter- 4/17/18 Back Blast….Tax day made a little better by a $7.77 tank top…and Boyos….and coupons.

24 hours prior to this morning’s WO at The Carpenter, YHC was thinking “what the hell did I get myself into?”…6 hours after that, as I sat in the parking lot of Joe Creason Park, newly acquired airbrush tank top in hand, planning the beat down of the day…the snow began to fall and the rig was covered in the White Death.  At that point I said to myself, “F it….let’s do this”.  I mean, that new air brush-emblazoned, sleeveless beauty wasn’t going to wear itself….and the AO offered a virtual smorgasbord of painful goodness.  As per usual, CI pulled up at 5:05 and we were off to conquer the morning.  Given the temperature I was slightly concerned, and questions raced through my head:

  • Would anyone other than CI and I (save a creepy parked car) even show up?
  • If Trump attended the festivities would he blame the weather on YHC and fire me as Q?  (the book i’d write subsequently would be salacious)
  • Would anyone else honor TTT?
  • Why does my jacket smell like egg rolls?

After a 12 minute drive, we pulled up to find Grinder and Flo Jo already in the parking lot trying to HL a guy smoking in his car…pretty sure he was only smoking…maybe.  Gradually the pax rolled in and 6 HIMs set out to kill it at The Carpenter.

Weather: A balmy 34 degrees, wind chill of 28, clear and breezy

Gearlander for Zoo: Newly acquired Walmart “Beast” airbrush tanker (size Lardium), black Nike running shorts, black UA tights (yes, tights and a tank top…dominant), Feetures smartwool socks, newish neon/red Newbies, MechanixWear gloves…not for warmth.

Pax: Face (QIC), Captain Insaneo, Trump, Shiplap, FloJo, Grinder

The fun started with a Native American run from the parking lot to the house and back.  Val joined the fun here and the 6 had to use him to do 5 Merkins, then carry back to the runners and drop off to the new 6, then run to the front.  Writing that was almost as difficult as doing it.  The run ended at the field adjacent to the parking lot, where we used the lights of the Pred Prius to illuminate the COP.


  • 20 SSH IC
  • 20 Imperial Walkers IC
  • 10 T Merkins IC
  • 20 Plank Jacks IC
  • 20 LBCs IC
  • 10 T Merkins

Short yog to the picnic tables for..

Thang 1

Tabata AMRAP 60 sec on, 30 off.  2 sets.

  • Step Ups
  • Dips
  • Decline Merkins
  • Squats

Things were now heating up nicely….next

Grab Coupons and head to field next to office

The Thang 2- Partner for some DORA:

P1 run and do 20 SSH, P2:

  • 100 Curls
  • 200 Chest Press
  • 300 Rows

In a new, super fun twist to this set when anyone called out “Swiper No Swiping”, the Pax dropped for 3 Boyos.  YHC called the first, followed by CI, then Trump, then CI…solid work.

Drop the coupons and mosey back to the flag

Circle Up for Some Mary Freddie Mercuries

  • 10 Freddie Mercuries
  • 10 Gas Pumps
  • 10 Rosalitas
  • 10 LBCs
  • 10 Flutter Kicks
  • 10 LBFC’s (Lil baby flutter crunches)

Back at the flag (which is glorious), announcements were given re: Convergence this weekend and the associated Uspiritus shoe drive.  Let’s all see what we can do to each give a pair of new or gently used kids shoes…to think that there are JCPS kids who don’t have shoes boggles my mind.  Intentions were given especially for the young man (and his family) from SMM.  YHC took us out with some words and thoughts, thanking the Sky Q for another killer morning and opportunity to lead some seriously inspiring men.  We departed to go out and dominate another Tuesday.

Face out

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