Rolled into Wisteria at Pleasantville a little early so I could do some last minute planning [had to count the light poles…keep reading for why]. It wasn’t long before the headlights and PAX emerged from the gloom. It was great to see so many from my home AO. Those County boys know how to make a man feel loved!
PAX – 19 strong:
Jolly Ranger – Q
After a fairly quick introduction, confirmation that no FNGs were present, and warning the PAX that I was not a professional and that I suck at planning times, we head off towards the school for a short mosey. Upon arrival, we circled and completed the following – all in cadence:
Slow Grass Grabbers
Imperial Squat Walkers
Bat Wings [forward circles, backwards circles, seal claps and overhead claps]
A quick count off after COP revealed we had 18 – sweet, even numbers. Wait a minute, who’s that running up? Are they a friend or foe? Oh, it’s Glen Ross! Timing couldn’t have been more perfect because literally he showed up as we were done and I broke the news to him that we were moseying back to the circle. Sorry, not sorry.
We arrived back at the circle and I introduced the Thang, which was Route 66. Inspiration from this came from a workout Fergie led months ago at Wisteria, which uses the light poles around the circle. For Route 66, the PAX split up so that evens went counter-clockwise and odds went clockwise. The goal was at each light pole [there are 11 in total, for future reference] you would stop and do a workout — increasing by increments of 1 at each light pole. Except for the third lap, it was increased by increments of 5. The following were completed:
Groiners – 66 in total
Jump Squts – 66 in total
LBCs – 330 – Woof! I’m still sore from that one.
Mosey back towards the flag and amphitheater, except I wasn’t confident my legs would support me going down to the steps to the stage itself. So I audibled and decided to use the flat-ish handicapped section at the top. I felt it was appropriate anyways given the state of my legs. Here, we completed Lieutenant Dan – squats and jump lunges with a 1:4 ratio all the way to 10:40.
We ended right around 6:14am, which meant I had another more minutes to kill. So, we cranked out 20 merkins to round out the full body experience.
6:15am – back to the flag.
All 19 were accounted for in the count-a-rama.
Closed out with giving thanks to the PAX for following my lead in the gloom – in particular the County boys that came to support me. It’s always a pleasure to lead this group of men doing stupid things in the morning. I wouldn’t want it any other way.