11/30/19 #TheHurt Blackbast

weather
QIC
: Wham!

5 PAX: Pepperoni; Sump Pump; Glen Ross; Nugget; Wham!

Time: 0700

Weather: 40 Degrees and steady/pouring rain with a “feels like temp of 34”

ZooZooLemon Gear Check: Full UofL gear (hat, shirt, hooded sweatshirt and socks).  Go Cards!  Take state! (yeah, that didn’t happen but…we’re really good at basketball)

Pre-WO Thoughts
In my opinion, there is no worse weather for F3 than steady rain and 35-40 degrees.  Give me 20 degrees and snow all day over that, but as much as I like to control things,  I could not control the weather on Saturday, so it was what it was.  Shout out to the 4 HIMs who braved the elements and hung in there with me even though we stayed in the rain for 90% of the WO.  Special shout out to Nugget who went to work prior to our 0700 start time and still made it to The Mutt for the majority of the workout and then to coffeeteria afterward.  T-Claps to him.

COP
Mosey around the school and then circled up under the portico for the following:
– 15 SSHs in 4 Count Cadence
– 10 Imperial Squat Walkers in 4 Count Cadence
– 10 Abe Vigodas in 4 Count Cadence
– 15 Merkins in 4 Count Cadence
– 10 Flutter Kicks in 4 Count Cadence

Thang 1
My Q today was focused on various versions of suicides at different places at and around The Mutt.  I basically did the same Q at The O a few weeks ago and really liked it so I thought I would bring the same thing to The Mutt’s Pax on Saturday.  Because of the terrible weather and understandably low turnout, I may have to run this one back once spring time hits.

First stop on the suicide train was the large parking lot in front of the church’s portico.  We lined up and did the following:

– 10 merkins, run to first cone, 5 plank jacks, return to starting spot
– 10 merkins, run to second cone, 10 plank jacks, return to starting spot
– 10 merkins, run to third cone, 15 plank jacks, return to starting spot
– 10 merkins, run to fourth cone, 20 plank jacks, return to starting point

We then did a Round 2 of the above other than we switched out plank jacks for mountain climbers.

Thang 2
We moseyed to coupon garden to grab some coupons and then returned to the smaller parking lot (near Pre-K drop off) and did the following:

– 5 man makers, run/walk to first cone with coupon, 5 coupon curls, return to starting spot
– 5 man makers, run/walk to second cone with coupon, 10 coupon curls, return to starting spot
– 5 man makers, run/walk to third cone with coupon, 15 coupon curls, return to starting spot
– 5 man makers, run/walk to fourth cone with coupon, 20 curls, return to starting point

We then did a Round 2 of the above other than we switched out the man makers for overhead presses and the coupon curls for coupon rows.

Thang 3
Prior to moving to Thang 3, a car came flying into the parking lot and we originally thought it was Zoolander (remember him?) but instead it was Nugget who had already been logging work hours for the day.  For this Thang, I wanted/needed a good hill and so we left the friendly confines of The Mutt and took a longer than anticipated mosey down Elmwood Avenue until we arrived at Wending Court, which is basically straight uphill.  After lining up at the bottom of the hill, we did the following:

– 10 squats, run uphill to first cone, 5 lunges (each jump was a 1/2), return to starting spot
– 10 squats, run uphill to second cone, 10 lunges, return to starting spot
– 10 squats, run uphill to third cone, 15 lunges, return to starting spot
– 10 squats, run uphill to fourth cone, 20 lunges, return to starting point

We then did a Round 2 of the above other than we switched out lunges for “boxless box jumps” (someone, maybe Glen Ross, came up with this name) which then morphed into Bobby Hurley’s.

One thing I did not consider when choosing Wending Court as the location for Thang 3 was how long and uphill the mosey back up Elmwood Avenue to The Mutt would be after we were finished.  I believe Glen Ross suggested that we name this stretch of road “John Holmes” which I believe speaks for itself.

Thang 4
For the last suicide for the day, I had planned a progression of big boys, bear crawls, LBCs and rosalitas at the basketball court, but I decided that as wet as we were, none of us wanted to put our six/backside on the wet concrete and so I called an audible and we instead headed to the portico for some Mary and then an old school Jack Webb of merkins and air presses.

At 0758, I decided to call it a day especially because kids and adults were starting to arrive for a jamboree basketball game and 5 grown men doing air presses and ab work in front of the gym entrance was slightly awkward to say the least.

COT
We closed out with numbers, names, announcements, intentions and the Our Father prayer.  Very appreciative of the gents who allowed me to lead them on Saturday, especially in such nasty conditions.  We definitely don’t get up for easy and Saturday was a perfect example of that mantra.

-Wham!

 

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