My 2.0 decided to throw a party last night – two separate ones, with the first starting around midnight and the second around 4am. Needless to say, when the alarm went off to roll out of bed this morning it was difficult.
But, I was scheduled to Q. Which means I had no choice because I had no reason or excuse. This is why I love Q’ing so much. It forces you to get up and get busy. For those others who deal with the love of the fart sack, I encourage you to push yourself to Q at least one a week for a month. See what it does to the mentality and drive about posting throughout the month. It’s a game changer.
Rolled up around 5:25am with several cars in the parking lot. It was a welcomed sight given the weather sucked. At 5:30am, time was called, disclaimers were given, and we got moving.
- Holy Roller (R)
- Bulletin (R)
- Tony Malito
- Jolly Rancher (Q)
Started off with some warm-ups at the pavilion next to the flag. The goal of this was to confirm the rain wasn’t going to get worse before we set out for the long mosey. Good thing it didn’t rain, because not sure I had a Plan B.
- SSH – 25x
- Imperial Squat Walkers – 20x
- Toy Soldiers – 20x
- Grass Grabbers – 10x
We then set out on a mosey down southbound on the Louisville Loop. It’s about 0.8 miles to the parking lot next to Floyds Fork. And, it’s about 0.4 miles to the switchback which provides for a nice halfway point for the first thang.
Thang 1 – Merkin Booyah Inchworm:
Mama’s Boy introduced this at The County a long time ago. I have no idea if that’s what it is really called, but it sounds good enough for me. I forgot how much it sucked. PAX all started in plank in a straight line. As the Q, I started opposite of one end of the line and did a booyah merkin which is basically down, clap with right hands, down again, then clap with left hands. When I was done with the first PAX, I moved all the way down the line. Meanwhile, the first PAX I partnered up with then follows behind me in the same form. PAX all hold plank while waiting.
I’m not sure who [because my face was down, it was dark, and it was raining], but one PAX tried to clap with the left hand first – WHO DOES THAT?!? That’s borderline communism.
After a ten count, we then finished the mosey to the bottom parking lot for the next thang.
Thang 2 – Dora 1-2-3!
Even Kilo mentioned that he hadn’t done a good ‘ol fashion Dora in a while. I was happy to oblige. We partnered up and got straight to work:
- 100 merkins
- 200 big-boy sit-ups
- 300 squats
The PAX not doing the work moseyed to the other end of the parking lot and back. I want to publicly apologize to Pelican because I was severely slowing him down – still recovering from a cold / congestion. Way to get after it, brother!
After we were done with that, the PAX had an option:
- Mosey back northbound on the Louisville Loop the same way we came back to the flag – again, about 0.8 miles; or,
- Mosey up the road back to the flag, which is about 0.5 miles.
We had 9 takers for the Louisville Loop and 3 takers for the short-cut [me inclusive!], which although shorter still has the same elevation change!
Just in time for a few minutes for some dips and step-ups [three 20x rounds of dips and two 10x rounds of steps-ups].
Time was called.
Count-a-rama, name-a-rama, announcements and intentions.
Shout-out to Kilo, Valdez, Catfish and Diablo for their upcoming Ft. Bragg GORUCK Heavy this upcoming weekend. While the rest of us are enjoying time with our Ms, these guys will be getting a different kind of busy with each other this weekend. Send them some encouragement.
Also, continue to pray for Tony Malito, his family, and in particular Ryleigh’s parents and sibling.
Always an honor to lead!
Jolly Rancher out.