Back Blast – Jolly Rancher’s Tour of Pleasantville – 07/03/2020

What a great morning, but like any other day there were problems.

You see, Airplane had a passport issue and was grounded with a sick 2.0 last night – so, he called me to see if I’d be interested in picking up his flight…errr, Q…at Pleasantville this morning.  So, that was problem number one.

Second problem was with YHC HC’ing on Slack because I’m pretty sure I was the only one who had HC’d at that point in time when Airplane realized he wasn’t going to be able to fly.

And to round that out, a third problem was that Airplane had already put a teaser out there about having a run heavy Q with no coupons.  Well, shit.

But, I decided to keep up with Airplane’s theme as I didn’t want to disappoint any of the PAX.  You see, I hate running.  But, I also hate getting up at 0500 to go workout.  But, that has gotten easier.  So, running should be the same, right?

At 0530, time was called and a very quick disclaimer was provided to the PAX who accepted the challenge in overcoming the fartsack on Friday morning, which included Holy Roller, Captain Crunchberry and YHC.

We then set out for a mosey to the school parking lot for some quick COP:

  • SSH – 20x
  • Downward Dog + Runner’s Streteches
  • Toy Soldiers – 20x
  • Michael Phelps

Good enough.

I told the PAX that we were going to take a tour of Pleasantville with the objective of trying to get lost.  Shouldn’t really be that hard to do, right?  We set out towards 1694 from the school with the objective of running as far as we could go until we [which really ended up being me] stopped – I knew Holy Roller and Captain Crunchberry would power through and it would always be me having to stop, but they didn’t seem to mind.

I’ve tried to channel my inner-Nino to create a map of our journey, but I know I’m not doing it justice.  He must have a fancy app or something on his graphics design.  Nevertheless, this will have to do.

At each stop, we would do the same set of exercises which included:

  • Merkins – 10x
  • Plank Jacks – 10x
  • Groiners – 10x
  • Bobby Hurleys – 10x
  • Air Presses – 20x

Then, we’d keep moving after a few ten counts here and there.  And rinse and repeat for what looks like was 7 stops along the journey.

We ended back at the flag for some quick Mary which included a round of Big Boy Situps on your own and Flutter Kicks led by Captain Crunchberry.  Time was called, which means nobody did a Burpee because I didn’t give Holy Roller a chance to call them.  You see, YHC is an educated Q and knows better.  The man is an animal – I’m pretty sure he didn’t even sweat this morning.

Time was called and we completed a quick Count-a-rama, Name-a-rama, Announcements and Intentions.

During announcements, we talked about GrowRuck and how all three of us are registered – right, guys?!?  It’ll be a great event and one that pushes everyone into doing some uncomfortable, stupid and hard things.  But, we’ll be doing it together.  And that means it is no different than the crap we do at 0530 in the mornings.  Because I know in the middle of the night during the overnight ruck event, these HIMs or others will be there to pick me up and push me harder.

Always a pleasure to lead.  Until next time!

Jolly Rancher out!

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