I was pretty pumped up about this Q. I had headlocked a few guys from work and this was the day they HC’d to post, but it was posting at The Mutt. Ugh, okay – fine. I guess I’ll post at The Mutt. Instead of just posting, I decided to try and pick up the Q but F-Stop had already claimed it. He graciously gave it up when I asked if I could steal it…what a guy.
I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do today, but the long drive from my crib to inside the Watterson Expressway gave me plenty of time to be creative. But, with the FNGs [and frankly, for the rest of the Mutters] I wanted to try and keep it simple.
At 0530am, time was called and I gave the appropriate disclaimers and we headed over to the big parking lot on the side of campus – with the PAX headed to get coupons at the coupon cache.
- Old Bay
- Buttermilk (FNG)
- 1Nut (FNG)
- Peeping Tom
- Larry Flynt
- Glenn Ross
- Motor Boat
- Plumb Bob
- Wham-O (R)
- Jolly Rancher (Q)
We circled up for a little COP, which included some of the favorites such as:
- SSH – 25x IC
- Imperial Squat Walkers – 15x IC
- Toy Soldiers – 15x IC
- Downward Dog + Runners Stretches
We then took a lap around campus to complete the warm-up.
Thang 1 – Dora:
Nothing beats a Dora when it comes to being simple, right? Well, I forgot I was at The Mutt. Buschhhh decided to do the exercises out of order. Fridge tried to line up on the wrong side of the parking lot. And NOBODY could find the end of the portico / awning that was meant to be the turn around spot. So, we ended up traversing the full parking lot length.
But, we partnered up and figured it out. Exercises included:
- 100x – Merkins
- 200x – Overhead Presses
- 300x – Curls
Partner 1 starts the exercise while Partner 2 runs the parking lot. Then as Partner 2 gets back he picks up the count where Partner 1 stopped. And rinse and repeat on a cumulative basis until the end.
Some partners finished early so they helped round out the reps for the remaining PAX.
Since Tiger showed up late, he wanted to try and mosey one last time to make sure he was good and loose. I told him it was a great idea and that we’d all join him for a second lap around campus.
Thang 2 – Elevens:
Again, keep it simple stupid, right?
This time, we lined up against the fence to use the short length of the parking lot. Started on one side and did Jump Squats and bear crawled half way, finished with a mosey to the other side for Merkins. Then mosey to the back, and keep rinsing and repeating but changing the rep count to always equal eleven – add 1 Jump Squat, then subtract 1 Merkin. So, 1 Jump Squat, then 10 Merkins, then 2 Jump Squats, then 9 Merkins, etc.
Surely this isn’t pushing the Mutters beyond their mental capacity, right? Thankfully, we all managed.
Time was getting close so we called it to return the coupons and circle up at the spot where the shovel flag is normally planted for Mary.
As the PAX slowly re-emerged from the coupon cache, we did a little Mary which included:
- Big Boy Sit-ups – 20x
- Gas Pumps – 10x IC
- Pickle Pounders – 10x IC
Time was then called.
We ended with countarama, namearama, naming of our FNGs, announcements and intentions. Buttermilk was up first – got his name because his dad is a dairy farmer. 1Nut was up second – got his name because he loves cycling and there’s none better than Mr. 1Nut himself, Lance Armstrong.
Night Rangers back on the calendar tonight at 5:30pm at The Mutt with Frosty and his 2.0s at the Q. If you haven’t done this before, it’s a blast. Get you some.
Lots of intentions this morning – people who have passed and people who are sick. Continue to lift them up today and the days ahead.
Always a pleasure to lead – even if it is inside the Watterson Expressway.
Jolly Rancher out!