Fitness, Rush-Hour

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Asystole led dragged YHC through a couple EC loops around the ToC buildings, which included pain stations for various merkins, pull-ups on a tree, step ups, box jumps, ab work, and forward/backward bear crawls and crab walks.  About 20 minutes in I started to wonder if I would be able to complete my own main event workout.

In the meantime, 4 more PAX showed up on this steamy mid-October afternoon.  Riptide informed us that today was the latest day of the year it had ever hit 90 degrees.  And last night was a record high for the overnight low. Or something like that.

I let it slip that I was planning to use the pain sticks outside the parking garage.  I knew it was the right call after seeing the scowl sweep across Disco Duck’s face.  I was re-energized so off we go.

Warm-up

  • Run over to the grassy area next to parking deck (conveniently near the pain sticks)
  • 20 SSH, IC
  • 10 Imperial Walkers, IC
  • 10 Hillbillies, IC
  • 15 Standard Merkins
  • 10 Mountain Climbers, IC

The One and Only Thang

I had the ambitious idea of combining 3 favorites.  We would be doing the beast, in the Cary parking deck, while carrying pain sticks.  Six one-way trips to the top of the parking deck and back down (the long way, not the stairs), stopping at the 6 corners for s6ix reps of an exercise.  As it turns out, we carried the pain sticks for 1 round trip (2 reps)… that seemed like a reasonable audible at the time.  The 6 exercises we did were:

  • Squats with the pain sticks
  • Pain stick burpees (sort of)
  • Wide grip merkins
  • WWII sit-ups
  • Partner-clap merkins
  • Tuck jumps

Pretty much out of time so mosey back to the start for COT.  Unfortunately the fountain was dry but it would have been a welcome treat on this muggy evening.

Announcements

There were some comments made about the shape of some of the Bond Brothers Run Club runners as they passed by.  Other than that, I only remember one announcement – the Christmas Party on December 14th at Bond Brothers. Details as the date gets closer.

Prayers

  • Continued prayers for young Luke
  • Prayers for Captain Kirk’s Mom, Jane, and her mobility

Big THANKS to Yogi for taking us out in strong fashion.

NMS

  • TIL Asystole was a college gymnast and can still do a back flip.  He did one tonight, after leading EC and treating what I thought was a hard workout like a walk in the park.  Tuck jumps were too easy for him on the last beast rep, so he decided to do BTTW merkins.
  • Yogi wants to learn how to do a back flip

As always, it was a pleasure to lead.

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