July 12, 2018

AMRAPalooza III: The Search for Splash

THE SCENE: 73 degrees and the humidity was so thick it was like something that is really thick.



SSH x20 (10 IC, 10 silent; not finishing together will be penalized)

On the 11th rep, Soulja Boy sounded off with “11”.  I started to say something about what a dirty cheater he was, then I thought that doing so might make me lose count.  Thinking about losing count made me lose count.  10 Burpees OYO.

Windmills x10 IC
Imperial Walkers x10 IC
Baby Arm Circles x10 each direction IC

In May,  I held the inaugural AMRAPalooza at The Morg.  In June, I followed it up with AMRAPalooza II: Electric Boogaloo at The Berm.  For this morning, I decided it was time for a third installment in the series.  At this pace I should catch up to the number of Spiderman reboots sometime in the early 2030s.

Because sequels are always worse than the original, each AMRAPalooza has to suck a little bit more.  For II, we changed up the exercises a bit.  For III, it occurred to me that the best way to make anything suck more is to add more running.  So instead of the 0.2 mile laps between exercises that we did in previous workouts, this morning we extended it to a half mile.

We performed As Many Reps As Possible for one minute for each of the exercises listed below (all of which can be found in the exicon).  After every two exercises, we took a break by running the 1/2 mile trail around the Cockpit.

  • Bodybuilders
  • BBS
  • Burpees
  • Squat Jumps
  • Merkins
  • Dan Taylors
  • Catalina Wine Mixers
  • American Hammers
  • Alligator Merkins
  • WWI Situps

At the end of the WWI Situps we only had 40 seconds remaining.  So we did 40 more seconds of WWI Situps.

8 PAX (0 FNG):  Wall Builder, Short Timer, Tree Hugger, Flobee, Orange Julius, Soulja Boy, Zima, Choker (QIC).

Do the hard thing.

Running is the biggest of my many weaknesses.  I am probably the only PAX who can accurately describe the back of Zima’s shirt.  It would have been much easier for me to plan this Q with little or no running.  But we gain the most by working on our weaknesses, not our strengths.

In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers writes:  “If we are going to live as disciples of Jesus, we have to remember that all noble things are difficult. The Christian life is gloriously difficult, but the difficulty of it does not make us faint and cave in, it rouses us up to overcome.”  This was my challenge to the PAX this morning; rise up, overcome, and do the hard thing.

Running is even harder when you have to wade through Swisher Sweets wrappers and other assorted refuse.  Apparently the neighborhood is not populated with patriotic spiritual beings like the Turd is.  Soulja Boy is planning to arrive early next Monday to do a little litter control; anyone else posting on Monday are encouraged to join him and help take care of the AO.

Sign up for GrowRuck.  It will be the hard thing.  Do it.