May 1, 2018

Double Quarter Pounder at the Sandlot, Plain

THE SCENE: Awesome weather in which to get turnt. YHC arrived at 0510 to run a mile (our horrible May challenge). Four Eyes was there waiting. We made the block around Avery. The PAX started arriving after we got back. Phat Pat rolled blaring some baloney libertarian talk radio and told us Red Roofer was going to be late. YHC politely informed PhP that no one cared, and that we’d be on the rugby pitch within 5 minutes. 

PAX: Four Eyes, Bottomless, Crayfish, Bookworm, Phat Pat, Red Roofer, Soybean (QIC)


Circuit Jack: SSH x20, Plank Jacks x20, Smurf Jacks x20
We grabbed the shovel flags and moseyed to the rugby pitch. The PAX did not seem eager, so YHC calmly asked them to speed things up. I also informed the PAX that, this being King of the Bluff day, we’d be doing a basic F3 workout – nothing fancy, but nothing easy. As our Nantan says, “F3 is more than a workout, never less.”

We planted the flags at ~25 and ~50 yard lines in the (very hard) sod, and gathered at the Southeast corner of the pitch. 
5 burpees OYO, run length of the field to next corner
Red Roofer had just pulled up, and Phat Pat was “guiding” him to where we were, aka avoiding the work. We OHC’d while we waited.
5 burpees OYO, bear crawl across field to next corner
5 burpees OYO, run length of field  
5 burpees OYO, bear crawl across field to the start

Circle up for: Daisy Pickers x15, Imperial Walkers x15, Hillbillies x15

I think we all enjoyed the unique feeling of doing Imperial Walkers after running and bear crawling. YHC *highly* recommends.

Quarter Pounder – we did this together, and the exercises in cadence
Starting at the try line (that’s rugby speak), sprint to 25 yard line, 25 merkins, run backwards back to start
Sprint 50 yards, 50 squats, run backwards to start
Sprint 75 yards, 75 mountain climbers, run backwards to start
Sprint 100 yards, 100 SSH, run backwards to start

The only thing better than a quarter pounder is a double quarter pounder. So we did it all over again.

There was a good bit of mumblechatter – partly because running backwards over sun-ripened divots is especially hazardous and partly because Phat Pat kept getting a head start on the sprints.  

***UPDATED*** Somehow, I forgot the Crowd Pleaser, which was very terrible. I must have blocked it from memory. To start Mary, we did the dreaded Crowd Pleaser. This is a 1:1 ratio of merkins and groiners, increasing reps by 1 to the point of utter exhaustion. To make it extra bad, I decided to do these in cadence. So we did:
One 4-count merkin : one 4-count groiner
Two 4-count merkins: two 4-count groiners
…up to 4:4, at which point, midwife noises were plentiful. Alas, we had to descend back to one! The total is 16 4-count merkins and 16 4-count groiners done in pretty quick succession. Do not try this at home. Or anywhere! JUST DON’T DO IT!

Dying Cockroach x10 (YHC struggled to do this one right)
BBSU x15
LBCs IC until 0615, approx 40

Magnificent 7, no FNGs

YHC read part of the DRP article from the Q Source about Sad Clown Syndrome.

“The symptoms of Sad Clown Syndrome are subtle, so the malady can be difficult to diagnose. The Sad Clown may not be chronically obese—but he is not physical fit, lacking in strength, speed, stamina and toughness. He may not be alone—but he is lonely, living bereft of meaningful male friendships. He may not be unemployed—but he lacks true purpose, having no clear vision or direction governing the things he does or fails to do. The Sad Clown may seem happy on the outside—but that is only what he seems to be, not what he is.

“…Absent a Disrupter, a man willing and able to create a disturbance in his enervated life, he will remain just as he is, clinging to the capsized boat of his life and incapable of initiating the Movement required to Get Right.”

YHC encouraged the PAX to be a Disruptor. We all have neighbors and coworkers who seem perfectly fine on the outside, but are actually drifting without any purpose.

Read the whole thing here. And be sure to check out the Q Source index for other topics.

Prayers lifted for Crafish’s neighbor, Four Eyes’ neighbor, and YHC’s foster placement. 

I had a great time this morning. Can’t put my finger on why. Maybe it was Four Eyes’ eternal smile. Maybe it was Bookworm’s cursing while running backwards over hard, uneven dirt. Maybe it was Phat Pat and Red Roofer modifying SSH to modified OHCs because they were “tired” from “working all weekend.” Maybe it was Crayfish’s syncopated 15 count. Maybe it was Bottomless’ mostly silent determination. Maybe it was Memphis. Or Maybe it’s because #TurntTobeyTuesday is just the place to be.

Unrelated – my M calls these posts “the backsplash.” 

VAPE tonight at Half Shell
Service Project Saturday at SOS (see preblast)
GrowRuck in September (see preblast)