July 18, 2019

I see your Merkin Mile and raise you another

THE SCENE: Humid. Nice sunrise. Sun and moon both out

1 FNG – Disclaimed for all

  • SSHx20 in cadence
  • Daisy Pickersx10 in cadence. Bailout noted  the importance of turbo hip-thrusting aspect.
  • Big Arm Circles – Forward/ Reverse x 10
  • Little Arm Circles – Forward/ Reverse x 10


QIC gave a heads up on the workout taking it to the track. 7 PAX let Q know they prefer suspense in their workout. Regardless, Merkin Mile followed by Squat Mile began.

Merkin Mile – 3 sets of merkins -30 seconds on, 30 second off

  • Run 1/3 mile
  • Diamond Merkin – No Rihanna playing
  • Run 1/3 mile
  • Ranger Merkin
  • Run 1/3 mile
  • Wide merkin

Some mumblechatter noting Sun and moon visible at same time. Appropriate astronomical conversation considering moon landing 50th anniversary. Puddle Jumper elated by all the running.

Gus and Gus 2.0 in stroller joined in  midway through 1st mile. Start of 2nd Mile. Same distance and timing for stops as Merkin Mile.

  • Prisoner Squats
  • Prayer Squats
  • Time running short so PAX did 11 Star jumps together to honor Apollo 11.


  • 30 seconds LBC
  • 60 seconds Plank
  • 45 seconds PAX choice. I think pickle pounder won the popularity contest though no confirmation made as eye contact was avoided.

9 PAX. Searcy, Bailout, Puddle Jumper, Little John (QIC), Shy Guy, Ricky Bobby, Gus, Snooki, 1 FNG – Nancy Drew, Gus 2.0 along for the ride.
Count your blessings. We don’t know what God is doing. We don’t see how He moves.

Nancy Drew is adjusting to making a large financial purchase for his househould.
A friend lost a child this week who was born 6 years ago with a rare disease. It’s easy to complain about your situation, be annoyed at a child at the end of the day, but there are others out there who would trade places in a heart beat.

Don’t be a sad clown. As Gus noted, we never know how much time we have. Let’s make the most of this life.
Tremor VQ tomorrow. Support him.