January 26, 2019

Pearls on a String

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THE SCENE: Clear and brisk. 30 degrees. YHC planned a whole bunch of partner exercises and spent the previous night praying for an even number of PAX to post.

7 showed up…


Delivered properly and on time.


  • Alternating Quick Feet/High Knees
  • 1,2,3 Touch the Deck x10 IC
  • ISW x10IC
  • YHC’s most favoritest stretch

PAX formed up for a 2.15 mile Indian run around the perimeter of Hyde Lake stopping at selected locations to to perform the following partner exercises

  • Wheelbarrow 185 yards

7 PAX tho, member? ????Anyway YHC singled up for some lonely bear crawls. ???? That was when an unfamiliar figure came running up. YHC grabbed his attention and invited him to git it with us. An invitation he quickly accepted. Basking in the victory of line-of-sight EHing this dude until he introduced himself as Sonic. Oh… nice to meet you Sonic. At least we have an even number now, amiryte? Moving on.

  • Partner Push/pulls. – 20 of each IC (experimental exercise. It failed hard so we made up for it with some dips. Cobains, boyz. nerr again.)
  • Partner Alternating Merkin Shoulder Taps – x20 IC
  • Partner Crawl Under/Jump Over – x10
  • Partner Carry – 80 yards then flipflop
  • Leap Frog – 100 yards
  • Partner Assisted Laydown/Standup – x10

The PAX arrived back at startex with 5 minutes to burn.

YHC’s patent pending CMU Circle-O-Greatness!

PAX on their six in a circle, shoulder to shoulder, facing outward, odds holding coupon. On YHC’s command begin passing coupons in the clockwise direction until Q’s coupon makes two full revolutions then reverse. Rinse and repeat.

8 PAX, 1 Willy Loman, and 1 Capri

Reluctant Yankee (WL), Teachers Pet, Passport, Snookie, Tree Hugger, Billy Blanks, Sonic (C), Soulja Boy (QIC)


The Man in the Arena: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

Great Mumblechatter this morning. Excellent to have the New Orleans Nantan (Reluctant Yankee) with us. Thanks to Sonic for being YHC’s ram in the bush during bearcrawls. YHC loves even numbers. Tclaps to Tree Hugger for joining the prestigious ranks of those in Club 345! Coffeeteeria was enjoyed at CFA afterward.

huh uh.