June 19, 2019


THE SCENE:  This Arcadian GLOOM, while perfect,  seems to have noticeably fewer spirit animals than other top quality AOs. Shorts weather for sure.

Legal minimum delivered at the Utopia STARTEX.

SSH x25 IC
Daisy Pickers x19 IC
Hillbillies x20(ish) IC

The lively looking PAX were visibly unnerved by YHQ’s poor cadence calling. As @DREDD would say “stay in your lane and do what you do best”. So we got through that awkwardness and moseyed to the Wolf Den.

During Mosey to Wolf Den (School Field), I overheard confusion about the perfect AO name choice:

  • 5 burpees OYO

Communes love to Partner up and run off with your money so we did a fast-moving 300. Partners swap out runs around Basketball Court while teammate completes:

  • 100 SSH / 100 BBS / 100 Carolina Dry Docks (had to stop this when most were around 80 Dry docks because this is not Carolina and there are just too many places to explore in Arcadia today!)

During Mosey to District5 (Hockey Rink), I overheard more confusion about the perfect AO name choice:

  • 5 burpees OYO

I saw a rumor this was a beast week or something odd so in District5 we looked for ducks (mighty or otherwise) and did animal flavored runs:

  • 4 corner run – (slide run (snake), bear crawl, reverse slide run (snake), crawl bear) followed by calf raises  x30
  • only repeat x3 because 100 Calf Raises are just stupid.

Hearing no further confusion about the wonderful AO name we quickly moved on to Wack-A-Mole (alternate between a ready position for SSH/Merkin/stargazer) Repeat until PAX seem to dislike the word “Stargazer”.

As we moseyed from District5 it became clear the New Levee (Baseball Bleacher) was going to be our last stop on the tour of Arcadia. Hearing no further confusion about the AO name, we split into 2 perfect divisions of unity:

  • 1/2 of the PAX dips x20 while 1/2 of the PAX calf raises  x30
  • only repeat x3 because 100 Calf Raises are just stupid.

Moseyed back to Utopia STARTEX because we now know – THIS IS ARCADIA!

Started out with some communal enjoyment of American Hammers with YHQ providing only slightly better cadence x10. So to make YHQ do better we all did 5 burpees OYO. Then in proper commune style, we went to dealer’s choice. That generated @Gomer Flutter Kicks x20ish; @Rabbbit OhYEAHs x20ish; some weird hippy/Yoga thing to stretch our glutes and abbs by @Bailout x2; @Grimmace Leg climbers x20; @NatureBoy tempo merkins x2 min.

12 PAX: Grimace, Landline, Bailout, Rabbit, Gomer, Rainbow Warrior, Mardi Gras, Hot-N-Ready, Chuck E. Cheese, Nature Boy, one Willie Loman: Super8 (Chicago), QIC: Gun Show, 0 FNGs

As HIM we are to be a pile of stones visibly standing next to the chaotic waters of life – but we can never forget that while we enjoy the benefits of standing on the shoulders of those who came before us, there are many rocks below those waters. ISI – I would not be in F3 today if not being EHd by @bailout. Many can say the same. Whoever got us into F3, or whatever your “WHY” might be, that is something we should “pile up stones” to remember.

I have a long, long way to go before I consider myself 1stF ready, and I’ll get better at cadence calling, less HONEYPOTTING and better timing the workout, but I’m already better for being here! 

Events are not needed for this perfect AO. But we will remember in our prayers: @Rabbit’s M’s medical issues and lots of PAX and their 2.0’s who are traveling.