October 11, 2019

Variety is the Spice of Life

THE SCENE: Low 60s, and overcast.  There was some sort of witchcraft at play in Cordova this morning, causing the flags to dance and flap, that had Slots most perplexed. Rain is coming, but we wouldn’t allow it to start, until we were done.

SSH 25x IC, Imperial Walkers 15x IC, Arm Circles 20x forward IC, Arm Circles 20x backward IC
YHC explained at the start that we would be doing a slight variation of the merkin mile, and the change was that there was no mile, just merkins.

Merkins 50x OYO  (quick mosey to far side of parking lot, to shake out the arms)

Circle of Fire: Everyone holds high plank, and go around the circle doing 1 merkin each, then around the circle and everyone does 2 merkins, etc. (We made it up to round 8, for a total of 36 merkins, and ~5 min of holding high plank)

Mosey up to playground, and partner up. Partner 1 does 10 Travolta merkins, while Partner 2 did AMRAP swerkins, and switch. We did 2 rounds.

Mosey back to shovel flag for 11s. Diamond merkins and Wide merkins, with 50 yard run between each set. 1 Diamond/10 Wide, 2 D/ 9 W, 3 D/8 W, all the way up to 10 D/1 W.

Merkins 25x OYO, quick mosey to shake out shoulders, Merkins 25x OYO

At this point, we had 60 seconds left. I gave Gun Show the option of one more set of merkins, or mystery exercise behind door B. He chose door B, and was rewarded with two 50 yard sprints.

No time, too many merkins.
8 PAX: Lochte (QIC), Speedy (AOQ), Gun Show, Gomer, Slots, Tremor, Lager, Big Green (FNG)
Attack your weaknesses. Whether at F3 workouts, work, or at home, we tend to identify things that we struggle with, and try to stay away from them.  Do the opposite. Take every opportunity you are given to improve in those areas. At the end of the day, it will make you a more well-rounded person, with fewer “holes in your game.”
Tremor is a merkin machine! The rest of us were bitching having trouble just holding plank by the end of round 7, but he could have gone around to at least 12.

In his last time to post at the Annex, Slots had asked for some variety in his workout, so I hope 6 different types of merkins was sufficient to satisfy this request.

In a shocking twist ending, fit for an M. Night Shyamalan movie, the Ghost Flag was plundered at the end of today’s festivities. Congratulations to District 5  Wolfpack  Arcadia for scrounging up 5 PAX to raid the ‘Dova.
AOlympics at Mothership tomorrow, Slots on Q. Who will win the Gold!?