October 30, 2018

Zombies vs. Humans

THE SCENE: A rather mild 58 degrees; however, a distinct chill lingered in the air. Visibility was limited and we had the unsettling feeling we were being watched. There had been rumors of tiny demons roaming the neighborhood demanding people give them candy. However unsettling the scene, the dark omen had not yet revealed itself, so we gathered our resolve and began…
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Standard F3 disclaimer with the added warning that we may not all make it back alive. The PAX understood the risk and agreed to proceed at his own risk and modify as necessary.
SSH x 20

Pushing up Daisy Pickers x 12

Squats x 10

Imperial Walker x 20

Hillbilly x 20

Merkins x 10

Mosey to the rugby field.


We arrived at our destination without incident and took a second to gather our composure. Just when we were beginning to feel confident that this gloom was going to go our way, Soybean said the words we had all been dreading:  “I just saw a shooting star.” YHC’s heart dropped. The dark omen. YHC looked at Soybean in horror as his face began to decay and his eyes adorned a mindless, bloodthirsty gaze. YHC turned to run and came face to face with Mothballs. He wore his normal grin, but this grin wasn’t his normal jovial smile. It was maniacal! Menacing! It said, “I want to eat your brains then splash merlot for fun.” YHC could see his features begin to decay as Soybean’s had, but I did not stick around to see the transformation. YHC ran for his life, then noticed Chioccetti sprinting beside me. “Good, I’m not alone.”

To successfully evade the zombies:

Sprint to the far end of the field- Perform 20 burpees

Sprint across the field- 20 BBSU

Sprint back down the field- Bear Crawl down the hill- 20 Merkins

Sprint to opposite end of the hill- 20 Get Ups- Crab Walk up the hill

Rinse and Repeat x 3

Zombies chased and tried to catch the humans.

Chioccetti and YHC were spent. We had given it all we had. There were times when we wanted to quit and give up but we kept each other going. The zombies would close in and we would narrowly escape. Finally, we came to crab mountain all we had to do was make it to the top, and we would be safe. As YHC started his assent, a cold, dead hand caught me around the wrist…

The Zombies won and everyone was on the verge of splashing so YHC decided to slow the pace. We traveled down the field in the following manner:

Zombie crawl (all arms no legs)

Lunge walk

Broad jump

Lunge walk

Bear crawl

Mosey back to STARTEX.

Choose your own fate Mary:

Soybean- Heels to the heavens

Chioccetti- Boxcutters

Moth Balls- Side to side heel touches

Bookworm- J-Lo & ABC’s
4 PAX (0 FNG) Chioccetti, Soybean, Moth Balls, Bookworm
YHC shared that it is better to just be sad than to be a sad clown. When we slip into sad clown mode and cover our pain with a fake smile, we fail to present with those around us. We can’t love them well or lead them well if we aren’t being real about how we feel. Sadness leads to acceptance, and acceptance helps us move forward and step into deeper maturity.
YHC had no idea how/if this would work but it was a lot of fun. Zombies and humans alike has extra motivation to push themselves and we all pushed our limits. It couldn’t have played out better, with the Zombies catching the humans on the last obstacle. Thanks to the PAX for indulging my nerdiness. Also, shouts to Soybean for needing rules to keep him from posting TOO MUCH! YHC needs rules to make sure he posts at all! What a beast.
I’m sure there are some but I forgot them.