What do you do when you spend all of your mental energy preparing for a Q involving a hard workout and a solid message, you do that workout, and then get asked to Q the next day?
For YHC, you put little effort into preparing a message, think back to what others have done at that AO, and do something hateful.
Jekyll reached out late in the day Monday, asking me to take the Q at Colosseum on Tuesday morning, and it’s really hard to say “no” when the request is made. Announcement was made on the Twitter machine, which usually results in poor turnout, so I was quite surprised to see 17 PAX show up to join me in my admittedly bad idea workout. 0515 rolled around, disclaimer was made, and off we went on a comfortable mosey around one of the drop off circles, complete with side shuffles, knees-to-chest, toy soldiers, and other light stretching. We wrapped around to the small parking lot at the entrance for some additional warm-ups.
20 SSH in cadence
20 Moroccan night clubs in cadence
10 Hillbilly imperial hillbilly walkers in cadence (yep, you read that right, and it’s just like it sounds)
10 Windmills in cadence
10 Merkins in cadence
Tiny mosey to the start of the looooooong entry road with all the arrows for…
Ginsu did an awful workout over the winter involving the arrows on the road, so today’s workout was modeled after that bad idea. But I couldn’t remember what we did that time, so we did burpees.
15 burpee buy in, then jog to the first arrow, one burpee, jog to the next arrow, one burpee, etc., all the way down to the stop sign past the Gold Hill Middle School sign (17 arrows in total).
Jog back to starting point and wait for the 6.
Truth be told, we only did all 17 arrows this time so I could gauge how long the road was and how long future rounds would take. Based on that information, we shortened it to the first 10 arrows for the remainder of the workout.
15 breakdancer burpee buy in, then bear crawl to an arrow, 10 LBCs, bear crawl, 10 LBCs, etc. Jog back.
15 Walmart burpee buy in, sneaky gorilla to arrow, 10 merkins, sneaky gorilla, 10 merkins, etc.
10 Jackass burpee buy in, crab walk to arrow, 10 squats, crab walk, 10 squats, etc.
Jog back to COT, because we ran out of time.
Rounds planned but not completed:
15 Bodybuilder burpee buy in, broad jump to arrow, 10 V sits, broad jump, V sit, etc.
20 One-leg burpee (10 per leg) buy in, monkey crawl left to arrow, 10 diamond merkins, monkey crawl left, 10 diamond merkins, etc.
10 One-arm burpee (5 per arm, aka, Apollo Creed) buy in, monkey crawl right to arrow, 10 jumping lunges (single count), monkey crawl, 10 jumping lunges, etc.
There were very few announcements. Read your newsletter.
Very few prayer requests. Some PAX admitted just needing oxygen.
This was my first Q at Colosseum. Jekyll said to make it hard. I tried. We only ended up doing 72 burpees in all, so it wasn’t that bad. I’ll branch out and assume I won’t be asked back, and if I am, it will be a poor turnout.
As always, I appreciate the opportunity to lead. Thank you, Jekyll, for the push.