With the threat of the big bad snow storm(we might get 1/2 an inch) hovering over the Charlotte metro area, 8 men got out of their warm comfy beds and braved the 36 degree weather to get their fitness and fellowship on. As pointed out by a few grumbling members, this was a bit of a lazy Q by YHC. I did not plan much as I just wanted to stay warm, and what better way to stay warm on a cold morning than running laps and burpees…spoiler alert, there is no better way!
I did a short disclaimer and then we moseyed around the school parking lot(still cold).
Cherrypickers(or weed pullers or cotton pickers, whatever)x10
The Pax then moseyed on over to the pull up bars where I mentioned that it was Pearl Harbor Day. The day of remembrance is important in our nations history as WW2 is where the USA became the de facto leader of the world…also my grandfather was a seabee in the Navy during WW2. Then the bad news…we partnered up and while one of the Pax ran a lap lap the other did…
100 Pull Ups (combined total, now officially warm)
200 Burpees (combined total, much grumbling by the Pax)
300 Single Count Lunges (combined total)
It turns out that the burpee portion took a gigantic chunk of time and we unfortunately did not have enough time for my planned grand finally(fortunately for the Pax) which would have been a Wave of Merkins. We finished up with two minutes of Mary. Nemo had us do 12 box cutters in cadence and Homebrew had us do 15 Freddie Mercuries at a hilariously fast cadence and then mercifully for the Pax, the workout was over.
Mission accomplished in the keeping us warm department, as I left a sweat angel on the pavement and nobody complained of being cold(though they did complain about the burpees). Prayers for Respectable Olaf’s mother-in-law who is battling stage 4 lung cancer and also for a family in Homebrew’s church group who is having trouble with their son who has Muscular Dystrophy. Yogi mentioned a York CSAUP obstacle course race which sounds interesting and there is the Lake Wylie Christmas Party to look forward too. Thanks to Homebrew for the opportunity to lead, peace.