I had our 1st F Q Royale lined up for the Q this morning, but got the word late the night before that he wouldn’t be able to Q dueto a family emergency. Life happens, but we’re all brothers here and this was a perfect opportunity to step in so YHC took the Q.
After a quick disclaimer we got moving for a FAST mosey towards the back of the school that included some toy soldiers and karaokes before circling up.
- SSH x20
- Windmill x10
- MNC x20
- Merkin x10
- Downward Dog/Honeymooner
- Peter Parker x15
- Parker Peter x15
Quick backstory, as soon as I announced I was Q’ing instead of Royale a collective sigh was heard and then Iced-T made a quick run back to his car to get a pair of gloves… good call. It’s like he knows me or something… which leads us right into…
So I had each PAX get on a parking space line and we did ascending bear crawls. Starting at the curb we did 1 derkin and then bear crawled to the opposite curb (maybe 10 yards?) and did 2 irkins, bear crawl back and do 3 derkins and so on until we hit 13. Nice and painful routine to start with.
Staying in the back of the school there are some landscaped islands at the top and bottom of the parking lot so so we did something I like to call Crazy 8’s. This is a homegrown routine created by YHC that includes your choice of 3 exercises followed by a figure 8 style lap around the parking lot planters and then repeated 8 times.
- 8 Boxcutters
- 8 “Big Boy” Sit-ups
- 8 Burpees
- Figure 8 lap
- Repeat 8 times
The first 2 routines were made up on the fly, the 3rd routine was the only one I planned after Royale messaged me so I stuck a couple of high powered flashlights high up on the fence in front of the “Green Monster”, a Crow’s Nest landmark, before the PAX arrived. I didn’t actually plan what we would do, only that we would do something on this one-of-a-kind, incredibly nasty, and poorly lit hill.
Slow mosey to the bottom (because it is super steep and somehow still wet at the very bottom). I made the PAX partner up and we did wheelbarrows up the mountain, err, monster and then 10 Wheelbarrow Merkins, swap and repeat. Kudos to Iced-T, because I told him I would call him out in the backblast for being the only one to make it up in this way (along with, ahem, YHC).
To finish it up, I made everyone NUR UP the monster and then do 8 Burpees, x2.
Mosey back to CoT with about a minute to spare and our newer PAX gasping for air, so I called on them for a little Q lesson and had Chop Block call 20 LBC”s IC and O’Reilly followed with 10 Flutters IC.
Nice job to all!
Get ready for the Yeti and sign up! Joe Davis & P200 coming up as well.
Prayers for Royale and his family (father-in-law) and that he may recover fully. Prayers for all PAX who may be injured or sick and that the may find health soon as well. Also, continued prayers for F3 and what we have together and that we may never take for granted the ability and privilege to be able to do this.
Until next time (Friday),