After suffering through a few tweets from Whoopee earlier in the week promising zombies and helicopters, 10 Pax fought off the urge to fartsack and spent the morning with Martha traveling in Tanks (zombie lunge walk) and Helicopters (chinook). It was a great morning for me, however my knees felt the aftershocks for the next 8 hours-I almost felt bad about kicking the old lady off the elevator to make room for me…..she’s got a walker, no use wasting that on an elevator (duh, it’s called a WALKER for a reason lady-get off my elevator!!!).
Here’s what you missed:
SWU: speed warm up, sort of..
5 reps each of SSH, Burp, Flutter Kick, Merkin, LBC, Mtn Climber
In honor of Fear the Walking Dead, we did a zombie lunge walk (made popular in GasHouse by Godfather) alternating with chinook (fast mosey with hands waving wildly in circles above your head) from home base to the park in a winding route to the first station. Along the way I think a few cars slowed to dial 911 and alert the authorities that a few men had escaped from the 7th floor of the hospital-Stroganoff, don’t act like you don’t know that’s the psych ward-I’ve seen you there before (apologies to HIPPA). Bandit commented we were more like tanks and helicopters so I’m going with that. The first station consisted of the following:
IC: 20 each (double count): flutter kicks, Merkins, Squats, Mtn Climbers, Freddy Mercury
Next, we continued the zombie lunge walk alternating with chinook from station 1 to the playground for station 2 which was really short to save time for the musical ending below:
Pull-ups or something resembling hang on for life alternating with squat jumps X 1 min each as many reps as possible (AMRAP).
We then wandered out of the dark and scary playground and chinooked to the picnic benches for station #3:
IC: 25 each (single count) dips, burps, LBCs, Merkins, LBCs. We added another 30 dips at the end just for fun.
That concluded our tour of duty so we zombie walked/chinooked our way back to home base. Monk felt some uncommon valor and pulled into the lead allowing me to temporarily hand over the keys to our transportation. Without shame Stroganoff made us give him shout outs as his mother stopped by to bring him some lemonade during his workout. That was really nice of her to wipe the sweat off your brow- aaawwwwwwwwwww, bless your heart.
After finally making it back to home base, Whoopee pulled out the final mission: Diamond David Lee Roth Burpees alternating with plank in sort of 30 second intervals while listening to the song Jump by Van Halen-thanks for the musical inspiration 24hrs earlier by BA at The Storm workout and a suggestion from DJ Jazzy Screw for the song selection-thanks guys.
We had some time left over so we did a variety of exercises by various Pax-great job leading-good practice if you have not been Q yet (hint hint). We finished off with a couple Bojangles Biscuits around the dead ice cream place.
Had some important prayer requests, props to the guys that helped out Rudolph moving last weekend, Plan to help Dr. Feelgood this coming weekend at the garden, CONSIDER the mudrun-have 1 team, hope to have few more from GasHouse-check with Bandit if interested.
Finally, props again to the guy(s) who are providing positive peer pressure to get me and others out there in the gloom each morning-you know who you are.
I mean it when I say it is an honor and privilege to be able to be out here with all of you. THANK YOU.