• When: 3/2/16
  • QIC: Stroganoff
  • PAX: Dolph, Spiderman, Monk, Whoopee, Squirt, Bandit, JK2, Stroganoff

7 PAX plus YHC gathered in the gloom at Martha’s House for Stroganoff’s 20th Anniversary beatdown.  To the surprise of the PAX, someone has actually stayed with me for 20 years….I know.  With this fact in mind, there would be a very distinct “20” theme to the workout.

No FNG’s today so the disclaimer was brief before the warm up began In Cadence:

20 – Side Straddle Hops

20 – Freddy Mercury’s

20 – Imperial Walkers

20 – LBC’s

Pledge of Allegiance before the mosey to the far end of Martha’s House parking lot for a session of The Stroganoff 20.  This is the 20th Anniversary take on Eleven’s:

The Thang

On one side of the parking lot we would do 20 Merkins, then sprint/run to the other side for 20 LBC’s/Flutter Kicks.  This would continue and alternate as we counted down the Merkins after each set (20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10…..) until after 10 we single counted down to the last set of one.  On the opposite side, we alternated each set of 20 between LBC’s and Flutter Kicks.  This led to the following totals included in the Stroganoff 20:

135 Merkins – 160 LBC’s – 140 Flutter Kicks – 15 sprints across parking lot

After 20 years of marital bliss and those reps/runs, YHC was sucking wind.  After the first few sets, the lack of much mumble chatter made me think I had stepped in it too deep. (Sounded good in my head before hand)

The PAX then moseyed to the center pavilion at the baseball/softball fields for what I called some Dora 20 step down.  We partnered up for some step work that went like this:

Partner 1 exercised while Partner 2 sprinted/ran down one of the ‘spokes’ between the baseball fields to the parking lot and back.  They then switched positions for some cumulative reps as follows:

200 Flutter Kicks

150 Squats

100 Merkins

We had enough time to mosey to the closest picnic shelter for some In Cadence work as follows:

20 Dips

20 Prayer Squats

20 Dips

(Again, sounded good in my head)

The final mosey back to the Snoball’s parking lot (might have been slower going back than when we headed out earlier)

One last exercise led by Bandit for 20 reps of Dying Cockroaches (I know…can’t believe Bandit chose that exercise)

We had a few announcements about Dredd/OBT’s speaking engagement tomorrow at The Gastonia Rotary Club; upcoming leadership meeting Sunday night at the GSM Services office at 407 E. Long Ave. at 7:00 pm followed by our first true 3rd F event bible study led by Monk at 8:00 pm.

Prayers still up for Outhouse’s Mom; coworker of Jk2 who lost a parent; Dolph’s Father as he recovers from surgery.

Thanks to Monk for the focus this month on Gratitude.  I have to send some gratitude to all of you for allowing me to lead another workout.  This one had special meaning for me personally due to occurring on my 20th Anniversary.  Dolph mentioned he is looking forward to the 30th Anniversary workout.  I would love to lead that one in 10 years (Respect).  Also, much gratitude to my M for allowing me to live a life unexpected for the past 20 years.

Thanks to F3 Gastonia for having such a positive impact on myself and my family over the past year.  Honored to lead you guys this morning.  Until the next one.  AYE!