• When:
  • QIC: Slaw
  • PAX: Oompa Loompa (R), Assssshhh Pond, Mr. Bubbles, Ariel, Wojo, Luigi (2.0), Tyson, Tool Time, Sister Act, Blart, Madoff, Slaw (QIC)

It’s starting to get pretty cold at Midoriyama in the evenings. YHC had a weinke ironed out that involved coupons (real shocker), but Omaha’d due to colder weather. The PAX must stay motivated and moving to keep from getting cold. All the discussion about the musical tastes of certain Gashouse PAX had YHC plan a musical themed weinke. As we circle up and get ready to begin, Wojo rolls in with his 2.0 Luigi. Great to meet you, little man! After a call from Madoff telling YHC he was stuck in traffic and coming in hot, we get going.


  • SSH x 10 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
  • Grass pickers x 10 IC

The Thang:

YHC borrowed his 2.0’s bluetooth speaker for Flower by Moby (the bring Sally up, bring Sally down song).

Starting in high plank position, drop to low plank when we hear “bring Sally down” and back to high plank when we hear “bring Sally up”.  Madoff rolls in about halfway through the song. This seemed like an excellent way to start the workout. It was! All mumble chatter from Nantan- elect ToolTime was shut down about halfway through the song!

After what seemed like an eternity, the song ended and the PAX quick moseyed to the 120 yard (thanks for the correction, Madoff) soccer fields at the back of the park for a Whoopee favorite- Red Barchetta (because he really appreciates Rush, but their music still sucks). Whatever. It goes like this:

Goal line-to-goal line sprint, 100 SSH (single count) sprint back to original goal line, plank for the 6

75 yard sprint, 75 Mountain Climbers (count right leg) sprint back to goal line, plank for the 6

50 yard sprint, 50 LBC’s (single count) sprint back to the goal line, plank for the 6

25 yard sprint, 25 Mericans (single count) sprint back to goal line, plank for the 6

10 yard sprint, 10 Burpees, sprint back to goal line, plank for the 6

After a count off, another quick mosey to the small soccer field and line up at the bottom of the hill for Stairway to seven.

At the bottom of the hill, each PAX performs one Burpee, one Diamond Merican (no steps to perform incline Mericans). Run up the hill, perform one squat. Run back down the hill, rinse and repeat except increase one rep per exercise until 7 of each are complete. This was a good crowd pleaser. Wojo had Luigi off to the side showing him the moves and getting some extra cardio in. Great to see a 6 year old out there spending some quality family time with his dad! YHC predicts Luigi will be the anchor man for ANY relay race he enters as he gets older! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Great work, little man!

Mosey to the playground for 3 rounds of:

5 pullups

5 Mericans

5 Burpees

After planking for the 6, Mosey back to the flag where YHC whips out the ol’ speaker and plays Flower again! Leg raises/lowers were performed instead of Mericans. After song complete, a couple minutes of Mary including:

Oompa Loompa- Cross Crunches 20 each side

Ash Pond- 100 American Hammers (single count, but brutal anyway)

Mr. Bubbles- 10 Mericans

Ariel- 20 LBC’s IC

22 for the Veterans




  • Nomads are heading to Hickory on 12/30. Freight is setting it up.
  • New Year’s day convergence 1/1/18 at  the Black Knight
  • Joe Davis Run 1/6/18 in Fort Mill, SC (sign up!)
  • Rooster marathon relay race 1/20/18

Prayer Requests:

  • Rusty (ToolTime’s M’s co-workers’ brother) his time on earth is short
  • Wojo’s father-in-law
  • PAX on the IR
  • Our new Gashouse Leaders as the new year begins

YHC took us out in prayer.

Once again, it’s an honor to lead my brothers once again! Thank You, gentlemen! Great work and drive by all. Nobody quits. Nobody.

Don’t let the cold weather prevent you from posting with your brothers. They need you out there in the gloom. Keep pushing the rock!