I started prepping for this workout last week and the Tar Heel vs. Pitt game over the weekend played very well into my plan. With a final score of 96-65 I set out to see how those numbers would fall into my plan. After some thought I sent out a simple tweet saying it would be a “slaw special”. And anyone who knows Slaw knows he is a bit nuts and likes burpees. So, if you were able to read into it; you were forewarned that a lot of burpees were planned. That and the fact that Hushpuppy tweeted my plan hoping for an omaha due to a Super Bowl chicken wing hangover. But alas, my dear friend, an omaha was not in the stars. So, I started out to Snoballs amid the dense fog ready to start my day and week strong with some like minded men.
At the appointed time I started with a simple disclaimer and begun with a short warm-up:
Imperial Walkers – 10
Mercans – 10
Burpees – 5 OYO
We did a quick mosey to the old Lowe’s Food supermarket. It was where we would spend the next 40 mins making ourselves better. I explained how last week we had to suffer through a NC State themed workout so this week we would celebrate the reigning National Champs victory over Pitt. We started at the far light post and karaoked to the next light post. There we did 5 burpees. This was repeated until we circled around having hit all 6 lights. After a quick halftime with what could possibly be the worst motivational speech ever we hit the 6 light posts again. Giving us a total of 65 burpees at the moment. I told the men that if we were losers like the Pitt team we would have stopped right there. However, we are winners so we pressed on the magical number of 96! My Tar Heels made playing 4 corners a big thing so I thought we should incorporate it here today. We began at one corner and ran to the center for 5 burpees. We then ran to the next corner where we did 50 LBC’s; followed by a sprint to the middle for 5 more burpees. This was repeated with 50 dying cock roaches in the next corner, 50 flutter kicks in the next corner and ending with 50 Freddie mercury’s. After each exercise in the corner we would run to the middle for 5 burpees. If you are good with numbers you come up a bit short at just 85 burpees at this point and I was aiming for 96. So a quick 11 burpees was in order to get to the magical 96 number. Fortunately for the men I could not leave us so close to the century mark and not take us there. So, it was 4 more burpees.
We finished with plenty of time to spare. So a short fellowship mosey was taken to the loading dock. There we did 10 squats, run and jump onto the loading dock, 5 mercans and bear crawl out. I made the statement that we’d do these until “mercy” was asked for. I was into my 5th round when “mercy” was called. We were wet, sweaty and tired…perfect time for a quick run around the building. We stopped twice, thank you Gastone, and did 2 sets of 15 dips. Once we made it around the building we completed 2 sets of 10 hip slappers…always a fan favorite of the gang. It was now about 5 till and we moseyed back to the finish line. While waiting on the 6 we did a quick wall sit. Once everyone arrived we did another wall sit with 10 air presses added for good measure. We made it, time was up and it was time to go home.
Pray for Bed Pans M – taking some tests this week
Pray for AZ firefighter shot and killed
And not mentioned but we need to continue to lift up Kiwi
It was an honor and pleasure to lead; thank you for the opportunity.