16 warriors ventured out into the humid Saturday morning rain forest that south Gaston County has become of late. There was a beatdown awaiting and it went like this as Quiche and Sargento rolled in late from a run to join us.
Mosey up the street to a secluded parking lot to see if Sargento and Quiche could find us for a COP and other activities;
SSH X 20
Cherry Pickers X 20
Peter Parker X 20
Mountain Climbers X 20
Burpee suicides in parking lot to end (run two spaces, back one, do a burpee)
Squat suicides in parking lot to end (run two spaces, back one, 5 squats)
Mosey on up to the first corner where Sargento and Quiche found us. YHC had an over/under on how long it would take them.
Wall squats, jump squats, Mike Tysons, 3 sets 10X, 15X, 20X
Mosey on to the Middle School.
P1 – Run one way to the end of the school walk, 10 hand release merkins
P2 – Run the opposite way to the Corner of knowledge, 20 American hammers.
10 handslap merkins each partner when they meet back at the start. Flapjack and repeat
Steups, inclined merkins, dips X 10 each
Burpee broad jumps to the first set of steps. Frog hop to the next. This was hard.
Return to where this started, the Corner of Knowledge
Line up for our signature event – Bear Crawl slalom. YHC decided with large number of pax to do this in the front of the middle school. Gave everybody one crawl which was a long crawl, then we did an agility run. then we did a simple hop over the rest of the planked pax.
10 regular squats
Mosey back to the Corner. Then mosey down to Heart Break Hill to finish off!
Run the hill
10 hand release merkins
Run the Hill
Run the hill
20 LBTC (LBCs with a twist)
Done, mosey to the Yank.
This was a pretty sold beat down. Everybody got their money’s worth for sure! YHC wanted it like that today. Dedicated the workout to my uncle Roy Fortner over in Huntersville who at 94 appears headed for a nursing home and I expect the end of his life on Earth, Just his WW II exploits alone are incredible. As a P-38 pilot he flew @ 20 escort missions with the 15th Air Force including the high level Ploesti missions in late summer 1944. Was promoted into an elite squadron doing Recon/BDA/OSS missions under direct command of the Operational Officer of the 15th (General Born). Flew a lot up the Danube and got shot at by the Russians as much as the Germans. Shot down three times, was MIA for about a week hiding out in Italian barns before a US I&R platoon rescued him. Led the 15th Air Force mission over Berlin March 24, 1945. Went on to an even bigger life from there. We’ll talk about that next week and we’ll do it because it is all about impact. He had it. We need to see what that really looks like to know what the words mean.
I hope he doesn’t linger in that damn home. If he can thrive OK. But his life is complete. We still have a lot to do. He is the standard for that in my world.