VQ for Buckeye. One year in the making. During this time I have learned many new words, improved both physical and mental strength, and lost 25 lbs. I am now better at pull ups. I was encouraged to step up by several individuals as well as a group shaming at the Storm on humid Tuesday morning. To say I was nervous was an understatement; spending several days planning and reworking my weinke until it looked good on paper. Watching youtube videos learning how to count and trying to recall the various names of exercises. It was finally time to share BTTW Shuffle (aka Stupid Shuffle – thanks Broke) with the world.
Gold Digger, Tiger and Traveler grabbed some EC this morning, Gold Digger was running so fast many commented that his feet were not even touching the ground, others thought he was running from Broke.
No FNGs today, I am not a professional, you vs you.
12 HIMS Started off with some SSH and mountain climbers in cadence (21), 6 burpees OYO. Circled up, counted off in groups of 4 (to be used later – everyone remembered their number all morning) Let us mosey. Omaha – planned on using the gravel lot next to the yank, however, we were pleasantly surprised by a train and 5 burpees. So let us mosey to the middle school. Nice little mosey to the school where we grabbed a wall squat waiting on the six, the six was not far behind.
3 rounds all together – determined by my timex. Apparently I paid to much for it, although I did mention that it has 3 functions – hours, minutes and seconds. Broke was convinced I got it from the cracker jack box, I actually got it from a wheaties box.
- BTTW Shuffle, aka Cupid Shuffle, AKA Stupid Shuffle (BTTW Q calls shuffle right, then shuffle left finish with Aussie Mountain climbers)
- The Squat
- Sprint to stop sign and back hold wall squat for the six.
Finish up with one set of 20 single leg deadlift (thanks pockets for the name of the exercise) I refer to these as deep pockets.
Mosey through the field of dreams for 1 round of each exercise in our groups of 3. Each group does one exercise until the running group gets back, then switch.
- Peter Parkers
- Pull Ups
- Run to bottom of hill and back
Mosey to the gravel lot: in our groups of 1s, 2s, and 3s with group 4 having one member join the others.
- 4 man lift – great on paper, may have failed in explaining this task; or it could be that some do not know shapes or maybe the gravel in the parking lot, not sure. Needless to say, some PAX do not like to get dirty. Omaha to the Merkin.
- Imperial Walkers
- Run to black tarp and back – what tarp?
Just as we finished in the gravel lot another pleasant surprise, 5 burpees OYO. Let us mosey.
We mosey up the hill at a fellowship pace. Stopped at the main corner with clock near city hall. There is a camera on the Stowe Building (large white building across from city hall) that live streams downtown Belmont. Occasionally while watching the news with my daughters in the morning they will show a view from that camera and my daughters are excited to see their city on TV. On the corner 21 SSH in cadence with smiles on our faces for the camera. Everyone except Wanderer, he was not feeling well and called it at this time. Let us mosey.
Mosey to the parking lot by State Farm. Much nicer, smoother, fresher blacktop.
4 rounds – all pax does one set of global warming, Q calls group number, that group bear crawls around circle whilst the others complete one of the exercises. Global warming between each set until all groups had a chance to bear crawl.
- Global warming – hold Al Gore Squat while shuffling in a circle, we went left in cadence, we went right in cadence, we did the hokey pokey in cadence.
- Bear Crawl
- Parker Peters
- Step Back Lunge
- Plank Jacks
Just enough time for wall squat according to the timex along with military presses in cadence. Let us mosey to the yank.
Grabbed the pledge, few announcements – Prevent Soilder Suicide 5/10k, JJ 5K, Burpee-a-Thon. Name-o-roma. Dr. Seuss took us out with a prayer. 8 of the PAX grabbed a coffee and breakfast at Cherubs. Pockets taught me a little about social media and the F3 website.
Great effort today, everyone was working hard and made my VQ a memorable one. Really enjoyed it. Thanks to Dr. Seuss and Tesla for encouraging me to step up.