As part of my ongoing effort to Q all of F3 Gastonia, I picked up one of the open Q slots at Midori-ya-mama. While I have posted there several times and know most of those guys well, I felt a little nervous as I didn’t want to go overboard running with the P200 coming up, but I wanted to make sure I left the guys with a solid workout. The Trail O Tears workout went so well at Painlab and Folsom that I figured why not just rinse and repeat. Swimmer confirmed there was a secret stash of blocks hidden in the woods so I decided no reason to bug Sparky and get his.
I pull into Poston Park just in time for a quick lap around the park in my truck for recon. I got in a little stretching and exchanged some pleasantries. 5:30 hits, let’s clock in and get to it!
SSH 20 IC – a little chatter about how I started these so I picked up the pace and got a few extras in to reel in the natives. With Freight, Sister Act, Oompa, and Pizza Man among others in the group, there will be no shortage of advice and smart ass-ery today!
Mountain Climbers 15 IC
Toy Soldiers 10 IC – if you come to my Q, I always do these to stretch my legs one last time!
Morrocan Night Clubs while we wait for a few late arrivers.
Let’s Mosey across the street.
First up on the Trail O Tears is always Route 66 – lunge walk to every other line, do Mike Tysons. 1 at the first stop, 2 at the 2nd…increasing to 11.
Next up is always Route 66 with a bear crawl. Crawl to every other line and do Bobby Hurleys. 1 at the first stop. 2 at the 2nd l, increasing to 11. I notice Sister Act leading a fellowship mosey in the 6. WTF! He says he and he and his group were doing their Route 66 the other direction. There are doubters of his statements! Hey, you vs you playa!
Lets mosey to the soccer field in the right corner for some core work!
LBCs 15 IC
Rosalitas 15 IC
Big Boys 15 single count
Rinse and repeat
Flutter Kicks 15 IC
Crossover LBCs 15 IC right leg, 15 IC left leg
X-Crunches 10 single count
Quick time check amd I need to move on so I skipped round 2.
This is where my weinke went off the rails. We walknover to the woods and the blocks have been smashed! NOOOOOOO! We have some fools out here Rock Blocking!!!! That is the physical upperbody beat down that makes the workout complete, IMO. I was a little frustrated but it is what is, the Q has to adapt amd I now have 15 minutes to fill! Lets Mosey!
I am scanning the terrain debating 11s and triple nickels and settle on using one of the rear soccer fields for Dora 1, 2, 3. Partner up, 100 Merkins, 200 Flutter Kicks (thanks Slaw for the assist), and 300 LBCs. Turns out, in hindsight, this probanly worked out well for me personally. Running on that field is great..it is very soft which is good for my tired legs and hips. I missed running Sunday so gettig a little extra running and high paced cardio was a good thing loading up to the P200. We were approaching the end of our time as we wrapped up so we mosey back to the flag.
Sister Act led 22 for the vets. My watch said 6:15 but evidently it os 2 minutes fast sp we got in a few burpees OYO. Time!
Announcements: P200, Folsom and other AOs open this Saturday, Crossroads will be closed Sunday due to the P200. Convergence 3/30 at Folsom, 3rd F event 4/12 (come to this!!!) Bible Study at Allen Tate’s house next Thursday. I think that was all of then. We had many prayer requests: a friend of Wojo facong a lot of difficulties, Allen Tate’s mom, Rockabilly’s back injury, those battling addiction, Oompa’s mom, Pockets’ family. YHC took us out in prayer. Pledge to the flag and nameorama to wrap it up.
Moleskin: I have a ton of respect for the guys that post at Midoriayama. It was an honor to be out there leading today. Guys like Slaw and Def had encouraged me all as much as anyone along my F3 journey! Guys like Freight and Pizza Man set the tone and have motivated me and I see then as the chiseled vets (well, at least Pizza Man is chiseled LOL). Sister Act gives everyone a hard time but he always has my back. He constantly picks up Qs at Folsom when he isn’t doing dance dad stuff and he has had a big hand in making Folsom a consistent beatdown on Saturdays. I have seen him go from near the front to always out front! Blart is always a steady-Eddie. He is faster than I am and I have always seen him as a guy I can chase after and he will make me better…and I did during the CSAUP Relay! Oompa has run with me when I was recovering from injury, given me a hard time when he finds the opportunity, and is one of my favorite guys in the gloom (my M really likes him too). I have posted with Swimmer many times and while he can bootcamp, he is known for his legendary bike rising and fertility. Always enjoy seeing him! Tyson is a normally quiet guy whonalwaysnseem to have a nice word to say..I always think of when he ran about 9 miles one day at Folsom to pick up the 6 for Tool Time..that day proved for me (amd several others) that I could run for distance. O have gotten to know Dr Seuss a bit more recently and look forward to spending tome woth him on the P200. We always joke to SA that Dr Seuss is a REAL HIM. Well, we aren’t lying. Those are the guys I know best, but I always hear good things about Virus, Wojo, and now Termite. Of course, Gumby and Tater Hole! Can’t forget my fellow weekday Folsom brothers who are killing it with 2-a-days right now. Gumby always impresses in workout, but also as a man! I habe know Tater Hole for about 3 months now and let’s just say he fits right in at Folsom. I can see his workouts will be the ones you really look forward too! I am glad you guys made it out there. Thanks to all of you guys!