November Challenge is in full effect, and it’s definitely taken root with a number of the PAX looking forward to getting in miles towards their 100. At the Ricky Bobby Wednesday, I told Dirt and Watt’s Up that I’d help them get their miles. As the QIC at the Goat, I figured I’d keep the PAX running and we’d get in what we could. Well they took it to mean that I’d be there for EC. At that point, I was effectively EH’d into a longer morning. The good news was I knew there would be at least 3 of us there, regardless of the weather forecast.
Turns out, the best weather of the morning was from 5:00 – 5:25. As we passed back under the 1 lane bridge after 2+ miles, the skies opened up, and we weren’t sure what we were in for. I was reminded of some mumblechatter from the day before at the RB where as the rains came, someone said, “thank goodness we have an experienced Q.” Well no such luck here. This was only Q #2 for me. I did come with a plan B though. so as the rains came, I brought out my emergency box of stuff, and we got started with a quick disclaimer.
- 15 x SSH
- 15 x Hillbilly Walkers
- 15 x Hairy Rockettes (it is as you’d expect; kind of like Toy Soldiers; it might actually just be Toy Soldiers; when in doubt, consult the Exicon)
- 10 x Mountain Climbers
- 10 x Dying Cockroaches
Rains let up a little, decided to roll with plan A for as long as possible.
Mosey to the bridge. Doesn’t feel like a Goat workout without crossing the bridge, so we Bear Crawled across, did 20 Diamond Merkins, and Bear Crawled back. Rains picked up and the bridge got slick. No worries. We made it.
Next up was a round of Sizzle Suicides. Watt’s Up correctly predicted some LBC’s here. Went something like this:
- Run 1 pole – 10 LBCs
- Run back – 10 LBCs
- Run 2 poles – 20 LBCs
- Run back – 20 LBCs
- Run 3 poles – 30 LBCs
- Run Back – 30 LBCs
- Run 4 poles – 40 LBCs
Then came 4 Corners (stack at each stop)
- 15 Pretzel Crunches each side
- 15 Freddie Mercuries
- 15 Travoltas each side (like a Nolan Ryan, but a little more disco)
- 15 Plank Jacks
Last stop at the Rec Center for some Flutter 300s. Dora, but just with 300 Flutter Kicks. 5th Corner completed, we moseyed back.
- PT Test – November 14th
- Shirts for Gashouse, Yank, Storm and Bulldog on sale now; Ricky Bobby in the works
- Watt’s Up’s uncle with pneumonia
Not sure if the rain let up, or if we just got used to it (or maybe that was just me). Never felt the need to break out the plan B box. We’ll save that for another rainy day.
12 days into November, and I’m making progress towards my November Challenge. Thanks to Roscoe for the push, and to the HIMs that are out there in the Gloom putting in work, converting to runners, and EHing others to do the same.
Yabba Dabba Doo