When BOS asked me to to Q the Yank, I gladly accepted. I told him put me down for Valentine’s Day weekend and I’d probably come up with a Q somehow related to love. Well, I didn’t. Anyone who has spent time on the local Slack channel or follow our local PAX on Twitter has likely come across Tesla talking about buttermilk. Frankly, I have no idea why he does it and I don’t know what it really means….. buuuuut I admit I sorta like it. So, since The Yank is Tesla’s stomping ground, I set out to create a buttermilk WOD…Ode to Buttermilk. The rain and cold was abundant this dreary February morning. Considering that and the Extinction Run later that morning, it was a rather easy (and popular) decision to spend the entire workout in the nice dry picnic shelter overlooking Stowe Park. 13 men posted to take a sip of the nectar of the churn. I appreciate Big Pappy, MW, and Oompa making their way across the county to join me today. Tesla was not there but buttermilk was served in his honor.
Jailbreak to the shelter. A quick round of Toy Soldiers and Grass Pickers.
Each exercise is 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. We did 4 sets of each exercise with 1 set of burpees between each letter.
B – Burpees
U – Up and Down (squats)
T – Mike Tysons
T – Tricep Dips
E – Elbow to Knee Crunch
R – Rosalitas (I tried to do Sandy Vs…Q fail)
M – Merkins
I – Incline Planche Merkins
L – Lunges
K – Kickstarters (we really did Big Boy Situps but I encouraged everyone to do add the extra leg kick in honor of Def Leppard)
That pretty much filled the whole hour. I sprinkled in some factoids about buttermilk along the way so that everyone better understood the greatness of this -uh- wonderful drink. Here are a few.
– Buttermilk doesn’t contain butter, it is actually the milk leftover after churning butter.
– Therefore, it has less fat that regular milk
– Most buttermilk in stores is made using bacteria cultures and is not a butter byproduct. Who knew buttermilk was cultured?
– Buttermilk stays fresh longer than regular milk. Insert freshness jokes here.
– It provides all macronutrients needed. You can survive on buttermilk.
Prayer requests: Stogie and is dad, Sister Act and family, Breaker’s wife, Sarah Guy and family (transplant), MW’s grandma, praise for Catamount being able to return to work (and continued prayers), Sprinkler. YHC took us out in prayer.
I appreciate the opportunity to lead. I think I brought a solid effort from a 1st F perspective and I hope everyone got some chuckles along the way. I need the bodyweight stuff to supplement the running I’ve been doing so, selfishly, I needed that type of workout anyway! Props to BOS for putting together the Extinction Run. It was a great event and I’m glad I was able to hang around for some running and 2nd F afterward!