For the morning of his VQ, YHC had requested some nice weather and asked the previously forecasted thunderstorms to hold off until later. The skies cooperated perfectly, and it was a lovely 65 degree morning at TRB.
After a brief disclaimer, and not recognizing any FNGs, we got started.
20 Cotton Pickers
25 Side-Straddle Hops
25 Hillbilly Walkers
Mosey’d to the far end of the track.
Started with MODIFIED 11’s: Starting behind one goal on the track, the PAX started with 10 Big Boys / 1 Merkin. The PAX then ran half the track ending behind the other goal where 10 Squats / 1 Mike Tyson were performed. The PAX then ran the track, back to goal where we started. This repeated in 11’s style. By some semi-scientific estimates and analysis of satellite imagery, this seems to have been about a mile of running, in total.
During these 11’s, Sargento, having recently passed his exam certifying him to sell cryptocurrencies, was eagerly trying to make deals on Bitcoin, and possibly Gamestop stock with PAX who were focused on running hard between the sets of 11’s. No deals were closed, as far as YHC is aware. Also during the 11’s, there was repeated mention of a point shortage by a team from Michigan yesterday. YHC, a Penn State alum, had not watched or heard about the results yet, but this news about Michigan made his VQ all the better.
Next up was BLIMPS, with an out-and-back run across the field, along the 50yd line: (oyo: 5 Burpees, 10 Lunge each leg, 15 Imperial Walkers, 20 Merkins, 25 Plank jacks, 30 Squats. (A pair of HIMs attempted to change the ‘M’ from Merkin into a Mountain Climber, to no avail.) The last out-and-back run was performed Jailbreak-style.
Continued on with a MERKIN JACKS MOUNTAIN (oyo) 1 Merkin & 4 Plank Jacks, then 2 Merkins & 8 Plank Jacks, then 3 & 12, 4 & 16, 5 & 20, 5 & 20, 4 & 16, 3 & 12, 2 & 8, 1 & 4. (This looked good on paper. YHC’s shoulders told him differently.)
The PAX then mosey’d back to the school parking lot, where there a was only a little time for some MARY’s. Tesla quickly led us in a set of oblique crunches, after which Sargento informed YHC that time was up.
Convergence – April 17th @ Bulldog
PT test – April 4th @ Gashouse
Young Life Golf Tournament, May 10
Nutria – For a safe family Vacation
Bambi – ligaments in foot/ankle
Schools starting up again with 5-day weeks
Those who are Job searching
Those on Injured Reserve
Sargento stepped up to lead us in prayer.
Thanks to the PAX, who were a supportive and willing bunch today. Many thanks to Sargento for lending YHC some pro tips in advance of the VQ, and for leading the prayer. Thanks for Tesla for pitching in to help YHC in keeping track of what the letters stand for in ‘BLIMPS’.