The week started out innocently enough as the almost-full moon rose over the Sandlot. After a short disclaimer, the beatdown began with a warm-up:
Seal Jacks (15xIC), Toy Soldiers (10xIC), Imperial Walkers (15xIC), Burpees* (5x OYO) and Pledge.
*Easy Rider grumbled about the warm-up burpees but ironically would call for 10x OYO of the same during a round of Mary…
Roscoe arrived conveniently (not fashionably) late for a mosey to the doctor’s office parking lot where YHC directed the 8 PAX through a “4 Corners Escalator”
- Lunge-walk between corners
- 5 hand-release merkins at corner 1
- 10 big-boy sit-ups at corner 2 (plus all above)
- 15 Apolo Ohno’s at corner 3* (plus all above)
- 20 merkins at corner 4 (plus all above)
* Apolo Ohno’s at first were incorrectly called as Bonnie Blairs. Fortunately, the speed-skating aficionados among the PAX set the Q straight.
The “4 Corners Escalator” continued in the Food Lion parking lot after taking the unconventional route of scaling the 5-foot concrete wall behind the doctor’s office. That was not part of the plan… Keeping the original 4 exercises, the beatdown continued with:
- 25 flutter kicks at corner 1 (plus all above) and Karaoke down entire row of parking spaces to next corner
- 30 plank jacks at corner 2 (plus all above) and bear crawl across one row of parking spaces to next corner
- 35 squats at corner 3 (plus all above) and Karaoke down entire row of parking spaces to next corner
- 40 shoulder taps (each) at corner 4 (plus all above) and bear crawl across one row of parking spaces
YHC expected the Escalator to take more time, but the PAX were energized and pushed the rock quite a distance. Not part of the plan, but OK, time to let ’em beat themselves up, so mosey back to the flag (pausing for 5 more burpees on the way) for some “Mary.” After 2+ rounds that included gems like Windshield Wipers, Michael Phelps, and Ball Joint’s (patent-pending) “French Fries,” time was finally up.
Announcements: New Belmont Pain Lab-style AO opening soon; Amoeba Ruck 5/22; Bring tissues and wipes to Freight or Broke.
Prayers: Praise for Dirt and Watts Up starting new jobs; prayers for PAX still looking. Turtle Man. GSM family. Law enforcement.
Final note: Along with the praise for Dirt and Watts Up, as reliable Sandlot regulars, they were conspicuously absent this morning . Congratulations, gentlemen, and know that you were missed.