• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 01/18/2022
  • AO: Midoriyama
  • QIC: Short Sale
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Slaw, Wirenut, Purple Haze (R), Def Leppard (R), Broke (R), Pockets, Gavel, Defib (R)

Like Boudin and several of you, I have set a Q goal of 50 in 2022. That’s a little more than 4 a month. So my 2nd Q of the year comes soon after my first at the GasHouse. Work has been nuts so the one thing I had in mind was a wee bit complicated (no? you’re not surprised – maybe next year’s word will be “Simplify” ah but not this year – using “NOW” again because time management is my jester). Sorry for that tangent, back to the matters at hand. Tuesday, meeting after meeting and doing a little bit here and there on projects left little time to plan a proper Weinke. Sometimes I miss my old job…but life is a challenge. Sorry – tangent #2, I’ll get back on track (anyone have any ADD meds I can borrow?). So I scorch out of my driveway at 5:16 pm headed for the nation’s original afternoon workout. Slaw had planted his shovel flag (what a Site Q – always there – Slaw for 2023!) and a few guys were hoping around trying to stay warm in the 30 degree temps. Well, except for Gravel – dude posts as if it’s summertime – shorts and t-shirt a big middle finger to Mother Nature. For a wus like me born and raised in these parts, I’m bundled up like an expedition to the North Pole. I arrive to the circle with a minute to spare. Pockets says he is running after the warm-up and Defib says he’s only got 20 minutes before he has to leave (he did run a few miles EC). Disclaimer – be careful, modify as needed and for some, they took that disclaimer where they may as well have created their own Weinke. Oh well – it’s Midoriyama – what else is new? A Q is basically the focal point for verbal assaults. Oh – not this time – no Freight, SA, or Tool Time. I may be able to get through this without too much ridicule.


  • Toy Soldiers IC x 10
  • Side to Side Lunge IC x 10
  • Imperial Walker Squats – I counted but it was in cadence. Def was all messed up on this one
  • I think I did one more but can’t recall it.
  • Pledge

Mosey – with remnants of snow on the ground, I knew I would have limited options. The parking lot across the street by the ball field looked clear – we’ll short mosey there to avoid any treacherous terrain. As we arrive, two more sets of headlights coming our way – Wirenut and Purple Haze. Impromptu SSH’s until they arrive.

We had 8 so divide into 2-man teams:

  • Set 1 – two circuits of:
  • Exercise 1: Alternating Lunges (forward, reverse, fast – doesn’t matter)
  • Exercise 2: Merkins
  • Exercise 3: American Hammers
  • Timer – last team does 10 burpees – when they finish, teams rotate to next exercise.
  • Set 2 – two circuits of:
  • Exercise 1: Jump Squats
  • Exercise 2: Hand Release Merkins
  • Exercise 3: Crunchy Frogs
  • Timer – Flying Squirrels x 10

Defib had to scoot after this one. Of course, burpees were a fan favorite. Some did the recommended exercise while others did whatever they felt like – like I said, this is Midoriyama – getting in a workout is the third option, preceded by mumble chatter and fellowship. That burned some time but next up was the escalating 4 corners. Count both legs when applicable.

  • Corner 1: 10 Plank Jacks
  • Corner 2: 10 Plank Jacks + 20 Mtn Climbers
  • Corner 3: 10 Plank Jacks + 20 Mtn Climbers + 30 SSH
  • Corner 4: 10 Plank Jacks + 20 Mtn Climbers + 30 SSH + 40 Flutters
  • The PAX had been patiently waiting for the complication and it begins with de-escalating. Stay at corner 4 and take it down. Thankfully Broke was there to translate. Hey it’s Midoriyama – they’re not known for math skills.

A little more time and the Weinke has run out of words. Improvise like I know what I’m doing…ah, 11’s with 10 Imperial Walker Squats – more for entertainment by Def Leppard’s form than anything else. Pockets re-joined after his run was complete. 1 LBC on the other side of the parking lot. Not much of a push by this group at this point but the chatter was good. With a few minutes left, we moseyed across to home base. I thew a few core exercises at the pax on a 30 second timer. Effort was minimal and the form was awful, but chatter was strong.

Announcements – QSchool – watch for rescheduled date; relays; Prayers: Huck’s dad, and there were some others.

No moleskin – just happy to have the opportunity to lead and participate. Until the next one.

Short Sale