• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 08/11/2022
  • AO: The Goat
  • QIC: Roscoe (R)
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Gold Digger, Watts Up (R), Bouquet, Whoopee (R), Olson, Dr. Seuss (R), Pillager, Radar,

YHC was honored to be able to lead the GOAT workout and be the “GREATEST OF ALL TIME Q!”  However, that just isn’t true as I went back in time to borrow a weinke from the past.  Let’s see if it can stand the test of time….

YHC has a solid memory of the 12 Days of Christmas delivered by Brown Streak back in 2016.  Turns out the backblast I found wasn’t the one I attended BACK IN THE DAY!

Back on July 28th, 2016 the PAX in attendance  were….Hokie, Sargento, Radar, Spider-Man, T-Square, Fresh Prince, and Brownstreak.  As it so happens, Radar was in attendance today so he experienced it again.

The PAX were ready to go at 0530 with the exception of Pillager who took forever tying his shoes.  We started SSH anyway and YHC basically put his nether regions in Pillager’s face while SSH’ing while he begrudgingly took his sweet time tying his laces.  The rest of the warm up was merkins and squats.  We moseyed across the Goat Island bridge to the other side and then did the THANG:

The 12 Days of Christmas in August
Day 1: 1 Minute of “something”……Planking, High Knees, Fake Jump Rope  (Most PAX planked although Radar tried high knees once)
Day 2: 200 yard (give or take) across the bridge and back  (Bouquet started the grasp the workout after the second day but it took YHC singing to make the lightbulb go off)
Day 3: 3 Squat Jumps
Day 4: 4 CDD’s IC
Day 5: 5 Burpees OYO
Day 6: 6 Plank Jacks IC
Day 7: 7 LBC’s IC
Day 8: 8 Monkey Humpers IC
Day 9: 9 Mountain Climbers IC  It was about this time YHC needed help calling cadence because the air was getting thin!
Day 10: 10 Merkins IC
Day 11: 11 Freddy Mercury IC
Day 12: 12 Side Straddle Hops IC

On the eleventh day we skipped the run and took Day eleven and twelve back to back and then ran back to start and started COT with a one minute plank to complete the workout.  We didn’t finish on time but we made up for Whoopee stopping the Ricky Bobby yesterday 12 minutes early for an extended ETA to get to know our TWO FNG’s at the RB yesterday!!!

Shout out to Olsen and Bouquet for leading the way this morning.  It was muggy and everyone lost some LB’s in the gloom.  Only two stayed for Coffeerama at F&B’s.  YHC corrupted Gold Digger with “Devil’s Music” trivia and heavy metal musings and bequeathed  him (okay let him borrow) three CD’s.

All in all, it was a solid beatdown, albeit was probably harder today than it was in 2016 since we are all a little older than back then.  My goal is to be YOUNGER NEXT YEAR!

Announcements:  50 Mile Relay on September 10th  Details to follow soon but all runner abilities are welcome.  You can do it!

Prayer Requests:  BOS’s Dad, Whoopee’s Uncle, Huckleberry, Turtleman, Brown Streak