• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 10/12/2022
  • AO: The Labyrinth
  • QIC: Nutria
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: EZ Rider, Captain Stubing, JJ

It felt like Monday as I pulled into Pelicans for my first-ever post at The Labyrinth.  Don’t know if today’s “Site Q Swap” was a surprise to anyone, but it doesn’t matter.  Planting the guest shovel flag at 0528, I was greeted by EZ Rider, JJ, and Captain Stubing.

At 0530 we began with the pledge then warmed up with SSH, Hillbilly walkers, Plank jacks and Nolan Ryans (each 10xIC) and 5 burpees OYO.  Next moseyed across the street to the brightly lit bank parking lot for The Thang:  Do an exercise until the first PAX reaches the specified number of reps and calls “Done!” then run a lap around the building and repeato.  Really it was 1.25 laps since we changed corners for each exercise.  Another twist in the rules = same PAX cannot finish first for 2 exercises in a row.  Exercises were:
25 hand-release merkins
50 squats
75 flutter kicks (count one leg)

PAX started to catch on to the routine at this point.  Mumblechatter speculated about which exercises are suited for high rep counts.  I commented that the Weinke was carefully orchestrated so that we’d make it to 250 burpees.   All of a sudden there was concern about Maybelline and the alternate “Site Q Swap” experience over at The Ricky Bobby.  Continuing the progression:

100 Nolan Ryans (single count / 50 each side)
125 Air presses
150 Rocky Balboas (count both sides)
175 mountain climbers (count both feet)
150 LBC’s (These were tough but accompanied by sighs of relief that 250 burpees was an idle threat or Omaha.)
125 Morrocan nightclubs
100 plank jacks
75 American hammers (count both sides)
50 squats
25 hand-release merkins

With 5 minutes left on the clock, we circled up for 3 rounds of rapid-fire Mary, then moseyed back to the flag for COT.

Announcements (check Slack):
Convergence Saturday 0700 at Bulldog (WA Bess Elementary)
Christmas party Dec 3 at Lewis Farm

Family members
Those struggling with illness

Lagniappe:  Every Wednesday for most of the past 2 years (as long as I’ve been in town), I’ve posted at The Ricky Bobby.  It’s conveniently across the neighborhood (though inconveniently at 0530…).  Every now and then, though, it’s good to disrupt your normal routine and try something new.  I know well the terrain surrounding Pelican’s because I’m a Sandlot regular.  But, big kudos to Maybelline, who took on the Q this morning at The Ricky Bobby, a site he’s never visited!

  • Nutria