That got your attention didn’t it…
Bubba Sparxxx reached out about taking the Q at The Goat, and YHC’s first thought was, “I can’t do that. I post at The Pub on Thursday. I’ve always posted at The Pub on Thursday. I’ve never even posted at The Goat” Despite trying to find any excuse imaginable not to take the Q, YHC came up empty. And YHC is glad that was the case. Instead of developing a new weinke, YHC figured he’d just borrow the Lumber Yard weinke that was used the prior day at The Labyrinth, slightly modified to fit the AO.
YHC usually runs to The Pub on Thursdays, but The Goat seemed a little outside of the acceptable range for an on-foot arrival. By 0530, the circle was full of several familiar faces that YHC hadn’t seen in a while and some new ones that I’d read about in backblasts or heard about in mumble chatter. But one thing I did notice, the parking lot looked immaculate.
0530, let’s get going…
SSH IC x 12
Merkins IC x 12
LBCs IC x 12
Imperial Walkers IC x 12
Mosey towards the park
Lunge walk across the bridge
Mosey towards the other bridge where (at the request of Dr Suess) we bear crawled across the bridge
Finally landing in the back parking lot
Since there were no repeats from the prior day at The Labyrinth, this would all be new to everyone
YHC called 4 x 4’s
4 AMRAP exercises, one minute each (that makes 4 minutes) with a 15 second break in-between
Exercise 1 – Seal Jacks
Exercise 2 – Perfect-form Merkins
Exercise 3 – Imperial Walker Squats
Exercise 4 – Flutter Kicks
YHC likes the AMRAP setup for two reasons… 1) You don’t have to concentrate on counting so sometimes it helps foster mumble chatter and 2) You can concentrate on good reps and not feel like you have to rush through exercises so when your partner gets back you’ve knocked off some impressive total
After completing the first set, we moseyed around to find another parking lot which looked like the other end of our original parking lot
Another round of the 4 AMRAP exercises. Unlike The Labyrinth, this cut of wood would be a 2 x 4 because we were already running low on time so we moseyed back towards the park.
Stopped at the picnic shelter for another round of 2 x 4’s
Exercise 1 – Step-Ups
Exercise 2 – Dips
Exercise 3 – American Hammers
Exercise 4 – Derkins (didn’t do these the day before, one minute of those after the PF Merkins were awful)
Mosey around the park before one more round of the 4 Exercises to complete the 2 x 4
Feedback was given that the bridge was good for Karaoke, so that was done facing upstream across the bridge.
Since we didn’t switch sides half-way across, we did Karaoke back across the bridge still facing upstream.
Think we lunged back across the bridge.
Back at the flag with 2 minutes remaining.
Weed Killer called Peter Parkers
Gavel called Dying Cockroaches
And that’s time.
F4 Trail Run this weekend
Frisbee Tournament on Thanksgiving; Flintstone w/ the Q at The Goat
12/2 Convergence @ The Yank and Christmas Party
Those facing holidays after losing a loved one
Prayers for our children
Prayer to take us out
Until next time…
It’s not hyperbole to say that I was blessed to have had the Q this morning. I often get into a posting routine and don’t get outside of my own little bubble. Don’t get me wrong, my Q at The Goat was nothing special or some courageous move. It just reminded me that sometimes you need to get outside of your comfort zone. Even stuck around for the post-beatdown Coffeteria where 6 of us talked buying cars, election politics, and hot princesses.