A Valentine Q-Merlot

  • Workout Date - 02/14/2015
  • Q In Charge - Flay
  • The PAX - THE Hardhat, Montross, Spongebob, FNG-Iron Lung, Cocoon, Mr. Winslow, Beavis
  • AO -

28 degrees, as long as the wind stays calm, is actually quite nice. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. Been quite a while since YHC dropped in on Dawn Patrol to see how my little baby was doing. Much trash was talked on twitter ahead of today’s session, specifically from @SanDiago and @GCOD, so YHC wanted to make sure I brought the heat (and not just b/c of the frosty temps).

8 patrollers posted to ShovelFlay to start the day off right. Oddly enough, the aforementioned smack talkers were not present for the proceedings. Guess they were skeered…

In honor of Valentine’s Day we focused on partner work. Here’s what went down:

Warmup

SSH x 20 IC

IW x 20 IC

At which point @MrWinslow starts making stupid requests, like “i don’t want my hands to wet on the frosty grass” or “can we stay off the ground in general today?”

You got it, Winslow

10 x 5

Got a lot to do today, so we’re cutting my usual 10×10 (10 Burpees/Minute for 10 minutes) in half. We only did it for five minutes (as @Hitman out of Metro says, the 10×10 is “efficient as F$%^.” It’s little brother is efficient as S#$&),but we had Winslow bitching and moaning by round 3.

Now we’re warmed up.

Mosey down to the bottom of 1D’s Hill and partner up. YHC ended up with our resident Behemoth Speed Demon, none other than @THEHardHat. #foreshadowing

Dora 1 2 3

You know the drill. One partner runs to the top of the hill, and the other works. All numbers are cumulative.

Lunges x 100 #crowdpleaser

Squats x 200 #legsburning

Flutters x 300

Plankorama while we wait for the 6. After which Winslow starts talking about it being time to circle, up. Glad you mentioned that, Winslow, but it wouldn’t be the kind of circle you were thinking of

Mosey down to the pond.

Partner Carry Race

Keep your partner from Dora, race around the pond, flapjacking who’s carried every two lamp posts.

Those of you keeping track now realize what the #foreshadowing I was talking about: yeah, I got the honor of schlepping @THEHardHat. Those of you from the early days can guess what happened next.

First, it must be noted that Team Flay/Hardhat won the race, which we would submit is the important part.

The other thing that happened was a rewind back to 2013/early 2014 with YHC spilling merlot upon hitting the finish line (in 1st place, we will again remind you)

Cue catcalls from @Spongebob, and a little bit of horror from FNG-Iron Lung for what transpired.

YHC quickly regains composure (gotta keep Rule #1 in effect as much as possible) and we mosey up to the Grassy Knoll and Circle up with our partners.

Partner COP

Partner Derkins x 20

Prison Squats x 20 #crowdpleaser

Joe Hendricks #1 x 10

At which point, our resident rucktards from Team SPEARHEAD walk, no, STROLL on by with no shortage of smack talk between the two groups. One of these days, YHC needs to pull Dawn Patrol into SPEARHEAD Saturday session so that some of our patrollers can get a glimpse into that weird, weird world.

Anyway, mosey up to the giant gazebo for a #TankYard Special

Biatch Benches (at which point @Montross groans his displeasure)

One partner completes 10 reps of biatch benches while the other completes an exercise for time until partner 1 is done, then flap jack. The exercises were:

Smurfjacks #crowdpleaser

Jacques Cousteau #sneakyhard

Hillbillies #missyouSqueal

And mosey to, no wait… Winslow starting bitching again, so let’s do another round

Elbow plank

Mosey over to the kitty litter

Partner Wheelbarrow

Each partner completes the length of the court

Mosey over to the flags and line up across from your partner for some Mary-ish stuff

6MOM-ish

Partner Merkins x 20

Partner Bigboy situps x 30

Partner plank reach x 30

Just to make @Snowden, who rolls up for #Legacy, happy:

Brokeback Mountain x 1 minute

SPICOLIS X 10

Done.

COT/BOM

  • Sign up for the Mudrun
  • P200 still needs runners
  • BRR teams are forming
  • #Tclaps to FNG-Iron Lung out of Florida for posting in what must seem like polar conditions. We have a potential #MustardSeed in the Orlando area, brothers. A plan is forming, so stay tune
  • Prayers for Libor who’s father passed
  • Prayers for Hootie who’s grandmother passed
  • Prayers for Squeal and his family as they navigate a difficult adoption process
  • Prayers for all those suffering in silence

4 thoughts on “A Valentine Q-Merlot”

  1. Well done today brother Flay. We can try to make fun of you spilling Merlot, but the truth is, you whooped all of our butts around that pond while carrying #HARDHAT (which I have removed the “THE” because he picked on me today). Merlot being spilled means 1 thing: You put it ALL out there!

  2. Well done today brother Flay. We can try to make fun of you spilling Merlot, but the truth is, you whooped all of our butts around that pond while carrying #HARDHAT (which I have removed the “THE” because he picked on me today). Merlot being spilled means 1 thing: You put it ALL out there!

    1. True Dat, Sponge Bob.

      Flay, to win the race having to carry THE Hardhat is pretty impressive. Of course, having seen you carry Twerkin during the GoRuck, I can’t say I am surprised.

  3. Smokes Flay…that looks like quite the “gracious blend.”

    Sorry I missed it. I wanted to make the Sunday TY, and with my wife working this weekend, I figured I’d be pushing my luck sticking her with a waking baby at 6am when she has to be gone at 6:25.

    Thanks for the 3rd F prayers, brothers. Means the world.

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