Absence of Rain = Presence of Pain

  • Workout Date - 02/20/2019
  • Q In Charge - Squid
  • The PAX - Lt Dangle, Turban, Cockpit, YHC
  • AO - Tower of Terror

YHC put the PAX of Golden Strip on high alert the day before that Squid had the Q, and even with 80% probability of rain there would no seeking of shelter.  Only inclement weather modification was to put the workout plan in a Ziploc bag.  With no “likes” on The Twittah, YHC falsely assumed maybe no one saw the warning.  But given the attendance, apparently many did in fact see the warning and chose to A) continue the P200ite training plan by attending Course Corrected or B) enjoy the slumber.  Neither are wise choices!

YHC arrived 5 mins early to the sight of a solitary vehicle, parked nose out, and easily identifiable as an unmarked cop car.  Yep, that’s Lt Dangle.  With the deep tinted windows to allow for inner-net surfing while earning OT as a safety observer during 85/385 construction, YHC assumed Lt Dangle was still inside.  A shout from under the awning caught me off guard and I immediately assumed it was a creepy guy who enjoys performing butterfly stretches while basking in the soft glow of Sheila’s Lingerie Shop.  Quickly realizing it was in fact Dangle, my suspicions were proven correct!  Fortunately, Turban and Cockpit quickly joined the party and we had ourselves a foursome.

Weather: 36 degrees, and while the proverbial “creek” did in fact rise overnight, there was no rain.

Mission: Nailed It

Disclaimer: Consult a physician before starting any exercise program.  Except for this one, because your doctor would definitely not recommend we were about to do.

Warmup:

SSHx15

Windmillsx15

Grab coupons, head to the church parking lot.  It was noted aloud that this was the first time this week the Mission and Disclaimer had been provided, alluding to Franzia’s VQ on Monday.  Although YHC gave grief to Franzia, it should also be noted it was not YHC who took this mental trip down memory lane to 48 hours prior…..but the Franiza them continued.

Thang:

Only 4 exercises (all with coupons) this morning, but lots of moving parts:

Round1:

  • 10 Derkins, 10 Overhead Press, 10 Curls, 10 Squats, Run short lap around church covered entrance
  • 10 Derkins, 10 Overhead Press, 10 Curls, 10 Squats, Run short lap around church covered entrance
  • 10 Derkins, 10 Overhead Press, 10 Curls, 10 Squats, Run short lap around church covered entrance
  • 10 Derkins, 10 Overhead Press, 10 Curls, 10 Squats, Run long lap around church campus block

Round2:

  • 20 Derkins, 20 Overhead Press, 20 Curls, 20 Squats, Run short lap around church covered entrance
  • 20 Derkins, 20 Overhead Press, 20 Curls, 20 Squats, Run short lap around church covered entrance
  • NOTE: time was noted as being 5:47.  Franiza would have the group putting up blocks and headed back to The Tower
  • 20 Derkins, 20 Overhead Press, 20 Curls, 20 Squats, Run short lap around church covered entrance
  • 20 Derkins, 20 Overhead Press, 20 Curls, 20 Squats, Run long lap around church campus block

Round3:

  • 30 Derkins, 30 Overhead Press, 30 Curls, 30 Squats, Run short lap around church covered entrance
  • Time running short, put up blocks and head to The Tower.
  • NOTE: time was noted as being 6:07.  Franiza would have the PAX getting in cars and departing the AO.

Mary:

  • LBC (Feet Up) x 10…..cut short by car idling at Ice Cream Station, looking like a scene out of “Christine.”  Driver took a minute to evaluate this crew and chose wisely, circling all the way around to resume idling in front of Ray’s Karate.
  • LBC (Feet Down) x 10
  • NOTE: time was 6:15.  Franzia would have been in Chick-Fil-A drive thru line on Fairview Road.

Announcements:

  • P200 approaching.  It’s not too late, especially since Thumper is authoring a book titled “Couch to Half Marathon in 4 weeks.”  Apparently the training plan is actually only 2 weeks since it includes a 2 week taper.  ATM is authoring a personal testimony for the Prologue.
  • Swamp Fox Adventure Race 3/16: 12 hours trekking, mountain biking, and kayaking through the swamp.  Sound like fun?  See Squid or NYOPT for details.

Prayer Requests:

  • Continued prayers for Whisper with loss of brother-in-law
  • Continued prayers for HFT father-in-law

NM:

  • Although this BB includes verbal jesting at Franzia, kudos to him for stepping into the Q circle and leading on Monday.  We need more to step forward.  Leading F3 is not a requirement, it’s a privilege.
  • Great work by all this morning.  Final count is 1.75 miles and 600 reps (150 Derkins, 150 Overhead Press, 150 Curls, 150 Squats)
  • Shout out to Cockpit for eliminating a weak coupon from the pile.  Although claiming “it just broke”, the TOT webcam revealed Cockpit performed a flying head butt to the block at supersonic speed.
  • Turban acted as if his F3 name was “Turbine” since his motor this morning was actually a jet engine.

Proud to stand next to you, humbled to have the opportunity to lead you.

SYITG,

Squid

 

 

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