Staying dry in picnic shelter (not)

  • Workout Date - 05/29/2018
  • Q In Charge - Waxon
  • The PAX - House, Courtesy Flush, Zipline, Wilson, Grrr, Kindergarten Cop, Homer Simpson, No Bars, Almond Joy, Training Wheels
  • AO - The Station

2 regulars + 9 others who were post-Murph gluttons for punishment convened under the friendly confines of The Station picnic shelter in an effort to put in work without getting drenched.    Who knew that it  a)wasn’t going to rain throughout the duration of our workout and b) 72 degrees + 2000% humidity, coupled with zero air stirring down in the hole, would have us worse off than had we sucked it up and gotten drenched by a continuous downpour?    Oh well….adversity makes us stronger……. or something.

The Thang – warm up:

SSH x 25 I/C, windmills x 15 I/C and 20 Imperial Walkers OYO (still can’t count cadence on em, still not even trying)

The Thang – main event:

The plan was simple, and was to be primarily a 0.0 (again didn’t want the PAX to get too moist).    The  workout was announced to the group as an escalator of work to 100.    All PAX were instructed that we’d transition from one group of exercises to the next as a group,  therefore those finishing first would get a few extra seconds of wind before moving on the next.   Oh yeah – we were also going to do 5 burpees between each transition.    Lastly, not having done this particular workout before, YHC cautioned the PAX that he reserved the right to escalate back down if necessary.    Instructions given, the workout went thusly

  • 10 burpees
  • 5 burpess
  • 20 merkins
  • 5 burpees
  • 30 dips
  • 5 burpees
  • 40 squats (not easy after the Murph)
  • 5 burpees
  • 50 SC lunges
  • 5 burpees
  • 60 SSH
  • 5 burpees
  • 70 plank shoulder touches (#crowpleaser)
  • 5 burpees
  • 80 mountain climbers
  • 5 burpees
  • 90 LBC
  • 5 burpees
  • 100 SC Freddy Mercury’s
  • 5 burpees

This actually went way quicker than I had hoped, but by this point, everyone was thoroughly soaked despite my best intentions, so rather than working back down through the list (and I was tired of burpees), YHC audibled to a small Dora.    P1 worked, P2 ran the circle walkway by the shelter

  • 50 big boys
  • 100 double count American Hammers
  • 150 bench presses
  • 50 box jumps /alternate DC step-ups (kudos to KC for knocking out all boxjumps)

Time still remaining, so YHC called for a return back to the original work for a few select faves, which looked like this

  • 5 burpees
  • 100 SC Freddys
  • 5 burpees
  • 90 LBCs
  • 5 burpees
  • 40 squats (still hurts)
  • 5 burpees

Finally time expired without time for Mary, however, given the large amount of core-work during the WO, no Mary was necessary, and we worked up to the end.    Great work Station Studs!!!


  • prayers for the WYFF anchor and cameraman killed covering the story in Polk Co
  • prayers for AJ’s son’s procedure to put tubes in his ear
  • thankfulness for He who provides us with the drive and desire to come out under less than ideal conditions to work towards improving not only ourselves, but also the guys to our left and right.
  • if you’re scoring at home, that’s 80 burpees

As always guys, I hope the workout was worthy of your abilities.     It was a pleasure to lead.




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