YHC has been on vacation for the past 2 weeks, and while I love working out with my bro back in Vermont, the phrase “C’mon Jer” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, and the man just doesn’t appreciate Q’s general BD musings as much as his Wreck brethren. So, while the weather was great and the beer was mighty fresh back home, it was good to get back in action with a Q going down amongst my brothers in pain less that 24 hours after returning to the ATL. Judging by the pre-game mumble-chatter at the mention of QOD (Q of the day), it was clear that YHC was missed dearly.
Short mosey along the main road, with a turn up the hill toward the CAB (community activity building) where YHC gathered all PAX for a round of disclaimers and the following warm-ups:
Windmills (forgoing the traditional SSH in deference to a hobbled Squeegee – more on that later)
Partner up to kick things into gear with a brisk half-mile of catch-me-if-you-can around the pond. Partner A does 5 Burpees, while partner B runs backwards. Partner A runs forward to Partner B after finishing Burpees, then switch roles. Rinse/repeat this sequence until 2 full laps are complete (about a half-mile). A few rounds of Mary for the six.
Mosey along the Western edge of the pond and up the trail to the gymnastics building, pausing for a quick round of Mary for the six. Continued mosey down the hill toward the playground, with another round of Mary for the six.
Round 2 would be performed with a partner of integrity, starting with the following at the playground:
20 Decline Merkins
Once both partners have completed the above, mosey clock-wise around perimeter of baseball field toward COT for a round of Burpees (starting with 10). Continue mosey around perimeter of baseball field back to the playground. Rinse/repeat all of the above while decreasing the Burpee count by one for each additional lap.
It was at this point that Q noticed that Squeegee was performing all of the above in his boot, which seems quite likely to be something not entirely endorsed by his MD (or his Mom, who is a physical therapist). YHC believes that he mumbled something about running on his heel, and by lap 3 he had adopted no less than 5 surrogate mothers as various PAX admonished him for being a stubborn fool (takes one to know one).
With T-5 and the boys clearly gassed, Q called time and designated some PAX to sweep on our way back to the flag. A few rounds of Mary while YHC fetched his phone, with a predictable finish of 30 Diamond Merkins to round things out.
Fresh welcome to FNG’s Norm and Double-Mint (the latter of which is a ‘Skins fan, which means that GMonkey will be an emboldened smack-talker until week 5 when his team takes the seasonal nose-dive).
Rewind has put together some rather excellent stickers using the Wreck and Hogwallow logos. Get yours for just a buck (his cost)!
You never know what you’ll miss until it’s gone, and it took a simple vacation to remind YHC how much he looks forward starting his day with the PAX of F3 Alpha.