Coupon Failure

When: 10/30/2017


PAX (): Smackdown, Sprocket, Racket, Grease Monkey, Big Short, Toothpick, Bear, Chelsea, Virginia Slim, Squeegee, Doogie, Circus, I-Beam, Caboose, Percy

With doctors orders not to run until 11/21 (ugh) and a looming Q on the horizon, YHC opted to bring out the coupons to heat things up on the coldest start of the year.  Despite the bum wheel, it was YHC’s pleasure to lead 16 sturdy PAX on a great start to the week.


After a quick pickup at coupon depot (courtesy Virginia Slim) Cusack to the upper parking lot to get things moving via an honest warm-up consisting of:

  • 15 Squat to Overhead Press
  • 30 Roman Deadlifts
  • 30 Cinder Merkins
  • 30 Russian Kettle Bell

The Thang

Cusack down the walkway to the playground and split into groups of 2 for the main event.  Group 2 relinquishes a coupon to group 1, who performs a Walk of Death farmer-style with both coupons around the perimeter of the baseball field.  20 Merkins each time a cinder goes down, ensuring a team-oriented gulag with nobody left behind.  As they headed in the darkness, group 1 would perform lightning rounds of the following awaiting their turn:

  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 20 Merkins
  • 30 Squats
  • Repeat

Group 1’s turn for the Walk of Death once group 2 returns.  Rinse/repeat until time.

YHC believes group 1 was able to grind out 5 rounds before group 2 returned, albeit in a completely different location than expected.  It seems group 2 opted to carry INSIDE the ball-field, rather than outside.  As group 1 assumed WOD duty, YHC insisted on setting the record straight by leading the team on the long road home.

Complete failure was baked-in with both exercises and PAX were uniformly approving of rest-Merkins by the end.  YHC estimates that his grip-strength was equivalent to Chelsea’s newborn after the first full cycle.  Following a final coupon exchange and an audible to cut things short due to time, we gathered the PAX together for the march home.

Cusack along the walkway to the foul-pole, then coupon-pushes on the pavement until the next light-pole around right-center field, with a final Cusack back to the flag.

Finish up with some Mary consisting of:

  • Flutter Kicks (coupon overhead)
  • Low Dolly (coupon overhead)
  • American Hammer (with coupon)
  • Dying Cockroach (sans coupon)


  • Trick-or-Treat:  I-Beam leading 45 minutes of Burpees at Rubicon on Halloween.
  • 2 slots left on the Wreck Q-sheet for 2017.  Breaking News:  it looks like Thumper has graciously stepped-up to VQ on the last Friday of the year!  1 Q slot left…calling out Toothpick.

AFLAC out.

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