5 PAX got stronger (Noodles, Hot Box, Katniss, Ship Lap, Captain Crunch).
It was a balmy 30 degrees and the sun had just punched over the trees. After a standard warm-up and a random recon mosey to stall for a possible 6th, we grabbed the coupons and headed for the hill. Hoffa was freshly de-iced and open for business.
After prepping the winkie for the day, the Q had scrawled in the empty corner:
This is my coupon. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My coupon is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
The theme of the day was partner work, coupons, and some good ol’ favorites to cover the bases and point out what we’d been lacking this whole week: leg work.
The Thang: FLORA 1, 2, 3s
Partner work with coupons:
- 100 Merkins – both PAX keep their feet on the coupons. Do 10 merkins while your partner planks and swap until you’ve completed 100 total reps.
- 200 LBCs – hold the coupon overhead while doing crunches, partner holds feed 6″ off ground with coupon overhead. Swap every 20.
- 300 Goblet Squats – hold the coupon. Do 30 squats while your partner holds the bottom squat position. Flapjack.
The Other Thang: Sparta 1, 2, 3s
Another Dora (or in this case Flora) but the partner runs the hill with a coupon, does 10 Merkins on the block at the top and runs back (like the Spartan). Blocks were technically optional on the reps on this one, but no one woke up for easy today. (Katniss did break a block on the frozen ground half-way through, but he immediately went and got another)
The “Extra”: Burny Bernie Legs
The boys got done with plenty of time on the clock, so we rolled in the extra fun that had been planned.
- (Bernie Sanders hill run + 20 Star Jumps + Lunging down the hill) x 3 = FUN. TIMES.
4MOM: Ol’ Ironsides
Since our pain was mainly located in only one major muscle group, we dusted this one off again for great effect. Ended with 15 seconds left on the clock.
- ( Boat/Canoe + American Hammer ICx20 ) x 2
COR/NOR/COT: Prayers for those unable to post from injuries and illness — for Noodles’ 2.0 and his dedication tomorrow — for Mrs. Crunch and her new writing opportunity that the momentum of it would snowball into even more in the future
Moleskin: Really impressed at the determination and joyful good cheer of this group of crazy guys (YHC included) who would think a breezy February dawn working out in the park was the kind of thing to wake up early for, the kind of thing to go to bed early for! In big and small ways it has transformed my life, and it’s fun to watch others discover it and enjoy it with the same strange, sore enthusiasm.
That’s not to say you old regular dudes weren’t missed! Just 5 on a Saturday already feels weak! It’s warm! The sun has returned! The hill is clear! See you next time!