The Bear – BackBlast

  • When: 10/20/18
  • QIC: Cuddy
  • The Pax: Duce, Goose, Gander, Stye, Unicorn, Black Dog, Cuddy(QIC)


7 men gathered on this beautiful and unseasonably warm fall morning. With no FNG’s and with Duce agreeing to serve as an unbiased timekeeper we jumped right into…

Warm-O-Rama
SSH x 20 IC, 4CT
Sun Gods x 10 IC, 4 CT (Forward and Back)
Cotton Pickers x 10 IC, 4 CT
Abe Vigoda’s x 12 IC, 4 CT
Hillbillies x 20 IC, 4CT
Downward Dog OYO

Thang
We did an Indian run to the track and divided into two teams for a modified Merkin Mile. (Before started we were greeted by an unusual sound that we soon discovered was the school’s goat that I believe was expressing his displeasure at being awakened so early.) The “Slow” team when in one direction and the “fast” team the other. 25 Merkins were performed when the teams met the second time. We continued for 4 laps with the fast team doing a little more than a mile and the slow a little less.

We then gathered in the end zone and selected partners.
Shoulder Presses – 50 (Alternate with partner holding legs)
WWIs – 150 (Alternate with partner running to 50-yard line and back)
Merkins – 100 (Alternate with partner running to 50-yard line and back)

Squats – 200) (Alternate with partner running to 50-yard line and back)
Shoulder Presses – 50 (Alternate with partner holding legs)

We then headed back to the track where we ran another lap did lunges and then raced to the gate. We then moseyed to the side of the school where we did 75 Johnny Dramas (aka calf raises), 20 Dips, 20 Irkins, and 10 Derkins. We then Moseyed to the front for…

Mary
Low Slow Flutter x 20 IC
LBC x 50 IC
Freddy Mercuries x 20 IC

Good work today and according to smart watches we clocked in a little over 3 miles.
Appreciated the opportunity to lead!

Black Ops

  • When: 10/18/18
  • QIC: Cuddy
  • The Pax: Unicorn, Faulkner, Peeping Tom, Sputnik, Flank Steak, Cuddy (QIC)


6 posted for black ops on this beautiful morning.  Unicorn led the way with a pace of 7:30 for the 4.16 mile run.

The Bear – Track and Field Day

  • When: 09/08/2018
  • QIC: Cuddy
  • The Pax: Acolyte, 2 Fingers, Unicorn, Door Knob, Gander, The Offering, Plan B, Faulkner, Cuddy(QIC)


9 posted this warm September morning for a track and field workout. (2 Fingers posted in time for the Thang but didn’t catch much grief as he had just finished a 6 mile run.) With Cornfed revealing that there was going to be less running at the Fartlek on Monday, YHC decided to make sure we appropriately compensated today.

Warm-O-Rama
Cotton Pickers x 12 IC, 4 CT
SSH x 25 IC, 4CT
Windmills x 12 IC
Imperial Walkers x 12 IC
Downward Dog/Upward Dog

Thang
We Moseyed to the track and divided into two teams for a modified Merkin Mile. The “Slow” team in one direction and the “fast” team the other. We started with 25 Merkins IC and then did them again each time the teams met after finishing ¼ mile lap. We continued for 4 laps with the fast team doing a little more than a mile and the slow a little less.
We then left the track and Moseyed to the end zone of the field where we did an exercise followed by a 100 yard sprint. We did 10 races with the following exercises (10 Pull-ups, 30 Squats, 10 Chin-ups, 30 Sumo Squats, 8 Pull-ups, 20 WWIs, 8 Chin-ups, 20 Toddler Squats, 6 Pull-ups, & 6 Chin-ups). Several tried, unsuccessfully, to catch The Offering, who won all the races. After completing the field portion, YHC picked up the cones. but the Pax mistakenly thought  it was time for Mary and complaints were heard when we headed back to the track to attempt our 2nd Merkin mile. Half way through YHC checked the time and called an audible to Mosey to the back of the school. There we did 75 Johnny Dramas (aka calf raises with heal lowered well below step.) We then Moseyed to the front of the school.

Mary
Box Cutters x 15 IC, 4CT
LBC x 50 IC
Freddy Mercuries x 20 IC, 4CT (Courtesy of Unicorn)

COT/BOM
Closed with announcements and a short prayer.
In sum, we ran about 2.5 miles and did 150 Push-ups, 80 Squats, 75 Calf Raises, 48 Pull-ups/Chin-ups, and 20 WWIs. Appreciated the opportunity to lead today!

Track and Field

  • WHAT: The Bear
  • WHERE: New Bern High School
  • WHEN: Saturday Sep 8 Gather 6:55, Start 7:00, Hard Stop 8:00
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: 70 Degrees and Sunny
  • WHY: Because that which does not kill us only makes us stronger.

The Fartlek Backblast

  • When: 08/13/18
  • QIC: Cuddy
  • The Pax: Oz, 2 Fingers, Lil Wayne, Stye, Swiffer, Goose, Peeping Tom, McRib, Mr. Roboto, Blue Hawaiian, Gypsy, Sputnik, Maytag, Purdy Mouth, Door Knob, Faulkner, Gator, Kevorkian, Paddington, Shocker, Flank Steak, Cuddy(QIC)


A robust group of 22 men gathered on this humid morning to start their week with some jogging and sprinting along with a few exercises. With no FNGs we started right away with….

Warm-O-Rama
Sun Gods x 10 IC (Forward and Back)
Windmills x 12 IC 4CT
Quad Stretches – OYO
Oz Pigeon Stretches- OYO
Imperial Walkers x 12, IC 4 CT
Downward Dog Calf Stretches

Thang
Moseyed to Garber Chapel parking lot
Sprint length – Merkins x15 IC
Sprint length – Squats x 30 IC
Sprint length – Merkins x 15
Sprint length – Squats x 30

We then did an Indian Run to intersection of Holly Ridge and Country Club stopping at Unicorn’s abode for 12 MH IC to see if he would join us. Unsuccessful in our attempt we proceeded to the intersection where we did 10 Burpees OYO before running to Meadow’s Park with fastest group circling back at Devonshire and at the Park. At the park we did 30 Squats IC.

We then did an Indian Run to Garber Ministry Center stopping at Holly Ride for LSF x 20. At the lot we did 75 Calf Raises, 20 Dips, 10 Derkins, and 10 Irkins, before returning to the club parking lot.

Mary
Box Cutters X 12 IC.

COT/BOM
We closed with announcements, name-o-rama, and a short prayer

Flank Steak has Bushwood, but we need more Q’s to sign up. Glad to have Peeping Tom return from IR. I appreciated the opportunity to lead and we covered about 3 miles today.

The Bear – Fun at the Track

  • When: 07/28/18
  • QIC: Cuddy
  • The Pax: 2 Finger, Unicorn, Honey Wagon, Rusty, Pretty Mouth, 420, Cuddy(QIC)


7 posted this warm July morning for some “fun” at the track. Attempting to free some feelings of guilt for not having gone to the Sasquatch, YHC did his best to push himself and the group to its potential.  With no FNGs we started right away with…

Warm-O-Rama
Cotton Pickers x 10 IC, 4 CT
SSH x 25 IC, 4CT
Windmills x 12 IC
Hillbillies x 12 IC
Downward Dog/Upward Dog

Thang
We did an Indian run to the track and divided into two teams for a modified Merkin Mile. The “slow” team when in one direction and the “fast” team the other. 25 Merkins were performed when the teams met the second time. We continued for 4 laps with the fast team doing a little more than a mile and the slow a little less.
We then divided into three groups for 100-yard sprint races. At the end of each race we completed 20 reps the following exercises (Squats, LBC, Dips, Sumo Squats, WWIs, Dips, Toddler Squats, WWIIs, and Dips)
We then started a second Modified Merkin mile but had to cut it in half due to time.
We then did a snake run the side of the school where we did 75 Johnny Dramas (aka calf raises with heal lowered well below step.) and BTTW.  We then returned to the front for…

Mary
Low Slow Flutter x 20 IC
LBC x 50 IC

COT/BOM
Closed with a short payer. Appreciated the opportunity to lead  today.

The Bear – Dora with a Twist

  • When: 07/07/2018
  • QIC: Cuddy
  • The Pax: Unicorn, Harris Teeter, Honey Wagon, Sunfish (FNG), Goose, Gander, Bitcoin, Pretty Mouth, Chester (Churham), Plan B, Cuddy(QIC)


10 men including Chester from Churham (in town for his 20th High School reunion) and Honey Wagon’s 2.0, Sunfish (AKA Graham), posted this warm July morning. After providing the meaning of F3 and an abbreviated disclaimer we jumped right into…

Warm-O-Rama
Cotton Pickers x 10 IC, 4 CT
SSH x 25 IC, 4CT
Windmills x 12 IC
Downward Dog/Upward Dog

Thang
We did an Indian run to the practice football field and divided into teams of three for a traditional Dora but with a twist. Man #1 performed an upper body exercise on the 50 yard line. Man #2 performed ab exercise on the goal line. Man #3 sprinted between Man #1 and Man #2.
Man #1 & Man #2 each commenced their respective exercise while Man #3 started at Man #1, sprinted to the Man #2, and then returned to his starting point, and then sprinted back across to relieve Man #2 and assume his exercise. Man #2 then performed the same “across-back-across” sprint and relieved Man #1 and assumed his exercise. Man #1 become the sprinter and continued the routine. The twist was that unlike a typical Dora where we count reps, we went for time.

Round One: Merkins and LBCs (10 minutes)
Round Two: Overhead Claps and Hammers (9 minutes)
Round Three: Hand-Release Merkins and WWI (6 minutes) (Shortened for a water break)
Round Four: Burpees and Flutter Kicks (9 minutes)

Next, we moseyed to the side of the school where we did 100 calf raises followed by 25 dips IC. We then moseyed to the front for…

Mary
Box Cutters x 15 IC 4CT

COT/BOM
There is still time to sign up for Sasquatch and Honey Wagon reported that the Cottle Park project is going well.

I appreciated the opportunity to lead and remember that we are all on the clock; therefore, live, push, love, give, laugh, and serve to the buzzer.