A Very Burpee Birthday

Reminder that the Christmas party is on Friday the 22nd at NBGCC (you don’t have to be a member of the club).

18 men showed up for what was anticipated to be a wet workout. Turned out it was neither chilly nor rainy as was forecasted. What they got instead was the gift of burpees to celebrate YHC’s birthday. YHC is not typically one to seek the attention that often comes on birthdays, however since it was casually mentioned in passing to a non-LTO pax member, it ended up in a back blast and YHC decided to run with it. YHC did however intentionally sign up to Q today and hoping others might follow suit and sign up to Q on their birthdays as well, because a little recognition of our fellow pax members is certainly deserved by everyone. Here’s how the morning went.


  • Fingertip Merkins x10 SC
  • Sun Gods x10 IC
  • Michael Phelps x10 IC
  • Cotton Pickers x10 IC
  • Burpess x10 OYO


Break into two groups for Indian Run to Garber Parking lot for:

Four Corner Escalator (Four exercises. Run to first corner for 10 reps of first exercise; run to next corner for 10 reps+20 reps next exercise; run, 10, 20, 30 reps; run back to start, 10, 20, 30, 40 reps, done.

Exercises for Round 1 were:

  • Burpees x10 (4 times)
  • Imperial Walkers (DC) x20 (3 times)
  • Squats x30 (2 times)
  • Mountain Climbers (SC) x40 (1 time)

Move over to the knee wall near Garber entrance for:

  • Derkins x10 SC
  • Irkins x10 SC
  • Heaven Humpers x15 SC
  • Bulgarian Split Squats x10 each leg SC

Round 2 of Four Corners was:

  • Burpees x10 (4 times)
  • Goofballs (SC) x20 (3 times)
  • Lunges x30 (SC) – 15 each leg (2 times)
  • Plank Jacks (SC) x40 (1 time)

Mosey back to Club lot for Mary.

  • LBCs x20 SC
  • Since we were so close to 100 burpees, YHC couldn’t let the Pax not get there, so Burpees x10
  • Box Cutters x10 IC
  • Freddie Mercurys x15 IC

Overall, 1800 burpees were completed this morning. It was kind of a sneaky way to get 100 burpees in, but hard work and perserverance was the key. YHC really started feeling the burpees on corner 3 of round 2.

Announcements were about encouraging pax to sign up to Q and encouraging pax to reach out to someone who may need a little extra this season, whether it is known or not, just making ourselves available could make a big difference.

Thank you for the opportunity to lead you this morning and to participate all the other times when it’s not my turn to lead. Thanks to all of you for helping to make this a great year for me. Cheers to another one.


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