A pax of 4 HIMs posted this am to resurrect and reinvigorate The Dirty Bird AO. I expected a few more non-runners to post, but being a day after a holiday, I can almost understand. Hopefully, the pre-blast title did not scare anyone away. The ACTS OF STRENGTH was just a little arm work; the MANLINESS was showing up when you really did not want to after a long weekend.

No FNGs present and a quick explanation was given regarding the plan for the morning and easing back into the AO after a long weekend. The morning turned out as follows:


  • SSH 4CICx10
  • Sun Gods 4CICx10, reverso
  • Carrot Pickers 4CICx10
  • Windmills 4CICx10
  • Downward Dog
  • Carolina Dry Docks OMDx10

The Thang

We ambled (a much slower version of mosey with the intent to respect an injury and continue the ‘easing’ process) to the warehouse entrance to the world headquarters of Coastal Craftsmen. There we chose wisely from two sizes of coupons to be coddled and fondled along the way.

Ambling back to The Dirty Bird, we performed various Curls, Overhead Presses and Iron Crosses to keep the coupons happy. We claimed a parking space that had an adjacent space across the driveway. 11s were performed by Overhead Presses, Bear Crawl, Crunchy Frogs and amble back.

We ambled to the entrance to the soccer field walkway all the while doing Curls, Overhead Presses and Iron Crosses, lunge walked the length to the gate entrance. We lined up at the soccer field sideline, rested the coupons and carioca’d over to the opposite side to the team benches. We did the following:

  • Dips OMDx30
  • Tempo Irkins 4CICx10
  • Dips OMDx30

We carioca’d back across the field to get our coupons. We ambled to the entrance of the Cross Country path through the woods to discuss future use of that space. We returned to the driveway all the while doing Curls, Overhead Presses and Iron Crosses. When found more parking spaces for 11s of V-ups, Bear Crawl, Crab Walk (quick audible – ditched that #^&!), Merkins and ambled back. Audible to cut short as time was pressing.

Returned to traffic circle all the while doing Curls, Overhead Presses and Iron Crosses. Circled up on our 6s for…


  • LBCs OMUx25
  • Box Cutters (hands to the sides) 4CICx15

Announcements – Sasquatch. 2nd F opportunity this Thursday at Cypress Hall – see the pre-blast.

Prayed. Ran into the head of school at The Dirty Bird and he was glad to see us back out. Very welcoming and wished us well.

Just for reference and planning purposes: the driveway around The Dirty Bird is approx 1/4 mile;  3 laps around the Cross Country route is 3.1 miles;  the soccer field is wide, long and in great shape for any type of work; there are 4 tennis courts; lots of curbs; lots of benches. Lots of coupons will be stored at my office – garage code available upon request. Plan ahead.

Thank you for the opportunity to lead. The future Dirty Birds will not be so gentle. Please sign up to Q the new AOs!



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