BALLS OUT

  • When: 07/24/20
  • QIC: Gander
  • The Pax: Unicorn, Hilfiger, Plan B, BitCoin, Corn Pirate, Erin Brockovich, Kevorkian, Goose, Pyro, Black Dog, Serena


A pax of 12, including 2 FNGs, gathered this morning. As expected with a large gathering of married men, there were a lot of balls missing, but we made do with what we had. Weather cooperated, was beautiful and a bit of a break from the oppressive heat & humidity of the past week. The disclaimer was botched, muddled and finally finished, so we jumped in.

Warm-o-Rama

  • Sun Gods 4CICx10; reverso
  • Downward Dog
  • SSH 4CICx20
  • Mountain Man Poopers 4CICx10

The Thang

An easy mosey to the convention center over flow parking lot wall carrying our balls where we sort of socially distanced, but close enough to reach out to one another.

  • BTTW while passing a LAX ball down the line – practicing a little one arm agility
  • People’s Chair w/overhead ball press 10C/pax
  • Repeato

An easy mosey to the convention center wall carrying our balls for a quick little Raccoon Crawl for the FNGs. Reverse Plank for the 6.

An easy mosey back to the field between the gazebo & flag poles to pick up a half cinder block coupon from the back of my truck. We lined up facing the water at the first pylons with our balls and blocks. Another line of pylons awaited 20 yards away. After a Bear Crawl to the other side dragging our blocks, we began alternating exercises as follows.

Set #1

  • Block Curls 4CICx20
  • Bear Crawl to other side
  • Ball Passes 20x OYO (ball between feet, up to hands in dying cockroach position, ball down in hands in prone position, return ball to feet for each cycle)
  • Crawl Bear back

Set #2

  • Block Snatches OMUx10 each hand
  • Lunge Walk to other side
  • Pickle Pointers 4CICx20 (feet on balls – tough move)
  • Walk Lunge back

Set #3

  • Tempo Squat Presses OMUx20
  • Crab Walk to other side
  • Plank Jacks 4CICx20 (hands on balls – easy move)
  • Walk Crab back

Set #4

  • Block Extensions 4CICx20
  • Bear Crawl to other side
  • One Hand Ball Merkins OMDx10 each hand
  • Crawl Bear back

Set #5

  • Tick Tock Blocks 4CICx20 (block at waist, lifting block to front and stop at30 degrees, 60 degrees and then overhead, return to waist)
  • Lunge Walk to other side
  • Ball Merkins OMDx10; repeato (disguised Diamond Merkin on balls)
  • Walk Lunge back

Set #6

  • Lion Kings OMUx10 each side
  • Walk to other side
  • Dodge Ball Merkins OMDx10; repeato
  • Mosey back

Gathered blocks and circled up for Mary.

Mary

  • LSF 4CICx20 (blocks at 45 degrees above head in static hold)
  • Midwife noises were emanating from some pax, so I called it only to be pushed a little harder for
  • Overhead Block Presses OMUx50

Welcomed FNGs Corn Pirate (Jon Rezek) & Erin Brockovich (Antonio McCotry) – glad you joined us – keep it up.

Sasquatch – see BitCoin. Dad’s Camp – see e-mail for sign-up info.

Closed in prayer.

Thank you for allowing me to Q – fun as always!

Aye!

Gander

Dad’s Camp Registration

  • WHAT: Dad's Camp
  • WHERE: Camp Seagull
  • WHEN: Aug 21-23
  • WHO: Any man or FNG and their 2.0s
  • WEATHER: ENC Summer
  • PREVIEW: here's the link! you know what to do https://www.ymcatriangleregister.org/PersonifyEBusiness/ProgramRegistration/Details/productId/56963862/Subsystem/MTG

Step Lively!

  • When: 06/29/20
  • QIC: Gander
  • The Pax: Mr. Roboto, BitCoin, YHC


3 pax gathered to start the week right, so we jumped into:

Warm-o-Rama

  • Carrot Pickers 4CICx10
  • SSHs 4CICx10
  • Baseball Stretches
  • Downward Dog

The Thang

We headed out at a brisk pace to the traffic circle, up Broad St, left on Fleet St and back to Union Point. Along the way we made 5 stops to build our own ladder of Irkinsx10, Dipsx10, Step-Upsx10, Rucksack Curlsx20 & Overhead Rucksack Extensionsx20. Logged 2.2 miles and a noce sampling of Leakage.

6:40 & Ready to Q

  • When: 06/27/20
  • QIC: Gander
  • The Pax: Imp (Carpex), Shawshank & 2.0 B-Flat (Taylorsville), Plan B, Double Dipper, Winthorpe, Black Dog


Having fart-sacked many Saturdays this year, I woke up yesterday at 6:40 & was ready to Q and be the bacon. Having checked to see if anyone had signed up, I hit the ground running. Arrived at The Bear at 6:56 finding only 3 Cousin Eddies waiting to see if anyone from the home team would show. Lo & behold, 4 more pax arrived. No announcement needed, so we got started. Having no Weinke to follow, I led the pax around the AO, and the following is a loose remembrance of our workout.

Warm-o-rama

  • SSH 4CICx20
  • Carrot Pickers 4CICx10
  • Mountain Man Poopers 4CICx10
  • Baseball Stretches OYO

The Thang

We started off in a Catch Me If You Can Indian Run utilizing 2 burpees. Arriving at the side benches, we did:

  • Dips OMDx20
  • Step Ups 4CICx10
  • Dirkins OMDx20
  • Irkins OMDx20
  • Rinse & Repeat
  • To the ramp for a rail crawl up & hold a plank while waiting – rinse & repeat 2 more cycles

Mosey to the track, partner up for:

  • Mosey to far end of track
  • Pull-upsx5 while partner does LBCs
  • Mosey+43% sprint to other goalpost
  • Pull-upx5 while pdoes LBCs
  • Hyper Mosey (walk) back to starting point in the shade
  • Rinse & repeat cycle with changes of LBCs to WWIIs & Mosey+67%

Mosey to overhang, where we worked our way up the steps with CCRs (Cuddy Calf Raises)x20 each step OYO.

Located a box in the shade for:

  • Pickle Pointers 4CICx20, holding final point for 30s
  • Horizontal Step-Ups 4CICx20, holding final position for 30s
  • Dips OMDx15
  • Dirkins OMDx10
  • Irkins OMDx10

Hyper moseyed to the ramp for another rail crawl with a bear crawl back down the ramp under the tunnel of love.

Hyper moseyed to the wall facing the parking lot for:

  •  Wall Sit with pax count x10 in a foreign language
  • Australian Mountain Climbers 4CICx10
  • Wall Sit with a pax count of 15

Mosey back to starting point for:

Mary

  • LBCs 4CICx20
  • Box Cutters 4CICx20

Tapped out with 7 minutes remaining. Great work by all.

I encouraged everyone to utilize their extra 7 minutes to do something positive for someone else.

Thank you for letting me fill my Q desire.

Aye!

Gander

PSA — Pete ‘N Nikki’s is Back

As a Pax Service Announcement, Pete ‘N Nikki’s (aka Ghent Sandwich Shop) has resumed its regular hours and is now open at 6:00am.  As a bonus, YHC has been informed that they are now serving “new” bacon, which is different than what was previously served during the Unicorn Boycott Phase.  Don’t like bacon?  Try the sausage.  Seating is limited to 6 Pax per table, so be prepared to occupy more than one area if necessary.

Breakfast after The Point anyone???

CURB SIDE PICK UP

  • When: 05/01/20
  • QIC: Gander
  • The Pax: Peeping Tom, Morning, Double Dipper, BitCoin, Cornfed, Unicorn, Mathlete, Black Dog, Goose, Faulkner, Plan B


A even dozen pax posted this moist beginning of May. Restaurants and bars will be open again soon, but just to remind everyone of what is open for curb side pick up, we did a little tour. No FNGs, so we jumped right into.

Warm-o-Rama

  • SSH 4CICx20
  • Imperial Walkers 4CICx20
  • Sun Gods 4CICx10, reverso
  • Downward Dog OYO
  • Burpees OYOx5

The Thang

We moseyed the streets of the big city and stopped at the following locations and did a few exercises.

  • Black Beard’s – Reverse Plank Marches 4CICx20
  • Cypress Hall – Mountain Climbers 4CICx20
  • MJ’s – Iron Mikes SC OOx20
  • Baker’s Kitchen – American Hammers 4CICx20
  • NOTE: The previous 3 exercises were rinsed & repeated in a rotating fashion
  • Bella’s Cafe – Single Leg Bridges 4CICx10, switch legs, bridge hold, repeat
  • Beer Army – Army (Diamond) Merkins OMDx20, rinse & repeat
  • Thai Angel – Sweat Angels 4CICx20
  • Prohibition – 100’s (Black Dog answered the trivia question of when did Prohibition start ? 100 years ago – for being the first to answer, he got to lead the count)
  • Galley Store – Dirkins OMDx20; Irkins OMDx20
  • Persimmons – Crabby Patties 4CICx20
  • Sadly, Bay Leaf was closed as I was not aware it was partially open. An Indian Run could have been implemented, but that would have led down a rabbit hole of Christopher Columbus’ misadventures. (Hope my 4th grade history memory is correct here)

We then were to mosey to the rails at the river walk, but a sighting of Purdy Mouth doing his Virtual Workout and looking very lonesome, an audible was called and we lined up for a glorious Monkey Humper salute to the tune of 4CICx20.

At the river walk handrails, we performed 20 Pull-Ups OYO and 20 Toddler Squats OMD. Moseyed back to the flagpole.

Mary

LBCs OMUx20

Counted, named, no announcements requested – sorry about that – getting rushed by Goose. Closed in Lord’s Prayer.

Thank you for the opportunity to lead.

Aye!

Gander

Curb Side Pick Up

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park - Flag Poles
  • WHEN: 5/1/20 Gather 5:15, Hard Start 5:30; Hard Stop 6:15
  • WHO: Any man, FNG and especially fartsackers!
  • WEATHER: Glorious
  • WHY: Dip your toe back into F3 so you can hit it hard next week, or the following, or when you feel OK, or when...

Don’t Be Late

  • When: 04/18/20
  • QIC: BlackDog
  • The Pax: Double Dipper, Little Dipper, Peeping Tom, Plan B, Winthorpe, BlackDog


With no Q on the schedule, last pax to show was given the title of QIC.  Having no planned workout, I improvised and will do my best to recall workout.

Warm-A-Rama: SSH x 20 IC, Cotton Pickers x 10 IC, Imperial Walkers x 10 IC, Sun Gods, Sobriety Style x 10 IC-F&R, Burpees x 5 OYO

Mosey to steps in front of school for Merkins x 10 each step, Calf Jumps x 10 each step, plank x 10 count per pax each step, Bulgarian split squat x 10 each leg.

Mosey to practice field for Burpees x 5 OYO, 11s with Ranger Merkins and American Hammers, lunge walk 15 yards and Bear Crawl back,  Crab Walk 15 yards, Wide Merkins x 15 SC (Q forgot stated reps of 10 to Pax)  Reverse Crab Walk back, Wide Merkins x 10, Lt Dan 15 yards, Nolan Ryans x 10 IC each side, Lt Dan back.

Mosey to track for a Goose inspired modified mini-Murph: 3 pull-ups, 7 Merkins, 10 squats, jog to opposite goal post, repeat x 8 to complete a quarter modified Murph.

Mosey to covered area for Calf Raises x 50 OYO, Elevated Pickle Pointers x 20 SC, Box Jumps x 10 OYO, Derkins x 15 SC, Irking x 15 SC, Dips x 20 SC, People’s Chair 10 count per pax, BTTW 10 count per pax.

Mosey to parking lot for Mary: Crunchy Frog x 12 IC, LBC x 40 SC, Winthorpe led new gut busting 007s, count-and name-a-rama and YHC closed in prayer.

Thank you for the opportunity to lead and a reminder to all Pax, don’t be late!

 

Bridge Run – Socially Distanced

  • When: 03/28/20
  • QIC: Double Dipper
  • The Pax: Little Dipper, Mrs. Dipper, 420, 210, Young Spice, Mrs. 20, Plan A (aka Mrs. Plan B)


In lieu of The Bear (sorry Cuddy), 8 pax decided to complete the Bridge Run and take back something that had been taken from us. Using proper social distancing, we began the run from the Dipper residence and ran to Front St and back for a 5k!

We were joined by Mr. Roboto, Bitcoin, and Plan B to cheer on the runners as they ALL completed the race. Well done to all!

Ruck It PreBlast

  • WHAT: Ruck It
  • WHERE: Union Point Park Gazebo
  • WHEN: Monday, March 23, 2020: Gather 0525; Hard Start 0530; Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: mid-50s, chance of rain
  • WHY: Social Distancing to be enforced - you'll love it
  • PREVIEW: Indian Ruck with a twist


    • Minimum Ruck Weight – 30 lbs