Westeros 7-15-2019: Working Off the B-O-U-R-B-O-N

8 HIM felt the fine mist from Barry’s Eastern Front and were a welcome sight after being DR last week on vacation with my extended family.

PAX:  Vector (QIC), Hi-Viz, Harvey Updyke, Cub Cadet (Back after 3 weeks DR), Crablegs, Pumpkin Spice (Chippendale right out the gate – Spice Factor Under Par this morning), Drago, Bicentennial Man.

Conditions:   76 degrees, light mist . . . perfect.

Disclaimer given. Mosey to tennis court for the

Warm-o-rama:  SSH x 15, WMH x 12, Good Mornings x 10, LBAC x 12, Overhead Claps x 12, RLBAC x 12.

Mosey to Playground to start the “cleanse.” On vacation, I informed the PAX that I had enjoyed a bit too much bourbon, so they were going to help me work it off.  As the mumblechatter commenced later in the workout, I informed them that they were lucky I didn’t make them work off the dirty martinis and cigars too . . .

First Round:
B:  Box Jumps
O:  Overhead Squats
U:  down Unders

Start with 1 each and repeat up to 10 reps.

Playlist:  Because I have been accused of playing “old” songs on my playlists, I asked my kids to make their own playlist for me, with the hope of having more of what the “kids today” like to listen to.  First up:  my son Thomas’s playlist.  As you can see, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree . . . 

I Want You Back – Jackson 5
September – Earth, Wind, & Fire
Back in Black – AC/DC
Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
ABC – Jackson 5
Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind, & Fire
Hells Bells – AC/DC

Second Round:  
R:  Ring of Fire (last week when I did post with F3 PAX from Knoxville and B’ham in Seaside, this was a crowd pleaser):  Merkins starting with 5 reps around circle while PAX holds high plank.  Work down to 1.  Repeat for Wide Merkins.

Third Round:
B:  Burpees
O:  Overhead Pull-Ups
N:  “Normal” Dips

Start with 1 each and repeat up to 10 reps.

Extra Bonus Round:   Having missed HIM Cub Cadet who was DR for 3 weeks, we performed a special set just for him:

Mosey to front of school stairs.  5 irkins, bear crawl up stairs, 5 merkins, bear crawl down stairs, 5 derkins.  Mosey to shovel flag with a hill sprint for added measure.

 Mary:  Flutter Kicks x 12, Crunchy Happy Frogs x 12, Russian Twists (c/o Drago) x 12, Boxcutters x 12


  • Lift up the 12:  Pumpkin Spice thankful for 5th anniversary, sister’s wedding (and move to Nashville).  Crablegs thankful for career change and navigation of the issues therein.
  • Porcelain Potluck this Saturday at 6pm — details and sign-up on Slack – he must already be hard at work preparing, seeing how he missed out after his HC . . .
  • Libeery on the 23rd
  • Added my thanks for my family and being able to spend time with them (and how sometimes it makes you drink more bourbon . . .), thanks for my son and his music taste, even if he played songs older than I usually do, and thankful for the men of F3.

Was an honor as always to lead you men this morning.


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