13 HIM emerged into the gloom for a frighteningly spooky workout.
PAX: Vector (QIC), Hi-Viz, Harvey Updyke, Cub Cadet, Crablegs, Drago, Bicentennial Man, Siri, Blue Mule, Porcelain, BnB, Reveille, DFrost [T-cell had HC’d but it appears the zombies ate his brains before he could make it safely to Westeros].
Conditions: 65ish degrees, light breeze, creepy cloud cover . . . so basically, perfect.
Disclaimer given. Mosey to back of school for the
Pumpkin Pickers x 14
Give You the Willie(s) Mays Hayes x 12
Ghoul Mornings x 12
Frankenstein Walkers x 12
Little Baby Scarecrow Arm Circles x 12
Reverse LBSAC x 12
Mosey to front of school for the
First Round: Thriller
On Saturday, Cunning Linguist [who also must have been eaten by zombies this morning] told me about Blue Mule’s Halloween Q last year. I stole this in honor of the blue one himself (because what’s more spooky than a blue-colored horse?):
As Thriller plays, the PAX do squats. Each time the word “thriller” or a spooky sound occurs, they do 1 burpee. Reminded the PAX that the song goes for about 6 minutes . . .
Second Round: Trick or Treat
Mosey to playground. The PAX took turns picking an exercise from one pumpkin and the # of reps from the other for rapid fire exercises. Some highlights included 36 burpees, 75 overhead presses, and 20 pull-ups. Last few sets multiplied x 3 for a bit more of a trick.
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Heads Will Roll _ The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
Zombie – Cranberries
[For completeness, the rest of the playlist that we did not get to]
Twilight Zone – Golden Earring [PS: A teaser for my Bomber Q next Friday]
Bad Moon Rising – CCR
(Don’t Fear)The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Third Round: B-O-Os
20 Big Boy Sit Ups
15 Overhead Squats
15 Overhead Claps
Fourth Round: Zombie Walk
Traverse the large field by lunge walking in a Zombie Walk (because after a while, you look like lumbering zombies across the field). Bonus spooky points to Crablegs for his arm flailing. Several PAX added zombie groans, but unclear if those were intentional or a result of the workout . . .
- Libeery on the 29th – check Slack for details
- Thankful that Stella (Porcelain 2.0) gets her shots today — get vaccinated, kids (especially the flu shot! Take that Jenny McCarthy!)
Thanks as always for coming out and supporting YHC – I always worry that I won’t push the PAX enough, but it seemed folks were pretty sweaty and breathing hard throughout (I know I was). Plus I think folks had fun. Was an honor as always to lead you men this morning.