14 PAX survived a hit job by the “3-6 Mafia” at Bomber today.
QIC: Princess Aurora
PAX: BnB, DFrost, Drago, Hambone, Michelin Man, Pumpkin Spice, Right Said, Salpal, Siri, T-Cell, The Nanny, Toothless, Vector
Quick mosey and circle up in the lower lot for:
- SSH x 36
- LBAC F x 10
- Air Press x 10
- LBAC R x 10
- SnL Squat x 10
Mosey to upper lot and line up along curb for today’s timed grinder inspired by the number 36. With a timer set for 36 minutes, PAX complete 36 laps (18 yards to cone and back). EMOM, PAX will stop where they are to complete 36 reps of the exercises below, rotating through the letters each minute. Once all laps were complete, PAX were free to use the remaining time within each round however they saw fit. All wisely chose to rest.
- Ab Thrusters
- Flutter Kicks (36 e/s)
- Iron Mikes (18 e/s)
- Alabama Prom Dates
I can only hope most heeded my advice to get as many laps in that first minute before the beep because most PAX were averaging around 2 laps per minute after the first beep. That rest time came in extra handy by round 5. Alas, YHC failed to get us started on the main event in time go through the seventh and final round, but we appropriately aborted the mission to Kenny Rogers singing “know when to fold ’em.” All in, we had 180 of each exercise.
With just a couple of minutes to go, we chose to focus on one core (hip flexors?) exercise for the remainder of the workout and performed for the entire 2:43 duration of Frank Sinatra’s tune, “Hello, Dolly.” You can guess the exercise.
While not quite as stupid as last year’s Mt. Covenant birthday challenge, I was pleased with how wiped I felt following this one. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know my hindquarters will be yelling at me this afternoon. I’ll shut them up with some birthday cold ones.
With the exception of Three 6 Mafia, today’s playlist featured songs performed by musicians with whom I share a birthday.
- “Doe Boy Fresh” – Three 6 Mafia, Chamillionaire
- “I’m So Bored With the U.S.A.” – The Clash (Joe Strummer, guitar – 8/21/1952)
- “Chop Suey!” – System of a Down (Serj Tankian, vocals – 8/21/1967)
- “Stormbringer” – Deep Purple (Glenn Hughes, bass – 8/21/1951)
- “Smack My Bitch Up” – The Prodigy (Liam Howlett, producer – 8/21/1971)
- “Only the Young” – Journey (Steve Smith, drums – 8/21/1954)
- “High Horse” – Kacey Musgraves* – 8/21/1988
- “The Gambler” – Kenny Rogers – 8/21/1938
- “Hello, Dolly!” – Frank Sinatra (Count Basie, bandleader – 8/21/1904)
*Shoutout to Venus who co-wrote this delicious pop hit
TAPs for Crablegs as they are in the hospital awaiting the arrival of their first soft shell crab. (2.0 has a chance to be in *great* birthday company, Crabby!)
Thank you all for your friendship, wisdom, humor, insight, and motivation. I’ll be counting on it to help make this 37th year a good one.