4 HIM (and 1 additional Running HIM) did that hard thing and posted for a challenging yet classic workout that was meant to highlight the importance of the fundamentals.
QIC: Cunning Linguist
PAX: Bareback, Oatmeal, Sooner, Pumpkin Spice (aka The Running HIM)
Gloom Factor: Virtually nonexistent with a light dusting of moisture
At 0530, YHC announced the Disclaimer and led PAX around the left-hand side of the loop and toward the lower parking lot where we deplaned for the Warm-O-Rama.
25 x SSH
10 x LBAC
10 x rLBAC
16 x WMH
10 x Imperial Walker
15 x SnL Squat
YHC then continued on a brief mosey toward the water tower (aka the ‘Bob Ross Thing’ where we began Part 1 of The Thang.
THANG 1: DORA 1-2-3
YHC gave the history lesson for the day: this is the week of the 50th Anniversary of arguably the greatest rock album ever — ‘Who’s Next’ by The Who. Although, let’s be honest: if you actually argue with this sentiment, you probably hate puppies.
With the classic ‘Baba O’Riley’ booming from the Bluetooth speaker, YHC announced the classic Dora 1-2-3 in honor of such a classic album.
Partner 1 runs a lap around the Water Tower, Partner 2 does the following (and the Partners flip flop with each successive lap):
100 x Merkins
200 x LBCs
300 x Squats
Upon completion, Bareback gave us a 30 count
Then, YHC led his fellow HIM on over to the swings for Thang 2.
THANG 2: CM PUNKs
YHC expressed vulnerability here and admitted his love for pro wrestling. For those who have been paying attention, this is not a surprise. However, this set of PAX was less familiar with YHC’s vices (from what I could tell).
Tomorrow night, after a long 7 years away from the ring, CM Punk is (likely) returning. In honor of his return, YHC played ‘Cult of Personality’ by Living Colour (aka CM Punk’s entrance music) and we did the following OYO:
10 x Carolina Dry Docks
10 x Monkey Humpers
10 x Pickle Pounders
10 x UNKders (or ‘Down Unders,’ a pull up from under a swing)
Repeato until song completion.
Oatmeal gave us a 20 count.
Next, YHC led the PAX over to set of benches for another short THANG:
THANG 3: DIDs
YHC played an Atlantis-themed song (namely, ‘Ocean Avenue’ by Yellowcard) while PAX performed the following until song completion:
15 x Dips
10 x Incline Merkins
5 x Decline Merkins
Sooner gave us a 10 count.
With just a few minutes to spare, we then set off on a mosey to STARTEX for Mary.
YHC put another relevant song on (‘Waterfalls’ by TLC) while leading PAX in the following:
10 x Freddie Mercury
15 x Big Boy Sit Ups
15 x LBCs
25 x Alabama Prom Dates
10 Alternating Heel Taps
1 minute Pigeon Stretch
10 x American Hammers
YHC officially called “All She Wrote” at 0615
We did that COT, and with no official announcements or prayer requests, YHC led a Prayer for Blessing and Healing, then we had on-site Coffeeteria and Fellowship with PAX.
Always an honor to lead, gents. Thanks for having me. I think I may have overdone it today, but I found myself digging deep because of your energy this morning. I just could not let y’all down!