11 HIM evaded the fartsack and took that Jagged Little DRP to post at Atlantis for an edgy, grungy, 90’s-inspired workout.
Weather: Gloomy but not too gloomy. Just the right amount of gloom.
QIC: Cunning Linguist
PAX: Bareback, Covenant Eyes, CowBell, Crablegs, DFrost, En Fuego, Harvey Updyke, Porcelain, Right Said, Toothless
Song 1: Crazy – Alanis Morrissette
Songs 2-13: The entire Jagged Little Pill album – Alanis Morrissette
At 0529, YHC called out Ye Olde One Minute Warning, and at 0530, Ye Olde Disclaimer was effectively disclaimed. None of the PAX had any objections, so we started on the Mosey to the lower parking lot for the Warm-O-Rama:
16 x SSH
16 x LBAC
16 x rLBAC
20 x Hillbillies
10 x WMH
16 x Slow and Low Squats
At this point, YHC felt like we were just warm enough, so we took a brief Mosey to the far end of the parking lot and started on Thang 1:
YHC played Alanis Morrissette’s one true classic jam, “Ironic.”
During the verses, PAX performed AMRAP SSH.
During the bridge, PAX performed AMRAP Squats.
During the chorus, PAX performed AMRAP Merkins
Upon completion, Toothless gave us a countdown from 30 to 1.
At this point, YHC explained the theme for today’s workout: ATLANTIS Morrissette. You see, when YHC was at the ripe, young age of 16, (seeing as today is 1/16) the #1 album on the rock charts was Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morrissette. It was a tour de force and a nice change of pace from what was on the radio those days. Therefore, in honor of the number 16, we counted off 1s and 2s and performed the ALANIS Workout (at Atlantis, mind you) as THANG 2.
1s sprint to and from the first light pole
2s perform the following and then flapjack upon 1s return:
50 x Alternating Shoulder Taps (1/2 per shoulder)
100 x Lieutenant Dans (1/2 per leg)
150 x Air Press (Overhead)
200 x merkiNs (Dealer’s Choice)
250 x Imperial Walkers
300 x Squats
Note: we had to modify some of the above, because YHC didn’t realize just how much effort a Lieutenant Dan actually requires…consider it a lesson learned!
Upon completion, countdown from 20 to 1 courtesy of Right Said, then we Moseyed to the Pizza Hut Gazebo for another song, using our same partners from the ALANIS Workout for THANG 3:
YHC played Alanis Morrissette’s song, “Thank You.”
During the verses, PAX performed AMRAP Dips
During the bridge, PAX performed AMRAP Squats
During the chorus, PAX performed AMRAP Pattycake Merkins with partners
Seeing as how we were running low on time, we Moseyed back to STARTEX for Mary:
16 x Flutter Kicks
10 x Alabama Prom Date
16 x LBCs
It’s always an honor to lead the HIM who post to the Atlantis location. I am truly humbled that others choose to be led by YHC, so thank you. The fact that we tied the Atlantis record for attendance (please correct me if I am factually incorrect, Crablegs) is even more humbling.
* Prayers for Pumpkin Spice (not to be confused with PSL) as he has been under the weather lately — we miss you, brother!
* Prayers for Crablegs and his M, as they are expecting a new Soft-shell Crab — Congratulations!
* Prayers for Covenant Eyes as he goes through a season of change in his life – keep your head up, brother!
* I may have missed someone else on this list (or misspoke about the above prayers in some way) — my apologies for any mistakes!
* BOLO for “Side Straddle Hops (allegedly an educational adventure),” led by The Brothers Sottek, in the near future. Stay tuned!
This is The Colonel, signing off!