41 HIM shook off 2019 with a rousing start to 2020 that took them through the last decade.
QIC: Princess Aurora
PAX: Bagger Vance, Black Widow, Big Pharma, Boyband, Braddock, Cathy, Clickbait, CCR, D’Mish, Deep Dish, Delorean, Dookey, Drago, Dupree, Floppy Disk, Foxtrot-Talks-A-Lot, Grisham, Hans and Franz (Lex KY), Kingpin, Lump, Maytag, Mile High, Moneyshot, Moonpie (RVA), NSYNC (FNG), Ochocinco, OT, Pancreas, Porcelain, Pre-K, Red Skull, Shoota, Spicoli, T-Cell, Tiny Dancer, Tuna, Umbrella, Vegemite, Venus, Yard Sale
A brief disclaimer, wishes of Happy New Year, and it was off to the track and football field for the COP:
- SSH x 20
- LBAC x 20
- Overhead Claps x 20
- Hop Kicks x 20
- Half-Groiners x 10
Line up along the 20, backpedal to the opposite 20, and run back. Repeat whilst YHC sets up the cue cards for today’s “in 10’s” escalating grinder, a reflection on the last decade.
From the 20, PAX run to the opposite 20 and perform 10 reps of prescribed exercise. Run back and perform 10 more + 11 of the next exercise. Run back to the other and perform the 10 + 11 + 12. Continue to build upon the “year” before, ending with 20 reps of the last exercise. Exercises were as follows.
- 2010: Merkins
- 2011: Alabama Prom Dates
- 2012: Plank Jacks
- 2013: Iron Mikes #crowdpleaser
- 2014: Flutter Kicks
- 2015: Mountain Climbers
- 2016: Squats
- 2017: SSH
- 2018: Hillbillies
- 2019: Big Boy Sit-Ups
- 2020: Prison Cell Merkin Burpees #biggercrowdpleaser
Stallions who finished early were instructed to continue performing the escalator but dropping the first exercise. I don’t believe we had anybody who got to drop 2011 before our six finished.
All in, and it was over to the starting line for a “quick” mile time trial to set a personal standard for the year. So what if it’s a low baseline influenced by heavy fatigue? Positive psychology! Makes me wonder what Mile High (5:15) would’ve thrown down when fresh.
Mosey back to the parking lot and circle up for various exercises to wait for six.
‘Twas a wonderful turnout with Franklin bringing a crew, a pair from Spring Hill (following a half-Murph, mind you), and even a couple from Lexington, KY and Richmond, VA joining the fray. The workout was not without a couple of hiccups (delayed start to the playlist, phone dying before the stopwatch could be utilized for the time trial, a giant soccer goal in the middle of the field), but spirits were high, and the mumblechatter was entertaining and plentiful without being excessive. Granted, I wasn’t on Foxtrot’s side of the field, so I could be wrong there.
Just one announcement today: