Upon arrival promptly at 5:13, Ripken was asked what his Q would be. Wiping the surprised look off his face, he decided to pull a rabbit from his hinder quadrant rather than disappoint…at least not disappoint more than usual since Jimmy Dean rolled out of the fartsack just for this special occasion.
Bing, Mr. Clean, Condenser, Pincher and Brutus headed off to the masbutory land of rucking where heavy breathing and holding your sacks is done hand in hand. Brutus even found it necessary to hold Ripken’s sack. To which Ripken was both shocked and pleased at the same time.
In the real beatdown, Ripken extended the mozy just long enough to hash a plan. Since is was 2/10, it was decided that we’d have two groups doing a series of 10 exercises…with random variations, while the other group “rested” and waited their turn. Prior to all this fun, we did a Jacks series ended by a 100 count Grady Corn to achieve boulder-shoulders like Sir Wallace. Wimpers were heard coming from all directions.
Set One: 10 Merkins, 10 Big Boys, 20 Mountain Climbers, “rest” group had to plank. Ran a loop after. Lancelot found this to be a good time to plank in a “dead man” position with arms akimbo.
Set Two: 10 Touch the Floor, 10 Scissor-jump squats, 20 LBCs, “rest” group had to do a table. Ran a loop after. Trump laid down a fast lap with less-than-perfect form. Constipation may have been a contributing factor.
Set Three: 20 High Knees, 10 Reverse Plank Jacks (these suck), and 10 Carolina Dry Docks, “rest” group held a squat. Side shuffle down and back. Airwolf and Goob were still powering through. Pudge was clarifying the danger of certain high risk exercises, probably so he could justify his modification of said exercises, but that’s just a guess.
Set Four existed, but was not remembered due to Ripken’s old age. Sniper said that happened to him once too, but he couldn’t remember when.
Lastly, we did a few isometric ab exercises to make our love handles cry. About this time, the Ruckers returned with a smile and a cigarette. Pincher had bedhead for some reason. Condenser was sworn to secrecy for his involvement.
COT was short and sweet. Prayers for our Nantan’s foot, Jimmy Dean’s friends, and kudos to Brutus and Crabcakes for leading the new Bible study. Praises for all the blessings we have. We have a 5K every month so get into a race or two. More details to come on the dinner for the hospital we are sponsoring…date early March.
Always an honor to be your Q, even when ill-prepared. Ripken out.