Weather: Absolutely delightful
Pax: Bing, Papa Smurf, Nightshift, Coop, Clutch, Trump, Spurrier, Oyster, Puck, Slater, Diesel
Another gloom approached and Trump and YHC decided to clown car down to the Ringling bridge today as I was expecting an FNG. My FNG didn’t post, but a couple of downrange pax and an FNG made for a solid 11 pax. Disclaimer, core principles and mission statement were shared, and off we headed for the base of the bridge. Unlike my last Q, this time I did have a number of exercises planned and not just hill repeats..but trust me, those were included.
- 20 SSH IC
- 10 Windmills IC
- 20 Merkins – single count
- 10 Freddie Mercury IC
It was time to bring out the Thang. Inspired by my buddy Fishsticks in F3 the Fort, it was time to do a board of pain, adding the next exercise each time. The run portion included running up the bridge, counting 6 lamp posts and returning. All told, we traversed just over 2 miles with the mosey and lamp posts.
Exercises and quantities were prescribed as follows:
- 15 Merkins
- 15 Flutters
- 15 SSH
- 15 Squats
- 10 Burpees
- 15 Mountain Climbers
- 15 Carolina Dry Docks
- 15 Plank Punches
- 50 LBCs
The pax pushed one another hard, and t-claps to Coop for helping carry along the FNG through-out the entire beatdown.
After a short mosey back to the statue, and then another short mosey to pick up the 6, it was right at 6am and our work was done. The 6-mosey proved to be a bit longer as Puck quickly learned that a few months of inactivity, traversing the country in a modified short school bus doesn’t make for good fitness. If I heard it correctly, Papa Smurf was suggesting he ate too many TastyKakes…or was that a movie he was taking about, something about TastyKake 12? I digress, as Papa usually brings the best out in all of us.
- Q needed at DTSP if you are available Saturday
- 9/9 for Ronald McDonald House
- Trump’s Mom
- Lancelot (Praise for a better diagnosis but prayers for his surgery)
- Traveling Pax
- Injured Pax
- First Responders
- Prayers for growth of the Suncoast into Tampa, Clearwater and Cape Coral
It is always great to welcome downrange Pax, and even better when a downrange pax brings a local FNG. Welcome Spurrier. And trust me, you got off easy with the nickname!!
Honored and humbled by this great group of men.