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“A Nut For A Jar Of Tuna”

3 Pax made a reservation at Clyent Dinner tonight and enjoyed a 75 degree Palindrome feast! Today, 9/19/19 was the last palindrome day of 2019. For all you intellectually gifted pax out there, you already know what a palindrome is. For the rest of us, a palindrome is a phrase or series of numbers that are the same forward and backward. So it was only appropriate that we did a palindrome themed workout tonight.

Warm up

SSH, Imperial walkers, mountain climbers, and merkins, all in cadence. Then a nice calf stretch for us old guys.

The thang

We all grabbed a half-sized coupon and ran with it toward the shed. We stopped at each light and alternated between 10 merkins at the first light (one hand on the coupon), and then 10 speed skaters at the next one. Running with cinder blocks is a lot of fun.

At the shed we did a Cuthbertson 150 routine. Two pax ran up a ways and back while the other did squats with the coupon, then switched until we got to 150 squats total. Then we did the same with overhead presses, curls, reverse crunches, and then best for last, donkey kicks! I felt like crap after that and had a hard time running from there up to the new wooden benches.

At the benches we did 3 sets of 20 dips and then 20 step ups onto the benches. I had to add in this routine to take up some more time before we headed back.

We ran back down to get our coupons and then reversed the run back to the parking lot. The word palindrome comes from the Greek phrase “running backwards”, so we ran with our coupons backwards all the way to the parking lot, stopping at each light and alternating between the 10 block merkins and 10 speed skaters. Running backwards sucks!

Back at the parking lot we finished up just like we started with SSH, Imperial walkers, Mountain climbers, Merkins, and a nice calf stretch.

I was glad I went with the halfling coupons, the big ones would have killed us and we need to be healthy for Saturdays IPC!

T-claps to Frack who has a broken finger but still did all the exercises, no complaints. T-claps to Legalzoom who is just a machine and hard to keep up with. T-claps to all you F3 Waxhaw pax for pushing me to keep going and to keep trying. You guys are great examples and I’m really impressed as I see all the good things that are happening in the community. I’m proud to be a part of it.

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