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Best Asphalt in Weddington

(Not pictured: Swimmers)

Quotes from the Gloom:

  • “Hey, anyone seen Elmers?” – Fuse Box
  • “You mean that guy standing right next to you?” – Dunkin

Yes, we all brought our A game this morning to Watchtower…

The Thang

  • Mosey over to another parking lot next to some wall for our initial warmup…
  • Warmup
    • Prime the Pump (Fairly rapid calf raises while steadying self against a wall or piece of playground equipment.) x30 IC
    • Now that the calf muscles are warmed up, we did a standing upper body warm up…
    • Arm Circles-forward x15 IC
    • Arm Circles-backward x15 IC
    • Seal Claps x15 IC
    • Overhead Seal Claps x15 IC
    • Air Presses x15 IC
    • (Arms up the whole time, if possible.)
  • Run from warm up parking lot to nicely paved parking lot around the back side of the school.
    • Stop at each street light (functioning or not) and do 10 squats
    • There were seven or eight street lights.
  • Circle up for some Plank-o-Rama to get our hands used to the sharp protrusions in the parking lot.
    • High Plank
    • Elbow Plank
    • Side Plank – Left
    • High Plank
    • Side Plank – Right
    • Mountain Climbers
  • Apple Turnover
    • Here is where we really got to feel our tax dollars at work.
    • Bear Crawl from curb to end of parking spot.
    • Flip over to Crab Walk until next parking spot lines.
    • Flip back over to Bear Crawl, Crab Walk, etc.
    • All the way to the curb on the other side of the parking lot. (East/West route; i.e., the “shorter” side of the parking lot.)
  • Turnover Apple
    • In order to get back to the original starting point, we did the same thing, just backwards.
    • Crawl Bear from curb to end of parking spot.
    • Flip over to Walk Crab until next parking spot lines.
    • Flip back over to Crawl Bear, Walk Crab, etc.
  • With our hands sufficiently shredded (yes, that hurt even with gloves on), we headed over to the “softer” side of the parking lot for an…
  • Ab Web(b?)
    • Big Boys x1 / American Hammers x4 IC
    • Big Boys x2 / American Hammers x8 IC
    • …we worked our way up to Big Boys x5 / American Hammers x20 IC
  • Then we headed back over to the rougher side of the parking lot for some…
  • Sprints!
    • Sprint down and back
    • Wait for the six, 10 count, then…
    • Sprint down and back again.
    • I think we did this six times in order to get seriously gassed (but at least it wasn’t Bear Crawls again). (East/West route; i.e., the “shorter” side of the parking lot.)
  • Then it was time for some Coupon Work. Head over to the rock buffet on the North side of the parking lot and grab rock of choice.
    • Curls x30 OYO
    • Squats x25 OYO
    • Tricep Extensions x15 OYO (this really triggered Fuse Box that we skipped from 25 to 15 in the rep counting)
    • Thrusters x20 OYO
    • Set down rock and run down and back.
    • Rifle Carry rock back to original rock pile and say goodbye to rock.
  • Mosey back to the front side of the school next to flag pole (apparently much more sturdy than the benches).
    • Step ups x20 each leg (or x40 total) – Note to self: One side of the flag pole concrete wall is definitely higher than the other.
    • Dips x20
  • Run one lap around the island.
  • Wait for the six and then mosey back to CoT.
  • Just enough time for a Jack Webb.
    • Merkin x1 / Air Press x4
    • Up to Merkin x5 / Air Press x20

Moleskine (i.e., Spreadsheets from the Gloom)

Great group this morning as the weather continues to drop (about 44 degrees at launch time). Sledge-O-Matic worked harder than anyone doing MASHIIT the whole time while we were crawling around parking lots, Swimmers came late and left early (but crushed it in between), Fuse Box was triggered by inconsistent counting patterns, and Zinfandel started a campaign to raise additional funds for the paving of school parking lots around Union County. Thanks to Ricky Bobby for inviting me to Q!


  • October Food Drive
    • Bring canned vegetables, beans, legumes for Second Harvest Food Bank. Deadline is 10/24! Talk to Ghosted for more info.
  • Blood Drive – 10/29/21
    • In Matthews. SOB/Area 51 are organizing.
  • Clothes Giveaway – 10/30/21
    • For Christ’s Closet.
  • Great Wolf Lodge – February 2022
    • Family friendly. Talk to Paper Jam for more info.
  • Anna’s breast cancer fund.
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