Back to the Center Each Time – Backblast

Backblast – Red White and Boom – July 16, 2018

Back to the Center Each Time

Checkbook’s plea for political moderation, or perhaps simply a break from all the planking.  Be careful what you wish for…

The Pax:  Epstein, ShearConn, Spicoli, Kay, Dr. Evil, Sludge, Mulligan, Fortran, Deliverance, Checkbook, Red Hot, Thin Mint, Flounder, Pacer, Crawdaddy, Gilmore, Cube, Crankbait, FloRida (QIC)

19 well-hydrated pax won the first battle of the week by posting to The Gloom in relative humidity perfect for a Florida expat.  With no FNG’s present, YHC skipped the mission/disclaimer, picked up a coupon and launched immediately into a ROLLING WARMAMA:

Mosey to cul-de-sac for Side Straddle Hops – 20 IC
Mosey to lower end of the bus lot for Cotton Pickers – 20 IC
Mosey to upper end of the bus lot for Mountain Climbers – 20 IC
Mosey to the car-rider lot for Abe Vigodas – 15 IC

Positioning the Pax perfectly for THE THANG

Friday’s thoroughly effective beatdown, brought to the Pax by Blue Hen, with authorship credit to Dr. Evil, was lacking, as Checkbook pointed out (repeatedly), in only one aspect:  Not enough trips from the outer circle of exercises to the inner circle of plank misery.  Today’s workout sought to remedy the shortcoming with a hub-and-spoke format bringing each pax back to the center of the AO after each perimeter station, as follows:

Station 1 – Inverted rows on the sidewalk railing x20.  Tougher than it sounds; YHC agrees with Deliverance.

Station 2 – Monkey Humpers x 20 IC.  ShearConn noted that the risk of fatigue and failure sneaks up as the humping accumulates.

Station 3 – Peter Parker Derkins on the benches x 20.

Station 4 – Flutter Kicks x 20 IC.  Nice work by Sludge, Dr. Evil and Crawdaddy to move and count as a group through this and all stations.

Station 5 – Thighmasters x 20 each leg.

Station 6 – Coupon Curls, using The Big Unit, x 20.   Apologies to both Flounder and Red Hot for the nearsighted case of mistaken identity.

After each station, mosey to the center of the lot for 1 Burpee.

Rinse and repeat.  Second lap = 2 Burpees for each trip to the center.  Third lap = 3 Burpees, etc.

Thanks to Pacer for activating his mobile entertainment system, an effective retort to Dr. Evil’s smug reminders that he brought music last time.

YHC completed three laps within the allotted time.  T-claps to the more vigorous Pax who were well into lap 4 when time was called.

Gathering the cones and coupons, the Pax retraced its steps back home with a ROLLING SIX MINUTES OF MARY:

Mosey to upper end of bus lot for Box Cutters – 20 IC.  Thanks to Gilmore for a call to spread the coupon-carrying.

Mosey to lower-end of bus lot for Homer and Marge (but no Mr. Burns) and American Hammers x 20 IC

COT:     Thanks to all who posted to Wayne and Ruby’s  back yard on Sunday for topiary practice.  According to Fortran, who helped lead the Main Street UMC youth group through the second shift on site, a strong turnout really touched the family.

Crawdaddy expressed concern about an excess of demand for the KVegas Pax’s limited supply of landscaping goodwill, should the word get out.   Economics whiz-kid Spicoli immediately returned us to equilibrium with his 70th anniversary eligibility rule.

Blessings, praises and thanksgiving for Mulligan’s niece, Alexis Grace, who, with her family is completing a cancer-free victory lap around the eastern US.

Kernersville F3 Tshirt order is still open for a few more days.  Minimum order of 12 has been met.  Thanks to Kay for coordinating.

Weekend lake retreat is scheduled for sometime this summer.  Maybe June? Maybe August? Expect the Q-sheet to reflect the correct and final dates at some point in the near future.  Once again, thanks to Kay for un-coordinating.

ShearConn led us out.


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