15 PAX (13 to start and 2 late-comers) shook off the cold temps on this Veteran’s Day, the first sub-freezing day of the season.  Today was also the last day of Carpex Respect Week, as week full of respect-age Qs, so I was honored to bring some of that to our brothers in Raleigh.  As always, my goal was to make the workout Whiplash-worthy, but also to keep us moving on this chilly morning.  Here’s what we did:

Warm Up

Jog to side parking  lot and circle up for:

  • 20 SSH, IC
  • 20 MC, IC
  • 20 Merkins
  • 15 IW, IC
  • 10 Hillbillies, IC

Thang 1

Jog down to maintenance area for a set of 7s on the hill. Burpees at the top, jump squats at the bottom.  Short plank-o-rama after everyone is done.

Thang 2

Small group (3 or 4) Indian run to the wall near the bottom of the grass hill for a set of over-the-wall 7s.  Wide grip merkins on one side, WWIIs on the other

Thang 3

Continue Indian run through trail to bottom of hill leading to 440 bridge.

  • Backwards run to sign
  • 10 spider man merkins
  • Regular run to top
  • 10 pull-ups
  • Run back to bottom
  • 10 jump squats
  • Repeato 2x, increasing exercise by 5 each time

Thang 4

Start heading back toward parking lot.  Stop part way back for 20 plank jacks. AYG to drinking fountain. Then jog to ellipse to catch sun rise. #bestsiteinraleigh


  • 25 FM, IC
  • 10 Shakiras on each side


  • F3 Raleigh Christmas Party – 12/18, 6pm, Little City Brewing – All regions welcome
  • Gathering and My Boy Blue’s Band (Jump Mountain) benefit show – 11/12, 2pm, Lynnwood Brewing
  • A handful of prayers/praises that I can’t completely remember unfortunately

YHC took us out.  An honor to lead an impressive group of men this morning.