Today was my fifth and final Q for the True Grit Challenge Q. I hadn’t posted here in a couple of months, so I stopped by yesterday for some reconnaissance work. The rain really started to come down as I left, and it looked like my luck had finally run out for good weather Qs. It turns out the ground was wet this morning, but the weather was great.

Warm Up:
-Mosey around parking lot, circle up
-Side Straddle Hops x20 In Cadence (IC)
-Good Mornings x10 IC
-Imperial Walkers x20 IC
-Sir Fazio Arm Circles forward x10 IC
-Sir Fazio Arm Circles reverse x10 IC
-World’s Greatest Stretch w/ Pigeon Pose variation

Main Event:
-Mosey up stairs to shelter for 10-15-10 pyramid of Left-Right Step Ups, Ircans, Dips, Dercans, LBCs.
-Mosey to back parking lot for 7-11s (standard 11s with 7 reps of a third exercise each pass through the middle). Exercises were hand release Mercans and Squats with LBCs in the middle.
-Mosey to tennis court for a quick round of partner suicides. Partner 1 People Chair while partner 2 run suicides from sideline to between to the two courts and back, and then from sideline to far sideline of second court and back. Flapjack. Repeato with Balls To The Wall.
-Mosey back to back parking lot for BLIMPS: Burpees x5 OYO, (alternating) Lunges x10 IC, Imperial Walkers x15 IC, Mercans x20 (on my down), Plank Jacks x25 IC , Squats x30 (on my down).
-Mosey back to main lot for Mary.

PAX-led Mary. YHC started with Homer-to-Marge x10 IC, next PAX (Marley) led Freddie Mercurys x10 IC, next PAX (King David) led WW1/2s x10 IC, next PAX (Butterfly) led Box Cutters x10 IC. Out of time. Ended with Have a Nice Day.

4 PAX. Please be mindful of those struggling during the holidays, including yourself. New challenge for 2020: Q 20 different workouts in 2020! Prayers for Marley’s friend’s family.
YHC took us out.

Naked Moleskin:
While trying to come up with some witty title for this backblast, I learned that “Zero Hour!” is a 1957 movie that served as the inspiration for the parody “Airplane!” If you already knew this, pat yourself on the back.

I highly encourage everyone to Q. The more you Q, the better you get, and the responsibility is a great antidote to the fartsack. If you are worried about getting lapped by the faster PAX, guess what happened today? You’ll survive and be better for it.

Thank you to the gentlemen at True Grit who issued the challenge. I’ve really enjoyed it and look forward to the next Q challenge.


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