A few weeks ago, our brothers at True Grit issued a challenge to the Raleigh PAX: Q five workouts by the end of the year. I ignored the initial call as my posting had become erratic and I was struggling. A couple of weeks later I was going to post True Grit, but I was running late and posted the Forge instead. Katahdin was Q, in part due to the True Grit challenge. Inspired (and nudged by Drysdale), I signed up to Q the Forge as my first Q for the challenge.

Warm Up:
-Mosey from parking lot around the carousel to the event lawn
-20 Side Straddle Hops
-10 Good Mornings
-20 Imperial Walkers
-10 Sir Fazio Arm Circles forward
-10 Sir Fazio Arm Circles reverse
-World’s Greatest Stretch + Pigeon Pose (left side then right side) with pigeon pose included

The Thang:
-Mosey around the lake, stopping at the steps for a quick Rack’em Stack’em. Quick feet x10, Derkins x10, QF x15, Derkins x15, QF x10 Derkins x10
-Mosey back to event lawn and circle up for one Ring of Fire.
-Mosey to shelter by the carousel for bench work. Find it occupied. Mosey up stairs to second shelter, find it occupied. Mosey up to third shelter at the top of the hill, find it occupied as well.
-Call audible, move over to back parking lot for Pendulum. Top of parking lot: WW1s, Bottom of parking lot: Imperial Squat Walkers. Each group does three sets of each.
-Move to main parking lot for Sevens. Merkins at the top, Dying Cockroaches at the bottom.

-Out of time, just Have a Nice Day.

19-20ish PAX (people had to leave before COT, missing a couple from the PAX count).
Q School on 11/23 at 8:30AM at Carroll Middle School after The Crucible.
La Croix took us out.

Naked Moleskin:
T-claps to True Grit, Katahdin, and Drysdale for the push/nudge needed to step up. I hadn’t Q’d in over three months and was struggling to even post! T-claps to the Forge for standing strong at 5:45AM each Tuesday. When I was late to TG two weeks ago, I knew the Forge would be there. T-claps to today’s PAX for the opportunity to lead!