Asked to substitute for Chong Li @ True Grit since he was prancing around with a rucksack or something, YHC was determined to bring the pain. If that meant a fitness pop quiz (the fitness test in reverse), then so be it.  Fourteen determined PAX, including one FNG (welcome Sphynx!) endured the Earth Day beatdown.

Warmup: Jog up the hill from the parking lot, backwards run across the hilltop, and reverse bear crawl down the hill.

The Thang: Split into two teams for the fitness test (in reverse). Run to the signpost at the other end of the field between each set.  Somehow in my results, 9 PAX ended up on team #1 and only 5 represented team #2.  So, in a way, we’re all winners here.  In another, more accurate way, team #1 were the winners.

  • Burpees X100
  • Groiners X100
  • Squat Jacks X100
  • Hindu Merkins X100
  • Dollies X200
  • Sister Mary Catherines X100 (Team #2 – Fiddler, Burro)
  • Shoulder Raises X100 (Team #1 – Ron Mexico, Orwell, Team #2 – Gnard Dogg)
  • Mountain Climbers X100 (Team #1 – Fault, Tongue & Groove, Gnobby, Zima, Team #2 – Tito, Sphynx)
  • Jump Squats X100 (Team #1 – Costco, ManRam)
  • Nipplers X100 (Team #1 – Katahdin)
  • Russian Hammers X100
  • Carolina Dry Docks X100
  • LBCs X200
  • Deep Squats X100
  • Merkins X100
  • Ski Abs X100
  • Calf Raises X150
  • Burpees X100

We cut the fitness pop quiz to :40 (from :45) to have enough time for COT. T-Claps to Sphynx for killing it his first time out.

COT: Urban Jungle is on the hunt for Qs this Spring/Summer. Reach out to Gnobby or Deliverance if you’re ready to man up.  Memorial Day Murph convergence on 26MAY. ManRam provided the history behind the Murph for the PAX. Fault closed us out with a collect for Earth Day in a great big ball o’ man…

Almighty God, in giving us dominion over things on earth, you made us fellow workers in your creation: Give us wisdom and reverence so to use the resources of nature, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.