Where to begin…Oh yes:

0500: YHC was “dropping off some friends” this morning and decided to pull up the Google Sheets app to find out who was Qing. Franklin..OK should be a good workout and will be good to see Franklin.
0544, the boys are antsy and…where’s Franklin?
0545: maybe that car turning onto Waldo St is the Copperleaf contingent? No, just some postal dude who can’t park.
0545:30: Let’s roll. Ma Bell will take care of this

Follow me over to the perfect warm-up spot ever in front of Fidelity Bank and circle up for:

Good Mornings x 12 IC. Apparently, these were too boring for McCants. OK, big boy. I hear ya
Merkins x 10 IC
Plank Jacks x 15 IC
Prisoner Squats x 10 IC

The Thang

Jog down Chatham to Harrison and take a left. Wait, what’s this rip rap doing here? It’s almost like YHC knew they were there. Grab a rock. Are we traveling? Come on bruh, you know Ma Bell don’t travel with no rock. So get a substantial one and circle up in the adjacent parking lot

Rock Curls x 10 IC
O/H Rock Press x 10 IC
Put your rock down and bear crawl over to cones strategically placed in the middle of the parking lot, around the cones and back to your rock. Someone must have known we were coming. Maybe it was Franklin

Rock Tricep Extentions x 10 IC
Rock Row x 10 IC
Drop your rock and crab walk around the cones and back. Forward, backward, YHC don’t care. Hey, I’m making this up as we go.

8-count Rock Your Body x 10 IC
Around the World x 10 OYO
Alternating-Hand Rock Merkins x 10 IC. Whole lotta groanin going on here.

Put your rocks back and jog up Harrison to the train station to the back corner of the parking lot. Hey, there’s more rocks. Not this time. Count off into 1s and 2s.

1s: sprint to the flagpole, do 10 Merkins, and sprint back
Hey look, Largemouth finished first. First time that’s happened…said no one ever.

1s: sprint to flagpole, do 10 Star Jumps, sprint back
2s: Dying Cockroaches AMRAP

1s: sprint to flagpole, do 10 Sumo Squats, sprint back
2s: Crab Cakes AMRAP

1s: sprint to flagpole, do 10 burpees, sprint back
2s: scuba buddhas AMRAP

AYG to the flagpole, then find some rail

  • 5 x Australian Pull-ups x 5 IC
  • Irkins x 10 IC
  • To wall for 15 Dips x 15 IC

Repeato full set, then

Derkins x 10 IC for extra pleasure.
YHC detected some groaning about not enough leg work. Duly noted.

Follow me around the train station, high five with the bronze conductor, out the other side to Academy, and up to the bronze little people. Thought we might find Burt here, but alas it was not to be.

1s: Crawl Bear up the brick path to the door, jog back
2s: Did something AMRAP, can’t remember what

OK, let’s work those legs

  • LOW Squat Hold for 15 count
  • Low pulsing squats x 15 IC
  • Monkey Humpers x 15 IC

Yeah, ouch.

Indian run back to Bank circle. Grab a box and let’s work the legs some more

  • Alternating L/R Step-Ups x 20 IC
  • Box Jumps x 10 OYO
  • One-legged Squats x 10 IC (each leg). Thanks for the suggestion, Shutty!

Circle up for Mary. We did this stuff, but not necessarily in this order

  • Low Slow Flutters x 10 IC
  • Box Cutters x 15 IC
  • Hello Dolly x 15 IC
  • Standard Merkins x 10 IC
  • Plank-o-rama

Jog back to Church. The run up Waldo was not exactly a Billy Run but was fast-paced.

Count-a-rama: 12
Name-a-rama: 2 Respects, 10 Mehs, 0 Hates
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Prayer Requests: Grease Monkey’s M, Disco Duck and his family for the passing of his Father, Merle Haggard’s family and fans
BOM: Ma Bell took us out


  • YHC texted Franklin afterward “Nice Q this morning, bro.” He responded that not only did he completely eschew his responsibilities as Q for B.O., but actually posted at a different AO.
  • To quote Gomer Pyle “Shame, shame, shame”
  • I kinda like this make it up as you go thing. Calli must be rubbing off on me.
  • Why is Calli rubbing off on me? Get it off me!
  • Boys got swole arms this morning. Ms will love you long time. You’re welcome.
  • Thanks for being good sports and following; I enjoyed leading.