Old man winter isn’t willing to release his hold on our area. But that didn’t keep four of the faithful from gathering in the gloom to start their week with a downpainment. Fellowship level was high as we gathered. But who was to lead was in question. Then came those familiar words, “Follow me.”

Run the soccer field loop
Side Straddle Hops x 25
Imperial Walkers x 20
Mountain Climbers x 20

Mosey of to the Tennis Courts
Sir Fazio Arm Circles x 10 x 10
Bear Crawl Suicides (forward and backwards)
People’s Chair x 30
Repeato from Suicides with a Crab Walk rather than Bear Crawl

Shuffle down to the playground for circuit training. Do it twice
Pull Ups x 7
Dips x 10
Step Ups x 10
Decline Swing Set Merkins x 10

Burpees x 10
Calf Raises x 20 (led by New Mexico)

Yog up to the parking area grass for Mary
LBCs x 30
Reverse LBCs x 20
Windshield Wipers x 20
Plank x 20


We were missing some of our regulars and hope the warmer weather (if this ice age ends) will bring out the fartsackers. Bear crawling backwards is not YHC’s spiritual gift. We still get a few lookie-loos wondering who those people running around in the park are. Shovel flags will become regular attenders. Key West drank the Kool-Aid and has signed up for the GoRuck.  During the warm up run the USMC Mud Run was mentioned, and the question was raised, “Why would you do that?”  I guess that could be asked of all our CSAUP activities.  Many of us silently ask the question as we turn our alarms off at some unreasonable hour, just so we can run across a frost covered field and do burpees while the rest of the world continues to slumber warmed by their quilts.  The answer varies with the man, but we all find something deep within that moves us, motivates us, and has us out in the gloom, in the mud, and wearing a rucksack.  Whatever our reason…it is enough.