Hearts (and quads, and glutes) On Fire for Miss Bonnie Blair!

AO: The Rubicon

When: 02/14/2019

QIC: Lowes

PAX (12): Mayhem, Bo Knows, Pinky, Pellets, Stiffler, Lumbergh, Special K, Cookie, Miller Time, Devito, Trebek, Lowes


You could tell that love was in the air this morning at the Rube and that all the PAX were eager to get it on…errrr…get on with it so we started promptly at 5:30am with a quick disclaimer including a reminder that YHC is a professional accountant, not a professional trainer!


SSH x 15

Copperhead Squat x 15

Weed Pickers x 15

Plank Jacks x 15

Then a quick mosey over to the Field of Dreams.

The Thang:

I thought its been quite a while since we had a traditional Deck of Death beatdown at the Rubicon so in the spirit of the holiday, I dubbed it the “Deck of Love”. This mornings deck of Love consisted of:

Clubs = SSH

Diamonds = Diamond Merkins (or any variation on Merkins the PAX chose)

Spades = Big Boy Situps

Hearts = the Queen of all of our hearts, everyone’s favorite Miss Bonnie Blair

Jokers = Wild (PAX choice of 12) – we had 12 Burpees and 12 Wide Arm Merkins

Going around the circle each PAX would take turns pulling the top card. The suit determined the exercise and the number on the card determined the count, with a lap around the FOD each time we went around the circle of PAX.

I must admit I did stack the first three cards in the deck to be hearts to make the PAX think that it was a deck of ONLY hearts. However, it doesn’t seem like that was really necessary since the deck apparently wasn’t shuffled as well as I thought it was. The first half of the deck was extremely Bonny Blair heavy and the back half of the deck was extremely Big Boy Situps heavy. Nevertheless, the PAX this morning were strong and we blew through the deck really quickly with about 15 minutes remaining.

Next up, we all obtained a coupon that was appropriate for curling and returned to the FOD for a little partner pyramid featuring curls with coupon and partner shrugs.

The PAX found a partner, then lined up somewhere between the 2nd base line and the warning track.  All started with 10 curls with coupon, then ran to the warning track for 20 partner shrugs (partner one assumes the plank position while partner two grabs partner one by the ankles – or knees if you are Cookie and Miller Time – and used the weight of your partner for shoulder shrugs, then flapjack and repeat).

Noticing the resulting silhouettes of the partner shrugs, the mumble chatter quickly became R rated to the point where it was a good thing that none of our younger PAX were present as it would have been too much for their innocent ears to handle!

The pyramid consisted of:

10 curls, 20 partner shrugs, 30 curls, 40 partner shrugs, 50 curls, 40 partner shrugs and 30 curls.

With about 5 minutes remaining, we didn’t have time to finish the pyramid and still have time for some good ‘ole Mary so it was back to the flag for Flutterkicks and V-Ups to finish strong.

Great work and a lot of laughs this morning at the Rubicon!


-Prayers for safe travels for PAX and family traveling overseas (Devito’s M and Pitstop/Waffles)

-Devito has the Q at Widowmaker this Saturday and has something special planned for each of us there. Also, new 6:30am start option for Twisted Surprise, in addition to the normal 6am TS start.

-I still have 3 reflective PT belts. See me if interested. $3.50 paypal or venmo to Ha-Ha.

-T-Claps to Pinky for posting consistently since his first post. AWESOME!

-Stay for Truth Nugget Thursday brought to you by Pellets with coffee and sugary things brought to you by Cookie.

-Finished the COT out with a quote by John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Movement which led to the creation of the Methodist denomination:

Do all the good you can.

By all the means you can.

In all the ways you can.

In all the places you can.

At all the times you can.

To all the people you can.

As long as ever you can.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

It was a pleasure as always to lead this great group of men! Truly look forward to each morning I get to start my day with you guys.

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