At this point, 50 years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts are a little over halfway on their three-day journey across the 238,000-mile expanse between the Earth and the moon. We won’t go that far, but we will take a trek through the park.
A quick mosey to the flag pole for SSH, IW, and Windmills. Nothing fancy, just gettin’ warmed up.
We mosey down the hill and over the creek to the Dark Side of the Moon, a.k.a. the playground equipment by the basketball courts – there’s a new module landed, but its crater is marked off by caution tape.
We break into three groups for ease of rotation and start in on a mini-Murph; pull-ups on the equipment, merkins at the bridge, and squats on the path. The rotation is a bit clumsy because of the darkness, the caution tape, some piles of dirt/mulch, and a new 2′ pony-wall around the area. The target is 50/100/150. By the time we’re complete, we’re also down one man due to a twisted ankle.
Mosey up to the lion’s pavilion for some dips and step-ups on the benches, then back to the flag. After some Freddy Mercurys, Q tossed the proverbial ball around and The Men of The Rubicon stepped up leading us in V-Ups, Burpees, Bear Crawls, a sprint, and some coupon work including curls, rows, presses and skull-crushers.
We’re all hoping Waffles’ ankle is OK, and hope to see him back soon.
All PAX are asked to think of friends, co-workers, acquaintances in the Athens area, invite them to the new-to-be-formed F3 Athens: The Pound, and get them a link to the Interest Form.
Many men are to be thanked for making today’s VQ happen: from Ha-Ha EHing me for what seems like years, to him and Defcon2 naming me at my first post (Hoppy-Like), to all the welcome I got from the guys at 2018’s Murph, to all the support and encouragement at workouts since. I will get better at my timing, I promise.