How Do You Run 3 Miles in a Parking Lot? One Lap at a Time!

AO: The Norseman

When: 11/14/2019

QIC: Ha-ha

PAX (8): Crikey, Callahan, Nacho Libre, Legos, Beaker, Pumba, Mufasa, Ha-ha


How do you keep a bunch of guys warm in the cold gloom? Keep them moving and working. How do you run 3 miles in 45 minutes in a parking lot? One lap at a time! Oh, and keep them dancing with #TheGirlfriends!


0530 rolled around and 8 HIMs where ready to go. At 32 it is 12 degrees warmer than yesterday’s 20 degree workout. A disclaimer and we are on our way  to the big lot.

The playlist for the morning was The 90s. I needed to play some tunes the “younger crowd” would recognize. So I started us rolling with “All The Small Things” from Blink 182 as we:

  • SSH
  • Deep Squat Stretch
  • Weed Picker
  • Imperial Walker


The Thang:

Musical Dora

The musical version of Dora was on tap for the men this morning. The Girlfriends came out and we partnered up. Partner 1 performs the exercise for the song while partner 2 runs across the parking lot and back then the partners change roles. This continues until the song ends. New song, new exercise.

Song   Exercise
Gonna Make You Sweat 04:03 Kettlebell Swing
Intergalactic 03:51 Hammer Curls
Getting’ Jiggy Wit It 03:47 Squat jump w/ bag
I’m Too Sexy 02:51 Burpee Jump Over Bag
Semi-Charmed Life 04:28 Overhead Press
Are You Going My Way 03:31 Lunge w/ bag
Everybody 03:44 Overhead Press
Just A Girl 03:29 Skull Crusher
Basket Case 03:01 Rows
Be My Lover 04:00 Merkins (no bag)

After we finished we mosied back to the flag for Mary:

  • LBC
  • Box Cutter



Prayers for those sick and traveling.

Community Thanksgiving Service next Thursday night, 7:00 pm at Alpharetta First UMC. The local churches come together to give thanks as a community with a combined choir with members from all the churches. Crikey will be bringing the message.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

It was a strong group of men out in the yellow glow of the parking lot lights.

Missing Groupie. He was up in the dark last night doing yard work! I guess when the M speaks you better listen!

Peyton! Where you at?

Crikey is killing it for an RNG! Way to go!

Props to Nacho for making it out while he is recovering from a cold. Get better Nacho! He was still looking fast, though.

Callahan was back after after being MIA on Tuesday. Could it have been the cold rain? Nah! Callahan would not let something like cold water slow him down!

Legos was back and looking strong as was Pumba! These guys are machines and just keep pushing.

Mufasa was visiting us in the gloom. Always good to see the Big Cat up from the southern reaches of The Alpha. And Beaker was there as well which made for some interesting friendly competition between two of Alpha’s strongest and fastest.

This was the best part of our day!

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