What goes around, comes around

AO: The Hooch

When: 11/15/2021

QIC: Popper

PAX (9): Angus, BallBoy, Dinghy, McCracken, Meatball, Popper, Saint2O, Sunshine, Valley Girl


YHC goes back to his ancestral homeland of Chicago next weekend for some family fun, before coming back around for the Thanksgiving Hot n Special 5k. The homecoming combined with the frigid, Chicago-like temperatures in the Alpha made a Chicago-themed playlist a perfect accompaniment for the beatdown. Two pre-runners broke a sweat before the PAX gathered, the PAX welcomed Valley Girl from Alpha North on tour at the Hooch for the Shuffle, YHC gave the disclaimer, and we embarked.


Mosey lap with high knees, butt-kickers, and side shuffle.

Circle up on the side of the Indian restaurant for SSH, Weed Picker, Windmill, and Arm Circles.

The Thang:

YHC replayed a favorite format. Q plays a playlist. Partner up. During each song, Partner A does exercise A with a set number of Reps, while Partner B does exercise B AMRAP. Switch places when the rep count is reached, and continuously rinse and repeat until the song is over. When a new song comes, the PAX are given a new pair of exercises A and B.

In the “what goes around, comes around” theme, this weinke featured delightfully challenging Head-Tap Merkins debuted over the summer at Bushwood by Angus, and a killer combo of Mike Tysons and Bear Crawls debuted recently at The Tracks by Meatball. Moral: watch what you Q, because it may just come back around to revisit you.

The program:

Rep Count AMRAP
Song Artist Minutes Seconds A B
She Caught the Katy The Blues Brothers 4 9 Warmup
Sweet Home Chicago Eric Clapton 5 15 5 Burpees SSH
When the Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin 7 8 10 Bonnie Blair (Alpha) BTTW
Saturday in the Park Chicago 3 55 20 head-tap merkins American Hammers
Homecoming Kanye West, Chris Martin 3 23 20 L/R hops (Alpha) V-Ups
Bear Down Chicago Bears Jerry Downs, CSO 1 28 5 Bobby Hurleys Wall sit
Born in Chicago Paul Butterfield Blues Band 3 8 5 Mike Tysons Bear crawl out 4 steps
Crawl bear back 4 steps
25 or 6 to 4 Chicago 4 49 10 hand-clap merkins Freddie Mercury
Chicago Frank Sinatra 2 13 10 star jumps LBCs
Chicago Bound Canned Heat 3 27 Mary back at the flag
Go Cubs Go Steve Goodman 2 51


Announcements: Hot n Special 5k at Bushwood AO, Thanksgiving morning 11/25 @ 6:30am, M’s and 2.0’s welcome. It’s an out-and-back, so it will be easy to modify with an early U-turn to shave down the 3.1 mile length if needed.

Praises for returning travelers, and prayers for soon-to-depart travelers. Prayers for PAX unable to post this morning.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

YHC had not Q’ed a non-IronPAX BD at his home AO of The Hooch in a while. Always a pleasure to Q where the former Sad Clown was first awakened (to a post-BD puke) and then gradually transformed into the HIM you see today. Glad to lead fellow HIMs in the gloom.

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