Diamonds and Pearls with Mike Tyson and LL Cool J

AO: Starting Line

When: 02/09/2022

QIC: Valley Girl

PAX (6): Janeway, Script Kiddie, Sirmixalot, Suarez, Valley Girl, who


I love to get up to Starting Line and Firehouse to see the great PAX that regularly post there. This is the first of several times this year I will Q for Starting Line and I’m looking forward to it!


After a pre run with Script Kiddie and Janeway, we moseyed to the park entrance for some WMH, weedpickers, good mornings, sun gods and Michael Phelps.

The Thang:

Thang 1: A bit of a warm up extension…starting at the park entrance, we ran backwards around the park, stopping at the crosswalks for 3 LL Cool J’s. I think there were 6 crosswalks?

Thang 2: Went to the inner loop around the park ampitheater and designated 4 stations around the loop for a 7 of diamonds.  Kind of a circular, oblong sort of diamond, but a diamond none the less.
4 Rounds
7 Merkins
7 Merk, 14 SSH
7 Merk, 14 SSH, 21 Mtn Climbers-AC
7 Merk, 14 SSH, 21 Mtn Climbers-AC, 28 flutter kicks-AC

Thang 2: Mosey’d back to the parking lot for a 1:4 session with squats and lunges.  With help from Suarez to keep us in cadence, we got to 7 squats and 28 lunges before I cut it off so we could get some Mike Tyson’s and some Mary in.
2 sets of 10 Mike Tyson’s in cadence
10 BBSU, 10 reverse LBC, 10 LBC,  Dolly’s until time ran out


Prayers out to Script Kiddie and Janeway who are both dealing with the onset of dementia with their father’s.  A horrible situation for a child to watch their parent go through. Good health continued out to Sirmixalot as he continues to get over covid, he kicked butt this morning!

I shared my hillseeker experience, and how I was so incredibly sore on Saturday night and was strongly considering not finishing.  I showed up Sunday thinking about my team mates and it turned out to be the right decision and my soreness loosened up and it was just another F3 experience that strengthened the “no excuse” mentality when excuses are plentiful.

@Who shared the strength of no excuses and that positive cognitive pathway, every fart sack allows for more excuses in the future!

Naked-Man Moleskin:

After hillseeker my legs were still sore 4 days later. Felt great to get out and pre run and lead 5 great PAX through a full body workout.

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