Ride the lightning

AO: Badapple

When: 05/04/2022

QIC: Sprocket

PAX (5): goat, Ponyboy, Rusty, Snax


“When I see lightning, you know it always brings me down, cuz” …I can’t get back to sleep and I’m wondering if I need to cancel the workout.  Fortunately, Aflac’s “Glen Burns” home weather station super duper radar accurately indicated a break between storm cells and QIC made the call at 0500 to proceed with the workout.


kick-your-own-butt 15x each leg

high knees, 15x each leg

walk-out Merks, 10 OYO

windmills, 15 x IC

SSH’s 15x IC

The Thang:

QIC’s thinking is, if PAX show up on a rainy morning with lightning strikes within 5-15 miles, he’d better bring the thunder.

Block 1: CMU Pyramid

PAX carry their CMU (concrete masonry units a.k.a. cinder blocks) to pull-up station for the following rounds.  Each round consists of 2 cinder cleans, 100 Mtn climbers and 2 pull-ups (or chin-ups, commando pull-ups or cinder rows if modification is needed).  Increase rep’ count by 2 cleans and 2 pull-ups each round–100 Mtn climbers remain in each round.  Once PAX reach 10 reps, work back down the pyramid by 2 reps/round.

By the time PAX completed final round, lightning strikes were getting close.  Time to head for the shelter of the breezeway for the “simple” part of the workout.

Block 2: QIC said,”simple”, not, easy.

PAX perform 100 forward lunges with their CMU’s held overhead (or carried on a shoulder or crooked in their arms)–ALPHA Count i.e. double-count (100 rep’s each leg).  Should a PAX lower his CMU to the ground to take a break, he must bear crawl 20 yards for each break.  QIC is proud to say that mumblechatter from PAX was salty at times, but, positive.

The next storm cell broke with about 7 minutes on the clock.  Time for some Mary. PAX performed flutter kicks, ‘Merican Hammers, LBC’s and ended with Diamond Merks (Goat’s call [shocker]).


PAX strongly encouraged to take part in this Saturday’s spring convergence.  Prayers said for wisdom, strength and patience.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

QIC will draw the line for canceling a WO for lightning–Not rain.  Why? rain won’t melt PAX, lightning will.  Easy call. Always an honor to lead such fine men and set the tone for the day ahead.  Sprocket out.

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