String-o-pearls for a birthday Q

AO: Jericho

When: 05/20/2022

QIC: Valley Girl

PAX (17): 5-Way, Baskins, Benny, Chinstrap, cingular, Crab Cake, Deuce, déjà vu, Hushpuppy, jugdish, Mr. Hand, Napalm, Schneider, Swiper, Todd Doherty l F3 UMass, Valley Girl, Fiddler


A wonderful turnout for my birthday Q.  Awesome feeling to lead 17 men out here.  Especially with a cheesey 80’s playlist.


Disclaimer at the flag, then a mosey down the hill to the very bottom for some WMH, WP, Hillbillies, then we did the 21 version of side straddle hops, where I stop counting at 7 and we all have to end at 21.  1 or 2 PAX were just a bit off at the end, so we did 5 burpees.

The Thang:

My birthday is 5-21-71, and I’m turning 51, so I let everyone know that everything we do will be 5 reps, 21 reps, 51 reps or 71 reps.

1st Thang: Bear crawl 5 parking spaces, 21 Merkins, 51 Flutter kicks.  Bear crawl back 5 spaces, 21 Squats, 51 Freddie Mercurys.  Did this for 2 great 80’s songs, Rock the Casbah-The Clash, and Don’t you forget about me- Simple Minds.

Mosey to Thang 2: Short but steep hill by the football field – 5 burpees then run up and do 21 Bonnie Blairs. Rinse and repeat while listening to Mandinka by Sinead O’Connor.  Long song, great workout.

Mosey to field for Thang 3: Sprint 71 yds, turn and go backwards to goal line for 21 Mountain Climbers. Sprint back to other goal line for 21 Plank Jacks.  One more time for 21 mountain climbers.  While listening to I Melt With You – Modern English
Mosey to baseball concession stand for Thang 4: 5 donkey kicks and 21 Dolly’s. Rinse and repeat while enjoying Ceremony by New Order.  Before leaving we all did 21 seconds of BTTW.

Mosey up the long stairs and up to the lot near the flag for Thang 5:  5 Mike Tysons followed by 21 lunge walks across the lot.  2 sets there while listening to Cult of Personality by Living colour and Alive and Kicking , another Simple Minds masterpeice.

Back to Flag to end with Mercans on my count, being sure to stay down for 21 seconds on the last rep, then Box Cutters for a good 51 seconds.
So many good songs unheard from the play list, definitely will be played again.


Murph on Monday.

Get out and vote!


Naked-Man Moleskin:

Brought mini donuts for coffeeteria, I even frosted them and put the F3 logo on them.  By the morning the frosting had ran and not a single logo was legible.  Oh well.

Another great morning with 17 HIM, than you for taking me into my 51st year.

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