PAX (8): Bear, Blue, Donor, Grouch, Hammy, Matt Shields-Norm, Yankee
An empty Q sheet on Christmas day prompted YHC to inquire with The Wreck AOQ whether holiday hours might be better to entice PAX out into the gloom during a lazy week. With an affirmative confirmation and plenty of gluttony to pay for, YHC locked down the coldest day of the week to get things started off right.
With temps hovering around 14 degrees, Q disbursed some handwarmers to those with enough abilities to open them (save for Yankee, who gave up) and directed PAX on a brisk mosey up the street for the following warm-ups:
Round one – warm up the core with work on the nearest hill, which happened to be the drive up to the community activity building:
10 Merkins, 10 Squats, 10 LBC’s at the bottom.
Run backwards to the top of the hill (speed-bump).
10 Merkins, 10 Squats, 10 LBC’s at the top.
Run back to the bottom.
Rinse/repeat for 3 rounds.
Round two – after a quick check on PAX for cold hands (which actually carried zero weight on Q’s decision-making process), mosey off towards the football field. As we got closer, PAX noticed that the road was blocked due to a glacial field running down the hill into the large parking lot. Bear made a great suggestion to slide down the hill, but PAX clearly didn’t apply enough non-nutritive cereal varnish to make it more than 5 feet or so. It was generally concluded at this point that the urban glacier was a result of a sewage break (shitter was full!), and PAX wisely bailed on that idea and headed to the field.
Once gathered, Q directed all PAX to partner up for a crowd favorite – wheelbarrows. Instructions, as follows:
Partner 1 wheelbarrow Partner 2 for 25yds, then switch roles.
Rinse/repeat the above the length of the field and back.
Some pretty sketchy wheelbarrows down the stretch with an inverse relationship between effort and mumble-chatter.
Round three – Q had every intention of extending wheelbarrowmageddon at the stadium steps, but instead opted for a quick round of ascending/descending merkins, as follows:
1 Incline Merkin at bottom, increasing by one rep until reaching the top.
10 Decline Merkins at the top, decreasing by one rep until reaching the bottom.
Round four – backwards mosey toward the parking lot, then forward mosey across the glacier towards the playground for quick round of Morning Call w/picnic table shrugs. Once completed, head towards the grass hill for two nasty rounds of backwards lunges. These were surprisingly difficult.
With T-5 on the clock, head back to the flag for a short round of Mary.
Blue brought it to our attention that Moonbeam lost her heating. PAX standing by to assist with anything, if needed.
Pay attention to those around that have been struggling recently. The holidays can be especially hard on those that may have lost a loved one.