Today marks 5 years since my first BD, right here at the Hooch. In honor of that momentous event, I dug up a beatdown from that very week, courtesy of Uncle Scrooge (who couldn’t make it today because he’s ‘distracted’ in Vail).
Mosey around the parking lot with Bernies, Karaokes, High Knees, butt kickers. Circle up for SSH, Copperhead Squats, Weed Pickers, Windmills, Moroccan Nightclubs. Mosey to church parking lot, where we found a mysterious speaker and some suspicious-looking cones.
Before commencing the BD, YHC challenged to PAX to figure out the theme of my playlist.
Four cones, spaced at three standard parking spaces between.
Start by performing a prescribed set of exercises, then running to first cone, then returning to starting point by way of a prescribed motion. Perform next set of reps, then proceed to cone 2, etc., through all four cones.
Exercise and rep count: Burpees; 5, 10, 15, 20
Motion: Bernie Sanders
Exercise and rep count: Squats; 10, 15, 20, 25
Motion: Bear Crawl (you knew it was coming)
Exercise and rep count: LBCs; 10, 20, 30, 40
Motion: Broad Jump cones 1 & 2 each set, run cones 3 & 4
Exercise and rep count: Merkins; 5, 10, 15, 20
Motion: Crab Walk cones 1 & 2 each set, run cones 3 & 4
Exercise and rep count: American Hammers; 10, 20, 30, 40
Motion: Lunge Walk
Mosey back to flag for a few min of Mary. Guy out front had to carry the speaker.
Through that smoker of a BD, no one cracked the playlist code – Just like this BD, every song was a cover.
You Really Got Me – Van Halen (The Kinks)
Take It Easy – Eagles (Jackson Browne. Slight cheat as he wrote it, but Eagles put it on vinyl a year before his release)
Come Together – Aerosmith (Beatles)
Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles (Simon & Garfunkel)
Cum on Feel the Noize – Quiet Riot (Slade)
Superman – REM (The Clique)
I Fought the Law – The Clash (The Crickets, then Bobby Fuller Four)
Twist & Shout – The Beatles (The Top Notes, then Isley Brothers)
Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder)
Blinded By the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Bruce Springsteen)
Not played as time expired: Where Have All the Good Times Gone – Van Halen (The Kinks)
Prayers for Flo’s mom and my dad’s respective pacemaker procedures and Boomer’s new journey.
5 years – Other than my marriage, I’ve never committed to anything for that long. Forever grateful to these guys and the camaraderie, support, prayers, and fun.