Misery Mile

AO: Grindstone

When: 02/17/2023

QIC: jugdish

PAX (4): Inseam, Spit Valve, Swiper


Spit Valve stole YHC’s plan to do a No Mercy Mile so some modification was necessary. The weather cooperated, contributing to the BD’s namesake.

Inseam didn’t fartsack.


Mosey to the top of the big lot for a quick welcome, SSH, Weed Pickers, Arm Circles, and mumbblechatter.

The Thang:

The Misery Mile – Like the No Mercy Mile meets a String of Pearls, adapted from the track to the trail. With a cinder block and with a focus on misery instead of a mile. The constant rain ensured the misery was delivered in an optimal serving.

Run a tenth of a mile, 25 Merkins, run a tenth of a mile, 25 air squats, run a tenth of a mile, lunge walk a tenth of a mile.  Repeat until a mile has been traversed.

A cinder adds misery. The PAX take turns carrying and performing the prescribed workouts with the cinder. They can hold onto the cinder for as long or as little as they like, so long as the cinder completes the prescribed distance.

Quick stop at the Pain Ground for 25 pullups


The Thang 2.0: Route 66 around the parking lot, starting with one burpee at the first street light and increasing by one burpee until 11 burpees are performed at the 11th (lit) streetlight for a total of 66 burpees.


Quick reminder to be on the lookout for folks carrying a cinder through life and an encouragement to help carry their load and share in their burden when possible.

Likewise, when we find ourselves with the heavy load, we should have the humility and emotional intelligence to ask for help.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Thankful for a community that provides a framework to make the above even easier.

Thank you for showing up and putting in the work ITG. Thank you for the privilege to lead.

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