Hills Pay the Bills

AO: Grindstone

When: 08/18/2023

QIC: jugdish

PAX (16): Corn Dog, DirtyMO, Hail Mary, HAL, Inseam, Jiminy, Omaha, Scampi, Snake, Snowman, Spit Valve, Swiper, Vanna, Safety Net, Henley


Summer is over. School is back in session.  WHC needed to refocus on the season ahead.  15 PAX showed up to help him refocus and turn the’ Stone.


Nothing quite refocuses the mind like hills…


Prerunners hit the hills in Schnider’s old neighborhood.  Snowman was not pleased.  Little did he know that there would be a lot more hills…


Warmup near the flag.  Review 5 principles for 2 FNGs! Demonstrate Crab Cakes and Crowd Pleasers and Thrusters

  • Be free of charge.
  • Be open to all men.
  • Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
  • Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary.
  • End with a Circle of Trust.

The Thang:

Tour of WHC’s favorite hills at the AO.  Like and evil string of pearls.  There was a lot on the agenda and a lot of ground to cover so we moved from hill to hill once half of the PAX finished the prescribed workout instead of waiting for the six. This really kept the pace up!

  1. Dora at the big hill behind the tennis courts: thruster with coupon at the bottom while partner 2 performs 5 monkey howlers at the top for 100 Thrusters
  2. Dora at the Pavilion: 50 box jumps, 100 crab cakes, 150 LBCs.  One partner starts on the prescribed workout while the other runs to the top of the hill and performs 5 Big Boy Sit Ups at the top.
  3. Wall of champions/hill at the top of the park. OYO for five rounds: 5 Mule Kicks (like a donkey kick but higher and harder…), scale the wall & climb the hill, perform 5 Crowd Pleasers (merkin+groiner) at the top, run following the sidewalk for the next round
  4. At the top parking lot, merkins pyramid, from a high plank, Q performs 1 merkin then PAX perform one merking… up to seven and then back down to 1, holding the high plank between sets.
  5. Route 66 burpees back to the flag


Darth Viser Memorial CSAUP.  Prayers for aging parents/inlaws and career opportunities

Naked-Man Moleskin:

2 FNGs, both double respects, showed up and put in the work! One splashed merlot… YHC still feels a little bad for the elder abuse dished out ITG.


In all seriousness, 16 PAX at Grindstone!  What a privilege to lead such men.  Thank you.

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