The Turning 50 Workout

Date:  8/22/19

Pax: Squid, Chumbucket, Minivan, Singlet, Spaghetti-o, Nae Nae, Tramp Stamp, Subprime, Weinstein, Spaulding, Hard Hat, Bartman, Radar, Hermanos, JV, Olan, Ambien (QIC)

Conditions: 87 degree heat index and muggy. Clear sky


25 SSH

1 burpee

10 TTT

3 burpees

15 IW

5 burpees

10 AC (forward)

7 burpees

10 AC (backward)

9 burpees

Short mosey toward Belk. Stop and do 10 burpees

Short mosey between buildings. Stop and do 10 burpees

The Thang:

Crazy 8s, 50th Birthday Style. 50 reps of everything and try to complete 2 circuits (800 reps!).  Stations around Shelter Cove are configured in a figure 8.  Moseying between stations, Pax start at any station and move through them in order:

  1. Derkins or dips (Shelter Cove Stage)
  2. Plank Jacks
  3. Big Boys or LBCs
  4. Squats
  5. Mt Climbers
  6. Lunges – 25 steps one way, turn around for 25 more
  7. Merkins
  8. SSH

Mosey to Circle:

Birthday cake run – Assemble around circle at center of Shelter Cove Towne Centre park.  Pax instructed to do 1 burpee and then run a lap around the circle.  Rinse & repeat for a total of 5 laps (that makes 50 total burpees)

Done. QIC counted 970 total reps between warmup and The Thang.  We’ll get 1,000 next time.

So, today is the 50th birthday for QIC Ambien.  Can’t think of a better way to start this big day than with 16 sweaty men running around in the dark.  Always an honor and a pleasure to lead this group.  Q was surprised how invigorating it was to hear 16 men yell “Respect!” after the usual name, age, and F3 name round.

Pray for one another and the grit to continue to be able to get up and do this as often as possible.

Ambien, out.


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