Mile loop around park to Castle, 20 burpees at bottom, run up stairs to top, 20 burpees…
Run to the Mutha (choose your own route), 20 burpees at bottom, run up stairs to top, 20 burpees…
Run to the Target deck (choose your own route), 20 burpees at bottom, run up stairs to top, 20 burpees…
As time permits, run to the CPCC deck (choose your own route), 20 burpees at bottom, run up stairs to top, 20 burpees
Holy Smokes! Welp, that is the way we used to do it at Young Guns. #RIP Run as fast as you can and do as many exercises as are called (or determined by you) for 45 minutes and catch your damn breath at COT because you are going to lose if you stop now. Cindy clearly loved the throwback, as he bolted out of the gate and apparently didn’t stop until the CPCC deck. He even dubbed it “The best Q ever, hands down!” Assuming he meant that for specifically for my Qs – probably because he didn’t have to listen to me or anybody tell him what to do, could run ahead and do whatever the hell he wanted to. Well, whatever he did or anybody else did was sure to be a holy hell smokefest as everybody was on the ground at COT. Well, except Fishwrap, who skipped the burpees on our run (#DQ) and continued on his merry way post Ranger to finish up another 10+ mile run.
Chinese Downhill. With no Q to lead you (well, I was towards the front if you, ahem, kept up), no specific directions to follow, there are always interesting choices to make when getting to and from the various decks. I’m still not sure how Boone and Mr. Bo ended up on the opposite corner of the Target deck from Thin Slice and me, though. One of us made a navigational error, and I’m guessing it was me as Boone knows all of the short cuts. #CheatCode
Virtual Trophy Goes To…. Not Fishwrap (no burpees). Not Cindy (finished the deck tour waaaay ahead but there is a 0% chance he completed the 20/20 burpees at each deck). Not Hillary, Checkpoint, or LBJ (#rifty not made for #YG), though they do get special commemorative “Masters’ Division Top 3” ribbons. Not me (I’m pretty sure I did at least one Spartan burpee on the CPCC deck). Would’ve given it Thin Slice (#TeamSchmedium), but it’s got to go to Starbuck who made it out in the Gloom the day after his first child came home from the hospital. Here you go, Starbuck. This shiny trophy of achievement can sit next to Adelaide’s monitor. Congrats!
Shameless Plug. F3 Beer Launch party is just about to start at Suffolk Punch. Get over there. The crew at Ranger definitely earned a beverage or two tonight.
Thanks, CMD, for the opportunity to lead this rag-tag crew of men who are willing to push themselves in the dark…