Music, Fun, and Shamrocks on St. Paddy’s Day!

Music, Fun, and Shamrocks on St. Paddy’s Day!

Workout Date:





Baywatch, Studebaker, Bling, Hoser, Flop, Pinto, Valvano, Lombardi, Geno, Podcast, Rousey, Dabo, Butterfingers, Franklin, Whittle, Rhino (FNG Sanders), Handrail, OneCall (QIC)

The Thang:

What a glorious day!  54, slightly cool, but the excitement of a holiday themed beatdown was clearly present!!

YHC celebrated his 45th birthday Friday, which also happened to be Quaker’s bday!  #Soulmates, and I took this Q as soon as March opened up.   Quaker wound up Q’ing #BombSquad – what a coincidence.  [side note: Neither of us saw High Interest].  I didn’t even think about St. Paddy’s Day at the time I took the Q, but when I went to write the #Weinke – weeks in advance of course – the whole idea changed!!!  Let’s make it rocking, music, fun, and themed!!!

A few weeks ago my dear friend Pinto from Mooresville and I were able to coordinate a visit for him and I knew I really had to turn up the heat on the beatdown to make his trip worthwhile.  Friday, I sent out a slew of texts to potential FNG’s, #Kotters, and some others to get some strong numbers…and YHC was not disappointed.  Handrail HC’d and it was awesome to see him back in the fold..and bringing an FNG!!!  Baywatch, another good friend who’s schedule rarely allows him to post, also HC’d!  He made everything look easy.  Had a semi-HC from Snookie, but he failed to show.   Also, Shake N Bake semi-HC’d, but then didn’t show.  Still having knee problems, but he committed to Q’ing a poker tournament so be on the look out for news on that!  If you are reading this Shake – 1. We got Rousey and Flop to join you in the #KneeProblem Group.  2. Poker.  Do it.

Bling, Hoser, and Flop prerucked 10 miles or thereabouts starting at 0400, or actually later as Bling who told Flop not to be late, was late!  YHC, Pinto, Valvano, Lombardi, Geno, Podcast, Rousey, Dabo, and Butterfingers got in 4 miles and it was great to ruck and fellowship with these men.   Also, got Star Course team # 2 started with Geno and Lombardi giving a HC.  3 more men.  Let’s go!

Everyone rucking got back to the start point and starting stripping layers and hydrating.  We saw Whittle there, by his truck…Bluegrass – wasn’t he supposed to show quite a bit earlier??  Studebaker walking around telling us ruckers that we get up too early (wait, you’re a rucker too!)  Franklin being the chick magnet he always is…or at least his shirt said so.

1 minute warning

Full Disclaimer; Additional disclaimer that Hoser was official “pincher” if you weren’t wearing green

Head to the field; crank the tunes that YHC had made on an Amazon Playlist of awesomeness!!!  [I will share playlist upon request]

5 Burpees OYO

S – SSHs x 17 IC
T – Tempo Merkins x 17 IC

5 Burpees OYO

P – Prisoner Squats x 17 OYO
A – Air Squared (hold air chair with OH claps) x 17 IC
T – Tempo Squats x 17 IC [Studebaker…what???]
R – Reverse Crunch x 17 IC [Hoser was concerned about Rousey’s sweater]
I – Imperial Walkers x 17 IC [Lombardi and Handrail were reminiscing here]
C – Clock Merkins (Plank, that’s 12, rotate to 3, 3 merkins, to 6, 6 merkins, to 9, 9 merkins, back to 12, 12 merkins – stay in plank whole time)  #CrowdPleaser
K – Kraken Burpees (burpee with 3 hand release merkins) x 5 OYO
S – Staggered Merkins x 17 OYO

5 Burpees OYO

D – Daniel Sons x 17 OYO – “If Do Right, None Can Defend” [except Rousey]
A – American Hammers x 17 IC
Y – Y-lift for a while [Valvano loved these]

5 Burpees OYO

Head to this side of bridge.  SSH’s on the 6

Bear crawl over the bridge, plank on the 6

Mosey to Valor Park, LBC’s on the 6; On way scream and hollar at everyone we passed as we blasted Irish music

Once in Valor Park, the 4 leaf clover circuits were to begin.  Start in middle, do 7 reps of each exercise.  Run to 1 of the clovers, marked by some “authentic’ Blarney Stones [from my garden] with the exercises listed on them.  Do 7 reps of each exercise.  Run back to the middle, exercises, next clover, exercises, etc.  On and on and on for 25 minutes.  YOU versus YOU.  Push yourself hard!!  Or lay on a bench – which is fine if you are hurting bad and already rucked 10 miles.  Or lay on the grass next to the guy who is laying on the bench if you are Geno.  #Fellowship.  There was also a group of 3 dudes taking it easy post surgery.  Well, 1 of them was post surgery; the other 2 were just sympathetic?  Here’s the pretty design:

Let’s go to the lattice work walkway thingy

Leaping Leprechauns – Start at pillar 1, do 1 burpee, Broad jump (not bunny hop) to the next pillar, do 2 burpees, etc..until you reach the 10th pillar at the end where you of course do 10 burpees.  Appreciate Bling making sure there were 10 pillars.  Butterfingers killed these, along with Baywatch.  Franklin and YHC were neck and neck and getting tired…and after pillar 5, YHC said we were halfway there….Franklin spouted some exponential explanation and we kept working!

We all did 5 burpees together as well at the end

10 count

Pot of Gold – We will reverse the pillars, but this time, bear crawls and alternating shoulder taps were the exercises

Gather up the “Blarney Stones” that were in the 4 leaf clover and mosey em back to start


Count-O-Rama – 18 with 1 FNG Rhino (since he is the GM for Linex – a competitors’ name hit hard!!)
Prayer requests for everyone at the Swamp Fox
Prayer requests for those traveling
Prayer requests for Lucky Charms
Prayer requests for sick and injured PAX
Prayer requests for Chad’s family – sad loss
Prayer requests for Rousey’s travels
Prayer requests unspoken

– What a fantastic morning!!!  Remember the Mission and Core Principles!!!!
– Everybody worked hard this morning.  Honor to be out there with you all!

– Stewie has his #Warthog VQ on 3/27!  Show up!!!
And the usual stuff:
– Be sure to check out our regional website. All local information is on that! The events page is getting filled up!!! Try to attend CSAUPS, 2ndF events, convergences, etc!!! So much more than a workout group!!
– Dragon Boat coming.  We have 1 full boat of 20 men.  Need to fill the 2nd Handy signed us up for.  4/28
– International Drive Race coming.  Talk to Bluegrass.  4/29
– Get on Q sheets for April!
– Skidmark is our 2018 MudRun Q!  #T-Claps for stepping up.  Get your teams and sign up.  Or just sign up and he will set teams up
– 3 year anniversary coming!!!  June 9 – DO NOT MISS!


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