Dodging Traffic

Dodging Traffic

Workout Date:





Mater, Progresso, Flossy, Blacktop(R), PluffMud(R), PapaSmurf(Rx3), SpinalTap, LazyBoy, SoftShell, Methane, Heisenberg(R), SurfNTurf, Karma, Voltron(R, DR-Lexington), Blooper, Esau, Headgear(QIC)

The Thang:

AO: Blackbeard

Conditions: Foggy

Rolled up to the AO at about 0520 to see lights already on, SoftShell finishing his pre-ruck and Methane pulling the shovel flag out of his car looking just like an AOQ…but he’s not the AOQ…yet.  Cheesy had sent me a text letting me know he couldn’t make it this morning so it was arranged for the flag to be there. Awesome.  The Flag should always be there.   I asked Methane and SoftShell about the road, the fog and my original plan.  It might work but as more PAX rolled in and BlackTop voicing concerns about the dark road and fog, we modified.  The PAX agreed that it would be safer to run to the inlet.  Sounds good to me, let’s go!

1 Minute Warning



SSH x20 IC

IW x15 IC

Windmills x15 IC

TTT x15 IC

Merkins x22 OYO

Count-O-Rama: 17

PAX asked if there are any problems or concerns about running approx 1 mile each way to the marsh walk. None.

Grab your headlamps or flashlights if you have them and lets mosey but stay together.  It was foggy and visibility was limited so our 17 crossed Hwy 17 together in a group.

After crossing, the group split somewhere as PapaSmurf, PluffMud and Heisenberg all fell back telling us to go on. We did but then got to Wicked Tuna and held plank with some slow up down merkins while waiting.  They took their time but when they got to us, we moseyed again down to the end of the dock where we all lined up on both sides with another count-o-rama.  17.  Good we’re all here!

Get some room and into merkin position.  Each PAX will take turns running down the down to the third trash can and back while the next PAX in line will count down for merkins.  We will go all the way through the 17 PAX.

YHC screwed this up and counted during PluffMud’s turn but we got back on track.

Exercise was switched to squats about 1/3 of the way through and then back to merkins about 3/4 of the way through.

PapaSmurf, PluffMud and Heisenberg all left early to get back to the AO in time while the rest of us suffered through more squats and merkins and the rest of the group finished up just in time to start heading back to the AO.

The group split up on the way back and crossed back over 17 in a few different groups.  As we got to the AO, YHC went back for the 6 which weren’t far behind and got back to the AO right on time.

Count-O-Rama: 17…we all made it back!


Announcements:  GrowRuck. GrowRuck Training next Saturday.  FreedToBleed.  Get on Slack.

Prayers: Spoken and Unspoken.

Hope the workout was challenging for everyone.  We got some running in and the merkins and squats were no joke either.  Being right on the Marsh Walk over the Inlet covered in fog made it a little better though because that was pretty cool.   This group was a little bigger than I had anticipated but I should expect that when coming down to #BlackBeard.  These #HIM down on the South end show up in numbers and do so consistently.  Karma mentioned he would be rolling deep…that means Karma and SurfNTurf.  SpinalTap mentioned he might post at BlackBeard but I encouraged him to post to Warthog since they needed the numbers but he couldn’t resist joining in the fun.  Voltron (DR from F3 Lexington) was making his way around the F3 GrandStrand AOs and finished off the tour with BlackBeard today.  All in all, an awesome group.  If you haven’t posted down this way, do it!  Starting off the day posting in the gloom with PapaSmurf and the BlackBeard crew just kicks things off right!  Thank you for the opportunity to lead!

-Headgear Out!



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