Merkins and Merlot at The Pit Stop

Merkins and Merlot at The Pit Stop

Workout Date:



Big Love


Papyrus (FNG - Benjamin Higgins), Little Love(2.0), Big Love (QIC)

The Thang:

77.  Cool and breezy.

Little Love and YHC roll up early to a very quiet AO.  I put some extra time into planning out a Beatdown that could be easily modified on the fly and could be modified to include all considerations, like YHC who has a love/hate relationship with running and diamond Merkins. Little Love and YHC were enjoying the pleasant morning expecting at any moment a pile ‘o PAX would come rolling in.  Minutes ticked away, the breeze whistled, and we wondered.  Then, a lone FNG approached us and asked where is the workout, apparently a fellow parishioner EH’d by Kitten.  And then there were three.  We provided some Beatdown clothes for the FNG and got started.

1 minute warning and Disclaimer

I opted to discard my original plan and really modify so we could have the opportunity to explain things to FNG Papyrus. I should have listened to my 2.0 when he recommended yet again that I apply the K.I.S.S. principle. Ah well, live and learn by way of teen wisdom. The COP and The Thang were combined and performed in groups, with discussion, Q&A, and explanations about F3 interspersed, ala OneCall, to bring Papyrus into the fold of F3.

COP and THE THANG combined…
SSH x 20 IC
Tempo Squats x 15 IC
Tempo Merkins x 15 IC
LBC x 15 IC

Imperial Walkers x 15
Diamond Merkins x 10 OYO
Prisoner Tempo Squats x 15 IC
Flutters x 15 IC

Hillbillies x 15 IC
CDD x 15 IC
Sumo Tempo Squats x 15 IC
BBSU’s x 15 OYO

LBAC Fwd x 25 IC
LBAC Rev x 25 IC
Overhead Press x 25 IC
Overhead Claps x 25 IC
Seal Claps x 25 IC

Modified DORA… all exercises performed together rapidly as a team of 3
60 Merkins, in groups of 10 IC, mosey around the parking lot
60 Squats, in groups of 10, IC, mosey around the parking lot
60 LBC/BBSU, in groups of 10, IC, mosey around the parking lot
We moseyed together, had some fellowship, learned a little about each other. The last mosey lap we picked up the pace for a mild sprint to finish out the DORA.

With a couple of minutes left on the clock, we circled up, leaned on each other and pumped out 60 seconds worth of calf raises. The burn was delicious.


Annnnd… Merlot was spilled.

Count-O-Rama – 3, with 1 FNG, and 1 2.0
Name-O-Rama – Welcome FNG Papyrus!

Prayers for travel
Prayer requests unspoken
BOM by Papyrus

– TClaps to Payrus for stepping far out of his comfort zone and embracing the true meaning of #HIM..
– Thank you for the hard work and humbling enlightenment!  It was truly an honor to Q this day!

– Lombardi has worked out tickets to a Pelican’s baseball game for Monday, August 27. PAX, M’s, 2.0s.  FREE. If this is still open and available please share what you know and the how to attend and we will get the info to Papyrus.
– Come on out and check out #ThePitStop AO at New Directions Men’s Shelter Saturdays at 0730, and we also share the evening meal at the shelter on Mondays at 1900. Check in with Kitten for details if you are interested in stopping in for the Monday evening meal.

Aye! BigLove

#HIM #ThePitStop

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