Sunshine Beats Crankbait in Inaugural Q vs Q

Sunshine Beats Crankbait in Inaugural Q vs Q

Workout Date:



Sunshine (winner) and Crankbait


Humpback, The Intern, Brown Bag, Quaker, Vitamin D, Redcoat, Bling, OneCall, Kitten, Texas Ranger, Boxcar, Sunshine and Crankbait

The Thang:


A bit nippy outside this morning at 28 degrees with frost on the ground (hopefully the last frost of the year).  As I spent hours toiling over the beatdown choices and preparing my WINNING Q last night I came to a realization that my much needed orange cones had gone missing so I put out an APB to rally some loyal PAX to aid in my victory.  Surprisingly, my rival PAX Crankbait was the first to accept, but knowing that he would probably foil my Q and intentionally leave them home, I secured two more sources just in case.

The Thang:

The loosing PAX Crankbait rolled in at 5 til the Supergloom (0440) to find an empty parking lot (#NoSurprise) at The Village.  He quickly set out 4 bright yellow (“Sunshine Yellow” to be specific) buckets in a 4 corner configuration around the main lot.  He filled each with instructions for the planned beatdown, entitled “Sunshine says…”  Chalk was placed at each station for later tallying.  I, The Victor,  showed up and arranged some cones, surprisingly brought by Crankbait, for my epic portion of the beatdown.  As 0445 approached, 3 more HIM (Texas Ranger, Quaker, and Vitamin D) rolled in to get Qsource started.  Vitamin D Qed an excellent lesson on the Queen, adding in some practical tips to help the rest of us setup some dietary guard rails, with a goal to continue accelerating in all aspects of life.  Strong work Vitamin D on your #preparedness.
As the Qsource crew emerged, we found 8 other Village pax eagerly awaiting the kickoff of Q versus Q.  Boxcar quickly took control of his AO and began to preside over this head-to-head competition.  1 minute warning was called.  Crank bait quickly removed his warmup hoodie to reveal his gameday uniform – a Sunshine inspired ensemble (pretty good resemblance I might add).  Headband, construction “sunshine” yellow shirt & socks, and leggings.  Brownbag’s response said it all – “Woah!”.  Bling could not look at him with a straight face, and seemed generally irritated by the brightness of his clothing (1 vote for Me and I got this in the bag).
Disclaimer given by Boxcar
Expert warmup and COT given by Boxcar
Round 1  – Sunshine’s Bermuda Triangle in the Tundra (mucho burpees and bear crawling).  With the cones strategically placed exactly 20 yds apart in equilateral triangle fashion, All PAX were instructed to bear crawl to first cone, perform 1 burpee, crawl to next cone, 2 burpees, etc to  include up to 5 burpees.  To insure each PAX was blessed with good karma, and Feng shui we repeated the prior, but in reverse i.e Crawl bear to cone 1, 5 burpees, crawl bear to cone 2, 4 burpees, etc to include 1 burpee. Exactly 10 min elapsed as per the competition instructions and the baton was passed to Crankbait.
Round 2 – YHC’s “Sunshine says…” performed in a 4 corner fashion
Each 4 corner bucket contained little sunshines, with then Nantan’s picture on the front, and an exercise on the back.  Pax were paired in 2s.  AMRAP of each exercise for 60 seconds.  Total from each pair was written in chalk on the asphalt, with the goal of coming back to each station and besting that total.  All Pax were warned to BEWARE OF THE WILD CARD, hidden in one of the buckets.
  • Station 1 – Sunshine says… Mountain Climbers
  • Station 2 – Sunshine says… Squats (OneCall says… “Use good form you Villagers!”)
  • Station 3 – Sunshine says… Overhead coupon press
  • Station 4 – Sunshine says… Merkins (Bling says… “Right after shoulder presses – PERFECT”) #sarcasm
  • Repeat Station 1 – Sunshine says… Mountain Climbers, (Beat your previous total)
  • Time Called on 10 minute session
Round 3 – Sunshine’s 7s (Bodybuilders and lunges) and Sprints (feel the burn): To insure Adequate Use of the AO Facility (as per competition instructions), we moseyed to the B-Ball court.  All PAX aligned along the base line (thanks, Bling) of the court and typical instructions were laid out in Clear Articulated Fashion.  The choice for the included exercises was to ensure adequate Full Body Workout for the PAX.  After I Personally picked up ALL the six, I recognized time still remained so I instructed the Pax to mosey to the speed bumps for an Epic Finally.  To ensure ALL PAX were Gassed and graciously delivered back to Crankbaits round, I ordered an ALL OUT SPRINT to the finish (again in exactly 10 min).
Round 4 – YHC’s “Sunshine says…” Part 2
  • Returned to Station 1 – Quaker pulls the “Wild Card” and reads it aloud – “Sunshine says…Get in the middle of the circle and Pull Down Your Pants!”  #Nantan’sFavoriteLine.  Instead, pax performed Burpees, AMRAP for 60 seconds.
  • Returned to Station 2 – Sunshine says… Squats (Beat your previous total)
  • Returned to Station 3 – Sunshine says… Overhead coupon press (Beat your previous total)
  • Returned to Station 4 – Sunshine says… Flutter kicks (Modified to please Bling – see above)
  • Returned to Station 3 – Sunshine says… Coupon curls
  • Time Called on 10 minutes session
Returned to the shovel flag at 0615.  Boxcar performed count-o-rama and name-o-rama.  Announcements were made.  Prayer requests were taken and lifted.
Moleskin – It was an honor to lead the Pax today.  F3 royalty was in attendance (Nantan, past Nantan, past Weasel Shaker / 2nd F Q, Village AOQ, 1st F Q, and 3rd F CoQs), which is a true testimony to the leadership in our region.  Major props to High Interest for Qing this challenge.  Major respect to my CoQ for sharing the AO with me today.  As always, it was a major challenge to try to match the Creativity and Amazing Spirit of one of my Favorite PAX Crankbait.  Can’t wait for the rest of Round 1 – Quaker vs. Skidmark, Boxcar vs. Brownbag, Rousey vs. Vitamin D.  Let’s see if you all can dress as badly as these 2 guys.

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