PAX (16): Bo Knows, Cheneral, Cousin Eddie, Darkside, defcon2, DREAMER, Mater, Snowbird, Spandex, Speedo, Stroller, Tar Heel, WhiteWater, Brownie, Stifler
After coming to Gladiator a lot toward the end of last year and the beginning of this year to try and recruit FNGs (not so much luck), I decided I needed to get a Q in at this great AO, but as everyone knows, the Gladiator represents on the Q sheet and the earliest I could get was 3 months away from when I looked. I signed up anyway.
Lo and behold the day finally arrived. I did a quick inspiration check on the world wide web to discover today is Flip-a-Coin Day. Beatdown decided. I even found my preamble:
Flip a Coin Day, celebrated every year on June 1, is a day where the history and significance of coin tosses are highlighted. This is because coin flips have been used to make vital decisions for centuries and, from the looks of it, this habit will be carried forth by the coming generations. Instead of worrying yourself over difficult choices, leave the day to chance and make decisions based on a coin toss. All you have to do is trust the universe and flip a coin. So what do you choose: heads or tails?
We moseyed two parking lots over to the Sprayground for a circle up. SSH, Hillbillies, Willie Mays Hayes, World’s Greatest Stretch, Monkey Arms, and COVIDs to loosen up. Mosey to the (new) field for the Thang.
YHC brought a Board-of-Pain with the workout plan already transcribed. Pax will flip-a-coin to decide the exercise, perform the exercise, and then run a lap. Rinse and repeat. The catch is everything was cumulative. Here’s the board of pain, and how it ended up after the flips:
15 Merkins vs. Ranger Merkins 20 LBCs vs. Reverse LBCs 25 Squats vs. Jump Squats 30 Peter Parkers vs. Mountain Climbers 15 Clerkins vs. Diamond Merkins
20 J. Los vs. Buzzsaws
25 Lunges (alpha, Q audible) vs. Donkey Kicks (1-leg alpha)
30 SSH vs Plank Jacks
After completing the board, we had time for a quick 4-corners. YHC heard that no workout was complete without Burpees, and I couldn’t let the Pax down.
Once the 6 was in, we moseyed to the shovel flag for 25 DC2-led dying cockroaches and the time call.
Prayers for Bo Knows Wife, DC2’s job search, Spandex’s family, and Cheneral’s new baby’s birth.
Blood Drive, June 2nd. Check slack for details.
Boneyard has a live shirt order. Help us meet the minimum order if you are so inclined.
It was an honor to lead this morning. Thank you all for welcoming me when I come down, and helping me try to drag out two FNGs. I’m still working on getting Fieri out more and Common Law is recovering well post-surgery (knee), but you guys provided a warm welcome. Keep up the excellent work on the Q sheet and with the strong numbers.