Partner Mix up

PAX: Stones, Rachel Ray, Buckeye, Hairclog, Compost, Joker, Doughnut Hole, Big Spur, Cowbell, T-Rex (Kotters), Swanson, Schmedium (Charlotte), Kiffin, Tool, Gambit (QIC)

15 PAX pulled back the covers of the fartsack this morning to embrace the suck. YHC usually bases the intensity of  the workout on how  much energy I have when rolling into the AO. We almost did yoga…

Conditions: The same as every morning the past 3 months

Disclaimer: Not trained, not a professional, workout at your own risk. Push yourself and modify as needed but don’t cheat it

Warm-up: (IC unless otherwise stated) Smurf jacks x 20, 1 Burpee OYO, SSH x 20, 2 Burpees OYO, Windmills x 20, 3 Burpees OYO, TTT x 15, 4 Burpees OYO, Copperhead Squats x 20, 5 Burpees OYO, Arm Circles forward x 20, 6 Burpees OYO, Arm Circles reverse x 20, 7 Burpees OYO, Merkins x 10, 8 Burpees OYO, Plank jacks x 20, 9 Burpees OYO, Something else I can’t remember x 20, 10 Burpees OYO

Mosey the track and regroup in the parking lot at the large tree

The Thang: Partner up

Partner 1 begins with 10 merkins while partner 2 complete 10 squats at the same time. Switch exercises and complete 5 rounds per PAX for a total of 50 merkins and 50 squats each. Continue mosey to the corner of Pritchard and Bridge and partner up again with different partner. Partner 1 completes jumping lunges x 10 ea leg while partner 2 completes speed skaters x 10 each leg. Switch exercises and complete 5 rounds per PAX. Continue mosey to  the bridge and find a spot on the curb for 50 dips OYO. Continue mosey to corner to Boundary and Bridge and partner up with different  partner. Partner 1 planks while Partner 2 completes 10 derkins with feet on Partner 1s back. Switch for a total of  5 rounds each. Continue mosey down Boundary to Dubois park for a quick water stop and circle up in the grass with a different partner. Partner 1 completes jumps squats x 10 while partner 2 completes smurf jacks x 10. Switch and complete 5 rounds each. Mosey back to Bridge and Boudary with different partners. Partner 1 completes planks jacks x 20 and partner 2 completes alternating shoulder taps x 10 each shoulder. Switch until Q calls time and we mosey back to the flag for a 1 min late arrival.


Announcements: Shoe donations to Dwight this Friday at run day

Prayers: 13 y/o boy that committed suicide this past weekend, Capt. Garrett T. Lawson KIA 8/4/08


  1. Apparently snowflake feels the need to catch up on sleep before returning to school. Or scared of a Gambit beating. Jury is still out
  2. Extended warm-up this AM was a crowd pleaser
  3. Welcome back to T-rex who pulled up in his Bluffton patrol car but didn’t miss a beat during the workout
  4. Swanson was full of Mumblechatter until mid way through the warm-up
  5. YHC loves when merlot is brought to a workout, unfortunately it was almost me today
  6. Joker to Tool “slow down I’m not an iron man!”

It seems every few weeks in the COT we have a mention of someone we know or  know of that has taken their own life leaving a family grieving with unanswered questions. This past weekend, it was a 13 yo boy. A middle school student. A friend of many, great student, and athlete. Many of us that gather in the mornings have children close to this age. It really hit me hard hearing the news earlier this week with my oldest starting middle school. Apparently the suicide had something to  do with bullying (I’m not sure exact details) but bullying is something that is completely preventable. Are kids going to be mean to each other? Sure. Are they going to pick on each other? most likely. But when it gets to the point of another child thinking the only way out is taking his/her own life, something has to change. Last night my M and I had a talk with both of our girls (without giving too many details), but we stressed the importance of looking out for those that may be struggling, those that may slip into the corners of the room, those that get left out when others are playing games, or choosing teams, or eating alone. Teaching our children to walk up to those kids, talk to  them, include them, stand up for them when they are being picked on is our duty as parents. It’s up to us to put an end to what seems to be a worsening epidemic of bullying. Stop making excuses for your kids. If your kid is a bully, It’s  your responsibility to correct it. If any of you ever see my kids treating someone inappropriately you have my permission to correct the situation immediately. In that same sense, I will do the same to yours. Kids aren’t just being kids when it leads to someone taking their own life. Sorry for the rant…

Great work this morning gents

Gambit out!


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