• When: 10/7/14
  • QIC: Mac
  • The PAX: Rodney Hale(FNG), Donatello, Julep, Lemon, Ponzi, Paddle Whacker, Estrada, Bagger, Flip Flop, Harp, Mac

Chief Running Bear at the Snakepit

Chief Running Bear, as legend has it, introduced burpees and merkins to the first American colonies. Today he travelled the Occaneechi Path, today U.S. Highway #1, to the early early morning gloom of the Snakepit.

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Weather: 61 and a tad bit chilly…perfect recipe for gloom

The Thang:

Mosey around parking lot

High knees

Butt kicks


Mosey to parking circle

COP – All IC

Side Shuttle Hops x 25

Windmills x 15

Thru The Tunnels x 15

Imperial Walkers x 30

Lil Baby Arm Circles x 10 each way


Mosey to end of parking lot

Triple Ladder

Sprint to first Median

1 x Hindu Squat

1 x Merkin

1 x LBC

Hold 6″ for the 6

Repeat through parking lot increasing reps


That’s 1000011 reps each if you’re keeping score

(in binary)


Mosey to grassy area at end of lot to battle…

Chief Running Bear (crowd pleaser!!!)

Line up in plank head to toe

Two lines parallel

Back of the line bear crawls to front

As he passes by planking Pax must do a merkin

Once at front merkin wave back to the last Pax who then goes

After sidewalk recover, rinse and repeat

I feared mutiny at this point but the Pax persevered 

I also forgot to give out the prizes for the two teams but be thankful #itwasburpees


Mosey to grassy area for..

6-10 Minutes Of Mary

Side raises x 15 each side oyo

Morning Wood  x 15 each side oyo

Reverse Lunge knee ups x 15 OYO

Russian Twist x 15

Hydraulics x 20

We didn’t quite make it to 20. The cadence turned into moans which then turned to groans.


BOM led by Donatello

Naked Moleskin:

  • T-Claps to Rodney Hale (Donatello’s father) for joining the Pax this morning from out of town. Sorry I forgot to bring him in front of the Pax for his nickname. #Qmalfunction
  •  Strong work by everyone today. The men of Snakepit are faster and stronger than last time I was here. #getbetter #bebetter
  • I must say that the Running Bear is now one of my new favorites so lookout Crypt.
  • T-Claps to Donatello for recapping the Mud Run for us and leading the BOM.


  • Patty Packs 5k and Half Marathon is Dec.6th in Lexington
  • Palmetto 200 is taking hard commits

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