• When: 2018-01-02
  • QIC: Pothole
  • The PAX: Bumblebee, Faulkner, Fool's Gold, Bellhop, Arrears, Lumbergh

Even Cooler Runnings

7 PAX ignored The Weather Channel’s warnings against frost. Said, “I don’t give a damn if my cheeks freeze and I pee yellow slushie!” And gave a hearty laugh at a mere 19 degrees. And they got better.


19 degrees F. That’s 13 degrees colder than freezing. 56 degrees colder than where I’d rather be where it’s a balmy 75. And dammit, it was 16 colder than Moscow! To sum it up, it was colder than a witch’s tit in a brass bra!

Tha Thang:

When it’s cold and you’re the Q, you can do either of two things:
1. Be a hardass and make everyone suffer
2. Realize not everyday is meant to make people suffer

Now normally I’d choose the former – I have a reputation to uphold. But today, I decided it wasn’t about what I wanted. It was about the PAX and what they wanted. Okay, I might have been cold myself and wanted to make things easier for me as well, but it was really about the PAX. It’s always about them.

So you gotta keep moving. Keep that 98.6 degree blood coursing through your veins where your fingers are like little miniature popsicles. So we ran. About 2 miles of it. And then we did other stuff.

Mosey to the soccer fields.
SSH x 20 IC
Through The Tunnel x 10 IC
SSH x 15 IC
Squats x 10 IC
SSH x 10 IC
Merkins x 10 IC
SSH x 5 IC

Using the 6 outer edge light poles as reference, run to the first, 10 SSH (4 count), run back, run to the second, 10 Merkins (single count), run back…and so on. Alternate between SSH and Merkins between each pole. Technically, you’ll do only 1 full lap, but you’ll “suicide” it until you get to the end. About 2 miles total.

Mosey to one of the benches on the field. Everyone pick a nice cozy spot. For the last 10 minutes, you will do 12 Incline Merkins on the bench each minute. 120 total. Get used to this. You WILL see this again. We’re going to see how many minutes we can build up to. During one of my times in the Marines, we did this on a weekly basis – 10 pushups per min for 60 minutes. Yeah. That’s 600 pushups in an hour. It’s deceptively difficult, even just for 10 to 15 minutes.

Mosey to the flag.

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, BOM

Cut. Print. Fin.