Backblast by Billy Goat on 03/17/2023

AO: Boiler Room
Date: 17-Mar-2023
Pax: Boingo, Chicken Hawk (RD), Cricket, Curves, EKG, Floppy Disk (RD), Flush (RD), Gilmore (RD), Hambone, Hobo, Jack Jack, Jay-Z, Melamine, Menthol (RD), Money Pit, Opie, Oscar Mayer, Peat Moss, Pierogi, Pitchfork (RD), Prius, Six Pack, Spit Valve, Squeaks (RD), Thingamabob, Wrigley
Q: Billy Goat
Playlist: Beerie Ayerish

22 PAX (and 7 Ruckers) for a festive St. Paddy’s Day Warmarama at Boiler Room. The standards were covered including side straddle hop, good mornings, imperial walkers, hill billys, willie mays hayes, and Merkins. A count off to loosely segregate teams for the ME was followed by formation of concentric rings of PAX cariocaing countercurrently to hidey-diddley-idilly-dum diddley-doodley dill-um diddley-doo-ri-diddley-di-daying (aka “dancing”).

Moseying next across the bridge to the rock pile, PAX selected varying sized coupons. Walking overhead presses, curls, tricep extensions, and lunges were called on the return to the trail parking. Nature’s coupons were deposited into milk crates and elegant tools for more civilized times were added into the arsenal. The call was “Irish Crate B.O.M.B.S.” with teams of 3-4 PAX using the loaded crates as sleds up Foundation Drive. Each PAX was to push the crate to the next light pole, before running to the fourth light pole while the next PAX up took up the charge with the crate. Once up top, two PAX would carry the loaded crates back to the bottom of the hill. Crate sledding was prescribed on repeat. While “waiting” for a turn to push, the rest of the PAX executed 25 Burpees, 50 Overhead Presses, 75 Merkins, 100 Big Boy Situps, and 125 Squats (B.O.M.B.S.). Yes, this process was as confusing as it sounds, but songs about getting shfaced melted away at least some of the frustration.

Phase 2 of the plan was “Baer” Crawls (bear crawls with upper body only…i.e. what happens on St. Paddy’s when one’s lower extremities cease functioning) up the grassy hill which would’ve canned this workout as the worst ever. Luck of the Irish was that Crate B.O.M.B.S. took us to 0609 without a true end in sight. Rocks were deposited and toys were stowed before moving to COT.

Join us at Bad Daddy’s at 1145 today for a Fellowship lunch. Adopt-A-Highway is coming up on the 24th. Convergence tomorrow at Knightdale Station before the Pot of Gold 5K.

Prayers for Six Pack’s dad undergoing back surgery, continued prayers for Waffle House’s son, and for the Ukraine.