YHC was looking forward to his Convergence Q! I planned it all week long fine tuning it to make sure that I covered everything. I went to Brick City Friday night with the 2.0s to load the coupons required for this masterpiece of a beatdown and woke up early on Saturday to make sure that I did all my prep work.
At 0700 we circled, gave the disclaimer, broke off into teams of 5 and YHC started to explain what we were doing. I had all the instructions printed out and a lot more copies than we needed. I planned for 20 and we only had 10 post. No matter, let’s move on to the thang.
One the instructions were 8 objectives, but before we could get to those the PAX had a few exercises to complete
200 Monkey Humpers
400 2 count Hammers
As mentioned, we had 8 objectives we had to complete. One person from each team also had to have a ruck on at all times.
Objective 1: Retrieve a sandbag from the Hartsville Museum.
Objective 2: Collect coupons
- 1 Log
- 2 Water jugs
- 6 Concrete Blocks
- 8 Concrete Cylinders
- 16 Bricks
Objective 3: Move the log around the Vista Pond and back
Objective 4: Go the YMCA planters and complete the exercises there
- 200 Dips
- 200 Derkins
- 200 Step-ups/Box jumps
Objective 5: Tireflip a tire down Warzone and back
Objective 6: Bear-craw with tire down Cargill Way and back
Objective 7: Go to the vacant lot beside the pond and do Block Slider Suicides
Objective 8: Return Coupons
YHC has done a similar workout like this before and did not anticipate how fast the PAX would complete everything….not today. We finished everything in around 36 minutes. Then we moved to some other races.
Line up in plank position toes to head with the last person touching the sidewalk beside Cargill. The first person was wearing a ruck and had to bear-crawl to the flag and back then give the ruck to the next person and so on.
Same format, but we sprinted to the end of Warzone and back
We got in line for some banjo bear-crawl, but Dumper was nice enough to tell me about some new animal crawls.
Heat 1: The Gorilla crawl
Heat 2: The Orangutan crawl
Minute AMRAP each of Merkins and Bigboys.
New AO will be planting Thursday in Kellytown
“The brick walls are there for a reason. They aren’t there to keep us out. They are there to show us how much we want it.” – Randy Pausch
Randy was diagnosed with cancer and after treatment, it came back and he was told that he only had a few months left to live. He spent the rest of his time speaking to people about following your childhood dreams and doing whatever it takes to live them out. He wanted to work for Disney as an Imagineer (CGI work etc) and did not get the job when he applied. However, he found another job, put in the work and eventually became an Imagineer at Disney. He then gave the quote above. This is a mentality that I want to apply in every facet of my life. I posted a picture on the Instagram page recently that said, “If someone ask you ‘What do you do?’, you should say ‘Whatever it takes’”
Both teams were nice enough to let YHC and Goldi wear the rucks during all Objectives. We get the “I am 3rd” award. First runner up for this award is Windows who helped Paperboy carry his team’s coupons back (even though it was a race).
T-Claps to Judy and Baby Beasley for running to get the sandbags and then carrying logs solo around the Vista pond.
If you want to make Goldi come really close to a merlot, make him sprint in a ruck.
Dumper has been spending too much time with the Clinic boyz. When I asked who hasn’t ever worn a ruck he replied, “I did once and beat your ass at the Fox.” Tasteless…
Judy is in charge of creating a new animal crawl called the Dragon.
The PAX were singing praises of Dump’s name when he suggested the two alternative animal crawls.