What is PINOCHLE? You’ll soon find out…

QIC: ENDO
PAX POSTED: ENDO, HAKA, VANELLOPE, NO-SKI, DBA, APNEA, MR CLEAN

7 PAX posted for an incredibly muggy sweatfest.  Humidity felt like it was 110% and the men of F3 Lutz appeared alive and ready to give their 110% as well.  YHC out and about at the crack of dawn as usual scouting out the scenery to set up the usual surprise or 2 (man I can’t wait for someone to get a water today)…The flag was planted, disclaimer given and the PAX were ready to endure some pain.

THE THANG:

Immediate mosey to the East Round-a-bout for some warm-up:

  • SSH  –  IC  –  x15
  • BABY ARM CIRCLES  –  IC  –  x10 (each direction)
  • INCHWORMS  –  OYO  –  x10
  • BURPEES  –  OYO  –  x10

Indian Run to the boardwalk at the Preserve entrance:

  • DIPS  –  OYO  –  x30
  • STEP-UPS  –  OYO  –  x20 (per leg)

Mosey along trail to second boardwalk:

  • BEAR CRAWL ACROSS ENTIRE BOARDWALK

Continue mosey along the trail until Q takes everyone on a detour off trail and onto a main street cul-de-sac:

At this point the PAX were gassed from the run when YHC informs them that there is water in the cooler for everyone (hydrate or die is our motto afterall)…A few veteran PAX take a few looks at the cooler which is surrounded by orange cones and pass on the water, however we finally get a taker and open the cooler.  YHC comes up from behind with a second cooler that was camouflaged and yells out “no not that cooler this one”.  Too late though and inside they find a special surprise…no water, just the DECK OF DEATH:

  • SPADES (12)  =  MERKINS
  • HEARTS (12) =  BIG BOY SITUPS
  • CLUBS (12)  =  JUMP SQUATS
  • DIAMONDS (12)  =  MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS (EACH LEG)
  • ACES  =  15 REPS
  • FACE CARDS  =  10 REPS
  • NUMBER CARDS  =  EXACT NUMBER REPS
  • DEATH CARD (2)  =  20 BURPEES

A bit of supplied water for the PAX and we were ready to begin.  One at a time each PAX comes up and grabs a card and everyone performs exercise.  Rotation counter-clockwise until all cards have been exhausted.  About 10 cards into the pain several PAX start making inaccurate accusations about Q “stacking the deck” or creating a “fake deck of only high cards” as only face cards and aces keep appearing.  It was at that point that YHC announced surprise number 2…this was a PINOCHLE deck.  All PAX except for Apnea (who already knew and was beginning to groan) asked the question, “What is Pinochle?”  Well it is a favorite and unique past-time game that only uses 48 cards, however they are all numbered 9-Ace and have doubles for every suit!  The moans and groans began heavy at this point with about 38 cards left.  Several PAX were non-chalant about the care of YHC’s cards as they were just throwing them down without care.  This prompted a penalty once all 48 cards had been completed.  For each and every card that was laying carelessly on the ground we will redo those reps which consisted of:

  • 2 FACE CARD HEARTS  =  20 BIG BOY SITUPS
  • 9 OF SPADES  =  9 MERKINS
  • 9 OF DIAMONDS  =  9 MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

GRAND TOTALS (requested by a few PAX)

  • MERKINS  –  137
  • BIG BOY SITUPS  –  148
  • JUMP SQUATS  –  128
  • MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS  –  137

YHC was feeling compassion at this point and decided to pick up the remaining cards on the ground as time was running short.  Time to Indian Run back to the BB Courts.  Along the way we stopped at the boardwalk entrance for:

  • BRUCE LEE  –  OYO  –  x1

Final Indian Run at a much faster pace this time and we arrived back at our final destination with about 8 minutes to spare.  Time for some 4 CORNERS action.  Cones were already set up at all 4 corners of the courts.  PAX go from cone to cone doing 3 reps only at each cone and then sprinting to the next while always facing the main parking lot:

  • CONE 1  –  SPLIT JACKS
  • FORWARD RUN TO CONE 2
  • CONE 2  –  SQUATS
  • STRADDLE LEFT TO CONE 3
  • CONE 3  –  BIG BOY SITUPS
  • BACKWARDS RUN TO CONE 4
  • CONE 4  –  MERKINS
  • STRADDLE RIGHT BACK TO CONE 1
  • RINSE AND REPEAT UNTIL TIME EXPIRES

ALL PAX SOAKED AND EXHAUSTED, WORKOUT COMPLETE!!!

 

COT:

Many prayers needed for our HIM this week.  HAKA’s SIL and both of their families, Dillio’s health, DBA’s mother, YHC’s M, NotoriousNYC’s injury, Rockwell’s health, No-Ski’s home sale.  Also for all those that could not make it for a fun filled day of pain that they have safe travels and/or stop fartsacking and find a way to join us.

MOLESKIN:

Love the look on the veteran’s faces when they recognized the deck of cards sitting at the bottom of the empty cooler and felt the pain to come.  Loved even more the look of anticipation from the newer PAX when they could not figure out what was about to happen to them in just a few minutes!  Pleasure as always to lead these GREAT men and provide some enjoyment along the way.  So proud that everyone kept up and gave 110% if not more.  Beat the estimated time for completion of the DECK OF DEATH by almost 10 minutes!!!

  • CSAUPS  –  GO RUCK EVENTS IN SEP AND NOV STILL SIGNING UP
  • AUG 11  –  LAKEWOOD RANCH INVASION  –  MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
  • WE STILL NEED A Q FOR THIS TUESDAY 07/24 WHO WANTS TO STEP UP AND LEAD US???
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