Dronefield Part Deux – A Bucket of Suck

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  • When: 05/22/2019
  • QIC: Drone
  • The PAX: PUD, Pyro, Bowzer, Updraft

Five pax showed their support for YHC (and arguably their lack of good judgment) by posting for the second monthly-ish unsanctioned Northside beatdown that somehow got named Dronefield.  These pax know from firsthand experience that YHC is no professional, so a disclaimer was deemed unnecessary.  With coupons in hand, we set out to make this the hardest part of our day.

Conditions: Hinting at next week’s heat wave

Warmup:

  • 12 x Don Quixote IC
  • 12 x Michael Phelps IC
  • 15 x Reachers IC
  • 10 x Lateral coupon jump overs OYO
  • 10 x Forward/backward coupon jump overs OYO (maybe a disclaimer was necessary after all)

Cinder Block 11’s:

  • Round 1 – Lunges & Overhead squats
    • Plank for the 6
  • Round 2 – Thrusters & KBS
    • 6″ for the 6
  • Round 3 – Blockees & Curls
    • Flutter kicks for the 6

Iron Compass:

  • Start at the intersection of 9th and Laura, the center of the “compass”
  • Run one block east to Main, 25 Werkins, run back, 25 Werkins
  • Run one block north to 10th, 25 Merkins, run back, 25 Merkins
  • Run one block west to Silver, 25 Diamond Merkins, run back, 25 Diamond Merkins
  • Run one block south to 8th, 25 stagger left Merkins, run back, 25 stagger right Merkins
  • Total: 200 Merkins

Sweaty Moleskin:

  • About halfway through the second set of thrusters was when Bowzer dubbed this particular combination of 11’s “a bucket of suck.”
  • Pyro smoked us all on the Iron Compass and achieved near-Farah sweat levels in the process.
  • Confession time – YHC was so out of it that I forgot to modify to Diamond and stagger Merkins on the third and fourth legs and just suffered through reg’lar Merkins the whole way.
  • In all seriousness, I can’t say enough how grateful I am for brothers who would come out of their way to support me and accommodate my geographic limitations in this season.  Without community, I’m toast.

Announcements/TAP:

  • Memorial Day MURPH at Anthill @ 0700.  Nan’tan Heisenberg has declared it.  So shall it be written, so shall it be done.
  • Bowzer – M’s health; starting new career, need to start generating income before quitting current day job
  • PUD – SOD is graduating this week!
  • Drone – isolation, humility to ask for help (need guys checking in), M’s ongoing health struggles

Until next month (hopefully sooner),

Drone – signing off.

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