YHC was looking forward to leading another beat down at the best Thursday AO on Thursday’s at Macedonia Elementary School. Even the Phoenix or the guys at the Happy Jack can’t claim that! The location is great for those that normally post at the Kodiak or the Hurt Locker and is centrally located for the Northsiders. Give the Safari a try if you have not been out!

Dates: 2019-10-24

Where: safari

QIC: Rest Stop

Number of Pax: 4

Pax Names: Madoff, Doubtfire, Harp and Rest Stop

FNG Names: N/A

Warm-O-Rama: We started our Mosey at the Shovel, did a lap around the upper parking lot, circled up, and did the following:

Good Morning – 10 IC
Weed Pickers – 10 IC
Imperial Walkers – 10 IC
Michael Phelps - OYO

The Thang: We moseyed over to the top of the stairs down to the lower parking lot and YHC explained the following;

THANG #1 – Route 66
What better way to welcome Harp out for his first time to The Safari that to do the Route 66. YHC was introduce the Route 66 at The Kodiak by Harp. We ran down the stairs to the lower parking lot and at each light pole, we did 1 burpee, the next light pole 2 burpees, and so on. In the lower parking, there are 6 light poles. Going up the stairs, back to the upper lot, we continued our count, with poles 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, finishing up by the Shovel. 66 Total Burpees…good warm-up!

THANG #2 – Diamonds
After going down the stairs and venturing to the lower parking lot, it was time to continue our tour of the upper parking lot. The PAX did the following:

1st Round – 10 Merkins, then a lap around the upper-parking lot
2nd Round – 10 Merkins, 15 BBS, then a lap
3rd Round – 10 Merkins, 15 BBS, 20 Monkey Humpers, lap
4th Round - 10 Merkins, 15 BBS, then a lap
5th Round – 10 Merkins, lap

We finished the last round together and after a quick 10 count, the Safari continued to the baseball fields.

YHC had arrived early, did some recon and put out bases a little further out the field that the little league bases . Each base had 4 different exercises, which represented 4 Innings of exercises. At Home Plate, the PAX would always do 5 deconstructed burpees to start the inning. Each inning would be a different exercise and also a different method of getting to each base.

First Inning
1st Base – LBCs
2nd Base – Merkins
3rd Base – Squats
Sprint to next base

Second Inning
1st Base – Big Boy Sit-ups
2nd Base – Diamond Merkins
3rd Base – Monkey Humpers
Duck Walk to next base

Third Inning
1st Base – Leg Raises
2nd Base – Pseudo Planche Merkins
3rd Base – Squat Jumps
Backwards Run to next base

Fourth Inning
1st Base – Flutter Kicks
2nd Base – Carolina Dry Docks
3rd Base – Gorilla Humpers
Carioca to next base

All finished! YHC wanted to venture to the Basketball courts, but not enough time. With a little over 5 minutes left, we moseyed back to the shovel for 5 minutes of Mary. Each PAX led a round of Mary, with Doubtfire being the winner and getting to lead 2 rounds, taking us up to 6:15am!

COT: We discussed the upcoming races and charity events coming up over the next few months. Prayers for Legionnaire’s Sister, the Father of Creekland’s Girls Basketball Coach, those of the DL, and Doubtfire’s friend. Doubtfire has been trying to get him out to F3 as his friend is dealing with tough issues at home. F3 would be a great outlet for him.

Naked Man Moleskin: Great work by everyone this morning, even in the cold! Enjoyed it this morning and the great group of guys that joined in the Tour of the Safari. It was good to have Harp out and the mumble chatter is always good when Doubtfire is around! Also enjoyed being out with Madoff. One day I hope to be able to stay up front with him. I am sure the great playlist helped take your mind off the burpees and merkins we had to do, especially with Doubtfire singing Hakuna Matata! The playlist started out with a jungle or safari theme, then became songs with animals in the title. YHC struggled and had to include Chama Chameleon to get to 45 mins. YHC should have just reached out to Harp who named 5 songs that were not included! Enjoyed it brothers! Rest Stop Out!

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