The Witch is the Witch, but the Witch led by YHC is a one of a kind snotwoggle suckfest of awesomeness. Took a scout run to check out the trails early to see what all work had been down. The park is having the trials cleaned up and widened. Fresh turned dirt and a lot of rain the night before makes for a very wicked witch.
Took a mosey along the powerlines across to the lowlands by the creek. YHC tried to lead some warm ups but this crowd was too feisty so we knocked out some SSHs, Weedpickers, IWs, MPs not counting past 5. Even to 5 no one likes an in cadence MP.
Part I of the beatdown. Run from the lowlands to the yellow trail taking the little yellow loop this loop creats a topside and bottom. 5 merkins at the bottom, 10 merkins at the top, 15 merkins back at the bottom, 20 at the top, 25 at the bottom, 30 merkins at the top and plank for the six at the crossroads. That makes it 105 merkins and only 5:45.
YHC “Hey Manning, we have an FNG, where do we take an FNG?” Manning “Lets mosey.” All the veterans were like here we go. The FNG and newbies to the witch were like wonder what that means.
Part II – Bombs on Big Blue. Big blue is a nasty mountain of an incline. Nothing compares. YHC decided lets take a total of 3 laps up Big Blue and back down Green. 5 Burpees at the bottom of Blue, 5 Burpees, 10 overhead presses at the top. 5 burpees, 10 overhead presses, 15 merkins at the bottom, 5 burpees, 10 overhead presses, 15 merkings, 20 big boys at the top, 5 burpees, 10 overheads, 15 merkins, 20 big boys and 25 squats at the top. Various mary for the 6.
Pax left about ten minutes til the Endex. Might as well give all you got back up white to the cars down the gravel road to where the blacktop begins and back to the flag. Finished with a little bit of mary.
Name O rama – Welcome Trail Bait
COT – Prayers for new babies, health Mommas, and healing work for Garf’s brother.
Missed the prerun by a minute. Would have it no other way. Start on time end on Time. YHC was a couple minutes late and took a little mosey. Thought I would find Homeboy and Rubberneck, but alas the Witch is an apocalypto AO. Heard HB laugh at one point but could not pinpoint where he was.
Big Blue Did not disappoint. Everyone was gassed.
Including the merkin in a burpee, YHC had a total of 175 merkins this morning for the merkin challenge.
Trail Bait. His naming went like this. “Hi, I am Jeff.” “Did you know Hombre?” “No he was actually chasing me through the trails here this week. I tried to lose him once or twice and thought I had until I rounded a bend and there he was. He told me I had nice shorts, do you want to go out? I said I am not that kind of trail runner. He said what about 5:30am Monday morning right hear? I was like oh, well in that case ok.” Pax “Trail Bait.” That’s the naming story and YHC is sticking to it.
YHC must admit that today for about an 1 hour, I forgot all about the pandemic. I realized I was giving a few fist bumps, stood over Drumstick, and enjoyed some Garf spiced coffee. Don’t worry, even though we had 14 we were socially distant compliant, and the witch makes social distancing way to easy running through the trails, but it really was nice to feel like old times. Then I was snapped back to reality and spent all afternoon on Zoom court. Oh well, at least for a the start of my day, Corona was not a thing. The Gloom belongs to us.