Archives: Threading the Camel (Part 2)

  • When: 20170802
  • QIC: Space Monkey
  • The PAX: Chain Net (FNG), Clifford, Dreamliner, Screen Door, Space Monkey, Sub Mac
  • It is not lost on YHC that I have neglected to post the back blast for the first part of “Threading the Camel” which may lead to some sideways glances about what the (Part 2) indicates.  But, if George Lucas can release a Prequel and be wildly successful, so can F3 right?

    As has been the case for the last several workouts at #bearcountry that I have Q’d, the theme for this workout came from bible verses that we would be discussing immediately after the workout.  The inspiration for this beatdown’s theme was Mark 10:25 which describes how difficult it is for someone who has dedicated themselves to worldly possessions to enter Heaven.  More on that later, let’s get to the beatdown …


    Side Straddle Hops, 15X (IC); Don Quixotes, 15X (IC), Shoulder Circles, 10X both directions (IC)

    Lengthy mosey (about 15 feet) to the nearest sidewalk where a slightly under-impressive mop bucket awaited the PAX with a pile of 17 golf balls (more on the reason for that later) and the 4 clothes pins from Threading the Camel Part 1 (I swear I will write that backblast soon).  Each clothes pin had an exercise on it: Burpees, Merkins, WW 2 Sit-ups, and Squats.  The PAX split into two groups of 3.  The first group would throw the golf balls into the mop bucket  while the other group ran around the school.  Before running, the second group picked a clothes pin (without seeing what was on it).  If the first group sank all 17 golf balls, they had do the exercise on the picked clothes pin until the second group returned.  Once the second group returned, they had to complete one rep of each exercise indicated on the three remaining clothes pins for each golf ball that was sank until they could start throwing golf balls.  At the same time, the first group would select a new clothes pin and start their run.

    It took the PAX only 2 complete cycles to get all the nuances of this intricate endeavor of masculine exultation down.  Collectively, we completed 3 full cycles and enjoyed watching the other group come around the final turn of the school to see our group doing exercises because we had worked diligently to ensure the other group got plenty of exercise that morning.

    Lengthy mosey back to the flags (still just 15 feet) for a quick ring of fire.  All PAX held 6″ while each person did 10 box cutters.

    Countarama, Namarama

    YHC indicated that Dreamliner would be leading the bible study immediately following the workout where the theme would be: Goliath Must Fall: Dead but Still Deadly based on 1 Samuel 17 … hence the number of golf balls.

    Ball of Man, prayer for 3for1’s mother in law, then we were out.

    Moleskin (3rd F-style)

    We will be starting the Fall bible study session in Mid-September/October (not sure what the exact start time will be).  It will be a 10 week session and will be centered around “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren.  It is available in print and as an audio book.  We will be changing the AO for the workout immediately preceding the bible study to #QuackQuackHonk.  The workout will still be at 5:30 AM followed by meeting for the Bible Study at the Dunkin Donuts (13440 Carrollton Blvd, Carrollton, VA 23314) at 6:30 AM for about 30 minutes.  I am also considering having some way of enabling electronic participation since this will be a monumental endeavor for Va Beach folks to arrive for in the gloom of a Thursday.  Please e-mail me with thoughts on this ([email protected]).


    Space Monkey