Merlot? Hill No!

DATE: 3/14/19

QIC: Chappie

We’ve a pain location nicknamed “O Hill No!” due to the nature of the beatdowns which have occurred there, and, it’s a hill. Don’t tell Vanilla but the first use of that hill was prior to his being jumped-in to this gang we call F3. The workout involved some cindy coupons that Santa had left at the bottom of the hill because he found no Christmas Tree nearby — he had to leave the blocks somewhere! Still, Vanilla gets some credit because the first beatdown he Q’d there left the PAX saying, “O Hill No!” and so the hill was dubbed. However, right next to that location is a portion of Behringer Ave. which for obvious reasons was dubbed Merlot Hill (as was the FNG so named that day in March 2017). He promptly got married and moved up to O-H-I-Ohh…the extent to which some will go so they’ll NEVER have to post again! Lol, just kidding, YHC has kept in touch with Merlot and HE still talks about that humbling day. Anyway, you had to be there. Yet, from time-to-time YHC tries to recreate the aforementioned (language borrowed from Wildwing) experience. Here’s a little of what that looks like:


  • SSH – 20 IC
  • Imperial Squat Walkers – 10 IC
  • Cherry Pickers, Crab flippers, Hairy Chiggers – 18 IC
  • “Swartz Jacks” – 18 IC (Combo of Seal Jacks + 4-count SSH’s YHC’s beloved gym teacher taught in elementary school)
  • Suzanne Somers – 30 out, 30 in OYO
  • Drydocks – 40 OYO (butt up, Chairman!)
  • Low Slow Squats – 10 IC


Indian Run mosey to the bottom of the hill at the intersection of Behringer Ave. & Chandler St., nice easy pace then picked up last 1/4 mile.

Round trip 2x = 1 mile

11’s (Merkin Merlot March Madness) from the pole at the bottom to the pole at the top of the incline. 1 Merkin at the bottom, 10 at the top. 2 Merkins at the bottom, 9 at the top. Rinse & repeat until reaching 10 at the bottom, 1 at the top.

PAX moved from bottom to top/top to bottom with a variety of mix/match transitions: Mosey’s, Lt. Dan’s, Nur, Accelerating Man, etc.

3rd F Breather:

Indian Run mosey return to AO, picked up the pace crossing over Union St., into the Willow St. entrance to the CHOP AO.

Still 7 minutes on the clock? What the what?? Time to intro some new ones borrowed from “Band of Brothers” [extras] :

Atomic Sit-ups: PAX in sit-up position, side-by-side, right arm over top & left arm under. PAX do sit-ups in-sync — Up then 3rd of way down, back up. 10 Reps.

Caterpillar Merkins: PAX all in 1 line, feet on shoulders of man behind you (Chairman, pleeeeease plank…get your butt out of my face!). In sync, IC. Surge “Up!”, “Down.” 10 Reps.

Great push by all 9 PAX who won THAT FIRST BATTLE and posted. Hey, Bo Derek, where were you? Broke out the shorts with a nice taste of Spring. Let’s go warm weather! Great time to EH and rescue the Sad Clowns. Record breaking PAX numbers are near future. So, post and post regularly.

By the way…was there Merlot today? O Hill no!


  • ANNOUNCEMENTS: “Shamruck” this Sunday (St. Patty’s Day). Georgetown Circle @3:17 p.m. Bring the whole family, wagons, strollers, etc. Easy ruck. Fun time. Great 2ndF between all our families.
  • PRAYERS: Chairman’s parents: Brenda/Denny, healing; Doubtfire’s daughter, Leah; Waterfall’s sis-in-lo, Leah

That’s about it. Appreciate the opportunity to Q it up!

Chappie, out!

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