I grew up in the Hickory/Mnt. View area, moved away for a while and came back. That puts me at about 20yrs in the Hickory area. In those 20 years, the only reason I’ve found for going to Granite falls(and I’m sure there is lots more to offer, I just do go there) was Al’s Diner and Granite Falls Brewery… Until the Men of Hurler get the crazy idea to ask a mildly soccer-armed dude to come Q.
Tuesday, I show up to get a lay of the land. Banjo took me on a delightful tour through Granite. I’m grateful, however, we would have been able to see more if we hadn’t done so many burpees. Beggers can’t be choosers, I guess. Burpees aint my thang.
Thursday show up, 7 men greet me and we begin our warmup on Main Street.
LAC forward, LAC backwards, Mnt. Climbers, Merkins, SSH.
Mosey – I ask directions to the location I was thinking. Thanks again, Banjo. He gets us to the side parking lot of Granite Drug Center. GDC has a nifty little wall, perfect for box jumps, box squats, dips, all that neat stuff.
We break into two groups to do BLIMPS, group 1 runs up Chestnut St. to the intersection of Stirling St. while the other does the the first and consecutive exercise until the group returns. Then we switch.
Box jumps/box stepups
Imperial storm troopers – what do these do? I don’t get it, I just couldn’t think of another “I” workout
We modified the running distance halfway through so that I could get the rest of the workout in.
Short mosey to the FBC, there are parking spots leading up the hill. We start at the bottom, Bear crawl two spaces, flip over, crab walk two spaces, up hill, repeat until the end.
Mosey – Yeah, I had to get directions again, head to a wall where I noticed some random blocks the Tuesday before. We line up, shoulder to shoulder, wall squat and pass the block all the way up and down the line, 4 reps.
Mosey back to Main Street – I probably asked for directions.
In full discloser, I stole this idea from my wive’s FIA workout. – No shame here. We do pushups to the song, Sally. Bring sally up, bring sally down. It goes on forever and it sucks.
COT, WOD – Jame 1:2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Moleskin – I don’t know what moleskin means, it’s easier for me to write something off the wall than to try and adhere to the standard F3 back blast format. I’m bored reading this too.
Hurler is an AWESOME AO, seriously, if you haven’t checked it out, go. The entire town is a frickn playground. The Pax are friendly, they made me feel right at home. Kudos Granite Falls Pax. Hurler is officially added to my Go To list at Granite Falls. Maybe I’ll get adventurous and check out the Exotic Pet Store or Coin operated museum next time.