A.O.: Uptown Funk
Date: May 7, 2021
Time: 0530 – 0615
Location: Downtown / Children’s Museum

PAX: Graffiti (Respect!), Montage, Ricardo, Tesla, Earhart, Ozone, Drysdale (Respect!), Amphibious, Pacer (Respect!), Phoenix, Huggies, Bones, Joey, Lynda (Respect!) Etch-a-Sketch (Respect!)
QIC: Etch-a-Sketch

As a good Q should, YHC went into research mode to prepare for leading the PAX of Uptown Funk. Thursday night required a trip downtown to scout out the AO, but ended up at the Hoppers game instead. Not to worry, the planned beatdown would just require some space to exercise, and a loop of some sort to run around, and downtown has plenty of options for that. Friday morning came, and along with it came rain. But again, not to worry, as 14 studly PAX join YHC in the Children’s Museum parking lot, and at 0530 we got started. No FNGs were present, the F3 Mission and Disclaimers we given. Then we were off on a mosey to the Bandstand for…

Copperhead Squats x 18 IC
Imperial Walkers x 15 IC
Squated Air Claps x 10 IC
Sun gods x 15 IC Forwards / Backwards
Abe Vigodas x 10 IC
String Rippers x 10 IC
Mt. Climbers x 10 IC
Newton’s Cradle x 10 IC

Another mosey got us to the Bellmeade deck, but there would be no spiral today. Instead we ducked into the top side of the deck, took the ramp up one level and got ready for…


While doing intensive research for this Uptown Funk Q (as noted above), YHC discovered the story behind Blink-182’s name. It’s not all that interesting, but I did find out that the band says the name was intended to be Blink 18 2 (not Blink 182, or Blink 1 8 2, or worst of all Blink OneHundredandEighty-Two). #TheMoreYouKnow So, not being able to resist an acronym Weinke the idea was this: Perform 18 of each exercise on the list, run 2 laps around the parking deck, then rinse-n-repeat.

Burpees x 18 SC
Lt. Dans x 18 SC
Imperial Walkers x 18 IC
Newton’s Cradle x 18 IC
Flutter Kicks x 18 IC

When all PAX completed two full rounds, OMAHA was called and we took a mosey back to the Bandstand for…

WWII Sit Ups x 18 (OYO)
Cindy Crawfords x 9 IC (Left Side and Right Side)
Jane Fondas x 9 IC (Left Side and Right Side)
WWII Sit Ups x 9
Plank Jacks x 9 IC
Bobby Hurleys x 5 (OYO)
Mt. Climbers x 9 IC
Bobby Hurleys x 5 (OYO)
Peter Parkers x 9 IC
Bobby Hurleys x 5 (OYO)
Parker Peters x 9 IC
Bobby Hurleys x 5 (OYO)
American Hammers x 18 IC


Blood Drive in June look for more details soon.
Earhart signed up for GrowRuck 24 in Charlotte and is looking for company. #TClaps

COT: YHC took us out

It was great to see Montage out again this Friday! Joey rocked yet another workout. The PAX crushed the Blink 18 2 workout with just a hint of #mumblechatter thrown in. It was a great morning in the gloom, once again putting the FUN in FUNK. Thank you for the opportunity to lead!

– Etch-a-Sketch