Annihilation Rerun

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Pic from 5/11 workout. “Flair” courtesy of Black Hole’s daughter

Date: 3/22/2021

AO: The Rising (Community Park, West Windsor)

Conditions: clear skies, sunrise, 30 degrees

9 PAX: Aviator, Black Hole (Q), Mountie, Mulligan, Scar, WallE, Dick Clark, Dos Equis, and Brisket

Dos Equis wondered aloud where the Q was as time was getting close. That was when YHC emerged from the gloom after extracting coupons from the storage location. YHC’s company gave everybody a Day of Rest (to reduce Burnout due to working from home for most folks), so YHC was able to make a rare weekday appearance in person. I can think of no better way to spend it than to convert my resting energy into kinetic energy with a re-run of my first zoom Q on 5/11/2020 dedicated to “Annihilation” (past backblast here). At the time, the date matched the photon energy from a positron decay (the lovely anti-matter particle that has been a part of my life since graduate school). The beatdown involves a great deal of energy performing exercises with coupons. Exercises came primarily from the F3exicon.

Disclaimer: Modify as necessary, especially w coupons. Don’t sue anyone. Aye!


  • Windmills, 4-ct IC x 10
  • Low, slow squat, IC x 10
  • Newton’s cradle, IC x 10
  • SSH, IC x 40

Mosey to the shed where the coupons have already been nicely laid out.

The Thang: 60 sec AMRAP / 30 sec rest TABATA

  • A – American Hammer (coupon)
  • N – Newton’s Cradle – see exicon for description
  • N – Noonan (coupon) – see exicon; Noonan tribute-no stairs, farmer carry on path
  • I – Imperial Stormkickers – see exicon
  • H – Heavy Freddies (coupon) – see exicon
  • I – Imperial Squat Walkers – see exicon
  • L – LBCs
  • A – Apolo Anton Oh No! (coupon) – see exicon
  • T – Tempo Merkin – see exicon
  • I – Iron Squat (coupon) – see exicon
  • O – Overhead tricep extension (coupon)
  • N – No Surrender

Sometime during the first half, Aviator remarked that the rising sun over Green Helmet looked like a volcano! Indeed it did.

Rinse and repeat until time ran out (Heavy Freddies, maybe). PAX helped put coupons away and mosey back to flag for COT.

(We also had a fellow gloomer “Mr. Tequila Sunrise”. We’ll EH him, if we ever catch him)

Strava trace: 0.8 miles

Count-o-rama. Name-o-rama.

COT: Grateful for the arrival of Spring. Scar remarked on the 2nd round loss of Rutgers in the NCAA basketball tournament yesterday and how the team will now reflect on how they can improve in the future. Mulligan added that it wouldn’t be bad if the winners did some reflecting too.

L to R: Aviator, Black Hole (Q), Mountie, Mulligan, Scar, WallE, Dick Clark, Dos Equis, Brisket.


YHC, Black Hole

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