We are the Priests of the Temples of Detention

QIC:  Starbucks

Date: 10/25/2021

PAX: She Shed, Second Base, Snatch, Ponce, Nordictrack, Happy Ending, U-turn, Blue, Sherlock, Roomba, Chunks, 8 Seconds, and Lyft

AO: Detention


The morning was black with a moon. The air was crisp and still. The HIM gathered on the lonely fluorescent-lit hill.

Features distorted in the fluorescent light. Their faces were twisted and grotesque. Silent and stern in the sweltering night. The HIM moved like demons possessed.

Also, 56 degrees.


Plank + Disclaimer

Merkins x 10 in cadence

Plank Jacks x 10 in cadence

Mountain Climbers x 10 in cadence

Willie Mays Hayes x 10 in cadence

Third Grade x 10 in cadence

Little Baby Arm Circles x 10 in cadence; Reverse

5 Burpees OYO

The Thang

Each routine below was inspired by a song by Rush. We performed the routine to the song listed for the duration of the song (although we had to cut a couple short).

YYZ (4:24)
Before leaving the warmup circle, we got on our six for YYZ. The song YYZ was inspired by the sound of morse code, which is irrelevant to the workout, but a fun fact.

YYZ = Hello Dolly (Y) + Hello Dolly (Y) + Flutter Kick (Z)

Pax performed 2 Hello Dollys and 1 Flutter Kick while the song played. For every break, there was a 3 Burpee penalty.

Red Barchetta (6:10)

Drive like the wind
Straining the limits of machine and man
Laughing out loud with fear and hope
I’ve got a desperate plan

A barchetta is a small race car, so we imitated small cars. We partnered up. The partner on the left was the driver. The partner on the right was the passenger. The driver and the passenger were required to travel side by side. The driver bear crawled. The passenger walking lunged. Driver and passenger switched positions at will.

We made our way from the upper parking lot to the lower pavilion.

Turns out, bear crawls and walking lunges work a lot of the same muscles in the legs. Who knew?

2112 (20:00)

And the meek shall inherit the earth

At the Pavilion: 21 Bulgarian Split Squats/ 12 Pullups


By the Food Truck: 21 Squats/ 12 Dive Bombers

Rinse and Repeat

Jacob’s Ladder (7:30)

Follow men’s eyes as they look to the skies
The shifting shafts of shining weave the fabric of their dreams…

Run the hill. Do 1 Burpee at the top.

Run the hill again. Do 2 Burpees at the top.


Tom Sawyer 4:37)

Changes aren’t permanent. But change is.

In Freed to Lead, it talks about Tom Sawyer (from the book) whitewashing the fence. So we did some wall work.

1 Burpee, 2 Wall Donkey Kicks

2 Burpees, 4 Wall Donkey Kicks

3 Burpees, 6 Donkey Kicks.



A lot of times, once you examine your fears and take them apart, you realize that the thing actually causing you tension isn’t nearly as fearful as you at first thought.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear


“I think it’s the next song.”

“No, same song.”

“Ok, it’s ending.”

“8:00 minutes left”