Groundhog Day

QIC: Irish

Date: 02/02/2024

PAX: Castaway, I.E.

AO: Boneyard


High 30s. Clear and but not too cold.


  • Warmup (SSH, 3rd Grade, Stretches, LBACs, etc.)
  • Mosey around building with some wall sits.

The Thang

Since today is Groundhog Day, YHC decided to make the beatdown, er, repeatable just to get everyone in the Bill Murray spirit.

  • 10 Curls for Gurls
  • 10 Thrusters
  • 10 V-Ups with block
  • 10 Incline Merkins (on block)

After each set, we ran to the end of the parking lot and back. Then the Q asked one of our participants a ground-hog themed trivia question. 3-burpee penalty for a wrong answer.

Then, because it’s Groundhog day, we repeated the whole shebang again.


Remember the people from your past who have made an impact on your life and make efforts to reconnect with them. YHC has college friends who mean a lot to him. It took tragedy for this group to start reconnecting, but we do connect and communicate often, which only enriches YHC’s life.


  • Boneheads don’t know anything about Groundhog Day. We only got 3 out of 10 questions correct.
  • Three burpee buses today

The Questions

In case you are interested, here’s the trivia (correct answer is highlighted)

  1. In what year did the first official Groundhog Day celebration take place?
    a) 1952
    b) 1887
    c) 1776
    d) 1981
  2. The man who started the annual Punxsutawney traditions on Groundhog Day worked in
    what profession?
    a) Journalism
    b) Outdoorsman gear sales
    c) Banking
    d) Teaching
  3. What is the approximate population of Punxsutawney, PA where famed forecaster Punxsutawney Phil lives?
    a) 1,500
    c) 6,000
    d) 3,400
  4. According to legend, Punxsutawney Phil is how old thanks to the magic potion he drinks
    each year?
    a) 131
    b) 1,002
    c) 85
    d) 448
  5. Which legendary talk show host featured Punxsutawney Phil as a guest in 1995?
    a) Ricki Lake
    b) Phil Donahue
    c) Oprah Winfrey
    d) Geraldo Rivera
  6. The Punxsutawney celebration lasts how long?
    a) One week
    b) Three days
    c) One day
    d) Three weeks
  7. Residents of Vermillion, Ohio use this creature to predict the spring forecast rather than a
    a) Spider
    b) Mouse
    c) Beaver
    d) Caterpillar
  8. Groundhogs make a unique sound called what?
    a) A whistle
    b) A scream
    c) A grunt
    d) A whisper
  9. Most groundhogs live where?
    a) Alaska
    b) Eastern U.S.
    c) South America
    d) Eastern Canada
  10. What is the highest number of visitors to Gobbler’s Knob to celebrate Groundhog Day?
    a) 55,000
    b) 10,000
    c) 100,000
    d) 35,000

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