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February 23, 2017

MARDI GRAS

  • When: 02/23/2017
  • Q: Spokes
  • Pax: Oorah, Float, Magnolia, Keys

New Orleans is classically identified for it’s love for all things Mardi Gras. While I was skeptical  as a Nola newbie, I more and more enamored with the family atmosphere surrounding the parades and am slowly being converted to love plastic throws (something I previously identified as crap). New Orleans Mardi Gras is about community and fun…two things I can get on board with.

At Stargazers this morning we are well into the parade season and embarking on a LONNGG weekend of revelry, so I know I needed to make it count.

Every parade is an experience of it’s own, so our workout told a typical story of what we will be engaging in during the next 6 days.

Warm Up:
There is always a pregame prior to hitting up the parade.

  • Good mornings
  • “Mambos” aka wide march
  • “Hey Misters” aka Jumping Jacks
  • “Get greedy” aka Standing Mountain Climbers
  • “Sweep the Streets” aka Skaters
  • “Dodge getting hit by throws” aka Bob and Weave Squats

THE THANG:

We started with a travel on Neutral Ground (streetcar tracks) since parades always involve a heavy amount of foot travel. We ran from the park to State Street and landing at the Loyola steps…”OH LOOK! A ladder!”

  • We climbed the “ladder” (stairs) 18x since there will be 18 Krewes rolling Uptown. That’s a lot of beads we need to get at the top of the “ladder”.

On cue, the whining started…too much fun I guess? So we moseyed back over to the fountain at the front of the park to refuel. Since basically Magazine, Napoleon and St. Charles turn into a giant tailgate, we “indulged” ourselves.

  • Chicken Wings: 15 pushups
  • Chips and Dip: 20 Dips
  • Popping Champagne: 10 Squat Jumps
  • We went back for seconds of chicken wings and dip. Just a little bit…10 pushups and 10 dips.

At this point we have been out here pretty long, so it was time for a “bathroom break”, but none of us want to pay for a port-o-potty, so we opted for a squat instead.

  • 20 Air squats
  • 20 Monkey Humpers

We realized we definitely over indulged so we needed to work off those treats, alchohol and tailgate foods with core work.

  • Muffulettas: Standing knee to elbow-15 each side
  • King Cake: Side Chops- 20 sets
  • Beer Bellies: Front Leg Lifts-15 each side

All this moving, eating, catching throws and fun really wore us out, so it was time for a nap!

  • 1 min Plank
  • Stretching set

COT: “If you’re not having fun, you are doing something wrong” Groucho Marx

We hugged and wished our Oorah the best in the next 6ish months during her deployment. We are going to miss her terribly, but promise to stronger and better together when she comes back!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy MARDI GRAS!

 

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