Trying times. No Summer Soldiers!

QIC: MaYhem

Date: 11/13/2019

PAX: SwipeRight, Vaccine, Bernie, John Doe, Fastlane, WallaWalla, WuzntMe

AO: Hacksaw


Colder than a witches tit in a brass brassiere! > 22 but really 14 with wind chill. :))


SS Skips to Left x 11 IC, …to the Right x 11 IC, FF x 11 IC, TGE x 11 IC, SSS Left x 11 IC, SSS Right x 11 IC, LBAC front x 11 IC, LBAC back x 11 IC, Seal Clap x 11 IC, MNC x 11 IC, Chinooks x 11 IC, Sholder Press x 11 IC, Recover! Abe Vigoda x 11 IC, Worlds Greatest Stretch R & L x 11 IC, Turn it over to Bernie for Pre VQ SSH x 11 IC

Indigenous People run to Pavilion

The Thang

Pavilion Party

Mosey over to the pavilion, and do the following:
Decline Merkins, Incline Merkins, Stargazers, Dips > 3 Rounds R1-25/R2-20/R3-15 reps each exercise OYO

Pickleball Dora

Mosey to the Pickleball court one lap around. Partner up by weight for partner carries down and back x2.
Dora: Partner 1 Exercise. while Partner 2 traverses back and forth the length of Pickleball Court.

Round 1 – P1: 100 Smurf Jacks / P2: MOT – Long Skip
Round 2 – P1: 100 Smurf Jacks / P2: MOT – Drunken Sailor

IP Run to the flag for Mary.

Turn it over to Bernie…LBCs and Am Hammers until time.


Getting up this early in the freezing cold to workout sucks! In the spirit of Invigorating Male Community Leadership, reminded PAX that in the service of their country/community, men are often called to do hard stuff. Brief Am History Lesson > December of 1776 at critical point of Revolution in fight for Country’s Freedom, Thomas Paine writes pamphlet ‘The Crisis’ and penned these words read to PAX: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell is not easlily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly…

In the days ahead, it would inspire General Washington and his troops to cross the Delaware on Christmas Eve in the freezing cold to essentially turn the tide of the war and help to win and establish the freedoms we enjoy today.

Takeaway, our decisions to either “shrink back from service” or push through to do hard things can have significant impact to both ourselves and our posterity.


Wala Wala needs some better gloves. John Doe’s farts still stink even in the bitter cold.

Also, even though he did not participate in the beatdown for having to be at work early, Escobar did an admirable thing acting as the PAX Mom and left behind a piping hot growler of cider for the boys in the parking lot. Awesome!


Convergence on Saturday. Bernie VQ on Friday.

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