Marching Grounds and Big Band (Bang)

QIC:  Sousa

Date: 8-14-2020

PAX: Furley, Mr. May, DNF, Rollback, Coldplay, D-Fib, Get Smart, Noid, Wrecked em, Hey Buddy, Venus, Mayhem, Woodrider, Blackout, Ramrod, El Chapo, Cowbell, Madoff, Toe Jelly, Dipstick

AO: Parliament


Very Humid, it was in the 70’s and sticky, it had recently rained, and there was more rain in the forecast. PAX enjoyed getting muddy and grassy from the morning dew.


Mosie to the front parking lot in front of School

Side Straddle Hop- 20 count

Forward Fold- 10 count

Willie Mayes Hayes (slower count)- 10 count

Third grade exercise- (slower count)- 10 count

Little baby arm circles- 20 count (Keep em’ up)

Reverse Little Baby arm circles (keep em’ up)- 20 count

Don Quixote’s (Windmills)- 10 count

World’s greatest stretch 10 count both sides

Imperial Walkers- 10 count

Side Straddle hop- 20 count

5 Burpees OYO

Indian run (slower pace!!!) from front lot half way around the school and turned around and came back to the Gold lot (lot by baseball field), Each PAX led line about 2 times until we hit the bottom of the lot and recovered.

Get a 10-count

The Thang

Mosie’d down to the band field behind the baseball field across from ChristWay Church. Gather in circle (socially distanced if at all possible).

Placed lantern in the center of all PAX to use as a marker of their starting point and ending point.

Begin in plank (High or Low)

Round 1: When Q says “GO!” bear crawl 10 paces in opposite directions. Each PAX must travel in a different route away from the center of the circle (Lantern marks the center).  Once there, 10 burpees, and bear crawl back to circle and burpees until the 6 is in.

Round 2: Bunny hop 15 paces and do 20 Merkins, bunny hop back to circle and burpees until 6 is in.

Round 3: Bernie 20 paces and do 30 squats, Bernie back to circle and burpees until 6 is in.

Round 4: Karaoke 25 paces and do 40 LBC’s, karaoke back to circle and burpees until 6 is in

Round 5: Bernie 20 paces and do 30 Bonny Blairs (may need to do a Demo), Bernie back to circle and burpees until 6 is in.

Round 6: Bunny Hop 15 paces and do 20 Werkins, Bunny Hop back to circle and burpees until 6 is in.

Round 7 (Final Round push PAX to finish strong): Bear Crawl 10 paces, 10 burpees, and Bear crawl back to circle, burpees until 6 is in.

The workout is suppose to simulate the “Big Bang” when we expand out and return to the starting position.

Mayhem has a $10 Chick-fil-A gift card for the person who does the most bonus burpees between rounds. 

Yell RECOVER and get 2, 10-counts.

Finishing up, Line everybody up at the bottom of the hill, 3 rounds of sprinting to the top as hard as you can and taking it easy on the way back down.  DO THIS TOGETHER AND WAIT FOR THE 6.

We had just enough time left for a little Mary. We finished up with 40 total LBC’s OYO, a 15-count per leg OYO of Jane Fonda’s, and a 10-count in cadence of superman’s.

We Mosie’d to the practice football field for Countarama, Namearama, and COT.


John 1:1-5

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

No matter how far out we went away from the light, we always had that lantern as a beacon or marker so we knew exactly how far back to come.  Even though it was dark outside, that light was not overcome by the darkness around it.

The God I believe in and serve is my light, is my hope, and strength, and I know, as a Christian, that no matter how many times we mess up (how far we go), we will always be able to come back to Christ and ask for forgiveness.  It’s not a pass to live however we want with no accountability, but it’s a peace in knowing that even when we start wandering we can keep our eyes on the light and continue to put our trust in him.


I was definitely not expecting 21 PAX to show up and support my VQ. I am, however, extremely grateful for their support and patience in coming out for my first rodeo. With the big number of PAX, I had to call a few audibles, and change a couple things up from a space perspective to make sure we could stay socially distanced if preferred, and still be able to circle up and do COP in cadence. As an Ooltewah High School Alumnus, and an OHS Band Alumnus (how I got the name Sousa) I enjoyed working out on the band field at my old Stomping grounds (marching grounds) and helping the PAX get better!


F-2 meet up a the Fountainhead Taproom today (8-14-20) at 4 for happy hour.

Iron Pax coming up, sign up and at least help the region even if you don’t think you’ll do much individually! I will be in the latter half for sure, but look forward to challenging myself to the next level!