Blackjack with Blackout

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 06/22/2022

PAX: Cavity Search, Chiclet, Face Plant, John Doe, Pocket Taco, Roundup, Second Base, Sniffer

AO: Parliament


Conditions

Nice and humid, with phone weather alerts related to poor air quality; Like breathing in water.


COP

Mosey to Parking Lot in front of school

  • FF – oyo
  • WMH – x10 IC
  • SSH – x25 IC
  • Arm Circles -x10 IC
  • Reverse Arm Circles – x10 iC
  • Mini Burpee Apocalypse (5,4,3,2,1)

The Thang

Blackjack

PAX started at one end of the parking lot; PAX performed 20 BBSU and then ran to the other end of the parking lot and performed 1 Merkin. This was repeated (19/2,18/3…..1/20)

After every second round, PAX performed 5 buy-in Burpees before starting the next round

Totals: 210 BBSU; 210 Merkins; 50 Burpees

PAX moseyed to bleachers and did two steps forward and one back on the way up; squat on each bleacher on the way back down. PAX moseyed to track circle and performed a “Circle Merk” up to 5 reps; PAX held plank until their turn to Merkin

MARY

Faceplant: 20 Pickle Points oyo
Second Base: 20 Monkey Humpers oyo
Cavity Search: Plank for time (About 45-60 seconds)


COT

Read a couple of bible verses and a quote on consistency:

1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lod knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain”

Galations 6:9: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up”

Quote of unknown origin: “Consistency is what transforms average into excellence”

Really been thinking lately on consistency, not just in the family realm and physical fitness realm but in the spiritual realm as well. The unfortunate reality is that we live in a society now that de-values both hard work and commitment along with steadfast faithfulness. Don’t let that deter you from maintaining your consistency, especially in your walk with Jesus. As leaders of men, our families, our colleagues, etc. we are called to remain consistent in all aspects of our life but especially in our faithfulness. A consistent Christian scares our society to death, so let’s make them sweat!


Moleskin

John Doe finally got to experience my VQ from two years ago! Thought I would be nice and re-issue it for him.

Turns out muscle failure is REAL; 210 merkins, I can barely type this backblast today.

Some PAX got excited when they thought they heard me say “Circle Jerk”….It was really “Circle Merk” thanks Cavity Search for clearing that up.


News

2nd-F Channel
3rd-F Channel
July 4, Anvil re-launch Convergence
July 16, Fallen Five Ruck
July 23, Lookouts beatdown and 2nd-F event


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    Like a flock of seagulls…

    QIC:  Prosciutto

    Date: 06/15/2022

    PAX: Mox, Jorts

    AO: Convoy


    Conditions

    Big moon and warm enough for a Hornets tank top from 1988 that fits like a glove


    COP

    Stretching exercises


    The Thang

    Just like the flock of seagulls… We ran


    COT

    2 Corinthians 9: 6; “The person who plants a little will have a small harvest. But, the person who plants a lot will have a big harvest.”

    A verse that I read in a devotional back in April that sticks with me each day. It talks about your decisions today and the outcome of those decisions being what you’ve sown, because whatever you plant, that is what you’ll harvest. Plant seeds of kindness? Friends are what you’ll harvest. Plant seeds of laziness or negativity, you’ll harvest bad habits and unhappiness.

    Think about the person you want to be, both today and in the future. Are the seeds you’re planting with your choices going to help you to be that person?

    Be careful with the choices you make — each one is a seed that will go to harvest one day.


    Moleskin

    Cam Newton is really big, Mox says
    1983, 1984, 1985 all accounted for
    Original Top Gun was a terrible movie; change Jorts’ mind


    News

    Thursday is Recycle day, don’t forget to take yours out


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      B.L.I.M.P.S. – Dora Style

      QIC:  Blackout

      Date: 06/13/2022

      PAX: Krispy Kreme, Lanyard, Purple Rain

      AO: Beast Ridge


      Conditions

      Humid!


      COP

      • FF – oyo
      • SSH – x25
      • WMH – x10
      • Arm Circles – x10
      • Reverse Arm Circles – x10

      The Thang

      PAX paired off into twos; One partner performed exercises below while second partner ran lap around parking lot. Reps below are cumulative between partners:

      • Burpees – x75
      • Lunges – x150
      • Imperial Walkers – x200
      • Merkins – x250
      • Plank Jacks – x300
      • Squats – x350

      Finished with 1 minute of Flutter Kicks in cadence


      COT

      Talked about anxiety; especially pertaining to a personal situation. All of us face times of anxiety at varying levels and it is important to follow and Trust God’s plan during those times. Read the verse: Phillipians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”

      I was in a situation Sunday night where I couldn’t sleep due to some anxiety and I came across this verse. I prayed and allowed God to transform my anxiety into trusting him.


      Moleskin

      This one looked easier on paper; maybe it was the humidity


      News

      Lots of Announcements;

      3nd-F: Chubby’s (See channel on Slack); every Monday except first of month
      2nd-F: Brew tour event coming up; reach out to Blue (See channel on Slack)

      July 4: convergence at Pound Town (aka Anvil) (Reach out to Shake N Bake)
      July 16: Fallen Five Memorial Ruck at The Dam (Reach out to Mr. Clean)
      July 23: Lookouts beatdown and 2nd-F event (Reach out to Oil Can)
      September 2: Labor Day Convergence Wuzonka Ball Tournament – details to come


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        Audible to protect my shoulder

        QIC:  Gretel

        Date: 06/08/2022

        PAX: Band Camp, Blue, Dundee, Life Alert, Lyft, Money Shot, Napoleon, Ponce, Shake N Bake, Sherlock, Sling Blade, Starbucks, Tasty Cakes, 8 Seconds  

        AO: Shot House


        Conditions

        70 degrees, clear, nice break in the storms from the last few days


        COP

        SSH, WMH, 3rd Grade, Imperial Walkers, ~200 yard mosey


        The Thang

        Lower body and core Dora

        Pair up

        One PAX duckwalks ~30 yards, completes 25 monkey humpers, and duckwalks back

        Other PAX works on 1000 reps of core work – 250 each of boxcutters, LBCs, flutter kicks, Hello Dollies

        When finished, continue the duckwalk/monkey humper travel while partner does burpees until 6 is in.

        Had a few minutes left when 6 finished, blasted out the 4 core exercises as a group until time.


        COT

        Are you doing the little things it takes to make progress when you might be stuck on a plateau? Monkey humpers and duckwalks get you into that lower range of the squat that we may avoid most of the time. Get uncomfortable in order to move forward and move your concentrica to a place of advantage.


        Moleskin

        Ozzy timeline playlist:

        • Paranoid (Black Sabbath) – 1970
        • Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath) – 1973
        • Over the Mountain – 1981
        • Bark at the Moon – 1983
        • Road to Nowhere – 1991
        • Tomorrow – 1995
        • Gets Me Through – 2001
        • I Don’t Wanna Stop – 2007

        News

        Walking beer tour June 25

        Independence Day convergence – Anvil

        Fallen 5 – July 16

        Lookouts convergence and 2nd F – July 23


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          Burpee Mashup Ladder

          QIC:  AOL

          Date: 06/06/2022

          PAX: Picabo, TT, Rebar, Juice Box, Night Fever, Term Limit, Tube Squeeze, Freebird, Hurt Locker

          AO: The U


          Conditions

          Clear 64 Degrees, Felt Like 64 Degrees, Humidity 75%, Wind 3.0 mi\h from se


          COP

          Intro 

          F3 – Core Principles

          Disclaimer

          mosey to front center parking lot in front of school.

          COP – Warmup

          SSHx15

          Merkins x 10 IC

          Lbac x 10 fwd and rev 

          Cherry Pickers x 10

          21’s SSH IC

          Mosey to student parking lot for Thang….


          The Thang

          All pax will stay together for the entirety.

          We will pick up the 6 after each set of parking lot islands

          Pax will do a burpee at each light pole adding a burpee at each additional light pole. PAX will Bernie between islands. Once to the end of the row, pax then mosey to next set of islands.

          Row 1 (light poles) (4)  – Green

          Row 2 (plain islands) (5) – RED

          Row 3 (light poles) (4) – Green

          Row 4 ( plain islands) (5) – RED

          Row 5 (light poles) (4) – Green

          Every other row has light poles. On rows where islands do not have light poles the burpees count will be the same as the previous light pole. 


          So….

          ROW 1 (Kracken Burpees 1,2,3,4) – MOT (Bernie)

          ROW 2 (Triple Merkin Burpees 4,4,4,4,4) – MOT (Karaoke)

          ROW 3 (Navy Seal Burpees 5,6,7,8) – MOT (Bernie)

          ROW 4 (Double Merkin Burpees 8,8,8,8,8) – MOT(Karoke)

          ROW 5 (Regular Burpees 9,10,11,12) – MOT (Mosey)

          Once Workout was Completed each pax had finished

          (138 Burpees and 306 Merkins)

          COT

          COT

          Procrastination 

          I have been sitting on this workout for about 4-5 months…… once i got it all together, i put it aside knowing it was going to suck. 

           I wanted to break it out, but not really…..I always made up some excuse…..I had originally planned this for REBARS first morning out, but changed last minute….other times it was raining……I just let excuses get in the way.

          When I got down to the root of it all, why did I procrastinate? Because I really didn’t want to put in the work. I wasn’t willing to put myself in an uncomfortable position to push myself and others. 

          A lot of these early morning are not fun, it sucks being in the middle of these workouts, it’s painful, we feel like quitting and giving up, but when it’s all said and done when we are finished, the feeling of completion we get is awesome, knowing we likely completed the hardest the we will do all day……..we did that before 6:30 in the morning. 

          So today, this week, this month, the next time a difficult or hard situation presents itself, don’t shy away, just because you don’t want to do it.

          Step into the middle of it, push through the pain, thru the difficult times, and get the work done!


          Moleskin

          we had many moans and groans throughout this mornings beatdown.

          Rebar told the Q before we got started that he loved him, despite the pain that was coming.

          Picabo complained and complained, Juice Box and Freebird just kept on moving like this type of work was normal for them. We had several comments from “respectable” pax on how it would be nice to be in thier 20’s again. then they groaned as they went back into all the burpees.

          The Pax all did an awesome job! They Pushed through and Finished! Well Done Men!!

          We finished about 1\3 of a mile from our vehicles, so most of the pax walked back and had some fellowship time, 3 of the more “respectable” pax decided to mosey back to thier cars, this was the point where we learned that freebird does not like anyone to beat him, as he joined the front group as to not finish first… LOL


          News

          Chubby’s

          Anvil Relaunch (poundtown)

          Fallen five

          Lookouts Game


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            Combination of two previous beatdowns

            QIC:  Blackout

            Date: 06/01/2022

            PAX: AOL, Hurt Locker, Night Fever, Picabo, Pill Mill, Purple Rain, Rebar, TT, Uncle Joe

            AO: The U


            Conditions

            Nice and humid


            COP

            • FF – oyo
            • SSH – x10 IC
            • Arm Circles – x10 IC
            • Reverse Arm Circles x10 IC

            The Thang

            PART I

            Mosey block to middle of parking lot and mosey back to side #1

            10 Burpees, 15 Squats, 20 Merkins, 25 Flutters on side #1
            Mosey to block
            Rifle Carry to side #2
            10 Curls, 10 Presses, 10 Tricep Raises
            Rifle Carry to middle
            Mosey to side #1

            Repeated this 6 times with declining reps on the Curls, Presses and Tricep Raises (9, 8, 7…etc.) After the third time, we switched from Rifle carries to Murder Bunnies

            PART 2

            DORA style; PAX #1 did exercises while PAX #2 ran a lap around parking lot

            Exercises:
            25 Clockwork Merkins
            50 Gravediggers
            75 Step-ups
            100 Curls

            PART 3

            The “Curl”cle ; PAX stood in circle holding block in down curl position engaging arms the entire time. PAX went in a circle starting with 1 reps and working way up to 5 reps.

            TIME


            COT

            Read two quotes: “What gives definition in your life is what you have built in as part of your life” – Unknown. As my pastor Sunday talked about this, it reminded me of something else I had heard in the past. That was that, the things we want most in life come by going to the places or mindsets that we least want to go. Encouraged the PAX to keep pressing through. The reality is whether it’s physical, spiritual, family life, work life, or whatever it may be, we are all going through something. Keep showing and keep pressing play and the end result will be better regardless of what it looks like now.


            Moleskin

            AOL mentioned that we were basically doing all the exercises from the BURPH again; to which Q responded “thanks”

            A lot of moaning and groaning – “That’s what she said” – Uncle Joe


            News

            2nd-F for events coming up
            3rd-F for opportunities including Chubby’s Monday nights
            July 4 re launch of Anvil (aka PoundTown)
            July 16 Fallen Five Ruck
            July 23 Lookouts Beatdown
            Labor Day Wuzonka Ball tournament


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              Triple Travelling 11″s

              QIC:  AOL

              Date: 05/25/22

              PAX: Shake n Bake, Up in Smoke, Sherlock, 8 Seconds, Snatch, tasty Cakes, Lyft, Blue, O.B., Shea

              AO: Shothouse


              Conditions

              68 Degrees, Humidity 93%, Wind 4.4Mi\H From SE


              COP

              SSHx 15

              Forward fold OYO

              WMH x 10

              LBAC (fwd& Rev) x 10

              Cherry pickers x 10

              Chinooks x 10

              21’s (with penalty burpees)


              The Thang

              Triple Travelling 11’s on the football field

              it wasnt 3 sets of individual 11’s, we did them all at once…….

              o Run 10 yards, (1) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (10)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 20 yards, (2) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (9)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 30 yards, (3) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (8)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 40 yards, (4) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (7)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 50 yards, (5) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (6)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 60 yards, (6) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (5)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 70yards, (7) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (4)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 80 yards, (8) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (3)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 90yards, (9) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (2)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              o Run 100 yards, (10) HR burpee, Am. Hammer, Lt. Dan’s. Run back to Goal Line, (1)Hand Release Merkins, BBS, Jump Squats

              ABSOLUTION

              start at goal line

              Bear crawl to 10 yard line – 1 absolution

              Bear crawl to 20 yard line – 2 absolution

              Rinse and repeat to 50 yard line. Time Called!!


              COT

              How many of you are fathers? Husbands?

              As men our day to day lives can be difficult, so many things have our attention.

              Wife, Kids, Work, Clients, what ever it may be.

              The thought of manhood in this day in age, often take a negative connotation.

              But lets look at the characteristics of AUTHENTIC MANHOOD.

              Characteristics of authentic manhood

              1) Rejects passivity

              We are not just sitting on the sidelines, not just doing nothing, we are not letting our wives, make all the decisions…we are actively involved in our familes

              2) Accepts responsibility

              We take responsibility when we do wrong, we are not placing blame on others, we step into the hard times in life, admit where we are wrong, or where we mess up, move on and learn from it.

              3) Leads courageously

              We get out of our comfort zone, leading is never easy, for someone like me who doesn’t like being in the forefront, easpecially leading a mens workout group. But we step into those roles, and lead, even though a lot of times we may be afraid or scared.

              4) Expects God’s greater reward

              We take time out of our day to spend time in his word, we go about our days knowing our days may not be easy, but we push through, give God the glory in all that we do, and praise Him for all he does for us. 


              Moleskin

              The Grass on the football field was soaking wet, so from the first set of exercises on, the PAX were soaked.

              There wasn’t a whole lot of mumble chatter at all, the men came to put in work and thats what they did.

              Blue did mention once or twice how he did not care for the Q at that very moment, but he took that comment back once the workout was complete.

              This was YHC’s first time Q’ing at This AO, and i Enjoyed everyminute of it!

              Great PAX, Great Leadership, I will surely be back! Thank you for having me.


              News

              Upcoming Convergances (Memorial Day BURPH), (Fallen 5), (Lookouts)

              Donations for chubbys, toilet paper

              Prayers for Families and all involver in Texas Shooting.


              Recent Backblasts

                Blockees and Bleachers

                QIC:  Blackout

                Date: 05/18/2022

                PAX: Cavity Search, Chiclet, Choo Choo, Face Plant, Second Base, WreckedEm

                AO: Parliament


                Conditions

                Very nice


                COP

                Mosey to bleachers with blocks

                • FF – oyo
                • WMH – x10
                • Arm Circles – x10
                • Reverse Arm Circles – x10

                The Thang

                BLACKJACK (21s)

                PAX began at bottom of stone bleachers and performed the following:

                5 CPRs to “buy-in” at the beginning of each round

                20 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 1 Squat; run back down
                19 Blockees; run to top of bleachers, 2 Squats; run back down
                18 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 3 Squats; run back down
                17 Blockees; run to top of bleachers, 4 Squats; run back down
                16 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 5 Squats; run back down

                After first five rounds, PAX ran a 1/4 mile lap on track together for some active rest

                15 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 6 Squats; run back down
                14 Blockees; run to top of bleachers, 7 Squats; run back down
                13 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 8 Squats; run back down
                12 Blockees; run to top of bleachers, 9 Squats; run back down
                11 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 10 Squats; run back down

                After second five rounds, PAX ran a 1/4 mile lap on track together for some active rest

                Did 5 reps of a “Curl”cle; PAX held block in curl position until it was their turn; each PAX did 1 rep in a circle all the way up to 5 reps.

                1 Minute of stretching


                COT

                Talked about forgiveness. Somebody asked a friend of mine who happens to be a preacher where the line is between forgiving somebody without their repentance versus waiting on it before forgiving, in other words, what wrong doing is bad enough to justify needing their sorry. His response was interesting and it started leading into the mindset and how a calm and forgiving mind is peace but a very calm and forgiving mind is joy. He mentioned that forgiving someone in the eyes of Jesus has simply nothing at all to do with their sorry or repentance for the act (hard to swallow I know!). Alternatively, it has everything to do with you or I (the one forgiving) and the mindset of joy and peace. Forgiving someone is a personal choice and should have nothing to do with your feelings or thoughts towards them or whether or not they are truly sorry. Challenged PAX to forgive in this manner even when they feel like the other party does not deserve that forgiveness.


                Moleskin

                At beginning, Faceplant asked Q who pissed him off, response was very quick…”Second Base”. To which Second Base responded, you need to get over that LOL. This led to a brief remark on this conversations relevance to the COT later to come.

                Q has taken the “very friendly” advice on ways to fix speaker; cleaned it out and it worked just fine this AM….WreckedEm could even hear it all the way from the parking lot at 0532 to the bleachers. It helped guide him to our beatdown.


                News

                2nd-F Channel
                3rd-F Channel
                Fourth-F this weekend
                Memorial Day Burph at The Dam
                July events coming up (Fallen Five, Lookouts, Re-launch of Anvil Pound Town


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                  Get the Led Out

                  QIC:  Irish

                  Date: 05/06/2022

                  PAX: Rodeo, iSpy, Castaway

                  AO: Boneyard


                  Conditions

                  72 degrees. Extremely muggy due to overnight rain showers. Humidity caused a lot of sweat!


                  COP

                  • Side-Straddle Hop – x15 IC
                  • Squat Thrust – x15 IC
                  • FF OYO
                  • Mountain Climber – x15 IC
                  • Abe Vigoda – x15 IC
                  • LBAC x15 IC plus reverse

                  The Thang

                  Q mentioned that there is a theme associated with this date in history that can be found from the clues in the workout. Queue the Led Zeppelin playlist!

                  Round 1: at Flag

                  • Burpees x 5
                  • Lunges x 10 (each leg)
                  • Imperial Walkers x 15 (each leg)
                  • Merkins x 20
                  • Plank Jacks x 25 (Q forgot to do this one, so Pax got a freebie)
                  • Squats x 30
                  • Mosey to next station

                  Round 2: behind Teacher’s Place building

                  • Burpees x 10
                  • Lunges x 15 (each leg)
                  • Imperial Walkers x 20 (each leg)
                  • Merkins x 25
                  • Plank Jacks x 30
                  • Squats x 35
                  • Mosey to next station

                  Round 3: Food City Parking Lot

                  • Burpees x 5
                  • Lunges x 10 (each leg)
                  • Imperial Walkers x 15 (each leg)
                  • Merkins x 20
                  • Plank Jacks x 25
                  • Squats x 30
                  • Mosey to next station

                  Round 4: behind Teacher’s Place building

                  • Burpees x 10
                  • Lunges x 15 (each leg)
                  • Imperial Walkers x 20 (each leg)
                  • Merkins x 25
                  • Plank Jacks x 30
                  • Squats x 35
                  • Mosey to next station

                  Round 5:

                  • Wall squats
                  • Mosey to Flag
                  • Mountain pose stretch to finish us out

                  COT

                  The historical event referenced by the workout was the Hindenburg disaster which occurred on May 6, 1937. While docking, the blimp caught fire (it didn’t officially explode) and within 29 seconds, all of the hydrogen was consumed. 35 people (out of 90+) lost their lives.

                  There are many lessons to be learned from the disaster. One that struck YHC’s fancy was that the zeppelin was originally designed to use helium (which is inert and doesn’t burn, but does make your voice sound funny if you inhale it). But because Germany had a helium shortage at the time, it was cheaper to use hydrogen (which burns like nobody’s business). So in essence, the owners of the Hindenburg prioritized cost over their primary (and most important) mission – transporting passengers safely from one place to the next.

                  The lesson for us is this: what are the important things in our life and are we fueling them with more expensive helium or cheaper hydrogen? Are we giving our all to our primary missions (as husbands, fathers, leaders, sons) or are we short-changing them? Spend the time, effort, and cost on the most important things in your life – otherwise you may crash and burn like the Hindenburg.


                  Moleskin

                  Pax didn’t guess the workout theme during the exercises – they thought it was all about Led Zeppelin, especially since YHC started spouting off Zep trivia between exercises just so we could catch our breath in the muggy air.

                  The final answer was guessed when we reviewed the B.L.I.M.P.S. acronym during the COT.

                  Zeppelin Playlist

                  • Black Dog
                  • Whole Lotta Love
                  • Ramble On
                  • Heartbreaker
                  • The Ocean
                  • Immigrant Song
                  • Rock and Roll
                  • Misty Mountain Hop
                  • Moby Dick
                  • Kashmir
                  • Houses of the Holy
                  • D’yer Mak’er

                  News

                  Memorial Day Burph at The Dam
                  Chubby’s – bring stuff to Lion’s Den on Monday


                  Recent Backblasts

                    Blockees with Blackout

                    QIC:  Blackout

                    Date: 05/02/2022

                    PAX: Bernie, Ditka, Face Plant, Full Moon, M.I.A., Ramrod, Second Base, Tinder, Toe Jelly, Toe Tag, Yogi

                    AO: Hacksaw


                    Conditions

                    Perfect!


                    COP

                    Mosey to Flagpole with block

                    • FF
                    • WMH – x10
                    • Arm Circles – x10
                    • Reverse Arm Circles – x10
                    • SSH – x15

                    The Thang

                    DORA style workout; PAX 1 does exercises while PAX 2 runs large circle (0.25 miles); One Twist: Each partner must do Blockees together in between each run. Started at 10 Blockees and worked way down to 1. (e.g. 10 Blockees each, PAX 1 exercise PAX 2 run; 9 Blockees each, PAX 2 exercise PAX 1 run, etc.)

                    DORA Exercises

                    • 50 Clockwork Merkins
                    • 75 Grave Diggers
                    • 100 CPRs
                    • 125 Flutter Kicks
                    • 150 Shoulder Presses

                    Finished with 1 minute Plank to time


                    COT

                    Talked about a quote from a Kobe Bryant interview. He noted this was from a teacher of his and it stated “Rest at the end, not in the middle” I started thinking about this over the weekend and how Kobe applied it to his basketball career and was one of the best basketball players of all time. I started thinking about how I can apply this not only to physical limits but also to my spiritual life. I challenged the PAX to live their lives this way in the spirit of true discipleship for Jesus. This means we can’t rest in our lives from a discipleship and spiritual perspective until we are called Home.


                    Moleskin

                    Nobody…and I mean nobody liked the beatdown this morning including Q. Lots of grumbles and non-family friendly language used to describe the way PAX were feeling.

                    Only Toe Tag had to do more Blockees once we got down to 1. He said he didn’t like Q anymore, I asked him to please reconsider later this afternoon after he had time to cool off from the stupidity that was this morning’s beatdown LOL


                    News

                    See 2nd-F and 3rd-F Channel on Slack for more information on opportunities coming up
                    Memorial Day Burph at The Dam
                    Anvil OTB in June with relaunch July 4 convergence


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