No Spelling Bees Were Won Today in Old English

QIC:  Gusher

Date: 3/17/2020

PAX: Pediasure, Recycle, FNG-Glamper, Whittler, Friar Tuck (respect), Hambone, Moneyball, Blindside, Mr. Clean, Fissure, Burrito

AO: Smackdown


Mildly cold, predominantly moist, extreme fog conditions, W-Road and Front of Mountain were treacherous, high risk flu, pollen count high, wind SSW 4mph, dew point at an even 48%, UV Index at 0.


Delayed Disclaimer

Forward Fold (IC); Willie Mays Hays (IC), Disclaimer for FNG’s arrival at 5:32am; Warmup resumed with SSH (IC); Imperial Stormkickers (IC); Baby Arm Circle (IC); Reverse Baby Arm Circle (IC); Jog around the track through the fog.

The Thang

Gathered in a broad circle so as to not make contact per CDC’s instructions; Gathered as a group of 12, exceeding the limit of CDC’s instructions. 50% obedience rate.

Plankjacks (25)

Alternating Shoulder Tap Merkins (15)

Twinkle Toes (25)

Red Bull Smurf Jacks (IC was the goal)

Imperial Walkers (20 each leg)

Carolina Drydocks (15)

Knerkins (10)

Each round followed by suicides (three rounds total as St. Patrick was ardent defender of orthodox Trinitarianism)

One Round of Burpeecide: one group does the burpeecides (10 burpees total) while other group does LBCs, then switch.

Marys: Flutter kicks (IC); Freddie Mercury (IC)


We are in an unusual time of anxiety and fear with this pandemic. In the Bible we are often told to “fear not” in situations that are naturally fearful. It never helps to tell people to stop fearing. There always needs to be a reason greater not to fear than the cause of the fear itself. The Bible will often say, “fear not” whatever is before you, rather, fear God. We always fear what we are most aware of. We should be live in all situations fearing God, which is to live in constant awareness of who He is. But fearing God involves not only awe of his greatness, but also trust and love. We have someone in control that is greater than the unknown before us, in this case of the virus. It is a great cause for concern and a call to exercise caution and wisdom. But we are to be more aware of God than we are of the virus.

St. Patrick’s most famous prayer was called “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” where he prayed for courage and protection from God above. The lines shared today are: Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. We go forth in our callings with God’s protection and with wisdom from above.
BALL OF MAN: Non contact BoM.


Patrick is not easy to spell when it is broken down into exercises. Well, at least not easy for YHC. Burrito, of course, knows how to spell perfectly well and will humbly remind the Q. YHC is grateful. First round was almost PATRCK (Russian spelling, just ask Dostoevsky). Second round was almost PATRIK (French spelling, just ask Dumas). Final round was the correct spelling of PATRICK (Irish spelling, just ask Bono). Mumble Chatter was constant by one for whom we are all grateful. Burrito can’t count in cadence with Red Bull speed so had to modify. FNG came out in a pandemic, served in two branches of the military, flew planes, and is known mostly for glamping and can’t unsee Burrito’s pepperoni pressed against glass.


2nd F Third Thursday is cancelled.

Stay tuned into Slack for any changes in procedure during these interesting times. Slack will also help productivity at work from home.

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