Million Burpee Challenge + Millipede = The MilliBurpeed

QIC:  Skitch

Date: 06/13/2020

PAX: Nemo, Ole Mess, Iron Butt, Back Pew, Rocketman, Al Borland (Orlando), Free Candy, U-turn, Fabio, Candu, Pink Panther, White Glove, Twitch, Coverup, Flop, Money Ball, Fissure

AO: The Landfill


No gloom, no rain, cooler than normal, but wet shirts by the end.


SSH x 40 IC, Forward Fold, Imperial Walkers, Smurf Jacks, LBAC’s, Morrocan Night Club, Cherry Pickers.

The Thang

Thang One: Jonas Lunges
PAX begins lunging as a group. Whenever you become the 6, you mosey to the front of the PAX and then resume lunging. PAX lunged and moseyed all the way down to the lower gate.

Thang Two: The MilliBurpeed
Each PAX does 5 burpees on a sidewalk square all lined up, then moseys to the front of the line of PAX and does 5 burpees in whatever sidewalk square is immediately ahead of the PAX first in line doing burpees. All the way up the sidewalk. 401+ sidewalk squares completed. 2005+ burpees completed by PAX.

Thang Three: The Big Thank You x 4
Mosey around and past the little thank you hill and down to the base of the Big Thank You. Bernie Sanders up, Big Boy Situps until 6, mosey down. Rinse and repeat. Bernie Sanders and/or Bear Crawl up, Big Boy Situps until 6, mosey down. Jail break up, Big Boy Situps until 6, mosey down. Jail break across field to start. Low plank until time.


Unity is based on trust. You don’t need to understand the other person’s position fully in order to be united with them. Don’t assume you know what the other is going to say; listen. Assume that what the other is saying is true and that there are no hidden messages. Unity is a reality & unity is something to work on and uphold. Excerpts taken from Wim Codington’s book United We Stand.
BALL OF MAN: we took and knee and prayed.


Q was saved by a few well-timed 10-counts as he heard muttered threats of mutiny during the MilliBurpeed. PAX completed 0.2% of the Million burpee challenge. All before breakfast. Jonas Lunges are named after Skitch’s many-times-great-grandfather Jonas Cattell who was the “Paul Revere on foot” who saved American troops in a NJ town during the Revolutionary War by running 10 miles through the woods to warn them of a surprise British attack. Jonas was half Leni Lenape (Delaware) Indian, and Jonas Lunges are like half an Indian Run, just a lot harder, a bit slower and the PAX stay together. More info on Jonas here:


July 4 convergence at the Battlefield AO.

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    Work v. Toil

    QIC: Skitch
    Date: 03/28/2019
    PAX: Care Bear, Cowbell, Dirk, Fissure, Flemish, Hobo, Iron Butt, Laces Out, Moneyball, Peanuts, Prosciutto, She Shed, Sidekick, Roadhouse, The Count, Threeskin, Venus, VSquared, Whittler, WuzntMe
    AO: Hill City


    Warmer than expected and the moon was visible. Pleasant weather for carrying water.


    SSH x 40 IC

    Willie Mays Hays x 15 IC

    Little Baby Arm Circles x 15 (both directions) IC

    Imperial Walkers x 30 IC

    Merkins x 15 (2 count) IC

    SSH x 24 IC

    Forward Fold 15 IC

    Mosey to Renaissance Park hill

    The Thang

    This was a team Challenge.

    Jack v. Sisyphus

    Two teams, Team Jack and Team Sisyphus.

    Both teams at the bottom of hill. Two 55-gallon rain barrels at the top. Team Jack carried water up hill in various containers provided after drawing said water from local sources. Team Sisyphus carried 50+ rocks up hill. Team to fill up their rain barrel first to overflowing is the winner. Team Sisyphus filled their rain barrel first, and Team Jack emptied their rain barrel first. 

    Upon completion of challenge, PAX lunged to wood bridge, moseyed to riverfront, 12 merkins IC, lunged to Olgiati Bridge, moseyed to start for Mary of flutter kicks, pickle pounders, LBC’s, Freddie Mercuries & Big Boy Situps. Time.


    Work v. Toil. Parallel to Jack v. Sisyphus challenge — work rules are not always fair and work is often full of toil. However, we were created to work and work is good. Genesis 3:18: “…thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.” Tim Keller in his book, Every Good Endeavor points out: “Thorns & food. Work will still bear some fruit, though it will always fall short of its promise. Work will be both frustrating and fulfilling, and sometimes — just often enough — human work gives us a glimpse of the beauty and genius that might have been the routine characteristic of all our work, and what, by the grace of God, it will be again in the new heavens and new earth…” J.R.R. Tolkien (famous for penning Lord of the Rings) also wrote a much shorter book called Leaf by Niggle which talks about a painter who wanted to paint trees but only paints a few leaves. After he dies his full work of art is revealed to him and others… Keller: “Our deepest aspirations in work will come to complete fruition in God’s future…people will…taste the fruit of the project you are working on right now.” We do not always see the fruit of our labors but we can be “ok” with the toil, be faithful, joyful, and content with our work and trust God for the fruit. 

    BOM – continued prayers for those said, led by Care Bear.


    Some members of Team Jack felt the “thorns” of toil literally while locating water sources and received some badges of honor. Discussion of the correct form of holding Al Gore and whether it required hugging a tree or not and whether multitasking and inventing the internet counted or not. Everyone loves lunges. This was Skitch’s VQ.


    Convergence in Ooltewah on Saturday.

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