Early Birthday Beatdown

AO: Gladiator

When: 11/13/2018

QIC: Stroller

PAX (): Brownie, Scar, Viking, Spandex, Zohan, Kegger, Floppy, Postal, Sox, Moonshine, DC2, Stroller

12 PAX eagerly departed the fartsack this morning despite the threat of rain.  We were blessed with 45 minutes of no rain, although Viking wore his poncho the whole time anyway (he practices safe F3).  YHC can’t cast too much shade as I left my watch at home to protect it from the rain.  Viking helped YHC track the time so I didn’t have to use a sundial.

YHC’s birthday is Thursday, but I took the Q today due to a prior commitment (now cancelled) for Thursday morning.  Sox is such a kind friend that he agreed to do the work of planning a BD for my actual birthday.  Smart-sacking new dad Puddle Jumper’s birthday is also Thursday, so YHC planned a couple shoutouts in his honor.  Here goes…


17x Side-Straddle Hops

16x Weed Pickers

15x Imperial Walkers

14x Mountain Climbers

17+16=33 (Puddle Jumper will turn 33); 15+14=29 (Stroller will turn 29).  YHC realized after planning these exercises that they spell out SWIM, which seemed appropriate for today.

The Thang:

Mosey to the hill at the back of the parking lot for 11s- Set 1, Monkey Humpers and Burpees; Set 2, Squats and LBCs.  Mumblechatter during LBCs regarding the recovery of the PAX’s…backsides…from Kegger’s Q on Thursday.  The plan was 3 sets of 11s to hit 33 for Puddle Jumper, but with time passing quickly we took it to the field for part 2.

Complete 29 of each then move to the next line:

Red Line 1- Makhtar N’diayes

Midfield- American Hammers

Red Line 2-  Lunges (Bonnie Blairs for extra credit)

End line- T-bombs

Run back to the start for 29 Plank Jacks (PJs), then to the flag for a full 6 Minutes of Mary.  Mary included Flutter Kicks, Freddie Mercurys, Alternating Side Planks, American Hammers, LBC Flutters, and Buzzsaws.  Moonshine really brought the pain with those LBC Flutters.


  • Prayers for Sox’s sister-in law, and positive report for his brother
  • Prayers for Spandex’s wife having surgery on Thursday
  • Prayers for Skid and family on losing his grandmother
  • Several possible service initiatives for the holidays, look for more detail soon
  • Check out the Exicon and Lexicon for a deep dive into F3

The H in YHC is real this morning, as it is truly humbling to have 11 HIM come out on a dreary morning to follow my lead.  Thankful for this group and the constant opportunity to improve.

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