Lots of Pain

AO: The Gladiator

When: 01/21/2021

QIC: Scratch-off

PAX (12): Tebow, Tar Heel, Speedo, Wicka Wicka, Raspberry Pi, Bunyan, Laces, Dreamer, Fire Drill, Brownie, Dugger, Scratch-Off


YHC got some inspiration for this one from an Aflac Board of Pain at the Wreck a few weeks back. It’s a bit of a modification, but man did it deliver. And hey, the rain held out for us!


Quick loop around the parking lot to loosen up a bit, then:

  • SSH
  • Weed Pickers
  • Moroccan Night Clubs
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Mosey to the Field

The Thang:

The PAX circled up around the object of our torture this fine morning and felt a mixture of excitement, dread, and determination swell. What was said object? A whiteboard with simple instructions. 50 reps of a stated exercise, Bear Crawl 30 Yards, run a lap around the field. Rinse & repeat for the next exercise. Exercises included:

  • 50 Burpees
  • 50 Merkins
  • 50 Single-legged Romanian Deadlifts (2-count)
  • 50 Stone Mountain Merkins
  • 50 Jump Squats
  • 50 Diamond Merkins
  • 50 American Hammers (2-count)
  • 50 Squats
  • 50 Shoulder Taps

The Q called everyone back to the baseline a little after 6:05 for his best Coach Brooks impersonation, whistle included. Ice skates not included.

  • 60 Yard Shuttle
  • Recover while the Q tries to be inspiring
  • Again -> Whistle -> Run
  • Can’t remember how many “agains”, but it was more than 4.

Let’s be real, YHC will never be Kurt Russell.


The PAX were (or was?) a little winded after this one, so not much in terms of announcements and prayers. It’s safe to say they were incredibly grateful that the Q was able to lead them through such a delightful experience. Well PAX, it’s mutual.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

In all seriousness, this was a real challenge. All of us got better this morning, and we even had a few gazelles finish the whole thing before the shuttles. I’m thankful for all of you; it was an honor to lead this morning.

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