With surrounding AOs reaching exciting-but logistically challenging-PAX counts, the call came to launch a new Alpha location, preferably somewhere East of 400, West of 141, and South of 120. A task force was formed, and a quick glance at the Alpha region location map was met with a finger on Newtown Park, and a resounding, “Why the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks do we not have an AO right here?!?!” Upon asking a few of the old-timers, we soon learned that it had been tried, but alas that early, ragtag crew was not embraced by the local parks and recreation leadership. Well, if at first you fail, don’t be afraid to go out there and fail try again. A few scouting sessions of Newtown, as well as other potential sites (a Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian run through Rock Mill Park in the dark… stop me if you’ve heard this one before) confirmed that Newtown is an ideal location. Word went out, a flag was made, and today we officially launched The Boneyard.
Welcome and disclaimer, followed by a short mosey around the pavilion and circle up for SSH, Weed Pickers, Windmills, Imperial Walkers, Little Baby Arm Circles, then mosey to the LaCrosse field for the main event.
3 cones identify a right triangle, with the following exercises to be performed at each:
Cone 1: Merkins
Bernie Sanders to Cone 2: Big Boys
Karaoke to Cone 3: Squat Jumps
Run the hypotenuse back to Cone 1
Start with 21 of each exercise, decrease rep count by 3 each lap
Mary for 6
3 Cones in a line. PAX partner up and half of the teams go to each end of the line.
Partners take turns performing exercise until all reps are completed. While 1 partner is exercising, other runs the line, alternating either running to far cone (and back) or bear crawling to near cone (and back).
Mary for the 6 or until time expired.
Welcome to My Nightmare (Alice Cooper)
Feels Like the First Time (Foreigner)
Right Here Right Now (Jesus Jones)
Welcome to Paradise (Green Day)
Rusty Cage (Soundgarden)
Hair of the Dog (Nazareth)
Welcome to the Boomtown (David & David)
Right Now (Van Halen)
Name-O-Rama for the FNG. Welcome Thunderlips. Praise for an incredible turnout. Prayers for ailing dads and relations dealing with COVID, and for all of the unspoken desires.
This is what it is all about – grow and expand. For every one of us out there facing the gloom, there are hundreds who need this in their lives. Let’s continue this mission. Thank you to every one of you who made the commitment to support this launch – you are all truly HIM.