The First and Last 2021 Commemorative Beatdown

AO: Gladiator

When: 12/30/2021

QIC: Hitchcock

PAX (8): Cart Path, Hitchcock, Laces, Moonshine, Speedo, Stroller, Tar Heel, Tebow


In the wet, rainy gloom, 7 PAX slowly exited their vehicles into a drizzling rain as @Stroller came blazing in from a solo pre-run. Disclaimer was given and the Q announced that his long-awaited VQ would commemorate each season of 2021.  PAX were given permission to harass the Q about his reluctance to lead a BD for 2 years.


Q led a slow mosey to the softball parking lot for some open-air warm-up time before the big rain came but periodic flashes of light had the PAX second-guessing this decision. Q led an overly long “Winter Warmup” that felt like it would never end.

  • Side Straddle Hop (20)
  • Weed Pickers (20)
  • Windmills (20)
  • Moroccan Nightclub (20)
  • The “real” Bonnie Blair (20) (NOTE:  side-to-side like a speed skater!)
  • World’s greatest stretch (20 seconds total – 10 per side)

The Thang:

Q shared that the PAX would have to stick together to make it through the long 2021 Winter. Conducted the Runaway Caboose (aka Indian Run) to Large Pavilion by Tennis Courts to begin…

2021 Spring Training! 

Q introduced the “Double Up/Double Down” which probably has a different name in the Exicon. Start with 2 reps of one exercise and then alternate with 16 reps of another – until the 2 hits 16 and the 16 hits 2 – so each exercise gets 30 reps total!

  • Step-ups 2/4/8/16
  • Derkins 16/8/4/2

PLANK FOR 6 – going outside felt less like walking the plank this Spring!

  • Squat Jump 2/4/8/16
  • Dips 16/8/4/2


Rock n Roll Summer – the band is back together!  

The rain was really coming down at this point! Runaway Caboose to the Rock Pile – pick out a 2-handed Coupon and Runaway Caboose back to the Pavilion.  Cusack the Coupon while in the Train and Football carry when sprinting from back to front.

More Double Up/Double Down – we had a lot of the same this year!

  • Skull Crushers 2/4/8/16
  • Standing Press 16/8/4/2

AL GORE FOR 6 – we have spent too much time in front of Zoom and used the internet too much!

  • Upward Rows 2/4/8/16
  • Curls 16/8/4/2


Fall Forward – we almost made it through the year!  Due to the lightning and timing concerns, PAX hunkered down and didn’t switch pavilions as planned…

Double Up/Double Down

  • Burpees 2/4/8/16
  • Big Boi Sit-ups 16/8/4/2

AIR CHAIR FOR 6 – Because a lot of crap went down this year!

  • Kettle Bell Swings 2/4/8/16
  • V-Ups 16/8/4/2


Runaway Caboose to the Rock Pile – Cusack the Coupon while in the Train and Football carry when sprinting from back to front. At this point, the PAX were running through a small river in the parking lot and second-guessing their shoe choice. Returned to the Flags for some quick Mary, compliments of Stroller and Laces.

Some quick mathematical calculations revealed that there were 12 different exercises with 30 reps each to represent each month of 2021!  Tired and wet, the PAX circled up under the overhang for the COT.


Prayers requested for Cheneral and his M to have quick recovery from COVID.

Prayers for school district to have wisdom in managing the outbreak and for parents as decisions are made about in-person school in the next few days.

Praise report by Moonshine regarding results of a health assessment.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Moonshine, Laces and Tebow dropped some wisdom on the group about accountability to one another, pulling each other through difficult times, recognizing our need for help and one another, and consistency of being together over time even when we can’t be there every time.

Q reminded the group that it is easy to focus on the difficult times through 2021 and those things that we lost or missed out on both then and now due to COVID!  However, Q reminded the group that when we focus too much on what was hard in the past, we can miss grasping the hope and seeing the opportunities that lie ahead of us in 2022.

The Sacred Scripture says in Philippians 4:12-15:  Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold that for which I also was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brothers – I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  

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