AO: Firehouse

When: 02/28/2023

QIC: Janeway

PAX (7): Ace Ventura, Closets closets closets, Dunshire, Glitter, Janeway, Lightweight, Sirmixalot


YHC dedicated this BD to the quarter million Ukranian military HIM and 6 million displaced Ukranians persevering through the ravages of war for the past 369 days.


[Standard complaint from Ace Ventura about not moseying immediately]
Good Mornings IC
Morrocan Night Clubs IC (kinda)
Weed Pickers IC
Torso Twists IC
Imperial Walkers IC (kinda)
Willie Mays Hayes IC
Mosey to and around half of the soccer field [Stop complaining!]

The Thang:

The PAX stood in a line along the edge of the field.

THANG 1: Tactical low and slow…
When YHC shouted “GO!”, all PAX dropped flat on their chest and did low army crawl to mid-point of field, planking for the 6.  Another “GO!”, all PAX performed Fox Hole Escalator (Merkin, roll, WWI SU) across the remainder of the field, adding 1 Merkin & WWI each roll.  Another “GO!”, all PAX performed El Capitan [loud wail from Ace Ventura] (forward lunges, placing palms of both hands firmly on the ground opposite of forward extended foot) back across to mid-point of field.  Moseyed back to starting line.

THANG 2: Artillery avoidance…
All PAX dropped and lay flat on their chest in a line along edge of field.  When YHC shouted “GO!”, all PAX hopped up and sprinted to midfield, performing 10 Diamond Merkins & 40 single count flutter kicks; Crab for the 6.  Another “GO!”, all PAX hopped up & sprinted to other side of field and performed 10 Plank Jacks & 40 single count American Hammers.  Another “GO!”, all PAX hopped up and sprinted back to mid-field for 10 ST Merkins & 10 Box Cutters.  Another “GO!”, all PAX hopped up and sprinted back to starting line and performed 10 No Surrenders.  [In the Exicon, this routine structure is called Belching, in honor of Seaman]

THANG 3: Dora…
PAX paired up.  One PAX of the team rans across the field and back while the other busted out the exercise, switching up upon arrival:
123 4ct Mountain Climbers
123 Crunchy Frogs (no running, just busting them out as a team)
123 Prisoner Squats (no running, just busting them out as a team)
… and that’s 369.

Each of the PAX then did 52 SSHs IC, with YHC adding in 5 more SSHs, for a grand total of 369.

PAX formed a line holding high plank; PAX at end of the line performed low army crawl through the Tunnel of Love, followed by the next PAX, until all PAX had burrowed through.

YHC made a poor decision in dropping the run from the 2nd & 3rd round of Dora because it generated time at the end of the BD not originally planned (there was also some time at the end generated by my lack of communication in the total number of some of the exercises to be completed… we ended up doing some single count instead of Alpha).  So we ended with:

People’s Chair until it burned (at least for me)
5 Controlled Merkins
Lightweight Leg Lifts
… and two others from Sirmixalot and Ace which I honestly can’t remember because I was having a hard time focusing.


Todays MOC was an extension and attempt at a brief application of Sirmixalot’s recent Starting Line AP re: Consistency.

Perseverance is persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success; being hardworking & finishing what is started, despite barriers & obstacles that arise.

As YHC saw on a recent update of the war in Ukraine: completely losing two legs in battle, learning to walk again on prostheses, and then returning battlefront: that’s perseverance.

We need to give thanks, because in our struggles, we have not resisted to the point of shedding blood.

But we all need perseverance, at times from a source outside of ourselves.

YHC then asked the PAX to oblige him by having everyone close their eyes.  YHC then slowly called out the following life areas, asking PAX that if anything (related to them) or anyone else comes to mind as needing greater perseverance, to simply ask Sky-Q for perseverance in that life area / for that person in that life area, believing that you can do all things thru Sky-Q who strengthens you: physical – mental – emotional – medical – relational – vocational – spiritual

Ended the time of reflection by sharing: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Prayers for Dunshire and other PAX who are needing Sky-Q’s strength to persevere through challenges in many areas of life… as well as merciful relief.  Finished with: “Consider it a blessing, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. And perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature & complete, not lacking anything.  Amen.”

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Not my favorite Q attempt but always grateful to spend time with these HIM in the gloom.

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