Boys, Balls, & a Beatdown…on a “Beautiful Day”

AO: Windjammer

When: 03/24/2023

QIC: Walkie Talkie

PAX (10): Caroline, Deep dish, False Start, Maytag AI, Milli Vanilli, Nair, Sparkie, Townie, uga


Let Spring begin. It was a lovely morning at Windjammer. The birds tweeted, we think muffler guy switched modes of transportation, we heard ducks, we saw rabbits, and Walkie Talkie brought his balls AND his playlist today. More on the balls in just a minute but today’s band was U2, one of Q’s favorites and a crowd pleaser for sure. Milli, you got the flag down just in time…but we were going to leave “With or Without You”…see what I did there? 😉


To the hits of U2 we moseyed to the dam for some SSH, WeedPickers, Imperial Walkers, Windmills, WillieMaysHayes, ArmCircles, & MPhelps. Does this “Street have a name”?

The Thang:

The surprise on this “Beautiful Day” was Q brought a rather large bucket of balls. “No reason to get excited,” Let’s Go.

Thang 1: The balls were at the bottom of WindDammer, 15 Merkins at the bottom, grab one ball, run up the Dammer, 15 squats at the top, deposit ball, rinse & repeat until bottom bucket is empty…took 4-5 rounds. Yes, to the lyrics of “Helter Skelter”, “when we got to the bottom we went back to the top”.

Thang 2: Grab a coupon, 25 Curls, grab below, sprint, 25 LBCs, deposit ball, sprint back, rinse & repeat until bucket is empty…took 4-5 rounds. We moved in “Mysterious Ways” but “it’s Allright!”

Thang 3: Take the balls back, 20 Overhead Press, grab ball, sprint, 20 Alpha Freddie Mercs, deposit ball, repeat until the balls were back. You could say it was a place called “Vertigo” but I was definitely giving the Pax something they could feel….”yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah”.

Thang 4: Back to the lot for 4 Corners, 3 Burpees & 15 Carolina Dry Docks in each corner, Run & Lunge Walks in between corners. It definitely took some “Desiii-iiiii-iiiii-ire”

Thang 5: Circle Up for a Teamwork Round of 100 Merkins, hold plank, each pax does a merkin all the way to 100. We had “One” goal, “we got to share it”, and “we carried each other” to 100. Nice work.

“One” minute was just enough for “One” round of Flutter-Kicking Mary. “So let us not talk falsely now, because the hour is getting late. Hey hey hey!”. Time.

If you missed this beatdown, all I can tell you is that it was “Even Better than the Real Thang” 😉 “


Prayers and cheers for Cookie, NLB Men, & others running GetRDone Run tomorrow. Runs kick of at 6:30am from Fowler Park. Push Yo-self…and remember “Desiiiiiiiiiiire.”

Group Truth Nugget discussion about Comfort Crisis, doing hard things, & addressing problems head-on as “later problems become greater problems”. (I stole that from Andy Stanley, not U2)

Naked-Man Moleskin:

As “we climb highest mountains, and run through the fields”, may we find what we are looking for.

“One love, One life, we get to carry each other, One”. DJWalkie out.

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