An unexpected light show to the north plus the new strobe lights Roswell added to our parking lot were the subject of a lot of chatter before we got started. The threat of storms, vacations and other misc. reasons had our numbers a little lower than expected but the 11 brave souls who posted deserved a solid beat down so off we went.
Mosey behind the rec center to the other parking lot for:
Weedpickers IC x10
Hillbillies IC x10
Copperhead squats IC x10
Michael Phelps oyo
Headed for the outside wall of the rec center to work on some of my many weak areas. The excitement from the PAX was palpable. Donkey kicks IC x5 then hold feet on the wall until QIC says to drop. Repeat with 10 and hold a bit longer. Repeat with 15 and hold even longer. These are really difficult for me.
Still no rain or sounds of thunder so we headed to the bottom of the back hill for a modified Jacob’s Ladder. Run up to the top and perform 5 HR merkins then back down. Once the 6 was in rinse and repeat with 10 HR merkins then 15 then 21 then 25. After round 5 I ‘gifted’ the pax by telling them we were only doing 5 of the planned 7 rounds and we had modified to HR merkins instead of the prescribed burpees at the top. You’re welcome. The guys were totally bummed about missing the last two rounds but we had to move on.
Mosey to the pitch for some 40’s:
From the end line, run to the other end line and perform 30 squats then back to the starting line for 10 merkins (30+10=40)
Rinse and repeat with 25/15, 20/20, 15/25 and 10/30
Everyone to the center circle for what they were sure could not be more merkins. Wrong! A round of Captain Therkins was in store. It’s a Captain Thor with a nice set of 5 merkins between each set of BBSUs/hammers to rest the abs. We went around the circle calling the cadence. Since there were 11 guys we had to give Scratch-off something to do so he was tasked with calling for 10 merkins of any variety. He chose merkins by which he meant diamonds so that’s what we did.
Back to the flag in time to do a few more merkins. This time we did 10 jackass merkins which combined our first thang of the day (donkey kicks) with the last thang (merkins) into one single glorious exercise (which really suck).
Prayers for Cheneral and his M as she goes in for scheduled c-section for baby #4 on Thursday!
Prayers for those looking for work, in need of encouragement at work, and those with unspoken requests.
Sign up to Q at an AO you have not been to before or, at a minimum, go post at an AO you have not been to before. You’ll make some new friends and expand your horizons.
Life is busy at times, difficult at times, exciting at times, and forgettable at times…but it’s always memorable. Your decisions today (e.g. doing hard things in the gloom) will be part of your memories tomorrow and beyond. The Principle of the Path says that the path we take determines our destination, not our intentions. You guys decided to get stronger today and I pray the path you chose will provide lasting and positive memories (even if it means cussing my name).