Shiny Sevens

AO: Rubicon

When: 06/13/2023

QIC: FannyPack

PAX (11): Avis, Dipstick, False Start, FannyPack, Groundhog, Home Alone, Pinkey, Zohan, CPAP; Sleepy Joe; FNG Guano


4 HC’s became 11 PAX in nothing short of a miracle, including 2 down-rangers, an FNG, and a Kotter (Home Alone).

Even with the noisy slack-recruiting of No-See-Um for Academy, the Rubicon showed itself, once again, as the true source of rejuvenation – the veritable ‘life-blood” – of F3 Alpha.  Kinda.


We start with a quick mosey past the playground to the parking lot by the vegetable garden for:

  • SSH
  • Windmills
  • Weedpickers
  • Imperial walkers
  • Arm Circles fwd & back
  • Circle-burp

The Thang:

On the way back to the FOD we stopped at the playground for a morning call.

At the FOD, we did a 7 of Diamonds from my laminated, 8.5×11 weinke (sp?).  (This thing is two years old and lives in my trunk.  When I don’t have time to plan a BD from scratch, or if the Q fart-sacks, it’s always handy)  Exercises and counts below:

Time Around: Exercise: Count:
1st Absolutions 7
2nd Captain Thor 14
3rd Imperial Squat Walker (Single-Count) 21
4th Side Straddle Hop 28
5th Merkins 21
6th Lunges (Single-Count) 14
7th Burpees 7

We were all working on the last round w/Burpees when YHC called time and we headed back.  False Start led us in 15 LBC’s to wrap it up.




Welcome Guano, named for his enjoyment of spelunking.  Great to see Home Alone, who likely started around the same time as me & is back.  DR’s Sleepy Joe from Cherokee (supporting Guano’s first BD) and CPAP from Charlotte (Gastonia).

Reminders about upcoming events- Beer Ruck, Weekend Quadrathlon Thing.

Dipstick noted great turnout for the blood drives (and yet he wants more…).


Prayers for me as my son and I travel to San Antonio to help my parents with house projects.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

This was a beautiful morning, great group of guys including new faces, hopefully they’ll be back.  Always a pleasure to lead.

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