Well, the day was finally here. A lot of EH and talking up was happening and a the end, there were the men, Ms and 2.0s ready to push the rock and raise some money for special olympics. Real quick, no athlete pays to compete; its all paid for by donations like those received for this event. A lot of work went into this by my M, who chairs the SO committee, Tooltime for talking it up and putting it out there, Hipaa for his online work and all those who helped spread the word.
Folks poured in, paid and got their shirts. The time came and we gathered near the main dock for instructions. It was opened with prayer for the event, special olympics and their athletes, no injuries and then for the Rich family. As you know, young Maddox Rich disappeared and was found in a creek close to the park. It was sad to pull in to see all the teddy bear memorials, but it serves as a great reminder.
Teams were spread into three heats with the parents and 2.0s in the last one. There was some last minute shuffling, as there always is, due to illness, travels or what have you. There was a lot of talk about how the Nantan cheated and had gold digger as a partner at the last minute when there was all of this talk about Roscoe… The prevailing thought was that Roscoe never even signed up. By the way, I want to thank those that donated as well. T-Square and Sparky showed up for some support. Sargento dropped off some paper currency as well. The course and stations were reviewed and burpees with a twist we demonstrated and advised the count as well as this was a cumulative event meaning what you do, your partner must do the rest to make the number. This would be a source of consternation afterwards for many pax, including myself.
Station 1 > 50 burpees
Station 2 > 50 pushups
Station 3 > 50 SSH
Station 4 > Dealers choice. The SO athletes held out cards from the new deck of death. Team does exercise on card.
Station 5 > 50 Burpees with a twist. Left and right count as one.
Station 6 > 50 Sit-ups
Station 7 > 50 Dips
Station 8 > 50 burpees…..END
The stations were set up around Rankin Lake, which is about 1.6 miles.
After all was said and done, Gold Digger and Tooltime won the day. Second was Sister Act/Boudin and third was Dolph/Whoopie. Honorable mentions to Pizz Mand and his M (Mrs. Pizza Man) and Blart and his M Gina.
The kid teams were really fun. I had my 7 year old 2.0 Rousey with me, Dobby (Rudolph), Venus (hushpuppy), Cydney (Blart), Crawdad & Rebecca (Boudin). Upon finishing, Rousey picked up the heavy share on our team and knocked out more burpees for me. The 2.0s really pushed it.
Up next were the competitions: one minute of burpees, sit-ups, pushups and hip slippers. A lot of good work done by all, but gold digger had a sweep. The 2.0s competed in burpees and sit-ups. Venus won the burpees and Cydney the sit-ups. Thanks to a cruel trick by my wife, one of the songs during the competitions was “Baby Shark”. My 2.0, who was counting for me decided to sing along. I had to straighten her out by telling her to stop singing and count, but she couldn’t care less. Hush puppy brought a ringer. His daughter was doing handstands and all other twists and bends after everything.
A few good notes: Tooltime cheated dolph by sitting on his back during pushups, Dallas (Blarts son) decided to drop pants and pee in the middle of the event, Hushpuppy having to buy a monkey Joes pass (Venus said you’re still taking me right), everyone getting their shirt but me (wife didn’t order mine), huckleberry being present when the M and I told each other happy anniversary after we had forgotten all morning (yes that’s how we spent it).
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who have participated with any support. The athletes there were amazing and so very special and glad everyone came out. What you men do, matters to those around you. Thanks to GNC who was out there as well as the GPD for putting this on and trying to make a difference in this world. Look for a GNC guy and two police at your workouts soon. Your donations have made this the #1 fundraising effort of the year for SO on behalf of the GPD. A heavy EH was put on as well. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything, but if I did, please forgive me.