Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: October 19, 2020

EC got Broke Soaked

Rolled into Crossroads hoping the rain would hold off for our run.  Warmed up with Gumby under the gas canopy then here comes Broke soaked from head to toe.  He caught the tale end of the rain showers for the morning and found a nice puddle while catching some EC in the dark!  It slowed to a mist as the other HIMs arrived so we took off while we were in the dry.  The rain held and it was a great run.  We reassembled for the pledge and COT.

No new announcements (Convergence / PT Test / Brew Ruck / WLMS 5k) but per the Nan-Tan please remember to respect others if you have been diagnosed or exposed to someone with COVID and stay home.

Prayer Requests:

Broke’s wife surgery and safe travels / Anchorman / SA / Unspoken / Gumby’s Mom / Purple Haze & Huckleberry job search

Moved indoors for coffee and Q-source just in time as the bottom dropped out soon afterwards.

Not Short Sale approved

It was a perfect fall morning for a post at the Gashouse and many a HIM showed to know. There was a rare Quiche sighting so you know something big was going to happen. Well, it did. Keep reading…

Strong health declaration that if anyone has Covid, been in contact with or around those with Covid, please stay home for a couple weeks. This was followed by the customary disclaimer even though there were no FNGs present.


Monkey Humpers (kind of in cadence)

Pledge of Allegiance

Split up the bootcamp and painlab guys with a mosey up to the Grier front parking lot. We counted off somewhere along the way and determined we have 10 although the count off was pretty wack. Oh yeah, YHC brought the music and showed off a new playlist since we got a family subscription to Spotify the day before. It’s great!

Once we got to the smooth pavement of the lot YHC paused the music so Short Sale could hear the instructions. Full disclaimer, YHC forgot his carefully prepared weinke and had to recall what to do.


Merkins on one end and WWI situps on the other. Lunge walk from one end to the other. The exercises weren’t that bad but the lunging was pretty tiresome. Good push. The music was awesome!

Mosey from there to the parking lot at Parkwood that isn’t very smooth at all. Again, I paused the music so Short Sale could hear the instructions and complain.

Four Corner Escalator

  • Corner 1 – 10 V-Ups (Sargento style which Short Sale took issue with. He showed us the “proper” way but we did it my way anyway)
  • Corner 2 – 10 V-Ups and 20 CDDs as chosen by Defib because I forgot the weinke
  • Corner 3 – 10 V-Ups, 20 CDDs and 30 Plank Jacks as chosen by Termite
  • Corner 4 – 10 V-Ups, 20 CDDs, 30 Plank Jacks and 40 Flutterkicks as chosen by Linus
  • Reverso in order back down to the start. The music was still great!

Mosey from here to the stairs in back of First Pres.

Triple Nickel

5 Merkins at the bottom, 5 Squats at the top x5. Music was phenomenal.

Mosey down to the Grier track for YHC’s interpretation of…

Dora 123

Partner up, while partner 1 does AMRAP exercises, partner 2 runs a lap around the track and then swap. Each PAX would do 3 laps, hence the 1, 2, 3. Get it? The exercises were Side Straddle Hops, Squats and Goofballs. Music was still great. There was a penalty to be paid. Roscoe was warned not to change the music but chose to anyway to his hair metal stuff. He did it twice which meant he owed 20 burpees. Short Sale took issue with my music too and split the burpees with Roscoe. That’s so sweet.

Mosey back to the start and arrive just in the nick of time! Aye!

Announcements: Convergence October 31st, PT test November 14th

Prayer requests: Double Stuf’s friend’s family, our country, Goose and young folks, Herme’s M, the election

SandLot’s Compounding Interest

A brave half-dozen plus YHC got out of the fart sack to start the week off right at the SANDLOT.  It went like this:



Warm Up:

SSH IC x 15

Mosey to the PF behind the 7-11

Dirt and S.A. call this Rack’em and Stack’em.  (I called it Compounding Interest since we kept going to the ATM for the “Rack’em” portion.)

5 Burpees

10 Merkins

20 Monkey Humpers

30 Mountain Climbers (count one side)

40 Flutter Kicks  (count one side)

50 Squats

60 LBCs

70 MNCs  (Called 1/2 counts on last stack (except for Burpees) for time)

Mosey back to start

Got in a little mary with Apollo Creeds, Jane Fondas, French Fries, and Lunges




Convergence – Halloween – Martha Rivers 0700 with EC @ 0615


Prayer Requests:

Sargento’s M – Knee

EZ Rider  – Family


YHC took us out.


Watts Up Powering Down…

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