Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: March 25, 2021

Tire flips and Q mutiny at TRB

There were no lights illuminating the soccer field and track, so The Ricky Bobby was gloomier than usual as the PAX assembled.  YHC had arrived early to stage 2 tractor tires and a few orange cones on the softball field for the main event.  At 5:28, Tesla strolled through the gate from the parking lot with a bounce in his step, a twinkle in his eye and a few scraps of paper in hand.  He muttered about the darkness and retreated back toward the field to flip on the lights as the clock ticked 5:30.  Attempting to punctually begin the beatdown, YHC offered the standard disclaimer and money-back guarantee to a half-empty circle of PAX as, over a hubbub of voices returning from the track, Sargento authoritatively insisted “Tesla, you’re not the Q today!”  YHC did, however, offer Tesla the consolation that we would be getting dirty.

Confusion slowly dissipated, but with order restored The Thang went like this:

Warm up with SSH and Imperial Walkers (10x each IC) then 5 burpees OYO.

Mosey to the softball field to fulfill YHC’s promise to Tesla.  The 8 PAX paired off for a modified “4 corners” routine:
Behind 3rd base:  Tire flips, Plank jacks, then return tire flips
Left field:  Big-boy Sit-ups and Bobby Hurleys
Center field:  Nolan Ryans and Lunges
Behind home plate:  Mickey Mouse Merkins (sequence of Werkin-Diamond merkin-Werkin for “WDW”) and Mountain Climbers

First round 10 reps each, then rinse and repeat with 15 each (except WDW merkins remained at 10). 

After 2 rounds, the group left the field for an “Ab Blast” – each PAX called 10 reps of his chosen exercise in cadence.  2 tortuous rounds included American hammers, flutter kicks, Hello Dollys, protractors, dying cockroaches,  oblique crunches, etc.

Next was a Triple Nickel of dips and shoulder taps that left 2 minutes to spare.  YHC seized the opportunity to have PAX retrieve the “4 corners” cones from the softball field but called for a karaoke on the way.  Then a quick mosey back to the flag just in time for the POA and COT.

Announcements:  New Dallas AO this Saturday, Convergence 4/17 at Bulldog, PT test 4/24 at Gashouse

Prayer requests:  Sargento studying for exam, Tesla’s cousin’s husband

Privileged to lead as always,

A Goat named MURPH

Today was a perfect day for a morning workout, the temperature was in the 50s.

Started the warmup with some SSHs x 15 (in cadence).

Next we did 5 burpees to finish the warm-up.

I decided that we would do a MURPH work out today.

1-mile run – one section of the run was kinda dark but we made it.

I did not know that using the gazebo for pull ups was not allowed, so we had to call an Omaha and do the exercises at the Goat Island Park.  The exercises was as followed:

100 pull ups

200 push ups

300 squats

I suggested that the exercises be broken up into 10 sets of 10 pull ups, 20 push ups and 30 squats.  This makes it a little easier because most people can’t do 100 straight pull ups.

At about 6:05 we wrapped up the exercises and finished with another 1-mile run.  It felt like a good workout in all.  We had a good group of guys show up.

Pax included: Oblivious, Oberon, Dirt, C-Pap, Pillager, Flintstone, Tesla, Nutria, Spiderman, Bos, Bubba Sparxx, Virus, Sausage, Watts up, Gavel

Q: Freon

Lotta Respect Run

9 PAX for a mosey along the “standard” Pub route this morning. Varying distances and paces, but all got better. Most were able to get senior coffee next door at McDonalds after the run.



****Bring reusable water bottles and socks for service project to Broke, Freight or Sargento****

2nd F lunch today at noon at JR Cash in Mt. Holly

New AO launch at Cloninger Park in Dallas this Saturday at 7am

Convergence at Bulldog (WA Bess Elementary) at 7am on 4/17 – all other AO’s closed

PT Test at Gashouse on 4/24 – all other AO’s open


Prayer Request

HIPAA and family

SA and family

Big Pappy and family

JK2 and family


CPAP and Dirt job search


YHC took us out.

I’m Broke

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