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,