A chilly spring break morning at The Ricky Bobby brought a light crowd, just Tesla and me. But there was nothing light about the work that was done, nor the mumblechatter in the Gloom. Since nobody had signed up to Q, I was prepared with music and framework for the beatdown. Warmup consisted of side-straddle hops, imperial walkers, and merkins, all in cadence. Then I turned on Pandora to the station we played at our Easter Sunday family gathering: 60s Rock (great music from a couple decades before my time and who knows how many decades beyond Tesla’s). For The Thang, we stayed close to the school entrance just in case J2C or Umbro showed up a few minutes late, as they tend to do. The format was to do 20 reps of an exercise, then mosey to the edge of the awning and back. We did hand-release merkins, Bobby Hurleys, leg lifts, dips, derkins, step-ups, American hammers, monkey humpers, flutter kicks, and more. Mumblechatter topics were even wider than the range of exercises. We didn’t solve any of the world’s problems but agreed on the importance of knowing the things that are truly important and prioritizing accordingly. Instead of running away from the challenges that face us, meet them head on. Focus on getting just 1% better each and every day. We prayed for good men to remain strong and set a positive example in our communities. I appreciate the company this morning and getting to know Tesla better. Aye!