7 HIM’s and 2 ruckers got a strong start to the week at the Sandlot. Warm up was side-straddle hops, toy soldiers, hillbilly walkers, and Nolan Ryans in cadence. Whoopee departed to ruck with Hush Puppy while bootcampers moseyed to the park gate for 10 each: hand-release merkins (which prompted immediate groans from the PAX), Bobby Hurleys (another unpopular choice) and American Hammers (not so bad I guess after the first two). After a short mosey to the walking path at the edge of the parking lot, The Thang was do an exercise until the first PAX reached 25 reps. Then, mosey to the flag at the middle of the softball fields and back. Rinse and repeat with another exercise. We started with hand-release merkins, Bobby Hurleys, and American Hammers, then moved on to PAX choices consisting of shoulder taps, flutter kicks, overhead claps, and other stuff. After a full round of everyone having a pick, we moved to the bleachers for a second round. Between exercises (derkins, dips, mountain climbers, lunges, seal jacks) we moved out to the path and back various ways including carioca, high knees, butt kickers, and nur. Mumblechatter was strong as PAX engaged in some karaoke during the carioca. I never dreamed I’d have the pleasure of hearing Bedpan belt out “Islands in the Stream.” With 6 minutes to go, we moseyed back to Pelicans, running into Whoopee and Hush Puppy at the gate and pausing for 5 burpees. Back at the flag, we circled up for 3 minutes of Mary (starting with a long round of flutter kicks while Hush Puppy took his sweet time putting away his ruck).
May 21 CSAUP – look for preblast from Roscoe
May 30 (Memorial Day) will be 7:00 Murph at Sandlot in addition to regular 5:30 bootcamp
Praise for Bedpan’s 13th wedding anniversary, Folgers’ new job, and Nutria’s mom turning 75
Watts Up’s family
It was a privilege and a pleasure to lead. I appreciate the company of the HIM’s who came out this morning. We all got our money’s worth. Aye!