• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 05/04/2022
  • AO: The Labyrinth
  • QIC: JJ
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Dirt (R), Watts Up (R)

The week prior Dirt asked for a Q for next week. My first thought was “YHC could do it”, but when he said it would be May 4th, that sealed the deal. After developing a hokey, Star Wars-themed weinke, YHC showed up in the gloom on May the 4th to find a parking lot emptier than Dagobah when Luke landed there in The Empire Strikes back. As 0530 approached, two figures were headed back from the park. Only three PAX would defeat the dark side of the force and escape the fartsack for this intergalactic adventure.

The Pledge


SSH IC x 10
Markins IC x 10
LBCs IC x 10
Imperial Walkers IC x 10

Mosey to the park

Starting far, far away at the end of the parking lot closet to the playground, we’d go through a round of Death Stars. Partner up (ummm, with only three, someone would be going Han Solo; yep, YHC just said that).

Partner 1 made the Kessel Run to the other end of the parking lot.

Partner 2 stayed and completed a round of exercises. One exercise for each Kessel Run trip.

S – imperial Squat walkers
T – Tie fighters (lunges while doing arm circles, who knew, it’s in the exicon)
A – AT-STs (AlTernating Shoulder Taps; the Empire used those in the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi)
R – Reverse crunches (OK, nothing related to Star Wars for R in the exicon)

So what makes them Death Stars? The exercises were AMRAP while the partner ran. That’s not a small parking lot…

After that was complete, mosey to the building between the baseball fields.

Star Wars Trivia – Start at 25 SSH and 1 burpee. For every question the PAX got right, SSH decreased by 5. For every question the PAX got wrong, burpees increased by 1. After the question, the PAX would mosey half-way down the path between the fields and complete the exercise. Unfortunately for YHC and Watts Up, Dirt was not a Star Wars fan so it was all on WU. At this point, I believe these were the questions that were used (had a longer list) and in somewhat correct order.

Trivia Question: In Star Wars, what do they call the invisible power that binds the galaxy together?
Answer: The Force
Correct – 25 SSH

Trivia Question: Who is the creator of Star Wars?
Answer: George Lucas
Correct – 20 SSH

Trivia Question: What is the name of Boba Fett’s ship?
Answer: Slave 1
Wrong – 1 burpee

Trivia Question: Who is Chancellor Palpatine’s Sith alter-ego?
Answer: Darth Sidious
Wrong – 2 burpees

Trivia Question: What is the name of Han’s friend running the cloud city of Bespin?
Answer: Lando Calrissian
Wrong – 3 burpees

What year did the first Star Wars movie come out?
Answer: 1977.
Correct – 15 SSH

Question: According to Yoda, there are always how many Sith Lords…no more, no less?
Answer: Two (Rule of Two).
Wrong – 4 burpees

Question: What color was Mace Windu’s lightsaber?
Answer: Purple.
Wrong – 5 burpees

Mosey back to Snowball’s.

Murph at Sandlot on Memorial Day at 0700

Prayer Requests

YHC would have done a better job documenting these announcements and prayer requests but left his phone at the building at the baseball fields. After the prayer, had to sprint back to pick it up.

Prayer to take us out.

Until next time…