Wild Kingdom — Deck of Death

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Lake Zorinsky, Omaha NE

41 degrees clear skies with a slight breeze

PAX: Painkiller, Yodel, Tonight Show, Bubbles, Mufasa, Hardhat, Hog (respect), Magic, Short Sale, Starsky, Cataracts, Armbar, Zerorez, Dismal, The Curse, Heart throb, Dr Thunder, Butterfly (Respect), Thomas, FNG (Doppler), Cheap Seats

QIC — Cheap Seats

Cheap Seats welcomed 20 PAX to the Wild Kingdom including one FNG.  Gave the mission statement, disclaimer and Credo.

The PAX performed a mosey through the long drive and ended in a small parking lot and circled up for Warm-A-Rama

Warm-A-Rama

Side Straddle Hop — 20 IC

Tappy Taps — 15 IC

Windmills — 12 IC

Sun Gods forward — 20 IC

Sun Gods backwards — 20 IC

Pre-Thang:  The PAX then moseyed from the small parking lot for a quarter mile and ended up at the picnic table area by the restroom.  We split the PAX  into 2 groups of 10.  The first group did a combination of 3 exercises consisting of 25 dips on the picnic tables, 25 derkins and 25 step ups.  While this was going on the second group held a wall sit the entire time until group 1 was finished.  We then switched so group 1 would now do wall sits and group 2 would do the above 3 exercises.

After the above was complete we then the entire PAX performed a crowd pleaser.  This consisted of a ladder approach of merkins and groiners.  You start by doing 1 merkin with 1 groiner, then 2 merkins and 2 groiners, 3 merkins and 3 groiners, 4 merkins and 4 groiners, 5 merkins and 5 groiners and then went back down the ladder.

Thang: The PAX then mosied a quarter mile to the circle grass area by the flags to perform the “Deck of Death”

Cheap Seats explained the Thang (Deck of Death). A routine done with a deck of playing cards where each suit is an exercise and each card dictates the number of reps you do of that exercise all the way up to an Ace being 14 reps. Exercise complete when all 52 cards have been flipped.  We completed 20 cards.

Hearts = Burpees (because we all love burpees)

Diamonds = Bonnie Blairs

Clubs = Tempo Merkins

Spades = Diamond Merkins (in hindsight I should have made diamonds the diamond merkins)

Joker = wild card

One Joker was pulled and we then performed another crowd pleaser to everybodys liking : ) This consisted of a ladder approach of merkins and groiners.  You start by doing 1 merkin with 1 groiner, then 2 merkins and 2 groiners, 3 merkins and 3 groiners, 4 merkins and 4 groiners, 5 merkins and 5 groiners and then went back down the ladder.

We successfully made it around the entire circle of PAX before it was time to head back to the flags.  We mosied another quarter mile after the “Deck of Death” and started 6MOM

6MOM

Hardhat led us with 20 heals to heaven IC

Mufasa led us with 20 box cutters IC

The Curse led us in 20 flutter kicks IC

We finished with every PAX member doing 1 American Hammer until it ended with Cheap Seats for a total of 20 IC.

Announcements/COT

We discussed the Veterans Day Ruck for Saturday November 7th.  Nightcrawler will post updated on slack and twitter for this event.

We briefly had Mufasa discuss Queen Service and he said it’s going well and he is winning it this go around : )

COT

I led the group through my recent experience at a Men’s church retreat about really getting to know your fellow man.  I compared that experience with our work slogan of #goingdeeper to really understand our business partners.  I challenged the PAX to go deeper and really understand what makes their fellow man hurt and try to influence and help them the best way we can.  I also extended a challenge to all the PAX to find out what their spouses true fear was, do they know and how can they help her?

Annoucements/Prayers

Short Sale reminded us that we needed to pray for all those affected by the recent attacks in Austria which is Yodel’s home country.

Cheap Seats closed with a prayer

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