On Friday, April 23rd a school of 18 PAX swam up to join Stink Bait’s VQ. At the announcement of “5:30” the school spawned into a perfect circle. The Herd then moseyed tall grass in the gloom to the baseball diamond to start our Warm-a-Rama.
PAX: Khakis, Chiclets, Second Chance, Tender Foot, Smash Mouth, Tater Tot, Flanders, Safe Ride, Slow Pitch, Grease Fire, Retweet, Hagar, Pony Express, The Plague, Buns of Steel, Sven, Sticky Bandit, and Stink Bait.
Warm-a-Rama: – Successfully completed all exercises IC without mishap.
Side Straddle Hop (10 IC)
Tappy Taps (10 IC)
Cherry Pickers (10 IC)
Imperial Walkers (10 IC)
Plank Jacks (10 IC)
Mountain Climbers (10 IC)
The Thang (3 Man Grinder) – The PAX were separated into 3-man teams. The Grinder was designed to have two exercise spots with one alternating team member running up the hill and pushing the next member to recover with a run down the hill to push the next member back to the top. Only one exercise was performed at a time until the member was released by the push man.
Still undecided if putting all the lower body/leg exercises at the bottom of the hill was a great idea, it certainly got a few 10 counts from the School with specific mentions that only a PAX member that was EH’d by Khakis would put together a Grinder like this (you’re welcome and not sorry). A few groups were actually able to rinse and repeat some exercises. Eventually, School concluded with the call of Omaha.
List of Exercises at the BOTTOM of the Hill until runner returned:
- Air Squats
- Bonnie Blairs
- Monkey Humpers
List of Exercises at the TOP of the Hill until runner returned:
- Alternating shoulder taps
- Carolina Drydocks
- Heel Touches
After announcements, Stink Bait’s COT sent a shout out to Khaki’s for the EH that happened 6 weeks ago with Stink Bait successfully posting every day he woke up in Omaha. Stink Bait continued with his personal challenge of facing of anxiety and his own version of Sad Clown Syndrome. Stink Bait’s message was one of awareness that we all accomplish great things that often go unnoticed (or unmentioned) by others including our biggest critic: yourself. Stink Bait took a moment to simply be thankful for all PAX members present and their encouragement at his VQ. He also gave thanks for pause to recognize his strength and accomplishments along with all the PAX members surrounding him. The PAX closed with a quick prayer over the School lead by Pony Express.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to lead and for supporting my VQ. I cannot express how smooth it went thanks to the mentorship of Khakis and the extra time Pony Express spent with me in prepping the workout.
Glad you got a Whiff at the Woodshed,