Dragon’s Lair

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Gretna City Park, Omaha, NE

70° gloomy, humid, on/off misty rain


(11) – Yodel, Convoy, Tater Tot, Lincoln Log, Big One, Lemon Law, Slick, Crabcakes, Mr. Miyagi, Speed Square, Chicklets

QIC: Convoy                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Convoy gave the credo, mission statement, 5 core principles, and disclaimer.  No FNGs.

The PAX moseyed to the high school parking lot for the Warm-a-Rama and Pre-Thang.


Side Straddle Hops (x10 I/C)

Tempo Merkins (x10 I/C)

Big Ones (x10 I/C)

Plank Jack Groiners (x10, 4 count, I/C)

Mosey to high school building for some wall work.

Pre-Thang #1:

Partner up with someone new.  Everyone line up with backs against the school wall.  At “go”, one partner runs down the hill to the curb line, does 5 burpees, then returns to the school wall.  Concurrently, the other partner holds a ‘Balls to the Wall’ until first partner returns, then they switch roles.  Each partner completes 3 sets of 5 burpees.  Modify BTTW with a chair sit.  Pick up six until all PAX are finished.  Mosey to the parking lot for The Thang.                                                                

Pre-Thang #2:

Harley Quinns.  All PAX line up side-by-side at near end of the parking lot, execute reps OYO.  At “go”, PAX sprint to 10-yard line, do the exercise, sprint back to starting line, turn around, sprint to 20-yard line, do exercise, back to starting line, etc.  Up-and-down the ladder format (10-20-30-40-30-20-10-finished).  10-yard line -> 10 jump tuck burpees, 20-yard line -> 20 diamond merkins, 30-yard line -> 30 air squats, 40-yard line -> 40 LBCs, then repeat 30-, 20-, 10-yard lines.  Fast finishers pick-up the Six.  Stay put for ‘The Thang’.                                                                                                                             

The Thang:

Dora 1-2-3.  Same partner as Pre-Thang #1.  All start at near end of the parking lot.  At “go”, one partner sprints to other end of the parking lot and back, other partner stays and does AMRAP exercise. When runner returns, swap roles.  Cumulative combined reps of 100 big boy sit-ups, then 200 hand-release merkins, then 300 bonnie blairs. Rinse and repeat.      “Omaha” called at 6:45a.  Mosey to shovel flags for 6MOM.


Gas Pumpers (x15 I/C)

Flutter Kicks (x15 I/C)

Box Cutters (x20 I/C)

Rosalitas (x15 open)

American Hammers – “Rancid style” (one rep by each PAX I/C, in succession, end with QIC)


Announcement for upcoming 1776 event on Saturday 7/3.

Prayers for Yodel’s female family member.


Convoy shared the following story, then closed with a prayer.

“Once, a psychology professor walked around his classroom full of students holding a glass of water with his arm straightened out to the side. He asked his students, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

The students started to shout out guesses ranging anywhere from 4 ounces to one pound. The professor replied, “The absolute weight of this glass isn’t what matters while I’m holding it. Rather, it’s the amount of time that I hold onto it that makes an impact.

If I hold it for, say, two minutes, it doesn’t feel like much of a burden. If I hold it for an hour, its weight may become more apparent as my muscles begin to tire. If I hold it for an entire day–or week–my muscles will cramp and I’ll likely feel numb or paralyzed with pain, making me feel miserable and unable to think about anything aside from the pain that I’m in.  In all of these cases, the actual weight of the glass will remain the same, but the longer I clench onto it, the heavier it feels to me and the more burdensome it is to hold.

The class understood and shook their heads in agreement. The professor continued to say, “This glass of water represents the worries and stresses that you carry around with you every day.  If you think about them for a few minutes and then put them aside, it’s not a heavy burden to bear. If you think about them a little longer, you will start to feel the impacts of the stress. If you carry your worries with you all day, you will become incapacitated, prohibiting you from doing anything else until you let them go.”

The Moral:  Stop giving so much attention to all of the worries and stresses in life.  Put down your glass each night and move on!”

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