The Mess Hall

October 5th 2021

Swanson Elementary

50 degrees and calm

Pre- run group – Gator, Griswald, Vandelay and Cheap Seats started the day off with a 3.1 mile pre-run.  Thank you to Griswald for showing us the path!

PAX: Vandelay, Wide Right, Toadstool, Lansbury, Left Seat, Sister Act, Gator, Griswald, Ice T, McGavin and Cheap Seats

QIC — Cheap Seats

Cheap Seats welcomed 10 PAX to the Mess Hall.  Gave the mission statement, disclaimer and Credo.

The PAX moseyed over to the soccer fields for warm-o-rama.


15 Side Straddle Hops

12 weed pickers (thank you Brad Pitt) — IC

12 Big Ones — IC

10 Sun Gods forward and backward in cadence – 20 total

We concluded warm-o- rama with a crowd pleaser – went up to 6 and back down the ladder.  1 merkin and 1 groiner, then 2 merkins and 2 groiners, then 3 merkins and 3 groiners up to 6 and back down.  The PAX thoroughly enjoyed this part of the beat down : )

Pre-Thang:  The PAX then moseyed to a large school brick wall.  We completed 3 exercises twice. 

  1. 15 chicken Peckers IC led by Gator
  2. 15 donkey kicks led by Cheap Seats
  3. 37 second count with balls to wall in honor of Nugent

Rinse and Repeat one time.  The only difference is Wide Right wanted to do 10 Donkey Kicks instead of 15 the second go round!

Thang 1: The PAX performed 11’s on the small hill just west of the school.  We broke up into groups of 2 and did alarm clocks and burpees to complete the 11’s workout

Thang 2 : The PAX moved to the main parking lot where the flags were planted and broke into two groups.  There were 3 pain stations and we completed 3 exercises of 37 reps in honor of Nugent.

Pain Station 1

  1. 37 Air Squats
  2. 37 Bonnie Blairs
  3. 37 Lunges

Pain Station 2

  1. 37 Merkins
  2. 37 Werkins
  3. 37 Chuck Norris Merkins

Pain Station 3

  1. 37 Cherry Pickers
  2. 37 Overhead Claps
  3. 37 Air Claps


YHC completely whiffed and we failed to compete 6 minutes of Mary!


We discussed the opening of the Armery in Elkhorn with pop ups the next couple of weeks.  Our man Gator will be the site Q and is pumped to take on that leadership role.

Project Pink – reminded the PAX to donate and contribute where they can for the month of October

Roll Bar is doing the JDRF walk this Sunday, please encourage and join him if you can

Lansbury talked about his Q coming up on Thursday and it would be a Teddy Rosevelt theme.

Discussed Nugent’s funeral services for Thursday October 7th.

Prayers – -continued prayers for Nugent and his family.


COT was themed around Life’s challenges.  Cheap Seats discussed the pain of having his son diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 11 months old and fast forwarding to Nugent’s death.  Why do these things happen to good people?  I explained that all the PAX have crap in their lives and sometimes we don’t understand why they are happening.  I encouraged the PAX when they encounter those times to lean in on their Sky Q and the Lord.  Every time I’ve leaned in on God I’ve always found the understanding to the pain.  It might take a month or multiple years but the understanding will come.  Life is precious cherish every moment!

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