PAX: Greek Freak, Biff, Flanders, Davinci, Cosmo, Betamax, Rollbar, Grassroots, Bloodshot, Hat Trick, Tug Boat, Vanilla Ice, Blackjack, FNG (Technic), Paramount, Honey Made, and…
Toadstool welcomed the PAX to the Battlefield. Gave the mission statement, disclaimer, and the Credo.
PAX noticed the gate to the battlefield was locked so we audibled and moseyed down the parking lot to the backside of Westside High and circled up for warm-a-rama.
Side Straddle Hop – 20 IC
Tappy Taps – 15 IC
Cherry Pickers – 20 IC
Sun Gods – 10 IC (forward and back)
Imperial Walkers – 20 IC
Smurf Jacks – 20 IC
Pre-Thang: Pax proceeded to Woolworth Street, ran up the street as fast as they possibly could, and proceeded to do…
ATMs (alternating shoulder taps, tempo merkins, merkins) – 10 each
PAX then ran back down the hill as fast as they possibly could and to the location of war-a-rama where they did…
Crowd Pleasers – 1 merkin, one groiner, two merkins, two groiners….all the way to six and back down
Thang: The Thin Red Line
We then all lined up on edge of the shotput field, performed 10 WWII sit ups, and then ran to the other side of the field where there was a bucket with various exercises inside. We each chose one. It was painful.
We then ran back through the parking lot, avoided some oncoming cars, and back to the shovel flags…
ABCs – Capital letters!
20 Flutter Kicks
American Hammer – Rancid
-Thankful Trot locations – check Slack
-Queen Service Challenge
-Prayers for various PAX and their families
“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” George Orwell
The Thin Red Line (the book and movies) is about the consequences of war on the human soul. I have no experience in combat or serving my country like the brave men and women I either know personally or read about. But I see the after-effects on them and in our community. I’m often impressed by the their service and their selfless giving to their country. But there is also lasting pain. My friend who cannot really talk about Afghanistan, even after 15 years, a lawyer I know who’s lost most of the hearing in his left ear, another individual who fought admirably in two tours in Iraq only to experience the degeneration in his mind since, the PTSD and mental illness. We sleep well in the face of this loss and this pain experienced on that thin red line by those around us. It’s important that we always remember that.