PAX (12): Unicycle, Yogi, Bayside, Flinstone (R), Tonight Show, Hard Hat, Yodel, Lincoln Log (RR), Big Unit, Crab Cakes, Blades of Glory, Sister Act
Q: Sister Act
Full disclosure, YHC had never been to Dragon’s Lair, and didn’t have time to get to the site the week before the Q – so the 0530 arrival was crucial to getting to drive around and see what spots would work out well. Thanks to Google maps, instincts were accurate and the time of recon was quick and easy. Planted the shovel flag and waited for HIM to show up and/or get back from their pre-run.
0600 hit and 12 HIM were welcomed, reminded of the mission, principles, and credo. They were also reminded that per the pre-blast, the theme of this morning was “April 9th Sucks.” More to come on that.
WARMARAMA: At the flags, PAX circled up for W.
- 20 SSH IC
- 10 Tappy Taps
- 10 Finkle Swings each leg IC
- 10 Big Ones IC
- 10 Apollo Onos IC
- 10 Windmills IC
- 20 Goof Balls IC
- 25 SSSH IC – penalty of 5 burpees – PAX NAILED IT, NO BURPESS NEEDED!
PRE-PRE-THANG: mosey to Methodist Church and complete three rounds of the following. Getting those shoulders looking good!
- BAT WINGS
- Arm circles – 15 forward
- Arm circles – 15 backward
- 15 chinooks IC
- 15 seal claps
- 15 cherry pickers
PRE-THANG: mosey to high school and complete 11’s in the parking lot. PAX each led exercises going down the line.
- Groiners and Air Dramas (air squat with calf raise at top)
THANG: mosey back to flags, where the basketball court and parking lot would be utilized.
- 2 man DORA. One man runs lines on bball court while other accumulates reps of the following
- 100 merkins
- 200 squats
- 300 LBCs not IC
- 400 SSH not IC
- “Burpee Hustle,” maybe coined by YHC, Rancid style – standing in a circle, PAX jog in place while guys around the circle drop to a burpee. PAX went around the circle three times.
- 20 Box Cutters
- 20 Rosalitas
- 20 Frozen Freddies IC
- Hammers, Rancid
NAMARAMA – no NNGs, was great for YHC to meet a few new guys.
PRAYERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – 4 year, Brick Builder, Easter egg hunt today, prayer for Flinstone step daughter Stephanie (and her mom as well), Pam (Unicycle mom) cancer and surgery, people of Ukraine and our engagement in ways we can
COT: APRIL 9TH SUCKS
I normally don’t post on Saturday mornings because it’s the only real opportunity I have to wake up late with my kids and do things around the house. I work at a church and so Sunday mornings are always me out of the house before everyone else and gone for most of the morning and early afternoon. But when tenacious asked me to lead today I said yes, not even realizing that today was April 9.
April 9 is the day that my father passed away, now 12 years ago. So that’s why April 9 pretty much sucks.
I can’t get through April 9 without remembering the last conversation I had with my dad, the times surrounding his passing away, and of course wondering how my mom is doing. But it also causes me to think about the person that my dad was. He was interesting. He was fiercely committed to his friends and to his church and to the humble job that he had. But there was also something in him that it seemed he held very private. I don’t know what that was and I don’t know why that was, but it has taught me a few things.
First, don’t hesitate to say the things that are on your mind to the people that you love. Even if it makes you really nervous or uncomfortable. I love you, I’m proud of you, I wish I could help you, things like that. Second, use your days well. My sister has said that as someone my dad kind of stopped engaging in certain things, and I noticed that most evenings he would just kind of check out. I am now aware of what time I spend on the couch versus the time that I’m hanging out with my kids or my wife instead. And third, fight to be your real self. Trust me, this is the hardest for me. I think My dad, and myself too, struggle to be vulnerable about who he was or what he had gone though. If anything, I would’ve loved to of had those conversations with him, but I really think he took some things to the grave that if he had shared with other men, like in F3 maybe, he could’ve overcome or realized is that big of a deal.
So yes April 9 sucks, but I can say April 9 also gives me an opportunity to evaluate just how I’m doing as a man. So there’s a silver lining. I’m thankful to be able to share this with you guys and hope you have maybe learned something small from my father’s life as well.