July 23, 2019

Back to School Special ABC’s

THE SCENE: TN Tax Free weekend arrives to let us know the new school year is here! A cool breeze blew in with the back to school savings. It made for a 60º sunrise that has never before been seen in late July Gloom. It was SkyQ perfection! Long sleeves and sarong mandatory for PLC.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Disclaimed those in close proximity. Disclaimed those doing SSHs as they jumped out of their ride. Disclaimed people who appeared out of nowhere as we moseyed. I feel confident this was properly delivered.

YHQ started class when the school bell rang and 4 PAX were in place. But in true Grimace fashion, 40 SSHs later we had 8 PAX.

SSH IC x40
Arm Circles IC X10F then X 10B
Daisy Pickers IC SLOW AND AWESOME x10
Imperial walkers IC x15ish
Mosey around parking lot then off to the school house (Pavillion) for our A,B,C’s

A white board was waiting for the PAX giving them their classwork for today. Sets of exercises written on the board will be completed at Sites A, B, and C. Groaning from the PAX about starting school before Aug 1st, was promptly ignored because this is homeschool.

Site A

  • Squats x 25
  • Merkins x 15
  • Big Boy Sit-ups x 10
  • Burpees x 5
  • MOSEY To front door of Community Center

Site B

  • wall sit for 1 min
  • SSH x 20
  • Carolina Dry Docks x 15
  • MOSEY past glorious American flag pole to touch nanner flag
  • MOSEY Back to Playground

Site C

  • Inclined Pullups x 15
  • Mountain climbers x 15
  • Derkins x 15
  • box jump x5 (or Calf raises x30)


  • I have no idea how many times Sonic lapped us all… I’m guessing Twice. Average students scored between 3.5 or 4.5 on their ABCs. For all I know, Sonic is still running laps right now to get on the Principal’s List.

It was included on YHQ’s planner but the final bell rang before we got to it.
8 PAX (0 FNGs) Chuck-E-Cheese, Tremor, Chyna, Paralegal, Speedy, Beetus, Sonic, GunShow (QIC)
All organizations, groups, or systems need to continually check their own health. For men accountabillity is how we get better. Memphis needs us to be better men. We must find HIMs with whom we can establish trust relationships. Our health check  if we get out of line is a HIM who is there to push us back into a path of growth. I gave the example of cheating on my M. I’m not, but if I was I would hope I have a bond with this group of HIMs and they would feel comfortable calling me out for such an unhealthy behavior.
Expecting a rain that never arrived altered the wenkie a great deal. Would work better as a DORA to partner up – which thankfully the PAX did anyway. The whiteboard workout was a fun idea that, with some modifications, shall return soon!
The intercom must have been broken.