September 18, 2017

Captain Therkin Meets Chumbawamba

AO: The Old Forest

QIC: Gus

PAX: Meatball, Bookworm, Soybean, Crayfish, Oz, Cargo, Four Eyes, Teacher’s Pet, Shoestring, Radio, Gus   | FNG: Baja (RESPECT)

Conditions: 75F and humid, an unwelcome reminder that summer isn’t yet over



To the song “Tubthumping,” the #1 hit single (in Canada, Italy, Ireland, and Australia) from the 3x platinum album Tubthumper by the timeless band of musicians known as Chumbawamba:
1) SSH as soon as the music starts to play. Continue SSH until end of song unless you are performing burpee (see step 2).
2) When you hear “I get knocked down, but I get up again,” execute one burpee.

YHC forgot to bring his portable bluetooth speaker, so the music was not as loud as promised. YHC will do better next time. The PAX seemed to hate this warm-up, so we’ll be doing it again soon.

The Thang

Start at one end of parking lot.
Bearcrawl to station #1; perform one merkin; mosey back to start.
Bearcrawl to station #2; perform two merkins; mosey back to start.
Bearcrawl to station #3; perform three merkins; mosey back to start.
[At this point, the QIC should remind the PAX that they are only doing 21 merkins for this entire exercise.]
Bearcrawl to station #4; perform four merkins; mosey back to start.
Bearcrawl to station #5; perform five merkins; mosey back to start.
Bearcrawl to station #6; perform six merkins.
[Hold Al Gore until all PAX finish.]

YHC was going to have the PAX complete the next exercise in the grass. However, when he was holding Al Gore, he noticed some fireants crawling along the curb directly in front of his feet. He then felt a bite from one of those ants and decided to vacate the premises.

* mosey to playground *

Captain Thor modified with 5 merkins between each set.
1 set American hammer:4 BBSU, 5x merkin
2:8, 5x merkin
3:12, 5x merkin
4:16, 5x merkin
5:20, 5x merkin
6:24, 5x merkin
7:28, 5x merkin
8:32, 5x merkin
9:36, 5x merkin
10:40, 5x merkin

The PAX were nicely lathered up at this point but had finished the routine five minutes ahead of schedule. This put YHC in a bind, as he was not prepared for such excellence. When in doubt, do squats!

Regular squat x 10
Narrow squat x 10
Wide squat x 10
Tempo squat IC x 10

* mosey to pavilion *

Carolina Dry Docks IC x 15
Incline merkins IC x 10
Derkins IC x 10
Dips IC x 10
[YHC lost track of the pattern here.]
Incline merkins IC x 10
Carolina Dry Docks IC x 10
Dips IC x 10
Derkins IC x 10

Ratchet Shoulder Blaster to ENDEX

Count-o-Rama [Radio had to split, but asked the PAX to pray for his family after the loss of his grandmother.]


COT / BOM: YHC had prepared a word from the Word about physical and spiritual training, but Radio’s request had put him in an Emotionally Erect state. YHC had heard of Radio’s grandmother’s death at church just yesterday and was impressed by the Legacy left by Patti Ozier. Dredd is focusing on Legacy this week as the topic for QSource, and this woman indeed left one behind. Her obituary reads, in part:

She was devoted to her family and is survived by her [three] children, . . . nine grandchildren, . . . and 20 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, First Evangelical Church Missions Fund and Young Life of Memphis were lifelong ministries she supported.

A legacy indeed!

MOLESKIN: 45 minutes of classic F3 with a dozen men