October 30, 2018

Merkin Mile: Partner Edition

THE SCENE: 55° F. It was perf. The Annex shone brightly on All Hallows’ Eve Eve. It also smelled of fresh-ish asphalt from recent work to repair the gigantic sinkhole that now formerly adorned its eastern quarter. One wonders how many hypodermic needles, murder weapons and deannexation petitions are buried there. The world will never know. Alas …


Plank Jacks IC x 20
Prisoner Squats IC x 20
SSH IC x 20
Turd Pickers IC x 20

THA-THANG: Merkin Mile(z): Partner Edition

 – Mile 1: Hi-Five Merkins x 25 at each quarter mile
Mile 2: Derkins x 10 at each quarter mile (P1 in high plank, P2 puts feet on P1’s back to perform Derkin, then flapjack)

Flutter Kicks IC x 20
LBC IC x 20
Box Cutters IC x 10
Dealer’s Choice:
– Rabbit = Hello Dolly IC x 20
– Boba Fett = Old Man Situps OYO x 20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA: A Fab Five polished the Turd: Boba Fett, Third Wheel, Rabbit, Speedy, Captain Obvious (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: Challenged the PAX to notice the marginalized, weird, lonely people they encounter. Jesus is prime example of engaging and connecting with people that others were too distracted or proud to see (blind man, demon possessed man, Zacchaeus, etc.). Bible tells us to show hospitality/kindness to everyone. You never know when you might be “entertaining angels” (Heb. 13:2).

MOLESKIN:  The fourth Warm-o-Rama exercise was originally dubbed “Trash Pickers” because YHC holds fast to the idea that this is F3 and not FiA, therefore “Daisy Picker” should not be a phrase uttered by the Q while leading a group of men. That being said, the idea occurred randomly/miraculously during Boba Fett’s Old Man Situps to call them “Turd Pickers” after, and in honor of, The Annex’s hospital name. Other QICs are encouraged to henceforth adopt this naming convention for said exercise going forward. Unrelated: because of our odd number, YHC enjoyed completing a Hi-Five Merkin Threesome with Speedy and Rabbit. NTTAWWT.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: There are many opportunities coming soon to gauge your fitness with the APFT at your local AO. Do that.