Five of the Faithful posted with Johnsonville raising the splendid new GridIron ShovelFlag. Three DoubleDippers emerged from a TrailRun and joined us at Halftime. The morning was glorious – 65 degrees and negligible humidity at KickOff. The Pax elected to receive and the offense went like this:
x25 SSH, x25 Don Quixotes, x25 Imperial Walkers, x25 Mountain Climbers, x25 Alabama Prom Dates, x25 Left Side Plank Dips, and x25 Right Side Plank Dips
Mosey to WildCat football field stands for x25 Weezey Jeffersons
Mosey to lower football field for x25 Partner Leg Toss (odd man squats), sideline to sideline 11s – Burpees (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1) and Squats (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10), BlockingSled – drive blocking
Mosey to Pillars for 2 sets of x25 PLT, Al Gores or Seated Chairs, Pillar Cross Beam Hangs, 2 sets of x25 PLT, and Al Gores or Seated Chairs
Mosey through Pillars to Center Courtyard for 40s – Merkins (30, 25, 20, 15, and 10) and LBCs (10, 15, 20, 25, and 30), Ring of Fire ISOs – holds at bottom of Merkins, and 2 sets of x25 PLT
Mosey back through Pillars for Pillar Cross Beam Hangs
Mosey to lower football field for BlockingSled – drive blocking and x25 PLT
Mosey back to ShovelFlag
Announcements – (1) TYA (#MVP) has got the Q for GridIron on August 1! (2) F3 RVA celebrates its 1 year anniversary on September 20, 2015 – GridIron calling for convergence on September 19 at Pouncey Tract – all Pax posting challenge and FNG emphasis.
Prayer concerns – spoken concerns for parents, children, and employment; unspoken concerns acknowledged.
BOM – strong prayer of thanksgiving and supplication offered by Groh – gratitude expressed for blessings and request made for strength and courage to be better men, husbands, fathers, neighbors, and citizens.
After an OpeningDrive that was punctuated with some yawns (Three and Out). But things got better, quickly.
Cousteau put up an impressive ground game through the 11s with FlipPhone being the second leading ground gainer.
And though he may be a soccer coach, Cousteau demonstrated a strong drive blocking technique on the BlockingSled – former JMU kicker “Being Sebastian Janikowski.”
Note to GridIron Pax: like game film, the 2-man BlockingSled doesn’t lie – if the sled is turning left the guy on the right is doing the work.
Nice dose of core work at the Pillars with the PLT sets – the OpeningDrive’s yawns were displaced by low-throated vocal expressions that were tame compared to the grunts expelled by certain of the Pax (“Being Monica Seles”) during the Merkin portion of the 40s. ChumBucket and Swirly endured long planks waiting on the rest of the Pax to complete the 40s – they were rewarded with a highly dysfunctional ISO set of Merkin bottom holds during which YHC botched his count every time.
Apparently anticipating MonkeyRolls/GrassDrills, Swirly and Bleeder seemed pleased with the introduction of the BlockingSled to the AO. Several of the Pax, though, seemed to prefer riding the sled and barking the snap count – “donning the RedPinny.”
There was advance notice of a Wilson DoubleDip – NoShow. Rumor had it that high altitude spirits on Friday don’t mix well with the DogPile. Feba!
Six of the PAX enjoined the 2ndF at the Daily Grind – lots of discussion about BRR planning – glad to have TYA and Bleeder as Logistics Corps leaders – Sustinendum Victoriam.
This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24