16 brave and fearless men showed up for the July 4th Batteau Beatdown in Forest Hill Park.
The Pursuit of Happiness
- Mosey down to Reedy Creek for COP: 20 SSH, 10 Burpee, 20 LBC, 20Merkin
Suck It King George
- Pax to large pile of rocks. Each man grabs a rock of considerable size. Not heavy enough to throw like a football, not too heavy that you can’t lift it over your head.
- Native American Run from Reedy Creek to Forest Hill Pond with each member of the pax carrying their rock.
- Teams of two complete the following – 50 burpees, 100 squats with rocks, 200 merkins, 300 two count American hammer, 400 side straddle hops. While one person is ripping through the exercises, the other is running a hill circuit. To make this a little more fun, the hill circuit was completed with rock in tow.
Move Over John Hancock
- Run up the hill of despair. Start with five burpees at the first light post, add five more at each succeeding light post finishing with 20 burpees at the final post. Mosey back to the flag.
NMS – Let’s start with a huge shout to Kudzu for dominating today’s workout and to Fudd for raising a damn fine young man. We could all be so lucky. Saab came off of another monster week of miles. He is the gold standard in fortitude. There was idle chatter amongst the pax during COP. Once the stones of success were gathered, mum was the word. The celebration libation provided by Lab Rat signaled the transition into the days festivities.
Make no doubt about it, this was a really hard workout. YHC had been thinking of something like this since the day Swirly mentioned this could be a good place for an AO. The motivation of YHC was two fold. 1) To do something unique and creative that would make for a great story. 2) To have it be just hard enough that doubt made a small appearance. One of the most valuable things this pax does is learning how to respond when life gets uncomfortable and overwhelming. This is a damn fine skill to learn and there may be no better place to forge it.
It is a great privilege and honor to lead this group today. Thank you for the trust to put a big challenge before you. An even bigger thanks for putting your best effort forward. This is an amazing place to find one’s voice.
Big cheers to you all and happy 4th of July. See you in the gloom.