Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

S L O W is Hard


13 men awakened and enjoyed the last remnants of the warm weather.  Here is what we accomplished this morning:

Mosey around church to some grassy area.

  • SSH x25 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x15 IC
  • DQ x15 IC
  • Arm Circles x15 / x5 IC then reverse
  • 3 Minutes of Merkins (set 1)

Mosey to parking lot corner for some slow fun:

Set Alpha (All with a S L O W 4 count):

  • 4 count “Ts” x10
  • 4 count V Sit-ups x10
  • 4 count LBCs x10
  • 3 Minutes of Merkins (Set 2)

Run around Church with Numberama as you finish

Set Beta (All with a S L O W 4 count):

  • 4 count Freddie Mercuries x15
  • 4 count Heals to heaven x15
  • 4 count “Ts” x15
  • 3 Minutes of Merkins (Set 3)

Run around Church (1st 6 finishers 30 second run / 10 second shuffle) with Numberama as you finish

Set Gama (All with a S L O W 4 count):

  • 4 count Squats x15
  • 4 count Belgium Squats Left x15
  • 4 count Belgium Squats Right x15
  • 3 Minutes of Merkins (Set 4)

Run around Church (1st 6 finishers add 10 seconds of backpedals to mix)

Set Delta (All with a S L O W 4 count):

  • 4 count V Sit-ups x10
  • 4 count LBCs x10
  • 4 count “Ts” x10
  • 30 seconds of Merkins (Set 5)

Mosey to flag

Circle of Fire – 5 Merkins

The Thang:  As The Carpenter was placed on his six by an angry meal grinder bug, the stand in YHC wanted to make sure we all slow down.  By slowing down we can all take in the beauty of the mornings and life’s blessing. To accomplish this we did our exercises (outside of our Merkins) nice and slow.  Everyone embraced the concept till we completed the first 5 “Ts”…  Counting throughout the morning was erratic in respect of the Q.  YHC had the intention to use the Merkins as an encouragement to join the Merkin challenge.  However, realization that 400+ Merkins during one workout might have the opposite affect came to light as Emoji and everyone’s pace of Merkins dropped significantly as 615 came closer to the Pax.  However the Pax is strong and 200 to 425 Merkins were completed by the PAX this AM.  EF Hutton was happy to break his previous workout record of 350 by 75.  Others were not so happy…  Don’t forget to record your Merkins on the challenge sheet >>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-L8e9W24ygnU0suaGyKxzi1PgPqY1CBd57hLrKTZI-g/edit?ts=563e70a3#gid=711611107

The Pax was challenged by Mud Face to keep Chewy in our prayers as he takes on challenges brought to him by fellow students seeking to gain recognition by having fun at other kid’s expense. This is what a Pax is about and a good conversation was had about the value of a Pax that provides healthy examples of love and encouragement.

Announcements: YHC reminded everyone of Tidewater Expansion starting tomorrow and asked for the Pax to practice some headlocking.  Lab Rat is set to Q tomorrow so encouragement and prayers were requested.

To close up the morning Mud Face prayed us out.



  1. Great work gentlemen. Sorrry to have missed this one, as I would have loved to heard all of that counting from Abacus. Glad to see EF Hutton make it to The Creek.

  2. Way to pick up the Q for the man down (get well quick, Carpenter?). Some big merkin numbers being thrown around there….respect.

    Also, just to clarify I am NOT Q tomorrow. Toga is Q, I will merely be there to antagonize him and hopefully bring a little lightness to the party. Plus, Toga can be a little brash, so it’s good to give him a target upon which to focus.