Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Lindsay don’t like the rain at No Toll


7 brave souls entered the wet conditions at No Toll to beat the rain and enjoy a solid beat down.  Here is what went down.


  • SSH x 25 IC
  • Hillbillies x 20 IC
  • Don Quixote x 11 IC
  • Merkins x 20 IC
  • LBCs x 20 IC

Mosey to Pavilion to meet Lindsay


  • Round 1 – Dips and Copperhead Squats
  • Round 2 – Derkins and Box Cutters
  • Round 3 – Incline Merkins and American Hammers
  • Round 4 – Merkins and LBCs

Stay in pavilion for Native American Pole Smokers

  • PAX holds 6 inches while rotating through 10 pole smokers each

Long mosey in the rain back to the Tennis Courts


  • Burpee Shuffle
  • Merkin Ring o Fire
  • Alternating Leg Lifts
  • Alternating Leg over knee LBCs
  • Superman

Numberama, Name-o-rama


  • Convergence on September 30th at Gridiron
  • Reese Strong 5k 9/11
  • Circle K crabfest 9/11 after 5k (see Pre-blast to RSVP)
  • New SOJ AO starting 8/17 at Tomahawk Middle School (Name TBD)

YHC Took us Out


There was a 100% chance of rain at No Toll when YHC checked the weather before hitting the fartsack last night and thus a decision had to be made.  Make a plan to keep the PAX relatively dry or go all in and plan for a soak fest at No Toll.  Being the conservative soul YHC chose option 1 and decided to alleviate the PAX from being pelted by the downpour this AM.  That and Lindsay don’t like no rain.  The plan was to utilize the pavilion as long as it was pouring, which it did for most of the allotted time.  As YHC pulled into the lot, there was only 3 other PAX waiting.  This number held firm until the New Market clown car showed up as the others were doing side straddle hops during COP.  From there, the PAX worked the upper body pretty hard today, which was very much appreciated by Shakedown and his achy knee, and much needed after YHCs week at the beach, which included a lot of over indulgence of food and beverage.

It was great to be back in the wet and mossy gloom of No Toll.  Welcome also to Dr. Phil who is visiting up from Greensboro, NC.  You crushed it today and the SOJ crew was glad to have you.

Great job to all, and thanks for dealing with Lindsay and all of her antics, as well as indulging my spotty and suspect leadership.  YHC is humbled as always to lead such a fine group of men.

Til Next Time




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  1. Great job today men! Way to push through the wet conditions and way to win Tuesday from the get go.

    Til Next Time!


  2. Solid beatdown indeed – we should have done some more Merkins though… 😉

    I should have listened to my knee but instead I hit the trail for 4 miles of running at lunch and I am paying for it now.

    Thanks MCRIB – I agree that F3 is best in the rain.

  3. McRib – solid beating! Dr. Phil – great to see you two days in a row and in the rain! As we did the final loop around the fields I was reminded of how much water those fields hold. On the back side of the field I fondly remembered Jville having us do partner leg lifts in the soaking rain. Nothing like having another man drip brown water on you while working out. Oh the memories. Great work men! #SOJTakeover

  4. Great Q Mcrib! Strong work to all who decided to come play in the rain this morning!

  5. Good Q and solid upperbody workout McRib! Thanks for dunking us in the puddles during COP just to feel some of the misery while we were under the pavilion 🙂

  6. Loved the song. The good ones (or at least the weird ones) seem to die young. Blind Melon’s rendition of “3 is the magic number” was solid gold.

  7. I got to see Blind Melon play at the Monday night free show at Twisters on Grace St. in 1991. At the time I think I knew of Shannon Hoon as the guy from the Guns and Roses video – good times…