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Hardywood Brought An FNC to Meet Andy Murphy


Four ball boys showed up at Batteau Lawn and Tennis to meet Andy Murphy. Credentials were checked, uniforms were issued, and off we went.

ANDY MURPHY (The THANG): Mosey to lower tennis courts. NO COP. Run 5 laps around two courts. 5 burpees OYO. Run 5 laps reverso around same two courts. 5 burpees OYO.

10 crab cakes – single count / 20 merkins / tennis court line tracers out and back. REPEATO x 10

Bonus round for such quality ball boy performances.

WWIIs until the PAX finished the bonus round.

5 laps around the two courts. 5 burpess OYO. 5 more laps around the 2 courts, reverso. 5 more burpees OYO. Back to the Flag.

6 MOM: 50 LBCs in cadence. 50 PLTs (2 sets of 25). YHC took us out.

NMS: YHC grew up playing tennis and even dabbled in it at the collegiate level. When we did The Murph a few weeks ago at WDog, it came to me that we could modify to a tennis version. Hence, the Andy Murphy. 24 laps around a tennis court equals a mile. Not wanting to get the ball boys dizzy, YHC opted for 12 laps around two courts. Given it took the PAX some distance to reach the courts, we went 10 laps on each side of the exercises, for a total of 2 miles.

The boys did great today, given there were only 4 of us, we were a bit spread out. Very little mumble chatter. Then again, The Murph, or any modified Murph, is designed to keep the mumble chatter to a minimum. In all, it went very well. We finished with time to earn some extra credit by way of an 11th circuit. 6 MOM was equally tough given the high concentration of core muscle exercises.

At the end, during on-site 2nd F, a cat/kitten found its way to our group and went straight up to Hardywood. It was great seeing Hardywood bond with his Friendly New Cat (FNC). I’m not sure, but I think I saw Hardywood building him a towel nest as they rode off into the sunset together. It really is great to see a man and his cat.


The Ghost Flag made an unofficial appearance at Batteau today. It was there to announce that it will be up for grabs on June 16th at DogPile, for Vinny’s DogPile VQ. As part of the roll out, YHC would like to challenge each PAX member who plans to attend to scower local thrift stores and ebay for a t-shirt that best represents your elementary school days. There will be a $5 limit placed on your purchase, if you go that route. You can also make your shirt if you’d like. Hint. Hint.

Summer Tour is on

July 4th Convergence at Tredegar

Puppy Pile June 23rd



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  1. Great Q Vinny. Love the big exercises. 10 rounds was no joke.

    As for the cat, I just don’t see the appeal. How is that better than a dog?