Six SOJ stalwarts welcomed the sun’s arrival on a humid June morning with a DK beatdown that went something like this.
Mosey around BWES entrance loop twice, waiting on stragglers. Quick COP: SSHs & DQs.
Mosey out of school. PAX given option of turning Left or Right. Left it is. Mosey to JRHS tennis courts for another quick COP: Copperhead squats, Merkins, Flutterkicks
Line up on side line of one of the tennis courts for BearCrawlBear: bear crawl across width of tennis court and crawl bear back. Rinse & Repeat.
Mosey down to Robious Park Landing to check out the new EZ Dock along the James River. Face the River in a line, welcome the sunrise, watch out for the crew teams, and get ready for some ground & pound.
EZ Dock Work: walk out merkins x2, forward lunges, lt. dans, lbcs, hello dollies, slow rosalitas, monkey humpers, plank-o-rama x2, russian soldiers (probably others). Any exercise called OYO lasted about a minute until YHC called for 10 more.
Time called, mosey about a mile back to VSF.
COT – YHC took us out with a moment of silence in remembrance of all the lives sacrificed and families forever changed 75 years ago yesterday that allow us to live our lives today.
YHC had no plan upon arrival. A visit to the River was just what YHC needed.
Next time, we’re going swimming. Get ready for it. We were soaked as it was anyway.
Doozy was saying something about his hip hurting, then proceeded to lead the PAX on all moseys. TClaps to Rosie for some early morning extra credit.
Cheers to St. Michael’s Episcopal School’s PE Teacher, Mrs. Martin, for taking out a skull on her own at 5:50am.
I appreciate the moment of silence in honor of the 75th anniversary of DDay. My Great Uncle was killed storming Omaha Beach and is buried there. He was 24 and left behind a fiance and a full life ahead of him. I cannot imagine losing a sibling, like my grandfather did. This is a picture of Ben with my Aunt when she was a little girl. My dad thinks this picture was taken when Ben was 22. It was the last time Ben was home before he shipped off to England to train for the invasion. What a hero.