Thursday, September 23
Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Cooper Doesn’t Snarl Like That


15 studs pushed aside the trip the tryptophan-laden Fart Sack and accepted the challenge of today’s version of the Dogpile. Temps were, once again, sunny and 70.

COP – Mosey to the Carillon

Russian Soldiers
Dead Man Hang
Don Quixotes
Freddie Mercurys

Mosey to the Ha’ Penny Stage and Grab a Block for Touch-a-Tree

Partner Up. Rounds of 4, 6, and 8. Non-runner does thrusters, block presses, and curls.

Bonus Round of 10 with block burpees.

Mosey to the Carillon Picnic Table for a Lindsey.

Start at the picnic table and run to the Valley of Despair (bottom). Exercises were monkey humpers and flutter kicks (4-count). Total 40 exercises on each side (35-5, 30-10, 25-15, etc.). Bonus hook: on each trip down the hill, do 5 derkins and on each trip up the hill, do 5 incline merkins.

Mosey to the Amphitheater

Going up, 5 V-ups on each step. Coming down, 5 jump squats.

Mosey to the Circle for a Curb Crawl

Bear crawl from outer to inner curb, 1 merkin, crawl bear back to outer curb, 2 merkins, repeato up to 6 merkins.

Mosey 10 Feet to the Circle for Mary

Fire hydrants
Snow Angels
Reverse Crunches
Oblique crunches (x5 each side)


Announcements/Prayer Requests:

Keep a family friend of Bubble’s in your prayers – they lost their 21 year old to an aneurysm. That’s way too young. Hold your loved ones a bit tighter and spend some quality time with them.

Gomer Pyle reminded us how fortunate we are. The people of Honduras and Nicaragua may feel far away, but they are people like us, and they are suffering from multiple hurricanes / floods to go along with the challenges of COVID. Let’s keep them in our prayers and be ready to help when the opportunities arise.

YHC asks that we keep my friend Al in our prayers. Went Home at the ripe young age of 90 on Thanksgiving. Spent a lifetime building opportunities for those willing to work hard.


Nice to partner with BoBerry today.

Good chatter today, mostly about thorough disdain for the Qs directions and counting, so generally par for the course. 4-count flutter kicks are clearly a Pax Favorite. When done in cadence, a flutter kick has 4-counts, and the PAX accept this. Yet, when included as an individual part of an evolution, calling a 4-count flutter kick causes the PAX to wonder what language “4-count” is. This fascinates YHC.

“The six is in.” YHC finds Oyster to be funny.

YHC does worry about the future of breakfast-time capitalism in Richmond. All worms crawled freely today as the self-proclaimed “Early Bird Biscuit Company” employees chose to nestle with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. Panera in Carytown apparently opens on the same schedule as Lally Construction’s Complaint Department (every other Thursday from 09:00 to 09:01 a.m.). ETs, of course, may declare themselves to be “Woke,” but certainly cannot manage to woke themselves up and start serving until the day is 1/3rd done. No bueno. Hard work produces winners. Can you imagine where the world would be if the Greatest Generation started at 8 a.m.? The invasion of Normandy started at midnight and was in full swing by 6 a.m. For that matter, Washington crossed the Delaware at midnight, surprised the Hessians, and was back in Pennsylvania before ETs let anyone buy cold bacon.

On the other hand, McDonald’s has cheerful employees, hot coffee, and a 4 car line at 07:30 a.m. I’m lovin’ it.

Good chatter in the ETs parking lot. Nice to see the newer guys setting goals and hitting them. It’s you-against-you, so keep pushing. Way to go.

YHC thanks Gomer for his advice on warm feet.

UpChuck spits the bit.


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  1. Great Q Upchuck. I always love a good Upchuck backblast too. Nobody would every accuse you of phoning it in….

    Great conversation at ET’s. Those local eggs have got me feeling so Woke.

  2. Nice Q Upchuck! The fire hydrants were an interesting way to stretch everything out at the end. My woke bacon egg and cheese was pretty good, but it was no Bojangles Cajun filet biscuit.

  3. Nice Q Upchuck.

    Good to meet Bacon Bits and partner with Florence.

    Dry feet are happy feet – change your socks. Credit to my NCOs over the years. The beautiful about growing up in the Army is the 18 year veteran NCOs that are happy reminding youngin’s the same things with each new crop. (I am sure the other services have the same in a less hardcore / smart version). I bet Ranger Joe Stevens could still kick anyone’s a$$ in the RVA pax. That man is as hard as woodpecker’s lips. Could have no better mentor as a cherry platoon leader.

    Prayers for Honduras. Peña Blanca is the town we are centered in for our mission. Here is a local news clipping.

    Get some!

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