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Penance Paid


14 no 15 Sojourner’s made their misery complete and paid their penance without and then with a Toll at No Toll. 

Corks were popped on a few new tricks when Juanita’s VQ began with a mosey, then Warm-A-Rama:  DQ, Abe Vigoda, SSH, LBC, Rosalita’s, and Diamond Merkins were done with a without cadence as Juanita grasped the finer arts of a new PAX lingua.  Most exercises started without ready position move or the standard execute command proving once more that actions speak louder than words. 

Faith took center stage as the Pax Moseyed to the benches to begin to prostrate, pay, and pray for their penance.  “What for,” came the retort, as the Q regularly brought up the six, we’ll skip that and give you ‘How-so’.   Absolution began with (10) vexicon inspired plank to Groiner to Makhtar N’Diayes to plank jack Makhtar N’Diayes up and repeat. Lunge walk to the opposite side of the pristine lawn for (10) 4x4s (burpee to plank, 4 merkins, 4 mountain climbers and up) YHC’s lack of coordination would suggest that more explanation would be necessary to perform proper penance.  I find the below a helpful explanation of the Exicon:

Makhtar N’Diayes

From plank position, a 4-count exercise in which you put each elbow to the ground and then back into regular plank. Named for late ’90s Senegalese basketball player at UNC notorious for his elbows. Pronunciation: MAC-tar JIE – rhymes with “sky”.

  120 Merkins later the pax moseyed for a carpenter’s triple check with a midfield run plank Saws and American Hammers. 

When time ran thick marginally successful suicides were in order, that margin depended on uncalibrated power meters from 25% to 100%.  Tolls were paid with 15 dips and incline-merkins.  Then a final assembly on the tarmac for Danger Zone.

Penance was sought for an Audible on Jaunita’s namesake but there were clearly no takers even as cadence would suggest a less than sufficient proficiency in the Spanish language. Father forgive me for I have sinned.   

Men cannot abandon their religious faith without a kind of aberration of intellect and a sort of violent distortion of their true natures. But they are invincibly brought back to more pious sentiments, for unbelief is an accident and faith is the only permanent state of mankind.”

Alexis De Tocqueville – Democracy in America.


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  1. Careful, Don Juan sounds a little too cool. Also, is Florence not considered a Lady’s name? I feel left out 🙁 . lol awesome Q Juanita. Definitely brought the pain this morning.

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