Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

The PAX Voted for a Blood Moon


An 8-PAX of SOJ HIM’s prepared their hearts and minds for midterm elections in the best way possible, doing things the hard way, together. Here’s what went on the Gloom Ballot:



  • Collect bricks at YHC’s truck
  • Mosey onto the BBall court and circle up
  • Welcome & Disclaimer
  • THUNDERSTRUCK – Musical warm-up entailing the PAX perform repeated squats with bricks held overhead, then pumps bricks out to sides with each “Thunder” or “Thunderstruck” lyric 
  • Other Variable IC Reps to get the muscles warm top to bottom

COP #1:

  • Mosey out to Field #1
  • Brinks in hand, the PAX gave a shout out to Bernie to reach each quarter of the field, stopping for reps, sprinting back to start between
  • x25 Brick Merkins
  • x50 Squats, bricks held overhead 
  • x75 Freddie Mercury’s, bricks overhead
  • x100 SSH (bricks optional)

COP #2:

  • Brief Plankorama with Bricks in Hand
  • Low Plank held on bricks during MidTerms Trivia – PAX knowledge effectively demonstrated to the tune of prolonged low plank

COP #3:

  • Mosey back to the BathHouse for a TRIPLE CHECK
  • Partner 1 – Brick Hoedowns
  • Partner 2 – Core Brick Exercise (Dealers Choice)
  • Partner 3 – Runs down to the playground and back carrying their bricks

COP #4:

  • Drop off the bricks en route back to the Basketball Court
  • ELEVENS (to honor 11 Virginia Representatives being voted on today)
  • 10–>1 Ball Dippers (2-ct)
  • 1–>10 Merkins

Circle up for COT:

  • Counterama # 8
  • Namerama
  • Announcerama (see Below)
  • YHC took the PAX out in Prayer

NMS:  YHC didn’t feel particularly froggy this morning, but nothing like being the Q for an awesome band of brothers to kickstart the morning. The usual groaning was endured with bricks appearing, and more so with the musical beatdown to start the workout, but everyone did their best all the same! The appearance of the Blood Moon was spectacular, and the Elections Trivia was enthusiastically voted “Best Homeschool Curricula.”  Appreciate ya’ll humoring and pushing me this morning. Love, DTH


  • Merkin Challenge ongoing
  • HDHH on 11/22 (2 weeks from today) at Hardywood West Creek
  • Forrest Hill Loops on 11/25 (see Slack)

Prayer Requests:

  • Last Call knows a young guy our age going on Hospice for Prostate Cancer – prayers for Buddy and his family, and for all of us to keep our eyes & hearts open to find JOY each day regardless of the trials of life

About Author

Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Fealty to SOJ. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M since 2005. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's "Oreo" & "Banjo".

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