• When: 2018-08-02
  • QIC: Voltron
  • The PAX: Rock Drop(R), Forest, Dial Tone, Fish Wrap, Quest, Long Haul, Weedeater, Recall, Eve, Penny Tax, FNG Hook & Ladder, Fast Casual

Four Year Anniversary Encore

Weather: 76 degrees, humid

YHC had so much fun at his 4 year anniversary party at Crypt Tuesday that he decided to continue the party at Arena today with a few modifications. Apparently Eve enjoyed it also because he came out to Arena to do it again.

The workout went something like this:

The Thang:

Intro, Disclaimer, Prayer and Lord’s Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance

Mosey up to the school entrance and back for warm up.



Merkins X 10 IC

LBAC X 10, Forward and 10 Reverse, IC with overhead claps in the middle X 18 IC

Through The Tunnel X 18 IC

Merkins X 10 on my count

Imperial Walkers X 18 IC.


There aren’t nearly as many light poles at Arena as there are at Crypt, so had to modify the weinke from Tuesday a little bit.

Mosey over to the road around the teachers parking lot.

Merkins X 10 OYO

Mosey to next light and repeat Merkins.

Continue around the parking lot until 6 rounds of 10 Merkins were completed.

Circuit of BBSU – Mosey to next light – rinse and repeat 6 rounds of BBSU X 10 OYO

Change to Squats – 6 rounds of 25 OYO


Triple Nickle – run to top of “hill” near school entrance – 5 Burpees, run down, 5 Burpees, Repeat 5 times. It’s a lot easier when the hill is almost flat.


Mosey to top of parking lot.

Merkins X 11 on my count.

Run to the bottom of the hill.

Imperial Walker Squats X 11 IC.

Run backwards up hill.

Merkins X 12 on my count.

Run to the bottom of the hill.

Imperial Walker Squats X 12 IC.

Run backwards up hill.

Last round of Merkins X 13 on my count.


Mosey around parking lot and back to shovel flag.


Flutter kicks X 38 IC for Cheech as YHC always does. YHC gave additional encouragement to complete as many reps as possible, and the pax did a much better job than usual getting through the reps.




Prayer Requests

Hook & Ladder & M in the adoption process

Quest – Work  issues

Recall’s friends with cancer – Rob & Lisa

YHC’s daughter in Peru – sick with salmonella again

Unspoken requests


LICS – can’t remember their new name – is collecting elementary school supplies. A flyer will be coming out soon.


–      8/3 Mission cookout at Pine Island at 5:30

–      8/4 Sweet Baby O 5K. Register: https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-owen.php

–      8/25 Stomp the Swamp. Register: https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-swamp.php

–      9/7 Blue Ridge Relay – Joust needs someone for a 12 man team

–      11/10 The Cheech. Register here: https://lexingtonhalf.com/pages/race-10k.php

Devo –  Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

This has been a favorite verse of mine for years and helped me survive at The Citadel and get through many trying times since then. My problems start when I forget the last half of the sentence and just start thinking “I can do all things.” We are capable of great things when God works through us, but when I start to believe that it’s all me I usually fall flat on my face. Let’s remember who we are here to serve and ensure that He gets the glory.