• When: 2018-12-20
  • QIC: PickAxe
  • The PAX: Frydaddy, Tater, Swanson, Quisenberry, Wapner, Treadmill, Globogym, Pocahontas, Canseco, Boo, Booster, Simonsays, Tattoo, Landing strip, Dear diary, Wilbur, Granola, PickAxe

Only Blocks, No Burpees

(Posted on Behalf of PickAxe)

What 18 Pax didn’t do were burpees…not a single one. Good work done by all.

Weather:  40s, light rain


Mosey to staff parking lot

Circle up:

  • 10 SSH IC
  • 10 TTT IC
  • 10 OHC IC
  • 10 Merkins OMC
  • 10 IW IC

Mosey to the block pile. Each pax picked up a block and we’re directed to the flagpole beside the covered walkway on the backside of the school. This caused a slight amount of confusion because the pole YHC was referring to is a light pole not a flagpole.

This structure of this workout was borrowed from the legend himself, Cheddar.  Under the covered walkway each Pax was given 3 playing cards. The suit of the card determined the type of exercise:

  • hearts = upper body,
  • diamonds = core,
  • clubs = legs &
  • spades = Tay-palms.

Each pax played a card (or multiple cards if same suit) and chose a corresponding exercise using blocks.  Number of reps corresponded to face value of cards played with ace =1, Jack=11, queen=12, king=13.

Exercises called included, block merkins, flutter kicks holding blocks above chest, curls, shoulder press, calf raise on block, block squat, lbc with block, lbac, and of course taepalms.

With a few minutes left blocks were returned to the block pile and pax moseyed back to the shovel flag.


Countorama, nameorama and bom.


Nativity Ruck Christmas Eve

Prayer Requests:

  • Corbett,
  • Michelle,
  • Wells Family,
  • Flanagan Family,
  • Merck Family,
  • FIA and CAT Pax,
  • Maxi


Reminder to devote some time to setting goals for 2019. Avoid complacency and make the most of the time we have