• When: 2019-02-26
  • QIC: Short Haul
  • The PAX: Wild Hog, Half Empty, Irrev, Cramps, Mercy Rule, Stalker, Mr. Crabs, Fuzzy Navel, Cooter, Scotch, Meatball, Centerfold (FNG-Welcome!)

[Tennis] Balls of Fury

Back in action at The Hollow. YHC thinks this is quickly becoming his favorite place to Q. The fellowship and mumblechatter are always on point, and the PAX (for the most part) follow complex instruction pretty well. Strong work today, and good, clean’ish competition men!

#TClaps to Cooter for helping YHC out with cleaning up the mess of cones, flashlights, and tennis balls

#TClaps to our newcomers Mr. Crabs (3rd workout) and Centerfold (FNG). These guys crushed it and didn’t quit. YHC was watching, these men killed the workout. They modified when necessary, and kept moving!


Conditions: 45’ish and perfect!

The Thang:
Mosey a lap around the parking lot

Circle up near flag

Merkins x50 (Good Form) OYO
SSH x40 IC
MTC x30 IC
TTT x20 IC
OHC x10 IC
LBAC Rev. x10 IC

Count off 1’s and 2’s

Mosey to brick pile for “burpee ball” contests.

Round 1: Each team holds bricks out in front of their bodies as long as possible. Last man standing wins a burpee ball for their team.

Round 1 went to team 2

Round 2: Each team holds a people’s chair. Last man wins a burpee ball for his team.

Round 2 ended in a tie. #TClaps to Meatball and Mercy Rule for gutting it out for quite a while. YHC had to call it a tie

Round 3: Each team holds balls to the wall. Last man wins the last burpee ball.

Round 3 went to team 1

The games:
Fuzzy Balls of Fury

2 sets of 9 cones with tennis balls on top down a line around 75 yards long. Each ball has an exercise on it. Each team sends a PAX to fetch a ball, that PAX comes back and then the WHOLE team has to perform the prescribed exercise. The next PAX may then go and get the next ball, once the WHOLE team is done. While the runner is out, the rest of the team was supposed to be in plank position, YHC had luck with this at first, but as the competition ramped up, all control was lost. The first team to clear all cones of balls, then has to send a PAX to pick up all cones. Then, because YHC was being efficient, there was a relay to go back out and grab each light that was used to illuminate the cones. The first team back with all lights wins. The Twist: Each team had the burpee balls that they earned earlier… they used those to sort of sabotage the other team. When a PAX leaves to fetch the next ball, he can take a burpee ball and place it on the other team’s cones. At some point that team will need to remove that ball and complete the burpees.

Team 1 wins by a slight margin. YHC tried to add some speed for team 2 by running a couple of times, but team 2 was built for power, not speed.

The exercises were 30 reps each, except for the lap around the parking lot.

Merkins, Monkey Humpers, Lunges, LBC’s, SSH’s, Lap around parking lot, Dry Docks, Imperial Walkers, Squats

After the first game, there was around 9 minutes of time left, and YHC didn’t want to short change anyone. So Cone flip was called:

9 cones are placed on a parking line. 5 cones are face up, 4 cones are upside down — advantage to the team that lost the previous game. Each team will form a line 6 parking spaces away, on opposite sides of the cones. The first PAX for each team runs to the line, turning a cone either up or down. (Team up vs. Team down). Once flipped, the PAX will sprint back to their line and tag the next PAX. Play continues until all cones are flipped either face up or down. Play stops the moment the line of cones faces the same direction or until time is called.

Time had to be called, these Hollow PAX weren’t letting up in either direction. Team 1 edged out Team 2 again. Team 1 was rewarded by being granted the honor of returning the bricks to the pile.

– P200 March 22nd – 23rd — DM Iron Mary to get hooked up with a team.
– March 2nd – F3 Lexington 5 year convergence @ River Bluff (Graveyard), 6:30am. Multiple options available (UF, BC, BY). Pre-blast
– March 16th – Lexington Race Against Hunger (New Route)
– Mentors needed for kids around Lexington 1. DM Ken Doll or YHC to get plugged in

Prayer Requests:
– Mr. Crabs’ friend in Maryland, husband (Dan) sudden kidney failure
– Gravedigger’s Mom
– Meatball’s Sister-in-law’s brother-in-law (Mike), dealing with cancer
– Our brother Stella and the entire Wells family
– Kids around Lexington 1; growing up in a much different world than we did.

Romans 2:4

Patience is certainly a virtue, but sometimes we have to act when something is amiss. When its time to act, do so in love, mercy, and grace.