Peacekeeping and a BeatDown

A Pax of 16 converged on the Gazebo on a muggy Friday morning.  Most got the memo and showed up in a sleeveless shirt in honor of our fallen brother Cheech of the Lexington, SC Pax.

We’ve been a bit relaxed on mission statement when no FNGs are present.  YHC felt that today was a good one to start the habit of putting it out there on a regular basis.  So disclaimer and mission statement were thrown out.  We also took a minute to pay respect to Cheech and re-iterate the importance of exercising caution and keeping alert for cars when the Pax is on the move.  People aren’t used to seeing a bunch of dudes crushing burbees in the middle of the road.

With that said, we were about to jump into the warm up when we were interrupted by the instructor of the yoga class that meets at 0600 in the Gazebo.  It was about 0533 and she came to squeegee the puddles of rain water.  Over the last few weeks I sensed some tension with the yoga class.  I was ready to discuss options with her.  Nonetheless, there are two sides to every story.  And social media can be a dangerous place.  Thus, all that can be said is I tried to reach a compromise but failed.  Failure seemed to be the only way that was going to go.  So, the yoga instructor squeegeed rain water all over Cuddy and we began with:

  • SSH x30
  • 15 Imperial Walkers
  • 1 Burpee
  • 15 Windmills
  • 2 Burpees
  • 20 sun gods forward
  • 20 sun gods backward
  • 3 Burpees
  • 20 Plank Jacks
  • 4 Burpees
  • 20 LBC
  • 5 Burpee

We then moseyed on to the entrance of Union Point Park where we performed:

  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Plank Jacks
  • 10 Flutter Kicks
  • 10 Jump Squats

Then took a run around the loop to the beginning spot for

  • 9 Burpees
  • 9 Plank Jacks
  • 9 Flutter Kicks
  • 9 Jump Squats

Another run around the loop:

We continued in this pattern working same exercises down to 2 reps.  We mixed in some backwards running on the run around the loop and other times sprinted first straightaway and moseyed back or sprinted entrance straightaway to flag pole and moseyed back to starting point.  After 2 rep cycle we sprinted to flag pole and circled up in adjacent field where instead of one rep of each we jumped back up to 10.  At the suggestion (pleading?) of Unicorn we did only 1 squat jump.

Sufficiently beat down Mary consisted of:

  • 30 LBC (walk on the beach)
  • 15 Homer to Marge
  • 20 Boxcutters

And scene.

We had some discussion regarding the yoga/Gazebo issue.  After additional post-workout discussion the consensus of the PAX is that the Gazebo is not important.  It is a nice meeting place and should be available September – May.  We can abandon use of it June-August.  During those months plan on meeting at the flag pole.  We understand that regardless of who reserves the Gazebo that parking is first come first serve.  However a short mosey from car to flag pole never hurt anyone.  So, for the good of the order please consider parking in the far  parking lot where the restrooms are located.  This should not interfere with parking for those who will use the reserved Gazebo.  One of the PAX attorneys will contact the City and Parks and Rec prior to Friday to confirm this plan does not interfere with those who have reserved the Gazebo.  In September we can go back to our old ways and adjust accordingly come June if the yoga class is held.  In the words of Forrest Gump, “that’s all I gotta say about that.”

YHC took us out in prayer – Always remember life is a gift.  In an instant it can be taken away.  Go out and crush every day!

Kind of a crazy Q, but as always an honor.  Glad to know this group of outstanding gents!  Aye!


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