10 of us, including 2 FNG’s, joined together at Crowders Creek Elementary on a chilly March morning to RECON the area with hope that we can form a new AO here.
I gave a better-than-usual disclaimer since we had some new guys (Welcome Thing and Iced-T) and we
fumbled (that’s a big fence) moseyed around the parking lot. Eventually we made our way to the center lot (future parking area) while doing some toy soldiers and shuffles along the way.
We circled up for Warm-a-rama which included:
- 11 Windmills IC
- 12 Cherry Pickers IC
- 20 SSH IC
- 20 Peter Parkers
- 20 PJ’s IC
Our next mission was to find a hill so back to moseying we went. There is a MASSIVE hill next to the ball field, but visibility was low so we settled on a easier hill which turned out to be pretty nasty anyway.
I had everyone do a King of the Hill type exercise where one guy did as many CDD as possible, while the rest of the gang ran down the hill and backwards up x2. The idea was to continue to do this until everyone had a chance to be the King and inevitably this is what we did, however, we reduced the up/down to x1 and had the last few guys be Kings together to save some time and our legs from burning.
After finishing up we moseyed our way to the playground. This AO has a massive playground that we should be able to use for all kind of nastiness in the future so I wanted to point it out this morning and incorporate it to give future Q’s some ideas. So I created a new exercise I’m calling “Crazy 8’s” which took up the rest of the time.
This consisted of the following:
- Burp-UP using a piece of playground equipment
- Jump Lunges
- Freddie Mercury’s
- Repeat x8
Keeping with the theme, we started with 1 Burp-UP, 8 Jump Lunges (Double Count), 8 Freddie’s (Double Count), and then a figure 8 style lap around 2 landscaping circles in the parking lot leading back to the playground. We increased the Burp-Up’s by 1 each time, Jump Lunges remained at 8, and Freddie’s increased by 8 each time.
Most of us finished, a few of us didn’t, but we all got better for it. Those that didn’t have something to shoot for next time because I think this one will turn up again for sure.
For those that finished here is the count of what we accomplished.
- Burp-UP’s x 36
- Jump Lunges x 64 (DC)
- Freddie Mercury’s x 288 (DC)
With only 5 minutes to spare, we went for a long mosey (dang fence) back around the school and made it back to CoT a minute late, but I don’t think anyone minded.
As usual we finished up with a CoT which included all the usual Announcements, Praises, and Prayers. Special prayers were lifted up for mothers, mother-in-laws, and stepmothers. Also, some prayers for this new AO in the hopes that it can help bring new men to F3 and extend our reach further into Lake Wylie.
Welcome once again to our FNG’s Thing and Iced-T and all those that joined today. It was a pleasure to lead you all this morning and hope to see everyone again next week!