17 #HIMs decided to follow the tweet of Band Camp (or decided on their own) and came out on a reasonably pleasant morning to lift and put down objects of varying weight numerous times. YHC was honored to get the call (it’s always a privilege to lead – more on that later) and learned the night before that the deck of cards had not made its way to the Hive in some months. Seemed as reasonable a time as any to bring them back. So I did. After the disclaimers were given and the traditional check for FNG’s came up empty this time around, we were off.
We moseyed with bells to another area of the parking lot (minimal running today – it is a kettle bell workout) and circled up for COP, which consisted of the following (yes – there were no side straddle hops, believe it or not):
Moroccan Night Clubs X 20 I/C – holding arms out after completion
Little arm circles X 10 forward and backward keeping them held out in between and after
Overhead claps X 10 – after completion, arms at ease which were now warmed up for what was to follow
Imperial walkers X 15 IC
Low Slow squats X 20 (another precursor for future exercise)
Mosey with bells to the East side of the lot for the main event: Out comes the deck
Spades = Goblet Squats, Clubs = Upright rows, Diamonds = Skull Crushers, Hearts = Hammer Curls
YHC was pleased by the mumble chatter and simultaneous effort and the PAX delivered so well, we made it through 1 deck and 1/2 way through a second time. Upon completion of the first deck (which happened faster than anticipated due to efficient PAX), YHC was asked if a sermon was to be given. When silence ensued in response, YHC smiled and promptly requested the PAX to sprint to the West end of the lot as fast as possible then mosey back – all obliged. Following a few 10 counts and one round of 10 burpees (just because), T-Square had to choose between one of two piles of cards as YHC had split the deck of cards in 1/2. He chose the pile that ended up having a disproportionate amount of face cards – much to the pleasure of the PAX. Mumble chatter increased as consecutive suits were drawn on multiple occasions citing a few accusations of a rigged deck and flush draws (fake news). Nonetheless, all got better.
With 5 minutes to go, we moseyed to COT with bells in hand for…….a little ab work – but just a little:
All exercises were with bells and double-count: flutters with the press IC x 20, LBC’s IC x 10, Hello Dollys IC x 10 and Rosalitas IC x 10. This took us to 5:59:30. A body destroyer was called, then a 10-count delivered from Trucker and lo and behold, 6:00 was upon us and the time came for COT and BOM.
Announcements – Convergence on May 24 at Harris Teeter Baxter – all 4 workout options available – KB, Ruck, Run, Boot Camp with 3rd F at Eternal Shack (behind Zaxby’s) following.
May 21 – one year anniversary W/O to honor Badger and his legacy at Golden Corral. Wear red to honor. Decibel on Q and Badger’s oldest 2.0 will be in attendance.
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Prayers – for teachers, for families, for our 2.0’s finishing school, for Mom’s – especially this weekend and for those working through strained maternal relationships, especially on this weekend. Be a light to someone when you’re called – you never know what someone is gong through – No OYO.
NMM – YHC had stated in the past that serving in any position of leadership is a privilege. No matter the opportunity, when called to lead a group of #HIMs, it should be taken as the blessing and opportunity it is meant to be. And one of the greatest gifts we can pass on to one another through leading is the gift of sharpening, strengthening and honing ourselves – physically, mentally and spiritually. To Band Camp, my sincere thanks for the opportunity to get out in front of such a strong group of #HIM’s this morning. Every man gathered today made YHC better and, for that, I extend my thanks and gratitude.
Honored to serve,