“FuzzyBalls… FuzzyBalls… It’s Christmas time in the city…”

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  • When: 12/21/2017
  • QIC: Dr. Okie
  • The PAX: Heisenberg, Snuffaluffagus (respect), LIFO, Pud, Septum, D-Nice, Synapse (respect), Pyro, Xenu (respect), Toxic (double respect), Big Bird, Feud, Jumanji, Mathlete, FNG Mr. Hanky (welcome), Bing

17 cheerful PAX rolled in to the BOHICA AO in standard December-in-Florida conditions: warmishly cool with a humidity level that was actually visible.  The faint strains of the Christmas classic “Silver Bells” could be heard playing in the distance.  No, wait.  TENNIS BALLS.  Fuzzy tennis balls on the field?

Mosey to the field for…



Circle up on the field, YHC gave the disclaimer, 1 FNG recognized and welcomed.

25 SSH (IC)

15 Hillbillies (IC)



15 Toy Soldiers (IC)

15 Reachers (IC)


Mosey to the parking lot for…




PAX gathered around the island in the center of the lot.  YHC gave the following instructions:

4 laps around the island, on each end complete the following exercises:

20 Mountain Climbers counting one leg

20 Plank Jacks

20 Rocky Balboas

20 Calf Raises

Mosey back to the field for the main event:




YHC had the PAX huddle up in the middle of the field.  Jumanji pointed out to YHC that a great name for this formation would be “The Switzer,” a nod to former football coaching great and cornerstone of the greatest collegiate football DYNASTY in the country, Barry Switzer.  YHC made a note of this great idea for future Qs.


Instructions given:  partner up and then split PAX in half, one half to one corner of the field, one half to the opposite.  On “go,” partner 1 runs down the field  and grabs a tennis ball while partner 2 plank jacks on the line.  When partner 1 returns both partners perform the exercise written on the ball then chunk it into the other group’s pile. Partner 2’s turn-  Rinse, lather, repeat-o…


The FuzzyBall exercises:

10 Hand Release Merkins

20 Prisoner Squats

10 Burpees

25 SSH

50 SSH

20 “Choice”

10 Booyah Merkins

20 LBC

10 BBC

30 Supermans

Fully smoked, the balls were gathered and it was time to mosey to The Flag.



Counterama, Name-arama, naming of FNG Hector (Welcome, Mr. Hanky)


YHC wanted to speak about “Fear of Failure” and cited the great philosopher and scribe Jocko Willink, reading from his new book “Discipline Equals Freedom: the Field Manual.”  Simple message: Don’t try to OVERCOME a fear of failure.  Always HAVE a fear of failure.

YHC fails every day.  Sometimes in what I do, but more often in what I FAIL TO DO.  Fear of failure can help us train harder, do more, attack the things that we don’t want to attack, say yes (and no) to the things we want to say no (and yes) to…

You brothers and our accountability have helped me get off the sideline, embrace the suck, and most importantly, realize that fear of failure isn’t something to overcome, it’s something to use to GET BETTER.

Prayers for Flounder’s MIL and Drone, and all prayers unspoken.  Thankful for the prayers given yesterday on behalf of YHC’s 2.0 “BabyRuth.”

Always an honor to lead these men,



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