It’s Time to Go to School

Posted on Posted in Backblasts
  • When: 09/22/18
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Twister, Stonehands, Flenderson, Fix-It, Pusher, MalFunction, Feud

7 PAX posted on-time, bright-eyed and bushy tailed in the gloom for this F3 Jacksonville beatdown. It was class time at the school of Boondocks. YHC announced a Basic Q School following this morning’s beatdown. There was a prerequisite before their lesson on Basic Q-ing, so it was time for YHC to take these Boondocks Jax Pax to school. Disclaimer given.

COP- YCH interjected the important parts of the COP: naming the exercise, instructing the Pax to move into the starting position, announce if the exercise is IC or OYO, command to exercise, voice inflection, and announcing when to recover.

  • SSH x20 IC
  • Hillbilly x15 IC
  • Don Quixote x10 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards, BAC backwards, Raise the Roof x10 IC
  • Merkins x10 IC
  • Flutter kicks x 20 IC
  • Squats x10 IC
  • Burpees x10 OYO (Just like coaches, the nuns at Catholic schools don’t like un-tucked shirts)

The Thang

First period: Math

  • Addition/Subtraction with 11’s
    • 10 Squats at the goal line, run to 30-yd line, 1 Merkin run back to the goal line, 9 Squats, run to the 30-yd line, 2 Merkins, etc. until Pax reaches 1 Squat and 10 Merkins
    • Continue to go until 6 is in
  • Geometry and the Isosceles Triangle of Death (modified for time)
    • With partner, bear crawl cone to cone with descending burpees starting at 10, counting down by 2’s

Second Period: English Lit

  • Focus this period was on the novelThe Scarlet Letter. Unfortunately for the PAX, that letter was “Q” as in Quarter Pounder
    • Run 25 yards, 25 merkins, run backwards to goal line
    • Run 50 yards, 50 squats, run backwards to goal line
    • Run 75 yards, 75 mountain climbers (count 1 leg) run backwards to goal line
    • Run 100 yards, 100 SSH, run backwards to goal line

Third Period: Spelling

  • Use alphabet on board to perform exercises based on letters of partner’s F3 name
    • If partner with short name (5 or less letters), do name twice
    • Help 6 out with completion of name

Fourth Period: History

  • Pax learned about Alexander Hamilton and his determination to succeed through the his song from the Broadway musical Alexander Hamilton titled My Shot
    • Pax ran in place, butt-kicked, etc, until the word “Shot” was sung and the proceeded to perform and Up-Down
    • For those of you that know the song, starts of rather mild, but ends in a flurry.

Naked Mole Skin

  • Pax found out that the sisters at Catholic schools did not appreciate un-tucked shirts.
  • Boondocks need to start coming up with shorter names for FNGs



YHC spoke of taking a step toward learning to lead other men by being courageous and Q-ing. YHC never thought he would ever lead a group of men in exercise. Never crossed his mind. And when he first did, he felt a little awkward, but he kept doing it, and, with the encouragement and guidance of the Pax, got better. YHC encouraged others to do the same to better themselves, so that they in turn can better others.

  • Announcements:
    • Whistling Death 5K on October 6th in Green Cove Springs
    • Turkey Run ½ Marathon or 5K on Thanksgiving Day
    • Q-School at Maple Street Biscuit


  • Prayer requests
    • Safe travels for Twister (North Carolina) and Fix-It (Switzerland)
    • Stonehands grandmother, Barbara battling illness
    • Repose of the soul of Emma Valentin (best friend of YHC mother in West Virginia) who passed away this week. Comfort for her family during this time
  • Lords Prayer
  • Pledge to the Flag



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