Fourth of July Convergence

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  • When: 07/04/2019
  • QIC: Gravy
  • The PAX: Farah and Farah (double respect), Doink, Updraft (respect), Jackie Moon, Papa Smurf (double respect), Woodshack, Toxic (double respect), Septum, Heisenberg, Tone Deaf, Seatsown, Gekko (respect), Blackout (respect), Trace (double respect), Zamboni (respect), McDreamy (respect), Pom Pom, Hollywood, Bada Bing, Saigon Sam (respect), Butcher, Bowzer (respect), The Barry Shinkoff (respect), Feud, Dial Up (respect), Twister, Yard Sale (respect)

In honor of the 243rd birthday of The United States of America, 28 men beat the fartsack to better themselves and each other. We are blessed to live in America. We have so much freedom that we often times take it for granted. Even being able to come to a park and workout with your brothers is a gift. It is a gift that did not come without sacrifice. Countless men and women have given their lives so that we can enjoy the freedom we have. There are countless men and women serving our country today that continue to defend our freedom. I pray we never lose focus and appreciation for what we have. Our mission today was simple- we wanted to show our appreciation for the freedom we celebrate by getting better and enjoying fellowship with our brothers. The humidity was an added bonus that made the morning more fun. At 0700 we were off. The Pax were informed that I was in a no way a professional.


Mosey to Soccer field
SSH x 15 (IC)
Michael Phelps x 10 (IC)
Little Baby Arm Circles forward and backwards x 10 (IC)
The Reacher x 11 (IC) (I forgot how to count for a minute)
The Hilbilly x 11 (IC) (11 again because I cant count)
Toy Soldier x 10 (IC)

The Thang

With Lee Greenwoods “God Bless the USA” playing, we planked during the verses and did merkins during the chorus. There is a lot of debate whether Mr. Greenwood was saying “I’m proud to be an American” or “I wanna do a Merkin”*. To leave no doubt, we did the merkins during this part of the song.** (*this is completely and 100% made up). (** this was way harder than YHC expected)

Partner up for a Dora on Steroids
Pax 1: Ran the length of the entire field.
Pax 2: Began exercises. Pax switched after each lap.
Exercises done as a team: 100 Burpees, 200 Merkins, 300 Squats

1776s- In honor of the year we gained our independence we did 4 rounds of these. Sideline 1- 17 reps, run to sideline 2-76 reps.

Round 1- 17 Iron Mikes, 76 LBCs
Round 2- 17 Burpees, 76 flutter kicks (each leg)
Round 3- 17 Merkins, 76 SSHs
Round 4- 17 Monkey Humpers, 76 Freddy Mercurys

Before we moseyed back to the flag we did the Toy Soldier to the sideline, then ran backwards back.

All in all, roughly 2.2 miles ran and a lot of hard exercises. Amazing job by all.

Announcements- Look for more information regarding the Christmas party. Awards will be given, a charity will be supported. More to come .
– Badlands 2 year anniversary celebration at Poseidon on 7/13. Join for the fun.

Prayers- Barry Shinkoffs friend Ian. Fighting cancer. Prayers for him and his family.
– Saigon Sams friend who passed.
– Seatdown nearing the end of a rough chapter.
– Prayers for our leadership with Ms and 2.0s
– Our soldiers who are fighting for our freedom.

Thank you for letting me lead you men. It was truly an honor.

Gravy out!

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