Stars and Stripes

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  • When: 06/14/2022
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Bartles & Jaymes, Third Eye, French Tickler

4 HIM of Fleming Island posting in the Florida gloom for a special combined beatdown. With Big Bird being called to duty and serve his M, Bartles & Jaymes and YHC played Rock-Paper-Scissors to see who would guest Q.  Not really, but we could have.  Both were prepared to take over and B&J graciously permitted YHC to take the Q.  And with that, we were off… Conditions: hot and humid.  


  • SSH x20 IC
  • Imperial walkers x15 IC
  • Toy Soldiers x10 IC
  • Don Quixote x10 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards x10 IC
  • Moroccan night club x10 IC
  • Chinook x10 IC
  • Tempo merkins x10 IC
  • Tempo squats x10 IC

The Thang

It’s FLAG DAY!  So this is how we celebrated the Stars and Stripes:

The Stars:

  • 1 pax ran to Memorial Wall and paid the required tribute of 10 burpees and ran back to the library
  • Rest of pax performed exercise (AMRAP) called by runner, until running pax returned
  • Next pax calls exercise before making is run
  • Exercises called:
    • Curls for the girls
    • American Hammers
    • Homer to Marge
    • Chest presses

With only 4 pax posting, YHC thought, well that was only 40 burpees total and there are 50 stars on that flag.  Pax returned to Memorial Wall for 10 more burpees to get us over the hump. 

The Stripes:

There are 13 stripes on Old Glory for the 13 original colonies, not 11, so…

  • 1 shoulder press, run, 12 squats, run
  • 2 shoulder presses, run, 11 squats, run… etc. down to
  • 12 shoulder presses, run, 1 squat, run


YHC really did not have to remind the pax, but he did, of the sacrifices many have made for our national flag.  The flag is the symbol of our freedoms: we are free to meet in the gloom; we are free to speak our minds and have an opinion.  What we need to do as a society is return to the days of respect.  Not everyone will see eye-to-eye, but we should always treat others with respect and dignity.    


  • Continued prayers for the Bailey family
  • Big Bird and his family
  • Heisenberg and others
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Pledge

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