2017-10-06 Flashbang Friday – The Las Vegas 58

17 PAX –Hardie, Blue Hen, Sludge, Deliverance, Fergie, Craw Daddy, Lucky Charms, Kay, Gisele, Fortran, Gilmore, Kaepernick, Flo-rida, Tenderfoot, Flounder, Tramp Stamp, Dean (Q).

On a cool crisp fall morning, 17 PAX arrived to see Dean pull up with a Dewalt boom box, the likes of which Lucky Charms remembers carrying around on his shoulders back in the golden years (see photo below)…Blue hen graciously got out his Monday Q flag. Then, YHC played a rendition of the national anthem and spotted Kaepernick actually standing during it.  Dr. Evil did not show up at all and stayed in the locker room for the entirety of the morning.  The entire morning was dedicated to remembering the 58 lives lost in Las Vegas this week, thus each exercise would be done 58 times…some mumblechatter was heard but YHC was able to quiet it by guilt-tripping everyone by reminding everyone of what those in Vegas just went through.

We then moseyed to the basketball court for 58 Side Straddle Hop, 58x sun gods, 58x Imperial walker/hill billies, a 58 second 6” plank and 58x Mountain climber (Single count). No mumblechatter or complaining was heard by loyal pax Flounder, Hardie, and Deliverance.

We then did a 0.58 mile mosey to the parking lot near the benches. Many questioned the Q on the actual mileage, which YHC challenged them to map it out on Google earth like he did.  Some mumble chatter was heard and people noted that Fergie was dressed like Doogie…who is missed but we were told was working hard…or was it hardly working…the Q can’t remember…

We then arrived at our destination and partnered up. The Q, in an attempt to be efficient, tried to get people to partner up prior to arriving at our destination and it largely worked.  Flo-rida was concerned with Dean running backwards, which was appreciated by YHC.  At our destination we did runs to the flag pole while your partner did the following:

58x Burpees

58x Lt. Dans

58x Hand Release Merkins

58X Copperhead Squats

58x WWI Sit-ups (if you were an over-achiever like Kay and sludge and got to these…)

We then did a double tunnel of love and found gravel on the grassy knoll. This was surprisingly hard and YHC got incredibly sweaty for a cool fall morning.  Thus meaning it was a great exercise.  Craw Daddy, as always encouraged the Q on a good workout…oh and everyone feared a Gilmore fart in the tunnel…It would have been devastating.  Lucky Charms, nimble for being Methuselah’s only surviving sibling was apparently keeping a high rear end and awkwardly brushing by folks.  In typical Lucky charms fashion, all the mumble chatter directed his way only made him happier.   We have much to learn from such a wise old man…

We then moseyed to the bball court for 58x LBC (single count), 58x Low slow flutter (single count) and 58x American hammer (single count).

Random Musings: No tramp stamp sightings…YHC regrets that no exercises catered to such an opportunity…Gisele made it out despite being in Tampa last night to watch Tom Brady take down the bucs…and Tender…..something or other continues to forget his F3 name.

Announcements: Q Schedule SIGN UP.  Oct. 28th MEGA Race?…Fortran children’s home tomorrow at 9am.

Prayer Requests: Las Vegas.

Dean read the following and took us out:

“It is a glorious phrase—“He led captivity captive.” The very triumph of His foes, it means, He used for their defeat. He compelled their dark achievements to subverse His ends, not theirs. They nailed Him to the tree, not knowing that by that very act they were bringing the world to His feet. They gave Him a cross, not guessing that He would make it a throne. They flung Him outside the gates to die, not knowing that in that very moment they were lifting up all the gates of the universe, to let the King come in. They thought to root out His doctrines, not understanding that they were implanting imperishably in the hearts of men the very name they intended to destroy. They thought they had God with His back to the wall, pinned and helpless and defeated: they did not know that it was God Himself who had tracked them down. He did not conquer in spite of the dark mystery of evil. He conquered through it.”  James Stewart of Scotland