Six men braved freezing temperatures at the Valley Playground at J.J. Beillo Park, where they endured the following unpleasantness:
After a brief mosey from the parking lot to the entrance to the baseball fields, YHC administered the Mission, the Core Principles, a disclaimer — everything shy of the pledge of allegiance — and we proceeded.
SSH x 20
Imperial Walker x 10
Weed Picker x 5
Sun Gods – OYO
Exercise formerly known as Michael Phelps – OYO
Then we all grabbed coupons, choose-your-own-adventure style, moseyed away from the playground to the nearest light pole, and away we went.
Four rounds of a four-exercise escalator.
For the first two rounds, we rifle carried between poles. For the final two rounds, we moseyed with the coupon between poles.
First Pole: 10 merkins
Second Pole: 10 merkins, 20 coupon curls
Third Pole: 10 merkins, 20 coupon curls, 30 coupon squats
Fourth Pole: 10 merkins, 20 coupon curls, 30 coupon squats, 40 overhead coupon press
After three-and-three-quarter rounds of this, YHC elected to skip the last of the overhead presses. Apologies to Sooorie.
We then ended our mile run with a short indigenous persons jaunt which ended at the playround, where we worked on pull-up form for about four minutes until it was time. Start on time, end on time.
In Murphy City tradition, we celebrated the memory of John H. Pruitt, one of 19 service members to have been awarded the medal of honor twice. Corporal Henry was a Marine who, in France during World War I, single-handedly attacked and took over two machine gun positions, killing two of the enemy. And then went on to capture 40 of he enemy in a nearby dugout. He died the next day by shellfire. He was 22-years old. Corporal Pruitt was awarded the Medal of Honor twice, three silver stars, and two purple hearts.
Prayers for our fellow PAX enduring hardships.