AO: Radio Silence

When: 04/20/2023


Number of Pax: 5

Pax Names: Chubbs, Couch Potato, Hustler, Paper jam, The Count,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Couch Potato

Intro- Q explained the tragedy of the explosion of Gun Turret #2 on the Battleship USS Iowa. 04/19/89 – 47 sailors lost their lives. Q’s high school friend, Brian Jones was one of the victims. We honored those sailors with a BD including reps and numbers representing aspects of the event.

4 studs met at 0500 for Standard aka trail run of approx. 2.25 miles.

We added a Pax at the AO and went for a Mozey around the tennis court. Warmo rama with windmills, weed pickers and imperial walkers then some arm circles and Michael Phelps.

BD- met at playground and started with 4 pull ups- 19 merkins- 89 squats- to record the date of the event. 2 burpees for gun #2.
Run 400 yds- 2 tennis courts- because Q’s friend Brian Jones ran the 400 on the HS track team.

47 Side straddle hops- 47 victims of the explosion.
61 Big Boys- ship # BB-61.
2 Shoulder Taps. – gun #2.

Run 400 yds.

4 pull ups- 19 merkins- 89 Lunges. Date remembered. 2 Burpees- gun #2.

Run 400 yds.

47 Imperial Walkers- # of victims.
16 Burpees- Weapons on the Battle ship were 16 in. guns.
2 V-ups- gun #2.

Run 400 yds.

Q was hoping for 2 full circuits of the board, but most made 1.5 circuits before time elapsed. The count powered through 2 full circuits and honored the fallen. Repeating the dates, and facts will help the Pax remember the event and spark some research and discussions about the Tragedy.

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