Oh how I love GroupMe…when I see I have a message from 2 months ago I never read. Sorry Swimmers.
He asked me to Q last month…so I took a rain-check for today! And I even set my alarm a few minutes earlier so I wouldn’t be late to Q…which I almost did last time. So here we go!
Respectfully submitted, Ackbar
May the Force be with you
4:30am, lightning and thunder. OH COME ON! Why must every Impromptu I lead lately involve rain or worse! So should we do it? So I arrive early at Cuthberson…maybe no one will show. Wrong. And then my phone rings (which in my line of work, a phone call at 5am usually means church member is sick or worse…so my heart sinks).
It’s Chatterbox, what do you think Ackbar? Swarm threw in the towel. Checking radar….meh, lightning is good for us. seen here.
So let’s do this!
Time to Mosey to the High School entrance. 3 Burpees at every light. If Admiral Ackbar is Qing…expect burpees! Everyone loves burpees!
One good flash of lightning…but the thunder was lagging, so we were fine. 5 Mississippi’s! We can handle some silly lightning!
At the High School Entrance, teams to 2 (or 3). One person runs around the traffic island, the other does the exercise till the count total is met. We started with…
Now let’s find some wall.
Now let’s return to Middle School, Mosey, and 3 Burpees at every light.
By those last few burpees though…
We return to the parking lot, take a left to the corner. Let’s burn some rubber: the 1st light, run to it at 50% speed, return. Run to the 2nd light, 75% speed, return. Run to the 3rd light directly across, 100% speed (my 75% and 100% speed was strangely similar. Meanwhile ShopDog and Chatterbox smoked me! Well done)!
Fine…uhhh…25 Bobby Hurleys. And TIME!
And that’s all I got. I stopped recording during announcements, so they’re a blur, sorry. There’s CPR training Monday I think, some super awesome but super long trail run in partnership with the TapHouse coming soon, and Christ’s Closet is getting a trailer soon so mobile food-truck-style giveaways can happen, find a neighborhood, set it down, show God’s love!
Surge is on Q next Friday!
Be there, or…. You got to sleep THIS time. But the weather for Good Friday, cool and dry. See you then!
Good day gents, Ackbar here. Recalculating was originally leading today but is on the mend (get well soon Recal). So I came up with this over the last two days, no titles, no themes, just knowing it was cold so we got to work. Oh when I joined the group before starting everyone was talking about GameStop. That makes be happy, because I love videogames! Also when gents were comparing notes of how Recal dresses in this weather compared to me, I said we were polar opposites. Get it?! ….I didn’t get so much as a groan. Time for payback! 😉
Quick mosey to the bus pickup/drop off roof. Gotta make our way to Rudy’s shed. This meant…
At Rudy’s Shed, find some wall and then…
Oh, we must return to the Bus Stop, but repeat the above, just in reverse order. Then find some wall, and do the Air Presses again and etc. The Air Presses were a bit much this time.
Mosey back to Rudy’s Shed, saying this was going all downhill. Got some groans this time, progress! At this point I said “now we will have some fun.” “You mean it hasn’t been fun yet?” ….good point. Well now it’s going to be funner! Funner is a fun word.
May the Force be with you! Peace!
Good morning Imperials and Rebel Alliance, Admiral Ackbar here. So FuseBox kindly asked me if I would Q Chiseled today. Well, I’ve never Q’ed Chiseled, or even been to Chiseled before. Of course I had to be out of town on vacay the Wednesday before. So after reading way too many backblasts and constantly asking FuseBox questions (is there actually a Mt. Chiseled, is there gear available, etc), and after digging out a cinderblock half buried in the backyard, here we go. Hopefully this is “Chiseled” enough. PS, it was very very cold. Not Hoth cold which kills tauntans (and things get messy), but pretty darn cold.
Phase 3: JINGLE BELL ROCK (the coup de grace)
May the Force be with you, and that’s the Jingle Bell Rock!
Back at Impromptu! Good to be back! Recalculating and I planned ahead to keep social distancing rules: if we break 10 guys we’ll split the group and he and I would Q each group. Recal also was an awesome gentleman and made two maps of a workout so we could use the entire Cuthberson campus and not run into each other, mostly. 6am, we counted off. Recal got the #1s, I got the #2s. Know that “I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This” is a long running line/joke in the Star Wars movies. It’s always said when something bad is about to happen. It’s how I feel about Indian Runs…
The Warm Up:
The front of the high school served as Home Base. From there we would Mosey to 5 separate locations across campus (my terms; the Echo Chamber, High School Parking Lot, Bus Parking Lot Spot, The Circle, and The Former Transporter Shed, now Rudy Bathroom…I think), do stuff, and Indian Run back to Home Base. Always 5 Burpees at Home Base. We started with 5 Burpees at the start, then…
Happy Friday everyone, Ackbar here! Today was another cold southern morning, which may be muggy and warm the next. It’s the last of the month, so that means Recalculating’s Amazing Race! Distance-wise, my Pokemon Go’s tracker clocked in 3.5-4 kms. It’s what I got…I’m a dork I know it. Everyone busted their tails today, well done, and here’s how it went down.
Recalculating divided us into teams of 3 for the Amazing Race. 5 stops. And it went like this:
Here are our teams and results, and thank you Recal for sending me this!
Gold Medal Team #5
Silver Medal Team #3
Bronze Medal Team #2
Aluminum Medal Team #1
Tin Medal Team #4
After the race, there was a lot of Mary-ing with extra time available, as every team finished! Moseyed back to the MS Parking Lot, and wrapped up.
Signing off, may the Force be with you!
This was my 3rd Q to lead, and was on “late” notice. Noteworthy because I injured my knee over 3 weeks ago and am now just rehabbing it. Some suspected frustration with the road construction would lead to an intense workout. Actually, being knocked out via my knee created frustration, so time to get to work, with lots of Star Wars references. The title is in regards to me, taking it slower to return to full speed, I’m the 6th today. Which was fine, but I had to attach that to a catchy title.
Lap from Brooklyn Pizza to behind Target which included grass running, and to warm up in the Target parking lot.
42 Side Straddle Hops (to honor the 42 theaters that debuted Star Wars IV nationwide in 1977. That’s it!)
20 Imperial Walkers. Star Wars, you know…
20 Mountain Climbers
So taking off like light-speed we headed across the street (Transporter discovered there is a crosswalk at the traffic light, BRILLIANT!) to in front of Harris Teeter. We engaged in the Death Star Fish:
3 Burpees in the center
20 Imperial Squat Walkers
20 Speed Skaters
20 Carolina Dry Docks
20 Peter Parkers
After that it was off to get rocks just off the HT parking lot. Think of it at having Yoda on your back while Jedi Training, or them being a giant pile of Banda Poopo. There we took step lunges to the parking median with the rocks over our heads, quickly nicknamed the Death Star trench. We took partners, one runs around the parking lot, the other the following;
100 Squat Thrusts AUDIBLE AUDIBLE; 66 Squat Thrusts (66 in honor of the Emperor’s Secret Plan to ambush and kill most of the Jedi Knights, see, Revenge of the Sith/6th)
66 Bicep Curls
50 Tricep Curls
Some finished early, so you got to do more while the last people finished their laps. Then we lunge walked with our rocks over our heads again, and returned to the Starting Point near Hickory Tavern.
Next was a circuit around the parking lot and the following exercises, but due to time running out some passed on running and did the exercises:
20 Knee Slap Jump Squats
20 Step Ups
20 Mike Tysons
And we wrapped up! The Sith were defeated!
– Props to so many who picked up the 6th today, which was often me. We work together and that’s awesome!
– I got a lot of dirty looks today, which makes me happy. Asylum is supposed to push us! And I promise my knee was hurt, even with all the knee exercises!
– Most stayed for Q Source, rock on! Thank you Shop Dawg for leading, which the discussion also referenced teamwork, picking up the 6th, and building each other up as leaders.
– Bible Study Tonight at Brooklyn Pizza, 7:30pm.
– F3 Dads is on week 3 now! Every Saturday at Dogwood Park. It’s for any kids 3 and up, boys and girls. They get names and everything!
– Speed for Need; Sept 14th.
May the Force be with you!