It was muggy as I drove through the streets of Pleasantville. Got lost… again. May need to install a Bat Signal. Found the amphitheater and walked around the park, counting light poles. What else are you supposed to do when you’re 30 minutes early? HIMs began arriving. Jitterbug (R), Holy Roller (R), Double Down (R), and Cratchit. ￼At 5:30, I gave the introduction and disclaimer.
We began with a mosey to the front of the amphitheater for COP. 10 Toy Soldiers (IC), 10 Imperial Walkers (IC), 10 Slow Grassgrabbers (IC), Downward Dog, Alternating Calf Stretches, Runner’s Stretch, and a couple of Cobras ended the COP.
It was back up the amphitheater to the beginning light pole for Thang 1. Since it was Casino Night, we began with high stakes poker. And since we are all winners, every station had a Royal Flush.
Started with the Spade RF: 100 Calf Raises, 25 Squats, 25 Monkey Humpers, 25 Smurf Jacks, and a Lunge Walk to the next light pole followed by a mosey to the next station. Club RF: 100 Flutter Kicks, 25 American Hammers, 25 Freddie Mercuries, 25 Shoulder Taps, and 20 Rosalitas. Then moseyed to next station. Diamond RF: 100 Arm Circles, 25 Diamond Merkins, 25 Diamond Merkins, 25 Dips, and 20 Incline Merkins. A quick mosey to the fourth station. Hearts RF: 100 SSHs, 25 Mountain Climbers, 25 Burpees, 25 Plank Jacks, and Butt Kicks to the next light pole and a slow mosey to the beginning.
Thang 2: Continuing through the casino, we hit the Blackjack table. This consisted of 21s across the bridge. LBCs on one side, Overhead Claps on the other. Super Mario in between. Due to time constraints, this was cut short.
We circled up around the flag for Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama. Announcements (Convergence and GrowRuck). Intentions (the obvious and unspoken). Closing prayer reminding us that whatever is thrown at us, God has a plan and we need to trust in that.
Glad I was able to get out and lead this group of HIMs today. It’s a blessing to be around guys who want to see you get better.