Kill it with Fire and other lessons from the gloom

7 beasts rolled into the humpday gloom to kill the fartsack with multiple rounds of fire.


  • 6 pax started a mixed mode capri lap (7 finished because we caught a Capri)
  • Line Dancing x 20
  • Merkins x 10
  • repeat for all four directions on the line
  • circle up for COP
  • IW x 15 IC
  • LSS x 10 IC
  • WM x 10 IC
  • Mosey to behind the shool


YHC directed the pax to select a rock from the rather small assortment of rather large rocks behind the school. Most of the pax were brave enough to grab something of good size and value for their effort, most except one who will not be named. But know that YHC saw the palm sized rock.

21-15-9-3 (take 6)

  • at the sidewalk – Luganis with rock x 21 oyo
  • carry the rock to the road
  • push the rock across the road (hair-burner style)
  • carry the rock up the hill
  • at the top of the hill squat with the rock x 21 oyo
  • carry the rock down the hill
  • push the rock back across the road (hair burner style)
  • carry the rock back to the sidewalk
  • repeat the whole thing again taking 6 reps (21-15-9-3) each time
  • Larry Birds are to plank on the rock till All-In
  • Mosey the rocks back to where they belong

Fire Drill Challenge

  • Starting at the open gate
  • run forward 2 “Fire Lane” places
  • 8 burpees
  • backward run 1 “Fire Lane” place
  • 1 squat
  • continue in like fashion, forward 2, backward 1, using the 9s rep scheme around the entire building (this should finish with 2 burpees and 7 squats)

People’s Chair Finisher

  • PC + Air Presses x 20 IC
  • Walk it off
  • Donkey Kicks x 15 oyo
  • PC + Rocking Chair x 15 IC
  • Walk it off
  • Donkey Kicks x 15 oyo
  • PC hold till last man is standing
  • Mosey to Mary


  • LBC x 20IC
  • Windshield Wipers L Hold, Center, R Hold, Center, L Hold, Center, R Hold, Center
  • Hug a Knee stretches
  • Happy Baby
  • Amen


YHC had a hard time agreeing with the fact that he had to get out of the sack to lead this week’s Lesson at the Academy. So in true Sherman style decided a “scorched earth” method would be best; don’t just roll out of the sack to post but burn something in yourself in the process and make it worth everyone’s time and money. To this point he cast out the standard SSH for another round of Line Dancing to get the blood flowing, followed by some ROM stretches and the first task, pushing a rock and carrying it uphill. The pax were all in, even the smaller rocked one and the new guy bought into this scorched earth policy and soon all pax were smelling the hair burn as they pushed across the road, both ways. Much to the chagrin of the Q, the pax smoked this first task and YHC had to scratch his remaining follicles for another form of pain to throw at these guys. Alas, the Academy staple of Fire Drills is always good practice. Many of these pax were running their first Fire Drill but everyone was trying to keep up with Capri’s leadership pace. (Way to make up for the late arrival.) Then the last lesson of the gloom was in how to hold up brick columns with flesh and bone. Needless to say none of the columns fell in this morning’s demonstration even with a few donkey kicks mixed in; thus methinks the lesson was an undeniable success. Then the ice cream truck alarm rang through the thick air and the pax knew it was time for some Melting Mary.

As always gentlemen, thanks for the honor of leading the charge this morning; even if the Q and the 6 were 1 in the same this time.


“If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be better than what you are.” – Master Shifu, Kung Fu Panda 3