Wake Me Up Before you Go-go
On a warm Wednesday morning, 18 brothers launched from OCT at 6:30 am with little knowledge of what VQ had in store.
Warm Up: Quick stop at Rotary Square for 30 SSH, 20 Loose Change , 20 Mountain Climbers, and Arm Circles.
Thang: Mosey to the top of the new deck to see what the cards had in store for us. Playing cards were placed at the end of the top deck, and PAX had to sprint to the end of the deck where each card represented a different workout as follows:
Joker – 10 Burpees
Aces – Run the deck and come back up to the top via the stairs
Hearts – Merkins
Clubs – Squats
Spades – LBC’s
Diamonds – V-Ups
Once the suit was identified, PAX ran back and completed the exercise. Repeato until Mary was called at 6:07 am.
Mary: Quick runners stretch which was much needed before calling it.
Mole Skin: I was warned the night before your first Q may be restless in anticipation of what the next morning had in store. Would my alarm clock go off at 5 am the next morning, had I been creative enough with the workout, and how bad would the chatter be as we embarked on this journey. My morning started promptly at 4:50 am, and a handwritten cardboard sign was dropped off at the top of the deck at 5:12 am. Arriving at OCT, the headlights came pouring in at 5:27am, and with 18 pax strong, our morning had started. With a brisk jog to Rotary Square, the VQ was fully aware that he would raise some eyebrows with 30 SSH versus the typical 20. With this curveball, the dismay and chatter started spreading throughout the PAX. Mayweather was thoroughly disappointed that VQ made an abrupt decision to skip IST’s and move to loose change, followed up by Mountain Climbers, and most importantly Arm Circles. With our shoulders and arms loose, we made it to the top of the deck where a cardboard sign was discovered and confused for what some thought may have been used by one of Concord’s finest to shelter themselves from the rain the day prior. Once the sprinting started to reveal what the deck of cards had in store, VQ realized he might have been slightly more ambitious than originally planned with the amount of running involved and his shuffling skills needed some immediate attention.
Overall, it was a great morning and I want to thank everyone for showing their support this morning by sporting their “Hope Together” shirts. When we came up with this idea/slogan for our adoption fundraiser, we thought it was very fitting as we were coming out of the pandemic and our nation as well as the world began to heal. Now more than ever, we need Hope and Faith in our lives. I am truly thankful for the support, friendships, and brotherhood I have developed over the past couple of years with this group of Men.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”