THE SCENE: 50 with a steady drizzle. Perfect weather (to head to the Pav-a-Lon!)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER You know the drill.
We get the music started early. It’s time to celebrate Rainbow taking the shovel flag, so celebrate we shall. Did you know Rainbow was named after his favorite My Little Pony? I did! First song: “Rainbow” by Sia from the My Little Pony, the Movie Soundtrack. Did you know there was an actual My Little Pony Movie? I didn’t!
Let’s get the burpees out of the way, shall we? Burpee ladder: SSHx 10; 2 burpees; BAC-forward x 10; 4 burpees; BAC-backerds x10; 6 burpees; ISW x 10; 8 burpees; Rockets x 10; 10 burpees.
As Robert Plant belts out “Rainbow” from his Digging Deep: Subterranea album (not exactly Now and Zen), we head climb another ladder: Run a lap around the pav-a-Lon building, perform a table row and dip. Run another lap, completing 10 laps total. After each successive lap, add a table row and dip up to 10 reps each. Enjoy Kacey Musgrave singing her song . . .you guessed it, “Rainbow.”
As we finish the ladder, “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Rainbow starts blaring. Freshly energized as only heavy metal can do, we mosey at a fast clip to the Narthex.
At the Narthex, we mellow things out. We’re descending a ladder of Froggy Squats then regular squats, starting at 10 each, down to 1. It’s Froggy Squats + Rainbow celebration, so that means one song only: “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit The Frog.
The Pax wets its feet from the Narthex to the Chapel, finding a dry spot on the floor, for a Hurricane Hoedown. That’s flutter kicks x7 in seated position with hands over head, flutters x7 in reclining “power T” position, and then regular flutters x 7. We work our way down from the set of 7 to 6, then 5 . . . .to 1, while we enjoy the pop stylings of Rainbow Kitten Surprise performing “American Shoes” followed by “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by the big Hawaiian Ukulele dude Israel Kamakawio’ole.
Seeing that the far pavilion by the baseball fields was ocupado, we stayed put for some 25s of Merkins and BBS overwhelmed by even more Rainbow “Since You Been Gone.” We mosey back in the rain to the vocal stylings of even more Ronnie James Dio and “Rainbow in the Dark” to the Pav-a-Lon, where we close out 3 minutes of high knee step ups and then 2 minutes of plank with Elvis crooning “Pocketful of Rainbows” (From the G.I. Blues movie, btw).
I guess the planks should be here.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A conspiracy is an agreement between 2 or more people to act in harmony toward a common end. While we think of that word in a negative context, being the AO Q has shown me it can be positive. Many HIMs at the Asylum have conspired to act together to make us all better. I’ve not been a leader so much as just a part of a conspiracy to lead. Being part of that has humbled me beyond belief. Rainbow has been part of the conspiracy for many years. Now, he’ll be the one directing us. I couldn’t be more excited for our AO than I am right now. Thanks to all for pushing me to be better every day.
More from the Q Source: What is required for men to conspire with each other to move themselves and others toward Advantage? Trust. How do we gain trust?
1) Candor (i.e. honesty with ourselves and others);
2) Commitment (toward the common goal);
3) Consistency (showing up regularly so that others know they can count on you);
4) Contentment (demonstration of stability of emotion regardless of the situation);
5) Courage (to do what is uncomfortable – to challenge yourself and your brothers).
We have that in spades at the Asylum, men!
Please bring napkins, 55 gallon trash bags and copy paper for Hope House. Also, Saturday at Sandy Springs Park, we have a new Maryville AO kicking off!).