Summertime Celebration

AO: Big Creek

When: 05/31/2023

QIC: Spit Valve

PAX (28): Baskins, Benny, Big Perm, Cockroach, Corn Dog, Crab Cake, Deuce (Jay Mooney), DirtyMO, Dumpster, déjà vu, Hushpuppy, Inseam, Jiminy, Mantooth, Mr. Hand, Napalm, Olaf, Package, Schneider, Shroot, Snake, Snowman, Soul Glo, Striker, Swiper, Whiz, Touche


Coming off the excitement from the Murph 1 day prior, HCs were coming left and right the night before so we decided to make a push to break the Big Creek record (previously 19). Boy did we ever do it! It’s amazing what some positive peer pressure can do!


Mosey to big parking lot by turf fields with “Celebration” playing on the speaker. Disclaimer. Begin.

The Thang:

We celebrated summer. We celebrated our big numbers. We celebrated each other. Music makes every celebration better so today it was all about what we could do with the tunes…

  1. Roxanne – Done while listening to the song Roxanne by the Police. While staying in the plank position for the entire song, a Merkin is done at every “Roxanne” and a Plank Jack at every ‘red light’ sung.
  2. Mosey to the center of the turf field for Proud Mary – Performed to “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Perform Big Boy Situps until “Rolling”, switch to Gas Pumps for each “Rolling”, then to Flutter kick after “Rolling”, then back to Gas Pumps during “Rolling”, then back to Big Boy Situps. Repeat till song ends.
  3. Bearway to Heaven – A Bear Crawl suicide of five increasing lengths with decreasing burpees at the end of each length. Ideally the lengths and number of burpees should be such that the entire exercise takes the full 8:01 time of “Stairway to Heaven”. Most PAX completed 4 of 5.
  4. Mosey to the coupon pile for some Musical Dora – Musical Dora is Dora’s fun and sinister sides put together. Partner up just like a Dora. Partner 1 does the selected exercise while partner 2 runs a hill and back then flapjack. All exercises are done for the time period of a song.
    1. California Gurls – Curls
    2. Beers and Sunshine – Overhead Press
    3. Party in the USA – Skull Crushers
    4. Margaritaville – Rows
  5. Mosey back to the flag for Chumbaburpee – To the song, Tubthumper by Chumbawumba, start with SSH at beginning of song, then every time they say, “I get knocked down, but i get up again” you do a burpee. While not doing burpees, you are continuously doing SSH. In the end, you will do about 27 burpees. All PAX quickly realized this song is terrible so we skipped the the final one.
  6. Thunderstruck – Q plays “Thunderstruck” by ACDC. PAX complete 1 standard Merkin for every “thunder!” that is heard in the song. Plank during the rest of the song. We made it about halfway through before time.


  1. Prayers for strength during Snowman’s upcoming sales meeting in San Diego.
  2. Celebration that Swiper will soon be a grandpa
  3. Lift up the family recently impacted by the fire in Polo
  4. Prayers for safe travels and continued strong numbers over the summer

Naked-Man Moleskin:

It was an honor to lead and it was awesome to reflect back on what Big Creek “used to be like”. Many of us could never have imagined getting 28 guys out on a Wednesday morning. Here’s to breaking the record again sometime soon!

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