What Sparks A BD Idea?

AO: Rubicon

When: 2024-05-02

QIC: lumbergh

PAX (12): Avis, Devito, False Start, FannyPack, Focker, Groundhog, Lil Hurt, MillerTime, No-See-Um, Special K, uga


If you are wondering what my mind does to cobble together a BD theme, it really just takes a random comment like asking for electrician advice and the stage is set to build a beatdown around it and set Fanny Pack up for the puns. Unfortunately, power was out at a few people's houses or for their alarm clock specifically so they were a no-show.


We were going to have a lot of movement in the bd so stay in the lot for the usuals.

The Thang:

Alternating current (AC) is an electric current that periodically reverses direction and changes its magnitude continuously with time, in contrast to direct current (DC), which flows only in one direction --- The beatdown is based on AC-DC. NO, not the Thunderstruck guys. The actual flow of current. Pax have a choice at the start of each exercise:
  • Alternate Current - Bear Crawl around to second, then Crab Walk home (You know, alternating the movement)
  • Direct Current - A run around the full field.
  • If you choose AC then you have to recharge by doing just 20 reps of the exercise.
  • If you choose DC you must do 40 reps
  • Maximum of 2 in a row for either of the choices.
  • Exercises included:
    • Mercans
    • Squats
    • LBCs
    • SSH
    • Step Ups
    • Skull Crushers (where I almost actually crushed my own skull)
    • Flutters
    • Burpees
    • Diamond Mercans
    • Gore Curls (Squat with a Curl - the hottest new exercise in the Alpha)
    • Some others we may or may not have gotten to
  • That is easier to type up than to explain in person apparently but pax eventually caught on and there was a lot of movement and minimal complaints of the music so we will call it a beatdown.
Groundhog was like 44 minutes is enough for me, and realizing the time we all gathered up and headed back. Apparently there is a new rule for Lil Hurt where if you are back to flag past 6:15 it's 5 burpees for the QIC but at least everyone supported me and did the same.


Prayers for little Ireland in PA on her upcoming treatments A hearty appreciation by YHC as this is around the time of my 7th anniversary in the Alpha and have seen life changing things happen that I attribute directly to this group. I continue to enjoy my mornings with yall and running in the woods and all the dumb things we do.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Always a pleasure to lead One little spark, of inspiration Is at the heart, of all creation Right at the start, of everything that's new One little spark, lights up for you

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