The Inkwell

  • Thursday, May 27th, 2021
  • 0530-0615
  • 36.035856, -79.849432
  • 68°F, 81% humidity


Square, Mall Cop, Fannie, Backdraft, Sacked (RESPECT!), Toto, City Slicker, Stretch (RESPECT!), Mauler, Ricardo, Confusion, Wide Right, Drysdale (RESPECT!), Shallow Hal, Flo Jo, Red Dragon, Don’t Cha Know (RESPECT!), Root, Guiding Light (RESPECT!), Bruce Lee, Whirlybird, Boy Wonder, Tesla, Anthony LaBorde (FNG- Problematic), Akron, Poehler, Bones, Drifter, Norwood, Drizzle (RESPECT!), Tommy Boy


Tommy Boy

Today was a big day in Natville as the total AO count officially grew to 37 thanks to the hard work and solid leadership of Backdraft & Boy Wonder. Therefore, YHC knew that an A-game, Level 1 Beatdown was in order. All that PLUS an FNG. Therefore, following the #mission & disclaimer, we got the legs warmed up for what was to follow and then took off on a mosey to the northernmost parking lot for:


  • SSH x 20 IC
  • 5 Burpees
  • Copperhead Squats x 15 IC
  • 4 Burpees
  • Hillbillies x 15 IC
  • 3 Burpees
  • String Rippers x 10 IC
  • 2 Burpees
  • Imperial Walkers x 15 IC
  • 1 Burpee… + 9 more for good measure

Then a 1/2 mile mosey to the Four Seasons Cinemas to continue the WaR with

  • 40 yard dash @ 50%
  • backpedal to start
  • 40 yard dash @ 75%
  • backpedal to start
  • 40 yard das @ 100% (City Slicker stomped on the gas at this point)

We shifted over to the entrance of the theater for the intorduction of

The Thang – pt. 1

“Eat the Frog” – The frog is that one thing you on your to-do list that you absolutely do not want to do and that you’re most likely to procrastinate on. “Eat the Frog” means to just get it done, otherwise the frog will eat you. If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. #DominateTheDay

So… we ate the damn frog and started with a

Merkin Hellavator

  • 5 merkins + hold 6″ for 5 seconds
  • 5 merkins + hold 6″ for 10 seconds
  • 5 merkins + hold 6″ for 15 seconds
  • 5 merkins + hold 6″ for 20 seconds

Then back to the AO for what was meant to be a 1/4 mile mosey but turned into a full 1-mile tour or the Smith HS perimeter in order to #SeeTheSights. Once we hit the track, it was time for:

The Thang – pt. 2

  • Jump Squats x 10
  • Jump Lunges x 10 IC
  • Mule Kicks x 10
  • (it was at this point that YHC had to pass off the weight vest to Akron– #tclaps, brother)

(x 2 Rounds) DISCLAIMER: YHC was hoping for 3 rounds but that little extra mosey cut us short. Next time 😉

Then a brisk ~1/2 mile mosey back to the #shovelflag for

6 Minutes of Mary

  • Low Slow Flutters x 20 IC
  • Heel Touches x 20 IC
  • American Hammers x 20 IC



If you are in town this Saturday, you have two options for fitness and fellowship:

  1. Blackbeard Challenge @ 0600-0800 starting from The Gate that seperates Jaycee parking lot from Country Park. Throw some weight in a backpack and join in the fray.
  2. Mothership Convergence @ Cornwallis’ Nightmare @ 0700-0800

No matter your choice, we’ll all meet up for #coffeteria under the shelter behind Lewis Rec Center

Why “The Inkwell” you ask?

The Inkwell (or Town Beach) in Oak Bluffs is the name of the popular beach frequented by African Americans beginning in the late nineteenth century. The strand was pejoratively called “The Inkwell” by nearby whites in reference to the skin color of the beach-goers.  It is the most famous of beaches across the U.S. to transform this odious nickname into an emblem of pride.


  • Prayers for Toto‘s M as they hope & pray for wonderful news this June of a baby-to-be

It was an honor to serve and be with you men this morning.

Grace & Peace,

Tommy Boy