03/22/2023 - La Luz - Goddess of the Dawn

AO: La Luz

When: 03/22/2023


Number of Pax: 6

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Number of FNGS: 0

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QIC: Parks and Rec


Joseph McCarty, a pioneer from New York State, came west seeking a new home. Reaching the Fox Valley, he built the first campfire in April of 1834 on the island, which is now the site of downtown Aurora. He thought that the Fox River location was an ideal place for a new community and told his brother, Samuel.
It was not long before Samuel arrived, family was sent for, and a permanent settlement was taking roots. The settlement was named McCarty mills for the brothers’ grist mill and sawmill. In 1837, when a Post Office was established, the village became Aurora, goddess of the dawn. Later, when the City was the first in the United States to use electric lights for publicly lighting the entire City, it achieved the nickname of “City of Lights.”

The modest camp of 1834 has grown into a teeming city. With a population of 197,899 according to the 2010 census, the City has steadily grown throughout the years to become the second largest city in the state.


Abe Vigodas in cadence x 10

Imperial Walkers in cadence x 10

Arm Circles in cadence x 10 (forward and backward)

Side Straddle Hops in cadence x 10

Covered the topic of cadence with the PAX. Explaining the count and the corresponding movement.

The Thang

“Kind of Pearls on a String”

Made our way south on North River Street stopping about every 2/10ths of a mile to perform exercises.

Started with 10 reps of Merkins / Squats / Big Boy Sit-ups

We did a quick pause on the Pearls on a String for a small partner exercise near the Aurora Building & Zoning Offices. The partner exercises included 25 burpees, 50 shoulder taps (each touch one) and 100 mountain climbers (each leg one).

Continued on with the Pearls on the String north along Broadway. We reduced one rep each stop. I called on different PAX to lead the count.

Made our way over the bridge and to the lighted area near Vine Street.

Jailbreak back to the flags for the final reps.


American Hammers in cadence x 20

Heel touches in cadence x 10

E2K in cadence x 10

Circle of Trust

Prayers lifted up for James’ family and Eminem.

Prayers for Hot Box, Boy Sandwich and other Naperville Pax.

Prayers for the F3 Southside guys.

Naked Man Moleskin

Once again the community is hit with news of a person taking their life. A brother and a student. This is happening all too often. Reach out to other men, talk to your kids. Let them know that you love them.

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