Backblast 1/6/2018  “Hollywood Stars”


I believe six or seven of us showed up on time and in the correct location (Epstein, FloRida, Hardy, Trampstamp, Doubtfire, Jordache, Tardy (QIC))  

A shorts-wearing Tramp-Stamp alerted us to shadowy characters lurking in the woods, so we moseyed to the safety of Branchwood neighborhood for…


    Abe Vigoda – 12 IC

We then moseyed to the warm up circle, where the shadowy characters emerged (Sludge, Crawdaddy, Special Ed, Gilmore, Fortran, Blue Hen, Checkbook)


    Nancy Kerrigans (Flying Son Gods, Sobriety Style) – 8IC fwd, 8IC rev

    Makhtar N’Diayes – 12IC

    Deion Sanders (High Step, while raising hands up in a “Deion” pose) – 12IC

THE THANG: Hollywood Stars

Mosey to Bus Lot where we acquired additions to the Pax…(Dr. Evil and his tauntaun named Molly)

Paula Abdul – 2 steps forward and then 1 step back. 

  • Run 2 lines fwd,  Burpee, backpedal 1 line back, Burpee. Repeat to end.
  • Bear Grylls crawl 2 fwd, Peter Parker, crawl Bear Grylls 1 back, Parker Peter.  Repeat to end.
  • Ronnie Lott Crossover 2 lines fwd,  Bobby Hurley, crossover 1 line back, Bobby Hurley.  Repeat to end.

Then we did 2 sets of Bruce Lee:

  • AH (20 reps)
  • Leg raises (20 reps)
  • LBC’s (20 reps)
  • Heel Touches (20 reps)
  • Crunchy Frog (20 reps)
  • 100’s (20 reps)

Awesome job everyone that stepped up to lead the Bruce Lee rep counts (as I recall, they were Hardy, Doubtfire, Dr. Evil, Trampstamp, Crawdaddy, Sludge, FloRida, Blue Hen, and maybe a couple of others?  Difficult to tell under all the layers)

Mosey to Skate Park for..

  • Tony Hawk Burpees (10 burpees, with jump into a 360 degree spin)  Mumblechatter about dizzyness.
  • Steve Caballeros (Balls to the Wall on skate ramps – hold for as long as you desire)


Suzanne Somers’ Thigh Master– 12IC each side 

James Bonds (10 counts led by Epstein, Checkbook, and Crawdaddy)

AH – 24 IC

COT: Count-o-rama, name-o-rama, announce-o-rama, prayer requests, BOM

Altogether, 15 men fought the sad clown on this 9 degree morning: Dr. Evil Sludge, Crawdaddy, Special Ed, Gilmore, Fortran, Blue Hen, Checkbook, Epstein, FloRida, Hardy, Trampstamp, Doubtfire, Jordache, Tardy (QIC). 

Prayers requested for Epstein, who is getting married Monday!

Gilmore led us out.


1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NASB) “24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.”

There are many parallels/similarities between training our bodies and training our spiritual walk.  

Thoughts shared by the group were excellent.  Importance of self control. The need to put forth our very best effort in all ways, including spiritually.  Working hard to improve our physical abilities so that we may serve others.  Living with grace, and being able to effectively share grace with others.  At the end, if we don’t do these things, then we have wasted our time and come up short.  Gilmore led us out.

POSTLUDE: It was an honor, gentlemen.  Thank you for making it so fun to freeze, sweat, and grow stronger physically/mentally/spiritually.  Iron sharpening iron here in Kernersville.

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