Backblast: Ivey Redmond – No Man Left Behind – 4.3.2019

The darkness was palpable while seeping cold lingered heavily in the gloom. Dreariness coagulated throughout the minds of men as the solidity of winter begins to relinquish its unforgiving grasp. Anguish fights to get in while men strengthen one another like iron sharpening …. oh wait this is a backblast, not the opening of a story.

11 PAX entertained one of the last frosts of our cold season: Trampstamp, Dean, Crawdaddy, Gilmore, Boone’s Farm, Chipper, Fudd, Serta, Crankbait, Lucky Charms, Duvet (QIC).

The QIC attempted a disclaimer in which the exact phrase of “male invigoration” blurted out to begin the mumble chatter. Get your minds out of the gutter:

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PAX moseyed up to the upper lot for a warm-up. QIC decided a warm-up should only include stretching no aerobic activity:

  • Abe Vigoda’s – slow hold count
  • Runner stretch & butterfly stretch
  • Seam Rippers

PAX were counted off into groups of 4 … wait no … groups of 3 once it was going to look like partner work.


Mosey around the “course” starting at station 2. Confusion set in “how does one start at two” – thankfully this was clarified by other PAX as going back to kindergarten for this QIC would’ve been difficult.

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The main rule was no man left behind in a station, so everyone moves as a group.

The stations are as follows:

  • Station 1: Lower level parking lot
    • From 1st median to first curb on hill toward upper lot – Indian Lunge walk with bear crawl to the front of the line
  • Station 2: By the dumpsters
    • 25 Merkins
  • Station 3: Concession stand area – any order
    • 20 Step ups – 10 each leg
    • 25 Tricep Dips
    • 10 Irkins
    • Run the stairs 2X
  • Station 4: Near the stop sign on the way to the lower lot
    • 5 Burpees
  • Jailbreak to the finish line at the beginning of the lower parking lot

We were able to complete three iterations of this short course taking around 7 minutes for the course – well done gents!!


  • LBC’s
  • Superman / Ironman
  • Cindy Crawford’s
  • Hammers

Prayers for Toto as he rounds out his experience in Africa; Man hands and his wife

22 for the vet’s and Fannypack

Crankbait led us out.

Thank you for allowing me to lead – I consider it an honor and a privilege!

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