Backblast for Saturday 8/29/20

During pre-launch mumble chatter, one Pax shivered like a hairless dog and commented on the “cold” weather. Fact: it was 74F and humid.

“Kay, better bundle up”


Lap around skate park.

  • SSH x10IC
  • Merkins x5 OYO
  • TTT x10IC
  • Merkins x5 OYO
  • Don Quixotes x10IC 
  • Merkins x5 OYO
  • Nancy Kerrigans x10IC fwd x10IC rev
  • Merkins x5 OYO

The Thang: Road trip

YHC took my traveling workout from a couple of weeks ago, reversed the direction, and made a few changes along the way…

Guardrail – 25 dips, 25 Ranger irkins

Bus lot – standing long jump

Track – Form 2 teams. Each team does LBCs. One at a time each person does 10 pull ups, until everyone has done them. Repeat but with 10 curl ups. 

Bus benches – 1 minute of step ups

School Street and heading up Nelson street – Burpee at each utility pole.

Barbershop by train tracks – 15 merkins

Front of fire station – plank, then monkey humpers x20IC

My Gur cemetary entrance- 1 minute silent plank

Civitan park baseball backstop.  P1 BTTW P2 run the bases. Switch. Rinse and repeat.

My Gur cemetary entrance- Pretzel crunches x15IC each side.

Parking lot in front of auto shop – copperhead squats x25IC

Parking lot of printing co. – bear crawl

Parking lot of crisis control – crab walk

Train tracks – 25 Merkins

4th of July Park, small field – mountain climbers x20IC

15 derkins at shelter

1min step ups at shelter

13 dips IC at outdoor classroom

15 derkins at outdoor classroom

Tennis courts

Bobby Hurleys at each long line. Reverse and repeat.



  • Nolan Ryan x20IC
  • Dying cockroach x15IC
  • Rosalita whips x20IC
  • AH x15IC

22 merkins for the troops


  • Count-o-rama: 8 with the Q
  • Name-o-rama: Monet, Duvet, Sludge, Kay, Boone’s Farm, Gilmore, Pacer, Tardy (Q)
  • Prayer concerns and announcements: Fortran’s family upon passing of his mother in law, Red Hot’s Dad moving, Mulligan’s brother John and family, praise for the blessing our group in F3 Kernersville, Checkbook and family quarantined and seem to be doing well.  Kay led us out with a very nice prayer.

Great job everyone. Everyone took a turn counting for an exercise. Solid work everyone. But…

I want to call out Monet as the most impressive today.  He was rock solid counting cadence for the Mountain Climbers (several Pax said he needs to sign up to Q).  Also, lots of mosey this morning and Monet hung in there like a champ (he funneled complaints through his interpreter, Sludge). Yes, he modified some exercises, but that’s way more than all the Saturday morning fartsackers can say! T-claps to our master painter.

Second most impressive was Duvet pulling way ahead of the field on a long bear crawl and crab walk.  Rumor has it that Duvet failed the post race inspection.

The “French Quarter” Pax is strong.

Always an honor, and always right on time, Tarde