(Pictured above is Buschhhhh at the start of his first suicide)
I wish I could say this BB is a day late because it’s an incredible read, but that’s not the case. When I signed up to Q the Blender on 6.19.19 about 4-5 weeks ago my schedule was wide open at work & at home, but things change. Last week I found out my supervisor was going to be with me Wednesday-Thursday this week & that we also had family coming in from out of town. Needless to say, I didn’t have the normal “downtime” I usually would have on a Wednesday. Enough of the excuses, here’s what we did.
Conditions: 70 degrees with 90% humidity.
- Fall Guy (R)
- Glen Ross
- Noxema Jackson
- Cornbread (R)
- BasicBro (DR)
- Nino (QIC)
Given my limited number of times posting at The Mutt I took a moment to introduce myself because there were multiple PAX in attendance I didn’t recognize. I then gave the disclaimer assuring the PAX I am not a professional, I’ve received no training, & everything I say to do is a suggestion so please modify as needed. With that we off on a mosey along the track that goes around the backside of the practice field & up to the back parking lot for COP.
- Kendra Newmans
- (15) Abe Vigotas
- (15) Grass Grabbers IC
- (15) Imperial Walkers IC
The PAX then counted off in threes to assign teams, we ended up with 5 teams in total (4 teams of 3 PAX & 1 team of 4 PAX). I instructed the PAX to grab a coupon & we moseyed over to the practice field for The Thang. In planning for this WO Kilo had told me they were doing construction on the playgrounds suggesting I use the parking lot & lets be honest, it’s been raining for like 10 days straight so the field had to be a wet sloppy mess. However, when I pulled up to El Mutt only a small portion of the practice field was covered in construction & since I put in my PB to wear off-road shoes we were going to get nasty.
I placed 4 markers 20 yards apart down the middle of the field with the baseline being the side closest to the playgrounds. The PAX got together with their teams & placed their coupons down as I explained what were doing. In the middle of the baseline there was this sign:
To start things off, PAX 1 of a team would begin running the 80 yard suicide in which they were to do (10) Burpees when they got to the 80 yard Marker. While PAX 1 was running, PAX 2 & PAX 3 of the team began executing eachof the exercises & correlating reps on the board. When PAX 1 finished the suicide PAX 2 went to run while PAX 1 & PAX 3 continued to execute eachof the exercises & correlating reps on the board. This went on so on & so fourth with the requirement of all 3 PAX on the team completing (3) suicide runs individually. When the team was finished with the suicide runs I instructed the PAX to finish out any remaining exercises & reps from the board. If a PAX member on the team completed the board they were to then begin helping their teammates with their remaining work (this didn’t happen).
*SSH Tucks – this consisted of doing (8) SSH followed by (4) Tuck Jumps which equaled (1) rep. These absolutely kill your legs & as we were getting through them I called an audible & lowed the rep number from 25 to 15.
At 0610 I called for the PAX to halt & to return the coupons. By the time we returned the coupons & got back to the flag it was 0615. All the teams successfully completed the (3) rounds of suicides, but none had gotten all the way through the board of exercises. I told the teams they were all winners in my book & congratulated them as we circled up for COT.
I thanked the PAX for coming & the opportunity to lead them for 45 minutes of their day. It’s a blessing to be apart of this group & enjoy the men you encounter/meet regardless of where you post.