BackBlast for The Ruiner at The O 8/3/19

Qs: Diablo / Kilo

PAX (28): Captain Insane-o, Face, Busch, Flo Jo, Scuba Steve, McAfee, Worm, Grinder, Deuce, Glen Ross, OJ, Butcher, Mr. Kotter, Digiorno, Fall Guy, Double Down, Vincent, Violet, Wopner, The Dude (DR), Bail Out (DR), WannaCry (DR), Speedy (DR), Gun Show (DR), Sandman (DR), Gomer (DR), Kilo, Diablo

Intro

Today was a fun one. Not too much more I can say about it. Perfect weather; HIMs in good spirits ready to work; 3 weight vests; McAfee wearing what I think was his dad’s extra sleeping shirt; Grinder sporting a kick ass beard. Oh yeah, and 6 HIMs from F3 Memphis took the clown car to The O to workout with us with the previously stated intention of taking the Ghost Flag. (More on that later.)

After an introduction I gave the PAX a disclaimer and led a mosey over to the field hockey field.

COP

SSHs 25

Mountain climbers 15

Kendra Newmans

Groiners 10

Thang 1

PAX partnered up for a DORA workout that proved to be a real ass-kicker.

DORA

100 Big Boys

200 Merkins

300 Step Lunges

On the run, PAX first did 5 broad jumps, then ran down to the other sideline to do 2 T Burpees. On way back, 5 more broad jumps (these turned into rabbit hops for YHC), then ran back to take over the movements. But, when back to the line, PAX did 5 Booyah Merkins on the switch before taking off. (YHC Note: We should do Booyah Merkins more often!)

That was a helluva set. I then circled PAX up for 10 copperhead squat jumps. Yes, even weighted, I jumped higher than Worm. (Maybe the Reds losses keep weighing down his hat.) I then turned the reigns over to Kilo, dressed in Kilo neon, and, get this – he was a bit excited to take over.

Thang 2

Kilo had arrived early to set up a series of cones. Kilo then had the PAX grab coupons. That many cones; everyone with a coupon. Never a fun sight.

PAX lined up for a Louisville Honeypot / Manmaker set that was just brutal. That’s a bear crawl with coupon to a cone, then 2 manmakers. Same thing to next cone, then 4 manmakers. And then same thing to next come, then 8 manmakers. And then there was another cone to crawl to with those damn coupons. And then 10 manmakers. (YHC may or may not have completed that last set of manmakers. There’s no video so.)

PAX then lined up for Captain Thor, which is Big Boys with American Hammers, 1:4 ratio, all the way to 10:40. (YHC looked at watch and noticed 13 minutes still remained but no tears shed.)

PAX then lunge walked back to starting line with coupons overhead, stopping at the cones for overhead presses.

Back at the starting line, Kilo then directed 2 sets of suicide runs. (Busch had the foresight to pick up one set of cones thinking he was being helpful. Turned out he was – one less cone to run to.)

Kilo led the PAX back to the flags for some BOYOs and COT.

COT

We circled up for COR, NOR, intentions, and announcements. Kilo closed us out by thanking the Sky Q for the ability to do what we do.

Shenanigans

Immediately after COT, Gomer from F3 Memphis grabbed the Ghost Flag and took off running toward Pee Wee Reese Blvd. it was a quiet 7 seconds before we realized it was actually pretty damn funny. He was gone for awhile, long enough for most of us to finish off a beer (or two). It was the realization that just maybe these Memphis guys were serious about taking it.

We (mainly Starchild) created the Ghost Flag almost two years ago when we were first growing. It was a creative and fun way to encourage the PAX to visit other AO’s and caused some friendly competition. It took on a personality of its own, somehow started its own Twitter handle, and has been all over Jefferson County. It’s even been planted at the state Capitol.

PAX from across the country took notice. F3 Louisville has always marched to its own beat, which is the only way I for one will have it. The Ghost Flag is a part of that. Now, others want to join in on this chicanery. F3 Memphis stepped up and took it home. I can see a day where F3 Nashville takes notice and uses it as a reason to hit I-40 for some BBQ, though, as a TN native, that distance between Memphis and Nashville, literally and spiritually, is further than most realize. I can also see the day where we decide to go take it back (and maybe find BBQ, too.)

The Ghost Flag served its initial purpose here; we’ve grown beyond belief since Red Roof kept it alive in April 2017. It’s now gone national , which is sort of cool. This morning was a reminder that we have F3 brothers across the country. Maybe this presents an opportunity to visit some of them.

As always, thank you for the opportunity to be a part of THIS.

Diablo

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