Backblast – 02/21/2020 – Wisteria @ Pleasantville

PAX: Milton, Mayhem, Metermaid, Holy Roller, Captain Crunchberry (QIC)

Weather: Cold. 18 according to the dash, but it wasn’t too windy, and dry finally.

Disclaimer: I’m not a professional, I have received no formal training, anything I say is a suggestion, and you should modify as necessary. Aye?

A short  mosey to get the blood flowing.


– Slow Grass Grabbers IC

– Toy Soldiers

– Michael Phelps

– Good Mornings

THE THANG: Nolan Richardson – AKA “40 Minutes of Hell” – This was originally supposed to be a partner workout, but since we had odd numbers we just split the exercise list in half, and then went solo.

Starting on the amphitheater stage, perform as many reps as you feel comfortable completing. Then proceed to the top of the amphitheater for 5 Bobby Hurleys.  Back to the stage to continue down the list.










NOTE: Reminder we cut the list in half and went solo.  The list above is for the partner workout. Had we had even numbers, partner 1 performs the exercise on the stage while partner 2 goes up for the Bobby Hurleys.

As we were about to finish up the last round of Burpees, time was catching up, so we switched to some Mary.  Mary consisted of American Hammers, Gas Pumps, and Flutter Kicks.  I threw in 10 each leg of Pissing Dog.

A short stretch, and back to the flag.

Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama and announcements.


Final Word: When I put this together, I liked the idea of 40 Minutes of Hell.  I remember watching Nolan Richardson’s Arkansas team, and the fire they played with. (In a link below he refers to it as ‘rabia’.) Upon further investigation about him, I came across an inspiring story.  It is a story line similar to that of Rudy Ruettiger in football.  On the eve of the 1994 NCAA Basketball Championship, Coach Richardson met with a senior on the team.  He had been with the program for all four years, and seen his minutes get drastically reduced through his playing career.  But on the day, he met with his senior (Ken Biley).  In this meeting Coach told Ken he liked the way he had handled not getting minutes, and they his leadership was showing.  He wanted to reward Ken on the biggest of stages.  Coach Richardson told him – “You’re starting tomorrow against Duke, and you’re guarding Grant Hill.”  Moral of the story, his dedication to the team, and persistence as a player paid off. For those interested you can read the full story here. (It is a short read.)

Naked Man Moleskin:  I joked in the COT that we all can’t have the physical fitness that Holy Roller has.  The man can flat out run circles around 90% of the PAX.  It is something I hope to have when I’m his age. I hope my dedication and persistence can withstand the test of time.

Rock on.

-Captain Crunchberry

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