Backblast – 7.24.2020 Wisteria @ Pleasantville – Captain Crunchberry Q

PAX: Viking, Cratchit, Hush Puppy, Holy Roller, Captain Crunchberry (QIC)

Weather: Low 70’s.

Disclaimer: I’m not a professional, I have received no formal training, anything I say is a suggestion, and you should modify as necessary. COVID19 is real. Go home if you don’t feel well, keep your distance. Aye?

As we were starting to gather Viking handed over a bottle of bourbon for the Hope Scarves raffle.  I almost decided to have the first F3 combination workout and drinking.  But alas, we didn’t.  We started the morning with 5 PAX.


– Downward Dog, calf stretches, both sides.

– Quad stretch

– Michael Phelps

The only THANG: A game of chance.  I made up some dice.  Dice #1 had exercises consisting of Big Boy Sit Ups, Flutter Kicks, Merkins, Lunges, Squats, and Side Straddle Hops. Dice #2 had the count. 10, 10, 15, 15, 20, and 25. Dice #3 had a direction of movement – left, right or straight.

The game is simple.  Start a mosey through Norton Commons, and at each intersection or stop sign, roll the dice, and let chance provide the PT, and direction of travel.

Everything seemed to be going well.  The PT was manageable, and it wasn’t too repetitive.  We only managed to have 25 merkins twice.  As Grinder said once, and I have repeated over and over since, I was riding/driving the struggle bus.  The fitness tracker said we accomplished about 3 miles of running, mixing in approximately 18-20 stops for PT. I’m not a huge runner, and the constant movement started to wear me down.

As we started to get close to time, I started working with “loaded” dice.  I made sure the direction pointed us back to the amphitheater.  But the dice weren’t the only thing loaded.  As we started to get closer to the flag, Viking began suffering from what I will describe as a “log protruding from the stern of his ship.”  He took a short cut back to the flag to remedy his situation.

With the dice loaded, we made it to the amphitheater with enough time for a little Mary.  But not before one last roll of the dice.  Which happened to land on the 25, and merkins.  To make sure we didn’t have to do burpees during Mary, I asked Holy Roller to modify his merkins to burpees.

Throw in some gas pumps, LBC, and what will be described as a vertical plank (stand up and catch your breath, remember, I was diving the struggle bus) until time was called

Here is a map of our run route. One area was duplicated.

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Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama.

Announcements – Ruck tonight, and Tidwell VQ @ The Nest


Final Word: I thought this weinke up a while back, but it only really works in a neighborhood setting such as Pleasantville.  My message to the guys was to not leave things up to chance. In life we sometimes only get one chance.  Seize that chance.  Make those chances into opportunities.

Always a pleasure!

-Captain Crunchberry


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