Back Blast – The Nest at The County – 05/22/2021

Saturday workouts are still my favorite.

Perhaps it’s the 60-minutes of suck. Or, perhaps it is because everyone is that much more awake so the mumblechatter is that much more lively. Or, is it the 2.0s that typically make their way with their dads out to The Nest? Maybe it’s a little of each of them.

Time was called, disclaimers provided, and we got busy with it.


  • Asian Zing (R)
  • Wildflower
  • Snape (FNG) (2.0)
  • Cratchit
  • Tiny Tim (2.0)
  • Captain Crunchberry
  • Cowboy (welcome back!)
  • Tidwell
  • Pelican
  • Primetime (2.0)
  • Dauber
  • Air Raid (R)
  • Holy Roller (R)
  • Backflop
  • Super Soaker (2.0)
  • Time Share
  • Brown Water
  • Cochran
  • Jolly Rancher (Q)

We took a quick lap around the islands to get the juices flowing. We ended back at the flag for COP.


  • SSH – 25x IC
  • Grass Grabbers – 10x IC
  • Downward Dog + Runners Stretches
  • Toy Soldiers – 15x IC
  • Copperhead Squats – 15x IC

The Thang – Zachary Tellier WOD:

This is a pretty “simple” ladder, but I wanted to raise the bar a little bit more. So, I told the PAX to bring their rucks to make things suck that much more. I also added in a lap around campus for each rung of the ladder. So, it went like this…all of it with a ruck:

  • Round 1:
    • 10x – Burpees
    • Lap
  • Round 2:
    • 10x – Burpees
    • 25x – Merkins
    • Lap
  • Round 3:
    • 10x – Burpees
    • 25x – Merkins
    • 50x – Lunges (single count)
    • Lap
  • Round 4:
    • 10x – Burpees
    • 25x – Merkins
    • 50x – Lunges (single count)
    • 100x – Big Boy Situps
    • Lap
  • Round 5:
    • 10x – Burpees
    • 25x – Merkins
    • 50x – Lunges (single count)
    • 100x – Big Boy Situps
    • 150 – Squats
    • Lap

This definitely sucked. What sucked the worst is the burpees with the ruck hitting the back of your head. I thought mine was bad – but Cratchit’s got the Rucker ruck sack with the GR1 weight plate…which means it doesn’t fit in the weight plate pocket. And, Pelican has been rucking for 34+ years it seems and he never knew there was a weight plate pocket. So, they definitely had it worse until a little help from YHC.

What also sucked is my speaker died during the workout. Poor planning. Captain Crunchberry to the rescue though with an extra speaker and he still had access to Lithium where I had the tunes set to. It was great, too, because there was some Nine Inch Nails that came on at some point – something about someone wanting to f- you like an animal. Sorry again to all the dads of the 2.0s present…

It was great seeing Cowboy back in the gloom today, too. Now if we can only get Viking, Mama’s Boy, Alexa and a few of the other OGs to post at The County we’d be complete. Cowboy did perhaps pick a tough weinke to come back to, but, he survived just like the rest of us.

Church bells tolled about 2-minutes earlier. Building and Grounds Committee at The County need to work on the timekeeper with the church bells. So, we pushed through for a few more minutes and time was called.


Countarama, namearama, announcements and intentions.

We then ended in an Our Fathers and went about our day as able bodied men ready to conquer the day and embrace the suck of Saturday.

Humbled as always.

Jolly Rancher out!

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