BB: ToG at The O, 6-24-21, Motor Boat, Q

It was an awesome morning with crisp cool air for the 12 men who showed up at The O for a golf course run-heavy at sunrise: Happy Camper (DR from Illinois, here for the Bourbon Trail), Handbook, Harry Caray, No Nuts, Fergie, Pork Chop, Sump Pump, Flo Jo, YNot, McAfee, Pope, and Motor Boat (Q).Continue reading “BB: ToG at The O, 6-24-21, Motor Boat, Q”

PreBlast: Motorboat and Jolly Rancher Co-Q Temple of Gloom @ The O, Thursday, June 10 0530. 266: Never Out of the Fight

For two hundred sixty-six minutes on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, a newborn girl fought for her life at two hospitals, surrounded by over two dozen nurses and doctors. She died ten minutes after she was baptized, but she was never out of the fight. She was tiny, beautiful, powerful, and good. Her heart was donatedContinue reading “PreBlast: Motorboat and Jolly Rancher Co-Q Temple of Gloom @ The O, Thursday, June 10 0530. 266: Never Out of the Fight”

BB: Yes, They Had The Right Stuff @ ToG @ The O 3-18-21

Unknown:Β Is that a man? Jack Ridley: You damn right it is. 11 Pax showed up on a rainy, warmer dark morning at The O ready to do some work. I was proud of the guys for choosing an AO without cover, and not letting the weather get in the way. We dropped coupons at theContinue reading “BB: Yes, They Had The Right Stuff @ ToG @ The O 3-18-21”

Do You Have The Right Stuff? PB: ToG @ The O, 3-18-21 0530, Motor Boat Q

There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, 750 miles an hour, where the air could no longer move out of the way. HeContinue reading “Do You Have The Right Stuff? PB: ToG @ The O, 3-18-21 0530, Motor Boat Q”

PB: ToG @ The O, Thurs 3-4-21 0530, Motor Boat Q

SPRINT INTO SPRING. It will be warmer than the recent past tomorrow morning and we’re going to celebrate that by moving fast and keeping ourselves warmer, and we get faster, tougher, and stronger surrounded by like minded men. No coupons needed. Bring a ruck if you want to (beast mode). We’ll be roaming a bit.Continue reading “PB: ToG @ The O, Thurs 3-4-21 0530, Motor Boat Q”

PB: The Rooster at The Mutt 0530 2-9-21, Motor Boat, Q

You won’t need to bring a coupon, because The Mutt has them, but we will be using them, a lot. Gloves recommended. We will be doing a mix of coupon work and running. Make a strong choice to do the hard thing. The weather promises to be maybe hard for normal people, but not forContinue reading “PB: The Rooster at The Mutt 0530 2-9-21, Motor Boat, Q”

BB: The Motivator @ The Abyss 2-1-21: Winter Wonderland

Eight Pax made a great choice to show up this morning at 0515 at the Abyss in strong snow flurries, and get tougher.Pax: Tidwell, Uncle Sam, Backflop, Squid, Mr. Hat, Flip Flop, Cratchit, and Motor Boat (Q). The wind was howling as we did COP, so we kept that short and got to the Thang,Continue reading “BB: The Motivator @ The Abyss 2-1-21: Winter Wonderland”

PB: The Abyss, 0515 Mon 2-1-21, Motor Boat, Q

That’s right, Pax, tomorrow’s weather calls for snow. And what could be better than training in the snow? Maybe nothing. So get out into the Gloom at Long Run Park tomorrow at 0515 and get ready to get after it. You might even call this a run-heavy. At least a run-medium. We will be joiningContinue reading “PB: The Abyss, 0515 Mon 2-1-21, Motor Boat, Q”

BB: Pleasantville, Friday 1-29-21, Motor Boat Q: MORNING IN AMERICA

The American Century continues. At least it did this past Friday, Jan. 29 at Pleasantville, when 9 men won one for the Gipper by passing the test of the Time for Choosing. They chose to get up, and get out in the cold and in the snow, and get tougher, faster, and more humble. Pax:Continue reading “BB: Pleasantville, Friday 1-29-21, Motor Boat Q: MORNING IN AMERICA”

BB The Tank @Vets, 1-20-21, Motor Boat, Q

It was a great Inaugural morning at Vets today. Eight Pax showed up, including Vincent (R), Diablo, Overflow, Hush Puppy, Aerobie (R), Meatball, Flounder, and Motor Boat (Q). Weather was surprisingly chilly – there was a wet-feeling wind, but no rain. We did a pretty typical COP, marred by your Q not quite knowing theContinue reading “BB The Tank @Vets, 1-20-21, Motor Boat, Q”

PB The Tank @ Vets 1-20-21, Motor Boat, Q

It’s a big day tomorrow for our country. Get it off to a good start by showing up to get stronger, faster, tougher, and better in the company of some motivated, high quality people. Bring a coupon, or a ruck (coupon somewhat preferred). Gloves are always a good idea. Be ready to do a mixContinue reading “PB The Tank @ Vets 1-20-21, Motor Boat, Q”

PB: ToG @ The O Thurs 1-14-21, Motor Boat Q

Let no one claim your Q is a one-trick pony. This will not be a run heavy. At most, only a “run medium”. Bring a coupon or a ruck plate. We will get faster, stronger, and tougher. No man will be left behind. No man will be left where we find him. It shouldn’t beContinue reading “PB: ToG @ The O Thurs 1-14-21, Motor Boat Q”

BB: 1-7-21 Temple of Gloom @ The O, Motor Boat, Q

10 Pax showed up this morning at the O, ready for a run heavy workout, ready to take and hold the high ground. They included: Curious George, Yoshi, Touch N’ Go, Violet, No Nuts, Vincent (R), Whiskers, Stick Up, Flo Jo, and Motor Boat (Q). We started with warm-up on the tennis courts, including SSHs,Continue reading “BB: 1-7-21 Temple of Gloom @ The O, Motor Boat, Q”

PB Temple of Gloom Thurs Jan 7 0530, Motor Boat Q

So this going to be a run heavy. No coupons. Do bring gloves. We’re going to take and hold the high ground. We will also touch on an eternal theme: IT PAYS TO BE A WINNER. I hope you will make the decision to Do the Hard Thing, Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable, and continue crushingContinue reading “PB Temple of Gloom Thurs Jan 7 0530, Motor Boat Q”

BB: No Nuts and Motor Boat Co-Q, BoW at The O, 12-8-20

Six PAX showed up to do something hard in the cold and dark this morning, including Harry Caray, Russdiculous, Sump Pump, Flo Jo, and Motor Boat and No Nuts as Co-Qs. We got right to work. A brief warmup including SSHs, Murcans, and stretching phased into a rucks-on indian file run down to the footContinue reading “BB: No Nuts and Motor Boat Co-Q, BoW at The O, 12-8-20”

PB: Nut Cruise at The O Tues 12-8 0530, No Nuts and Motor Boat, Co-Qs

It will be cold. It will be difficult. It will be dark. Mother nature will bring the low visibility. Your Co-Qs, No Nuts and Motor Boat, will provide the high stress. And that’s why you should show up. Make the choice to do the hard thing, and get comfortable being uncomfortable. It is highly recommendedContinue reading “PB: Nut Cruise at The O Tues 12-8 0530, No Nuts and Motor Boat, Co-Qs”

PB: Virtual DRP @ McAfee, Q, Sat 12-5-20 0600

The Virtual DRP returns tomorrow morning with McAfee at Q. He is modest, but he is also an IPC DemiGod. Expect to be beaten down. Start your weekend right by getting comfortable being uncomfortable and doing the hard thing. Smash your excuses; smash the Rona. Your body is a target. Harden it. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87403248365?pwd=Q1NaMTJVOUtNaWlxOXBVZFpUY3JBZz09 Passcode: 870950

PB: Virtual DRP – Yoshi, Q 0530 Friday 12-4-20

Seekers of The Red Pill on Quarantine Island:Out of the Gloom does NOT mean out of the Game. The Virtual DRP moves from The Boathouse and The Pump Station to Yoshi’s Q tomorrow, Friday December 4 at 0530.Make the Choice to Do The Hard Thing. Say No to Deceleration.We want no one to be quarantined,Continue reading “PB: Virtual DRP – Yoshi, Q 0530 Friday 12-4-20”

BB: Virtual DRP @ The Boathouse, 12-2-20

It was a very frosty 25 degree morning in the garages of three PAX this morning. Handbook, Frankenbaby, and Motor Boat (Q) made the choice to Do the Hard Thing and get out into the (virtual) Gloom. There was peer leadership, there was a COT, we were outdoors, open to all men, and free. SoundsContinue reading “BB: Virtual DRP @ The Boathouse, 12-2-20”

PB: Virtual DRP @ The Boathouse 12-2-20: Out of the Gloom, BUT NOT OUT OF THE GAME

Calling all PAX who are quarantined… YES you can get your DRP. Set up your computer in your garage or outside, and use the Zoom link below. Prove to yourself that out of the gloom does not mean out of the game. Start your day right by Doing The Hard Thing. For virtual workouts, youContinue reading “PB: Virtual DRP @ The Boathouse 12-2-20: Out of the Gloom, BUT NOT OUT OF THE GAME”

BB The Ruiner at The O, 11-28-20, Motor Boat Q

Conditions: 37 degrees, crisp and sunny at dawn.Location: The O, and Seneca Park’s hills.End State: Get stronger, faster, better, more humble, and more resilient.PAX: Vincent (R), Violet, Russdiculous, Harry Caray, Duckling, Tron, Overhead (2.0), Motor Boat, Q.The Situation: Inspired by a great demo-run about a month ago by Flo Jo, COP, run to Wham Island,Continue reading “BB The Ruiner at The O, 11-28-20, Motor Boat Q”