BackBlast: 2/14/20 – Wisteria @ Pleasantville

Conditions: Damn cold.  ‘Feels like’ temps well into the single digits. PAX (7): Russdiculous, Porkchop, McAfee, Jewel, Holy Roller, Jolly Rancher, Handbook (QIC) Here’s how it went down: Quick disclaimer @ 0530 followed by a short mosey down to the amphitheater stage for CoP. CoP: 50x SSHs IC 15x Imperial Walkers IC 15x Abe Vigodas IC 10xContinue reading “BackBlast: 2/14/20 – Wisteria @ Pleasantville”

Pre-Blast: 2/14/20 – Wisteria @ Pleasantville

I’m bringing Valentines Day cheer to all willing to brave the cold at Pleasantville in the morning. We’ll be moving early and often to keep our minds off the frigid temps. Do plan accordingly. DIAMONDS are a HIMs best friend. Especially in the gloom on V-Day. Come get some. We’ll get romantic and listen toContinue reading “Pre-Blast: 2/14/20 – Wisteria @ Pleasantville”

BackBlast: 2/6/20 – Ruck Ops @ Vets

Conditions: 33°F and cloudy. PAX (8): Yoshi, Diablo, Meter Maid, Tool Time, Ditka, Frankenbaby, Plumb Bob, Handbook (QIC) Here’s how it went down: Issued a quick disclaimer prior to startex.  At 2100, it was ruck’s on and off for a quick warm-up. Warm-up: PAX rucked from the memorial into the park toward The Jeffersonian.  Hung aContinue reading “BackBlast: 2/6/20 – Ruck Ops @ Vets”

Pre-Blast: 2/6/20 – Ruck Ops @ Vets 9pm TONIGHT

YHC is on the Q tonight at our weekly Ruck Ops workout and I’m pumped for the chance to lead one of these.  This workout has quickly turned into one of my favorite posts of the week.  Always a great opportunity to put in some hard work to go along with some of the bestContinue reading “Pre-Blast: 2/6/20 – Ruck Ops @ Vets 9pm TONIGHT”

Backblast: 1/21/20 – The Rooster @ The Mutt

Conditions: Not as cold as yesterday morning but still pretty damn cold.  25°F and cloudy with some light snow flurries. PAX (12): Glen Ross, McAfee, Soft Top, Escort, Fridge, Sump Pump, Wham-O (R), Zima, Deuce, Plumb Bob, Tiger, Handbook (QIC) Here’s how it went down: Quick disclaimer @ 0530 followed by a short mosey aroundContinue reading “Backblast: 1/21/20 – The Rooster @ The Mutt”

Pre-Blast: 1/21/20 – The Rooster @ The Mutt

YHC is taking the show on the road tomorrow.  My first Q away from my humble abode at The O with be at the one and only Mutt!  Couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to lead the fine gents that call this AO their home! As they say around here, “We don’t get up forContinue reading “Pre-Blast: 1/21/20 – The Rooster @ The Mutt”

Back Blast: 1/20/20 – Black Ops @ The O

Conditions: Damn cold.  18°F and cloudy. PAX (5): Fergie, Shyster, Pope, Russdiculous, Handbook (QIC) Here’s how it went down: Warm-up: With a small, veteran group of PAX present at The O this morning, we skipped the disclaimer set out right at 0530 on a mosey around the track toward Cannons Ln.  Stopped off every 2-3Continue reading “Back Blast: 1/20/20 – Black Ops @ The O”

PreBlast: 1/20/20 – Black Ops @ The O

Normally, conflicting schedules with the M keep me from posting to the Monday Black Ops @ The O. She and the 2.0 skipped town for the night leaving me the chance to get back out on a Monday. When I saw that a Q was still needed for tomorrow @ The O, I volunteered myContinue reading “PreBlast: 1/20/20 – Black Ops @ The O”

Back Blast: 1/4/2020 – The Ruiner @ The O

Conditions: 39°F and cloudy.  The O’s terrain was pretty soggy due to the rain from the previous day. PAX (13): OJ, Tammy Faye Baker, Violet, Wham!, Russdiculous (FNG), Red Roof, Shyster, Tron, Fergie, Porkchop, Zartan, Old Bay, Handbook (QIC) Here’s how it went down: Quick disclaimer @ 0700 followed by a short mosey around to theContinue reading “Back Blast: 1/4/2020 – The Ruiner @ The O”

PreBlast: 1/4/20 – The Ruiner @ The O

Come out and spend the first Saturday morning of the 2020s at The O. This will be my first trip to The Ruiner as site Q so I hope to make a splash. I’m also hoping that Iron Horse and new year’s resolutions will bring some fresh faces out to the gloom tomorrow. I planContinue reading “PreBlast: 1/4/20 – The Ruiner @ The O”

Back Blast: 12/19/19 – Temple of Gloom @ The O

Conditions: Frozen tundra.  19°F and clear skies. PAX (6): Cookie, Violet, Flo Jo, Tron, Diablo, Handbook (QIC) Here’s how it went down: Quick disclaimer @ 0530 followed by a short mosey down the track toward Cannons Ln.  Stopped off in the grass after a couple minutes for CoP. CoP: 20x SSH IC 15x Imperial WalkersContinue reading “Back Blast: 12/19/19 – Temple of Gloom @ The O”

PreBlast: 12/19/19 – Temple of Gloom @ The O

Only 6 workout days left until Christmas! Come earn your egg nog tomorrow morning at The O. The ToG will be extra gloomy with some frigid temps but that’s nothing a little Christmas mosey can’t take care of. Come dressed warm and ready to move…. and don’t forget your holiday spirit! HO HO HO! SYITGContinue reading “PreBlast: 12/19/19 – Temple of Gloom @ The O”

Back Blast: 11/26/19 – BoW @ The O

Conditions: 43°F and clear skies. PAX (11): Tron, Violet, Flo Jo, Whitney (R), Kilo, PK, Wham!, McAfee, Butcher, Tammy Faye Baker, Handbook (QIC) Here’s how it went down: Quick disclaimer @ 0530 followed by a short mosey around to the tennis courts for CoP. CoP: 20x SSH IC 20x Imperial Walkers IC 10x Grassgrabbers IC 10xContinue reading “Back Blast: 11/26/19 – BoW @ The O”

Backblast: 11/09/19 – The Ruiner @ The O

Conditions: 29°F and clear skies. With EST in full effect, the sun had started to rise prior to start. This left only a moderate gloom factor despite the chilly temps. PAX: Vincent (R), Violet, OJ, Whitney (R), Uncle Rico, Fructose, Wham!, McAfee, Digiorno, Shyster (FNG), Handbook (QIC) Here’s how it went down: Quick disclaimer @Continue reading “Backblast: 11/09/19 – The Ruiner @ The O”

PreBlast: 11/09/19 – The Ruiner @ The O – Handbook VQ

Tomorrow will most likely be the lowest temps The Ruiner has seen in about 9 months. The gloom is bringing the cold but YHC is bringing the VQ heat! We’ll mosey early and often to keep our blood flowing. There will be plenty of partner work sprinkled in along the way because no one likesContinue reading “PreBlast: 11/09/19 – The Ruiner @ The O – Handbook VQ”