BackBlast – PeggyBaker BlackOps 1/7/2020 Abacus Q

5 strong PAX turned out for Abacus Q for this fantastic soon to be AO (if it’s not on the short list, someone needs a checkup from the neckup). YHC arrived about 10 minutes early to check out the lay of the land and work out the logistics of the Q. A quick lap aroundContinue reading “BackBlast – PeggyBaker BlackOps 1/7/2020 Abacus Q”

PreBlast – PeggyBaker B.O. Abacus Q 1/7/2020 0530 to 0615

Breathing is fundamental to life. So fundamental, we often don’t think about the act of breathing. ITG breathing is important. Calm breathing allows one to remain calm while everything is going crazy around you. Learn to control your breath and you learn to control your mind. There is only one way to get better! SYITG!

BackBlast – F3 Runners Poshlands 1/4/2020 Abacus Q

Writing 2020 is gonna feel weird for a while! I read, on the internet, don’t shorthand 2020 b/c fraudsters may use your laziness against you. I was too lazy to keep reading so, I’ll right 2020 because it’s awesome! Enough pointless typing… Weather conditions: Upper 30’s and windy, but DRY Attire: Blue Ranger Panty’s, whiteContinue reading “BackBlast – F3 Runners Poshlands 1/4/2020 Abacus Q”

BackBlast – F3 Runners Abacus Q JMF 12/28/19

Date – 12/28/19 Location – Jefferson Memorial Forest Distance – 11.3 Miles Time – 2:27 PAX – Little Jerry, LePew, Catfish, Abacus Met 0600 at JMF main parking lot for a trip down the Silt Stone Trail. Anytime YHC is running there is bound to be a trip, as in fall. Today YHC found treeContinue reading “BackBlast – F3 Runners Abacus Q JMF 12/28/19”

BackBlast – 12/26/19 #theGarden Abacus Q

December is ending with unseasonably warm temps. The PAX were fortunate it was still cool enough that they did not melt from the face melter YHC planned. 0529 YHC issued the disclaimer 0530 first exercise 10 BOYOS, followed by 9, then 8, and down to 1 Next up a mosey around the Garden grounds (flatContinue reading “BackBlast – 12/26/19 #theGarden Abacus Q”

BackBlast – Abacus Q #theAgony 11/21/19

8 Brave PAX turned out to support YHC on this cool morning. Missing was Fructose. We will run the workout again as a “BlackOps” on Thanksgiving Day at 0600 so Fructose can join. PAX Leprechaun, Dauber, Wild Flower, Jerry McGuire (R), Iceman (R), Pew Pew (who is a year closer to getting R), Pelican, Catfish,Continue reading “BackBlast – Abacus Q #theAgony 11/21/19”

BackBlast – @theSilo Abacus Q 10/14/19

YHC was happy to answer the call. Preparedness is all about being ready to step forward when called. Catfish called Sunday seeking a Q and I was eager to help. As an added benefit Catfish requested it be simple…running and yoga. As a brilliant Site Q, Catfish lured PAX in with the promise of yogaContinue reading “BackBlast – @theSilo Abacus Q 10/14/19”

BackBlast – 9/3/19 #theLoco @theCounty Abacus Q

On the St. Al’s Slack Channel Dauber posted his story of accomplishing the IronPax Challenge despite his mind telling him before and during that he couldn’t do it. His story is one of perseverance, discipline, and breaking big tasks into smaller manageable tasks. Over the last 2 years, I’ve learned that lesson time after timeContinue reading “BackBlast – 9/3/19 #theLoco @theCounty Abacus Q”

BackBlast – 8/29/19 FireHouse BlackOps Abacus Q

Lean and mean PAX #gotbetter with Abacus ITG. Pulling up to the startex YHC noticed an empty parking lot. Odd, considering the huge volume of county PAX pushing the OC to starfish out. No worries. Quickly a text came in from Iceman… IM – Where are you? Abacus – In the parking lot. You? IMContinue reading “BackBlast – 8/29/19 FireHouse BlackOps Abacus Q”

BackBlast – 7/6/19 #theNest Abacus Q

PAX – Dauber, Valdez, Big Bird, Pelican, Abacus “You sign on for the ride you probably think you got at least some notion of where the ride’s goin. But you might not. Or you might of been lied to. Probably nobody would blame you then. If you quit. But if it’s just that it turnedContinue reading “BackBlast – 7/6/19 #theNest Abacus Q”

BackBlast – BlackOps #RunOps @theCounty Abacus Q 7/2/19

29 total PAX turned out to get better on Tuesday 7/2/19. The PAX were greeted by Bulletin’s Postanniversary and YHC leading a new edition #RunOps! The County draws HUGE numbers every single workout. As the best AO in the region it’s easy to understand the draw. The air is fresh, the workout equipment is topContinue reading “BackBlast – BlackOps #RunOps @theCounty Abacus Q 7/2/19”

BackBlast – #theLoco Abacus Q 6/25/19

PAX – Scratch-n-Dent, Grizzle, Uncle Rico, Jolly Rancher, Ashley, Pew Pew, Big Bird, Cochran, Viking, Gooaaallll, Fructose, LePew, Crockpot, Short Circuit, Kimball, Abacus Q Weather conditions – perfect. YHC arrived early enough to sneak in a few merkins to boost the daily count toward 500 while the PAX mingled nervously wondering what was in store.Continue reading “BackBlast – #theLoco Abacus Q 6/25/19”

BackBlast – #BlueOps 6/11/19 Abacus Q

Our mid-June weather is bouncing all over…rain, heat & humidity, cool spring like mornings…Today was cool spring like and wonderful. In fact it the conditions were perfect for a land based beat down, but not for the #BlueOps Dolphin PAX. This PAX puts the theory of “you only get wet once” to the test beatContinue reading “BackBlast – #BlueOps 6/11/19 Abacus Q”

BackBlast – #theFOG Abacus Q 5/25/19

Conditions perfect. Parking lot crowded. PAX count – 12! Wapner, Little Jerry (R), Huggies, Gypsey, Mr. Kotter, Lady Bird (R), Double Down (R), Rhytmn, Latex, Fructose, Greenwich, Abacus Q Workout was simple. Disclaimer then we set off on an Indian Run around Egg Lawn for 1 mile. THANG 1: 11 Merkins every 30 seconds forContinue reading “BackBlast – #theFOG Abacus Q 5/25/19”

PreBlast – #theFOG 5/25/19 Abacus Q 0700 to 0800

ACCORDING TO A DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS STUDY EACH DAY OVER 20 VETERANS TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES. IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO HEAL A WARRIORâ„¢. You can donate here. Meet me ITG where we will get better while remembering those who sacrificed for our freedom. The workout is simple: Run 1 mile 11 Merkins onContinue reading “PreBlast – #theFOG 5/25/19 Abacus Q 0700 to 0800”

BackBlast – #BlueOps 5/17/19 Abacus Q

YHC was humbled to lead the Friday #BlueOps. PAX – Star Child, Areobie, Alexa, Airplane, Abacus In the middle a set, Areobie was busting out some butterfly (YHC can’t swim buttefly, so clearly there were modifications going on): THANG – W/U 250 (100 Swim, 100 Kick, 50 Swim) Set 1 – 3X 50 Merkins, 25Continue reading “BackBlast – #BlueOps 5/17/19 Abacus Q”

BackBlast – #theSilo @NorthPosh 4/22/19 Grinder / Abacus Q

PAX – Catfish, Dunphy, Cochran, Iceman (R), Jitterbug (R), Milton, SweetTart, OJ, Abacus, Grinder SOS came out after convergence #TheSilo needed a Q or 2. YHC and Grinder stepped forward…maybe everyone else took a step back? HMMM. Either way neither Grinder nor YHC wanted to disappoint the PAX. Weather – picture perfect. E N OContinue reading “BackBlast – #theSilo @NorthPosh 4/22/19 Grinder / Abacus Q”

BackBlast – #theNest @theCounty 4/6/19 Abacus Q

Through dumb luck and Siri’s spell check I texted the PAX of the county that YHC was going to steal their soles ITG. Mostly, the PAX hate the idea of running long distances. YHC on the other hand enjoys running, so something had to give. PAX – Shitzle (Down Range and R), Crockpot, Jolly Rancher,Continue reading “BackBlast – #theNest @theCounty 4/6/19 Abacus Q”

BackBlast 4/2/19 – #theLoco @theCounty Abacus Q

PAX – Valdez, SweetTart, Bulletin (R), Jerry McGuire (R), Uncle Rico, Pew Pew, Jolly Rancher, Big Bird, Ashley, Little Jerry (R), Crockpot, OJ, Cowboy, Viking, Seabiscut, Lady Bird (R), Abacus Q YHC promised pain and the lack of mumble chatter indicated SUCCESS! Mosey to front lot for COP and warm-up. Mosey to parking lot forContinue reading “BackBlast 4/2/19 – #theLoco @theCounty Abacus Q”