PB- The Agony 7/15/21 – Meter Maid 50th Q

Airplane was originally scheduled to Q but has to be on the road to Lexington early. I quickly scooped up the Q that will be my 50th. Sorry no pizza or pizza boxes will be present. Bring coupons and gloves are recommended.

It will be a you vs you workout. SYITG!

-Meter Maid

7.14.21 Back Blast – The Tank @ Vets

Weather: 70’s, muggy, sticky, air was thick, no breeze.

PAX: Kilo, Jewel, Newman, Worm, Bunghole, Vincent (R), Wide Right, PK, Yoshi, Alfalfa, Wet Sack, Diablo, No Nuts

Q: Stick Up

The morning started off nice. YHC was waiting to see the targeted body parts for Diablo’s EC sandbag stuff to not overload Jewel and Worm.

No legs. Looks like we have 45 minutes of legs coming up. Thanks for making the decision easy Diablo!

COP: Mosey around the monument, 15 SSH, 10 Grass Grabbers, 10 Toy Soldiers, 10 Imperial Walkers, Downward Dog, L over R, Right/Right, R over L, Left/Left, cobra strectch.

THANG: Grab your coupons and mosey towards the lower parking lot. We stopped at the “corner” near the play ground to give us approx 100yrds down to the circle. Cones had be strategically placed at 10 yard increments. At cone 1 we started the Jack Webb style routine. 1 Coupon Thruster: 4 Weighted Squats. Run, with coupon to the end of the 100 yard marker and back to cone 2. Next two thrusters, 8 weighted squats. Run to the end with coupon and back to cone three. Continue the pattern until you finish at the bottom with 10 thrusters and 40 weighted squats. Once we all finsihed we headed back to the ring road that wraps around the seal for THANG 2.

THANG 2: 11’s starting with 10 Thrusters, running to the other side of the ring and 1 Jump squat. Continued with this until time was called and we circled up around the seal to finish up the day.

COT: countOrama, nameOrama, announcements, intentions, Words of Thanks.

Good times fellas! Thanks for having me.

Stick Up

Backblast 7/13/21 Planetarium at Boondocks – Fungi Q

Pax

FlexSeal, Verbal, CrockPot, Refi, Bulletin (R), Dauber, Holy Roller (R – ON CRUTCHES!), Swag, Yankovich (R), Cochran, LePew, Backflop, Fungi (Q)

Weather – low 70s and a bit thick

COP

SSH 24, Copperhead Squats 10, Kendra Newmans, Bow and Arrows (10 IC), 4 PT Trunk Twist (10 IC)

The Main Thang – 4 Ladders

Ladder 1 = 5 Merkins, 10 Squats, 15 Big Boys, 20 Overhead Press, Lap

Ladder 2 = 5 Burpees, 10 Lunges (each leg), 15 LBC (IC), 20 rows, Lap

Ladder 3 = 5 Derkins, 10 Bobby Hurleys, 15 Freddy Mercuries (IC), 20 Thrusters, Lap

Ladder 4 = 5 T-Merkins, 10 Sumo Squats, 15 Supermans, 20 Curls, Lap

Between each rung of the ladder was a 50 yard run. The lap at the end of each ladder was 1/3 mile.

Finished with 5 Sprints on the basketball court

Announcements – Still collecting for colorectal cancer research in honor of Husky (see Backflop) and an end to sex trafficking (see Holy Roller)

Intentions – all unspoken because I forgot to ask

COT Message – if you are using F3 only for the workouts, you’re missing out on the full potential of the group. Lean on your brothers. Life can be messy. Don’t go through it alone.

Our Father…

Always enjoy leading

Fungi

tron preblast bag of wrenches at the o

1this is the preblast for my q at the o tomorrow tuesday july the thirteenth in the year of our lord two thousand twenty one at five thirty in the am, written as required by article twelve section fourteen paragraph eight of the geneva conventions

2there have been foretellings of great tempests which will descend upon the lands be forewarned of giving into the teachings of false prophets and let not their false teaching give you hesitations for surely the good lord would never disrupt the best q of my life, for it has been foretold that though this q has not been written upon the tablets that a hero of ages would rise up on this day and provide suggestions for all who gather that will challenge them both physically and cardiovascularly but without needing coupons

tron out

BB: 7/8/21 at The O: 41st B-Day Q!

41 years, never felt so good. Woke up nice and early to get locked and loaded for another great workout. 8 of us showed up for a “baseball” style workout with coupons. Shyster, Klopek, Why Not, Russdiculous, Sump Pump, Motorboat, Huggies and Flo Jo (Q) rallied up for disclaimer, then headed to drop off our coupons on the tennis courts…more on that later.

Headed over to Cogan’s Cove (been awhile), down to the bottom the half pipe for some warm ups. Downward Dog, right over left, switch, right-right, switch. Straight into Mountain Climbers (x 20 IC), Straight into Merkins (X15 IC). Up for Grass Grabbers, Imperial Squat Walkers (x 15 IC), Kinder Newmann, Michael Phelps, and we were ready to go.

As a kid, I was a big Pete Rose fan. In honor of the hits king, we did 14’s. Pete is second all time in doubles, so we counted by 2. Started at the bottom of the hill with 12 lunges IC, then sprint to the top for 2 squats. Mosey down for 10 lunges IC, then sprint to top for 4 squats. All the way down to 2 lungs IC and 10 squats. Quick 10 count, then back to the tennis courts for some more loose baseball. Last hill sprint was Prisoner Style, also a nod to good ole Petey, bet on it!

Started at the side of the first court, at the end of the net (home base), mosey over to 1st base (in between 2nd and 3rd courts), that station was Merkins. Mosey over to 2nd base (end of net at 4th court), coupon straight arm raises/swings. 3rd base was opposite 1st…you all know baseball…that station was Overhead Claps IC. We started with 1 Merkin, then 2 Straight Arm Raises, 3 Overhead Claps (IC), then Home for 4 Burpess. Kept it going with 5 Merkins at 1st, 6 Straight Arm Raises, 7 Overhead Claps IC, then back for 8 Burpees. This continued up to 16 Burpees, then we started counting backwards until we got to 1 Overhead Clap. 7 runs scored by all 8 of us.

Playlist (for baseball):

Centerfield – John Fogerty, Batter Up – Nelly (St. Lunatics), My Oh My – Macklemore, Right Field – Peter, Paul & Mary, Talkin’ Baseball – Terry Cashman, Load up the Bases – Whiskey Falls, ended with Organ playing of Take Me Out To The Ballgame.

Total was 64 Merkins, 64 Straight Arm Coupon Raises, 128 Overhead Claps, 64 Burpees.

Some random Mary to finish as we all staggered in behind Russ.

Offered up thanks for all of our blessings, prayers and blessings to those less fortunate than us.

Great start to another birthday, shoulders a bit sore in the golf round Thursday afternoon.

Flo Jo

BB – Kapowski @ Bayside 7.8.21 w/ Jewel

Started the morning off waking up at 0415 because I didn’t want to be late. After 50+ Q’s, you’d think I’d be over that, but alas, I’m not.

Another beautiful day ITG, 70deg and a fellow Garden Goon showed up, thanks Catfish. Things were starting off good, despite the super early wakeup call.


0530 and the PAX were ready to go. 8 HIMs
Mr. Mom
Charolais (R)
Blue Screen
Squid
Catfish
Ruby (R)
Shuttlecock (R)
Jewel – Q

COP
SSH
Abe Vigodas
SLOW Grass Grabbers
Downward Dog and Runners stretches

To get our hear rates up, I decided we would do an Indian Run around the campus. This is where the narrator scratches in and the morning goes down hill.

Whump GIFs — Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) Dislocated shoulder 2 / 3

Shuttlecock was all in on the Indian Run and was sprinting when we transitioned to the parking lot from the sidewalk. Man down. Prayers for a speedy recovery. We completed the Indian Run after sending Ruby and Charolais off to take care of Shuttlecock, but not before they and Mr. Mom huddled for a quick prayer. (It’s a special group out there)

Thang
3 stations- 6 minutes each rotation.
Station 1. 4 cone drill – sprint up, shuttle over, Bernie back, shuttle back to starting cone. While one PAX made their way, the others did an AMRAP of diamond merkins.
Station 2. 10 Boyos, 10 Merkins, 20 Toddler Squats
After completing each set – run to cones that had been placed 40yds apart.
Station 3. 20 Curls, 15 Overhead Presses, 10 Manmakers
After completing each set – run to cones that had been placed 40yds apart.

You know it’s good when Catfish comments about the suck in Station 3.

About halfway through, Ruby and Charolais made it back from taking Shuttlecok. It was nice to see them and know he was in good hands.

At 0612 we circled up for some quick Mary before time was called.

Announcements and intentions were made.

Always a pleasure to lead this group.

SYITG – Jewel

2021 Capture the Flag Ruck PreBlast 7/16

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Capture the Flag Ruck

Draft

In order to make this fair and keep McAfee from stacking his allstar team we will be doing a team draft.  Each pax will be placed in a hat and pulled one by one to be placed on a team. There will be 10 teams in total.  Each team will be assigned on of the 10 segments on the map above. For example team 1 will plant their flag in segment 1 on the map above.  

The draft will be held at the blind squirrel today 7/8 at 4pm.  We’d love for you to join or you can follow along on zoom by clicking the link below.

capture the flag draft live zoom

From the center point (The Ainsworth 3929 Shelbyville Rd.) each team has been assigned a slice of the map. Within that slice, you must place your flag (Flags and maps will be handed out to designated team captains prior to event start).

Start at your Flag!

Your flag cannot be planted until the night of the event, which is where you must start.  Your flag must be in a publicarea. It must be planted in the ground. It cannot be coveredhidden or disguised.  It must remain in the original condition as when you received it. Your flag cannot be placed somewhere where it is likely to be removed, or that will put other Pax in serious danger.  It is recommended that you scout your location prior to the Ruck to maximize your time rucking.

No Pax may use a phone, GPS watch, or other device to map or otherwise track locations.

Meet up at your start location with your team at 7:45 pm.

At exactly 8 pm, the Team Captain will take a picture of their paper map with the exact location of their Flag marked with an X.  (you will need a sharpie)

This picture must be clear and the X must indicate (Small X please), as close as possible, where the flag is located. The X cannot be so large that it does not show where the flag is located.

The picture will then be sent via slack to #capture, along with the Team Number associated with the map image.

At this point, the game is on.

The Objective: ruck to as many flags as possible, taking a clear picture of the flag showing the Team Number and at least 2 Team members.

The team that returns to The Ainsworth by 11 pm with the most pictures of flags wins. 

Any team that fails to return to the Ainsworth by 11 pm is disqualified.

The winning team will be HANDSOMELY rewarded.

The Ainsworth

Thanks to our friend Buschhhhh, The Ainsworth has reserved a private room with golf simulator and designated bar tender.  Please have a great time and be respectful by tipping your bar tender. 

The Samaritan Woman

Donate to here 100% goes towards helping those affected by sex trafficking. 

The team who donates the most (honor system) will be handsomely rewarded.  

Endex

At 11 PM all teams are due to be at the Ainsworth (3929 Shelbyville Rd.) Look for the event host (TBD) show him your pictures of flags captured and the total $ donated.  Scores will be tallied and a winner will be HANDSOMELY rewarded.  Oh and patches will be given out.  Have Fun!

Blender @ Mutt 07.07.21 – Old Bay with Da Q

Tuesday night I was tired. I had been on the road with my family for just over a week. It was great…went to West Virginia, and then to Chicago to hang with my family for the first time in forever…then I went to Digiorno’s Birthday Q Tuesday morning…all good stuff, but I was smoked. I told myself I’d take Wednesday off, and then get back at it Thursday.

“Let’s see what dummy has the Q tomorrow” I say at 10 PM as I open up my calendar. Huh. Shit. I was unaware I had signed up. We do have incredible SiteQs at the Mutt though, so I must have just missed the super bad-ass hype message that foretold of an Old Bay beatdown the next morning. So I naturally had to run to the shop and start furiously sketching out a weinke.

PAX: 19. Larry Flynt, Flea, Glenn Ross, PorkChop, Tureen, Dojo, Peeping Tom, Left Eye, Ball Boy, Bandwagon, Back Draft, Pope, Buschhh, Fridge, Handbook, Zima, Fergie, Old Bay (Q). Great to see the boys as always.

Disclaimer, mosey around HT.

COP: SSH, IW, merkins, toy soldiers, hillbillies, merkins, dog, cobra

Thang1: Mutt Merkin Mile. Run Brookfield to St. Matthews, to Elmwood, back to HT. Stop at each light and do 10 merkins of various types. Normal, close, wide, R leg up, L leg up, staggered hands, etc. I think there were 47 light posts on those mean streets. Towards the end of our mile, a strange man in a muscle shirt running with a stroller approached us. Of course it was Pope with his 2.0 in a jogging stroller. I heard something about his wife saying “if you wake it, you take it”. We informed him of the ways he could use that with her next time, and then we continued on.

Thang2: Grab coupons and back up top. Tabata ladder, 45 secs of work, 15 seconds of rest. OH press, curls, squats, step overs, bench press, step overs, squats, curls, OH press. Then we finished with 10 Thrusters IC and put coupons away.

Mosey back to the flag for Mary. Aaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd time.

COR, NOR, Announcements, Intentions.

I hadn’t prepared anything really to take us out, so I just gave a quick reflection on gratitude and perspective. Even when everyone around me is being a terrible human being, I still have it pretty damn good. Slow it down a little bit, and most importantly, go make someone smile today.

Kisses,

OB

Pre-blast, Moonshiner @ The Boondocks, 7/8/21 @ 0530

Come out for a good ole fashioned beat down at the Boondocks tomorrow. We will be doing station work around the loop by the ball fields. So basically you will get some running, upper body, lower body, and back abs work. It will be a mixture of all exercises. Bring a coupon to leave at “the heavy station.” SYITG – Backflop Q

BB Squid Q – The Foundry @ County 07.07.21

It was a beautiful morning. It was seventy-some degrees and sweaty-percent humidity. The 6 PAX that decided not to make this a run day were Lambeau, Swag, Brown Water, Dauber Bootlegger (FNG) and YHC.

I gave the disclaimer and made sure the FNG had a loose run down of what was about to happen.

We took a short mosey to the far lot and did some typical warm up stuff. We moseyed back to our coupons and walked them over to the board. Although Lambeau didn’t seem excited about what he saw, he was glad it wasn’t a repeat of my 231 burpee Q from the first time we met in the gloom.

Thang: Modified Doracide
50 – Monkey Humpers
100 – Skull Crushers
150 – Bench Press
200 – SSH (SC)
150 – Curls
100 – Toddler Jump Squat (These were a big hit)
50 – Abyss Merkins
P1 – Exercise, P2 Gassers with 5 burpees at the top

The PAX crush their way through this. Since we had a little time to spare, we took a mosey back to the far lot for some Mary work. Each PAX called out an exercise. With a few minutes remaining we took the long way back to our coupons. We then rifle carried them back to the flag. For the last minute, we stretched as each PAX felt necessary.

COR, NOR, Announcements and Intentions.

As always, it is great to join dem County Boyz in the gloom.

Until Next Time,

Squid