BB – 2/1/20 The Ruiner with Meter Maid

It was a perfect morning with a temperature at 37 degrees. It was not raining but the ground was wet. I arrived at 6:30am to set up for my Q. It was hard to get a parking spot as nearly all the usual parking spots were taken. Two groups had done some work beforehand eitherContinue reading “BB – 2/1/20 The Ruiner with Meter Maid”

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”

BLACK OPS @ 7AM – St. John Center for Homeless Men Merkin Challenege – 11/27

878 That’s right come join in the fun tomorrow in the GLOOM to knock out 878 BURPEES with yours truly at St. John Center (700 E Muhammad Ali Blvd).  The more people we have the more burpees we get to dish out.  There is parking available on the street as well as a parking garageContinue reading “BLACK OPS @ 7AM – St. John Center for Homeless Men Merkin Challenege – 11/27”

St. John Center for Homeless Men Merkin Challenge Update & BLACK OPS – 11/27

Great News – 770 You may ask what does that number mean.  Well that is how many pairs of socks we have raised with 6 days remaining. HUGE Thank You to everyone. It is amazing what type of impact our HIMS have on our community.  As mentioned we still have 6 days remaining so ifContinue reading “St. John Center for Homeless Men Merkin Challenge Update & BLACK OPS – 11/27”

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”

St. John Center for Homeless Men Merkin Challenge

Calling all PAX and AO’s for a wonderful 3rdF opportunity.  I met with St. John Center recently and with the winter coming they are in need of white crew socks for their members.   St. John Center for Homeless Men is a great local non-profit that helps homeless men address the barriers to housing andContinue reading “St. John Center for Homeless Men Merkin Challenge”

2/9 Ruiner Backblast-Tour de Ruiner

Q: Captain Insaneo Pax: Red Roof, Wham!, Fergie, Escort, Vincent (R), Pope, Tron, CI Conditions: Eyeball freezing weather. 18*ish. Clear. No wind, which helped. Gearlander: Same things I wore on last night’s ruck. I picked up this Q despite it following a tough night ruck co-Q’d by beasts Diablo and Mad Cow and being outContinue reading “2/9 Ruiner Backblast-Tour de Ruiner”

I’m not mad, I’m disappointed- 2/9 Ruiner Preblast

Been a long week, so take this with a grain of salt. We got like a grand of us and no one stepped up to Q the Ruiner? I took it because I love it. Do me a favor, though. Figure out that you need to love it, too. I’ll show you why you shouldContinue reading “I’m not mad, I’m disappointed- 2/9 Ruiner Preblast”

Ruiner Backblast 1/19 – Double Ugh

Q: Captain Insaneo Pax (13): Red Roof, Catfish, Face, Tron, Vincent, Wham!, Violet, Nugget, Incognito, Grinder, Porkchop, Diablo, CI Conditions: When I got to the O it was 41 and pouring. As the workout progressed, the rain let up. Or, as Violet said, the workout made him forget about the rain. Gearlander: normal stuff, plusContinue reading “Ruiner Backblast 1/19 – Double Ugh”

1/19 Ruiner Preblast – Ugh

I just checked the weather for tomorrow’s workout…. Oh well, rain or shine, amirite?  I can only promise one thing:  it’s been worse. Who:  All Pax with a pair What:  A CI Q in the cold rain When:  Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 0700 Where:  the O, which is located in Seneca Park by theContinue reading “1/19 Ruiner Preblast – Ugh”

01.05.2019. Back Blast. 4 Saturday’s — 4 Churches. Week 1 @ Holy Trinity.

When: 5:00pm   Where: Holy Trinity Parish (The Mutt)   Q: The Holy Spirit   # of PAX: 12   PAX: Glen Ross, Big Bird, Le Pew, Gilligan, Meter Maid, Abacus, Aerobie, Mama’s Boy, Storm Trooper, Fridge, Windshield, and Miyagi   WINKE YHC got to his home parish, Holy Trinity right around 4:30, where heContinue reading “01.05.2019. Back Blast. 4 Saturday’s — 4 Churches. Week 1 @ Holy Trinity.”

“Running is a life skill” – John Coctostan. Ruiner Backblast 1/5/19

Q: Captain Insane-o Pax: Here’s a question: if you come late and miss the workout but workout, do I count you here? Because Diablo wrote a backblast for these guys, imma gonna say naw. Vincent (R), Trump, Gillespie, Face, Violet, Pope, Pong, Oscar, CI Gearlander: Merrell shoes, feetures socks, shorts, Toledo Walmart tank top coveredContinue reading ““Running is a life skill” – John Coctostan. Ruiner Backblast 1/5/19”

01.05.2019. Pre Blast. 4 Saturday’s — 4 Churches.Week 1 @ Holy Trinity Parish.

Who: All Pax, Friends, M’s, and 2.0’s   When: 1700   Where: Holy Trinity Parish (AKA: The Mutt)   Q: The Holy Spirit   Calling all HIMs! Gather with Aerobie, and myself for the 5:00pm mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. This is week one location for the month long event. We will meet atContinue reading “01.05.2019. Pre Blast. 4 Saturday’s — 4 Churches.Week 1 @ Holy Trinity Parish.”

Peroni #Backblast at the #Ruiner – 12.1.2018

VQ: Peroni PAX (15): Digiorno, Zartan, Captain Insano, OJ, Buschhhhh, Backdraft, Mayberry, Vincent(R), Tron, Violet, Fergie, Red Roof, Nugget, Wham!, Peroni(Q) “I don’t think the heavy stuff is going to come down for quite awhile.” COP: Mosey to BB Court 20 Imperial Walkers (IC) 20 SSH (IC) 20 Abe Vigodas (IC) 20 Squats (IC) KendraContinue reading “Peroni #Backblast at the #Ruiner – 12.1.2018”

12.1.2018 Peroni VQ #PreBlast @ #Ruiner

If you like warm and wet come and join me at the O tomorrow morning for my VQ.  Be honest with yourself…who doesn’t like warm and wet, warm being relative of course. I’m going to throw together a workout I learned from some Navy SEAL buddies on the beaches of Coronado.  If you like toContinue reading “12.1.2018 Peroni VQ #PreBlast @ #Ruiner”

B.B. 9/22 TheRuiner: St.X vs. Trinity Pride Week

Well StX/Trinity pride week has officially started with the 1st Annual Pride Week Beatdown. Nugget captained for the Rocks and Methane for the Tigers. We gave the disclaimer to 28 PAX, divided up the teams and each team headed out to strategerize and COP. PAX: Nugget Co-Q Methane Co-Q Eastwood Meatball Red Roof Trump ScubaContinue reading “B.B. 9/22 TheRuiner: St.X vs. Trinity Pride Week”

PB for 9/22 Ruiner at TheO: Rivalry Week!!!!

It’s the biggest rivalry ever! USA/Russia? Nope. Batman/Superman? Nope. Derek vs. Hansel? Nope It’s St. X vs. Trinity. And what a better way to kick off Pride Week than with a little “friendly” competition at The O. I am calling on all Tigers, Tiger parents or Tiger wannabes. Show up at Seneca Park by theContinue reading “PB for 9/22 Ruiner at TheO: Rivalry Week!!!!”

8/18 Ruiner Death Race Backblast

Q: Captain Insane-o Pax (19): Pope (FIFO), Glenn Ross, Busssccch, Red Roof, Scuba Steve, Duplo, Fergie, Digiorno, Chestnut, Vincent (R), Zoolander, Chicken Fried, Noxeema Jackson (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty), Deuce, Tureen, Face, Jitterbug (R), Kramer (DR from F3 St. Louis), CI I thought about writing this entire Backblast from Red Roof’s perspective, but youContinue reading “8/18 Ruiner Death Race Backblast”

7/21/18 BackBlast – #Ruiner #TheO

PAX: Mayberry (Q), Cardinal, Fergie, Cutlas, Trump, Nugget and Seabass. Weather: 70’s, ground was wet from storms, no rain.  Perfect morning. COP SSH (19), Imperial Walkers (19), Grass grabbers (13), Downward dog stretch – time, Kendra newmans – time, Merkins – 11 (IC), Mountain Climbers – 13 (IC), Shoulder Taps – 11 (IC) The PAXContinue reading “7/21/18 BackBlast – #Ruiner #TheO”

5/26/18 – Ruiner – Memorial Day Murph Pre-Blast

I’ve been having some trouble finding a Q for the #Ruiner workout this Saturday (and other Saturdays, hint hint!) so we’re going to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy and do his workout as so many do on this Memorial Day Weekend. If you don’t know much about Murph read his story here. Murph Run 1Continue reading “5/26/18 – Ruiner – Memorial Day Murph Pre-Blast”