Pre-blast: 3/25/21 – Temple of Gloom @ The O

I’m back on the Q at a The O tomorrow as I work towards closing out my IHC journey. My last Q there we explored some rarely charted territories but this time we’ll visit just one place that should be familiar to most who post at The O. Our coupons will be coming with usContinue reading “Pre-blast: 3/25/21 – Temple of Gloom @ The O”

Pre-blast: 🥶 🧊 02/11/12 – Temple of Gloom @ The O 🧊 🥶

Ice storm be damned… ToG is on @ The O tomorrow morning for those HIM brave enough to venture out in this mess and accelerate. We’re going to stay on our feet for the duration of the workout. If you find yourself on your six, it’s because you busted it on some ice. With ourContinue reading “Pre-blast: 🥶 🧊 02/11/12 – Temple of Gloom @ The O 🧊 🥶”

BackBlast: 1/21/21 – Temple of Gloom @ The O

Conditions: 39°F and partly cloudy. Nice and gloomy. PAX (11): Violet, Vincent (R), Flo Jo, Nan Moore, Russdiculous, Harry Caray, Hot Wheels, No Nuts, Motor Boat, Whitney (R), Handbook (Q) Here’s how it went down:  Quick disclaimer @ 0530. The lights were left on one of the baseball diamonds so I decided to mosey overContinue reading “BackBlast: 1/21/21 – Temple of Gloom @ The O”

Pre-blast: 1/21/21 – Temple of Gloom @ The O

We’re going to do a little bit of everything tomorrow @ The O. Cardio, core, upper body, & lower body will all be addressed. No coupons but please do not forget your gloves. Also here’s a little homework assignment for those planning to attend…. 22+22 = ??? Be ready to get after it! SYITG! -Handbook

Pre-Blast: Christmas Eve – Temple of Gloom @ The O

Chances are you missed my Q this morning @ Vets. That’s okay because in the spirit of the season, Santa Handbook is giving each of you a second chance to experience a Christmas beatdown sure to leave you struggling to lift your drink tomorrow night. The workout will be focused on the upper body/core andContinue reading “Pre-Blast: Christmas Eve – Temple of Gloom @ The O”

Pre-blast: 10/8/20 – Temple of Gloom @ The O – Q School w/ Russ & Handbook – Round 2

Q School is back in session @ The O tomorrow morning. Russ and I will recap what was covered on Tuesday as well as expand on some different workout styles that can be used for an effective full body beatdown. Please BRING A COUPON (weight plate, ruck, cinder block, etc.), gloves, and any questions youContinue reading “Pre-blast: 10/8/20 – Temple of Gloom @ The O – Q School w/ Russ & Handbook – Round 2”

BB – 9/3/2020 Sump Pump @ the Temple of Gloom

“Buckets of rain Buckets of tears Got all them buckets comin’ out of my ears.” Bob Dylan 8 Pax showed up this morning for a Taste of the Wet. 75 degrees with on and off downpours that made sure we all stayed soaked. Embrace the Suck! Aerobie (R), Motor Boat. Violet, Stick Up, Frankenbaby, Russdiculous,Continue reading “BB – 9/3/2020 Sump Pump @ the Temple of Gloom”

Temple of Gloom Backblast – Mostly on the Fly

QIC: CI Pax (9): Deuce, Handbook, Butcher, Pixar, Tin Cup, Jitterbug (R), Wham!, Pinecone, CI. Not included, but perhaps important to note is that Mrs. Tron was at the same park leading a workout of no less than 50, dropping Ric Flair Woo’s with banging music. So, we’ll call it 59. Conditions: Murky. Deuce saidContinue reading “Temple of Gloom Backblast – Mostly on the Fly”

BB: Tabata around the O with Flo Jo 6/18

11 PAX showed up for Tabata training at the O on Thursday.  Sump Pump got the memo on #TTT, nice work!  Plain White T was down range and showed up early in a polo shirt….made me think a bit as I got there early as well, come to find out he sleeps in them!  OneContinue reading “BB: Tabata around the O with Flo Jo 6/18”

Temple of Gloom Backblast – Paving Pebbles

Pax: FloJo redroof OJ wham Busch Lionel starchild deuce TFB tron Vincent oldbay Fergie porkchop CI Q: CI Absent: Zoo, many others Excused: McAfee, the Braggers (or is it Braggarts? you know the guys who did the Bragg Heavy. Much respect) Conditions: 34*, cloudy. Honestly didn’t feel cold. Warmed my heart that Star Child savedContinue reading “Temple of Gloom Backblast – Paving Pebbles”

CI Q at Temple of Gloom – Temple Run

I had a half Q the other day with Mac and it was fun. Feel like it’s time to do a full Q. It’ll help to have big numbers but it’ll be fine if not. We’ll do something I promise we’ve never done. It’ll involve sandbags. But we’ll also do stuff we always do. IfContinue reading “CI Q at Temple of Gloom – Temple Run”

BB: 1/23/20 at the O – Coupons for All!

12 strong showed up at the O on Thursday for a different kind of Flo Jo workout.  As many know, I like to run.  But know that we all get better with Coupons, and they can sometime be uncomfortable, so thought I would try some new moves with coupons for all. Shyster, Twon, Russdiculous, Handbook,Continue reading “BB: 1/23/20 at the O – Coupons for All!”

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”

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”

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”

BB: 10/10/19 at The O: SUICIDE SQUAD

12 strong showed up on Oct. 10th at the O for a beat down inspired by two fronts.  Gillispie, Star Child, Jitterbug (R), Number2 (R), Tron, Vincent (R), Lobsta, Glen Ross, OJ, Violet, Ice Man (R) and Flo Jo (Q) all came out to join the Suicide Squad. Gear – TTT, nuff said. Thang 1: Continue reading “BB: 10/10/19 at The O: SUICIDE SQUAD”

PreBlast “Back to Q School” Digiorno Q “The O” Temple of Gloom #F3Counts #HC #HL

If you haven’t been to Q School this week, then tomorrow may or may not be the best day to attend. We will do a few things: review the basics of an F3 workout, the core principles and counting IC. All this will be done while building camaraderie amongst leaders. Come join me for anContinue reading “PreBlast “Back to Q School” Digiorno Q “The O” Temple of Gloom #F3Counts #HC #HL”

BB: 8/1/19 at the O – Why FloJo?

(15) Violet, Scuba Steve, Wham!, Vincent, Nugget, Tron, Dunphy, Undertaker (DR), Buschhhhh, Pope, Digiorno, Glen Ross, Trump, Gillispie, and FloJo all got better on Thursday with a good all out workout. Why FloJo?   Well, I was once a runner, and love to work on getting back into it.  So as advertised in the PB, someContinue reading “BB: 8/1/19 at the O – Why FloJo?”

Sleepwalking Around the O – ToG Backblast 7.11.19. Welcome Deer Tick.

QIC: Captain Insane-o Pax (29, 1 FNG): Trump, Deuce, Pope, Busssccchhh, Flo Jo, Scuba Steve, OJ, Eggo, Violet, Dorothy, Lobsta, Carlton, Methane, Whitney, Crock Pot, Wham!, Red Roof, Deer Tick (FNG), Pixar, Butcher, Zoolander, McAfee, Nugget, Tron, Dunphy, Catfish, Vincent (R), Tony Malito, CI Conditions: Like a hot blanket of bear fur covered in honeyContinue reading “Sleepwalking Around the O – ToG Backblast 7.11.19. Welcome Deer Tick.”

7/11/19 ToG Preblast-If you’ve never skipped a CI Q, here’s your chance #getrested

Been a while since I Q’d. I’m going to give some thought to what to do, but no promises that it will be good, original or even interesting. It’ll just be good to be there, or not if you’re tired. Here’s a picture I found in my photos that I like.

5/23 Backblast – Modified Dora at the Temple of Gloom

It’s been awhile since I’ve taken the reins on a Q. I forgot how horribly I sleep the night before … I’m currently on coffee number 3 (or maybe 4) as I write this. As I was thinking about what the workout would look like, I knew I wanted to keep it simple, but challenging.Continue reading “5/23 Backblast – Modified Dora at the Temple of Gloom”

5/23 Pre-blast — Gillispie Pool primer/Quarterly Q at the Temple Of Gloom

Just a few days away from all the pool openings across the city. Get in that last Thursday Q at The O to impress all the Wendy Peppercorn’s of the world. Or just come out and see a rare Gillispie Q. Regardless of your motivations, it’ll make you better.

5.16.19 Temple of Gloom | BackBlast

QIC: Scuba Steve 10 Pax: Bojangles*, Wham, Oboe, Pixar, Butcher, FloJo, Pope, Tammy Faye Baker, Violet, Scuba Steve Circled up around the flag… Ain’t nobody tearing an Achilles on my watch! Already broke a heart @f3pope and I couldn’t put someone on the IR list for the A-Olympics, uh uh! Warm up: toe touches, runnersContinue reading “5.16.19 Temple of Gloom | BackBlast”