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”

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.”

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.”

ToG Backblast 11/29/18 – IN THE FACE!

Q:  Captain Insane-o Pax (21, 2 FNGs) (behold this group of CGs):  Fergie, Soft Wood (FNG), Peroni, Vincent (R), Star Child, Glenn Ross, Gillespie, OJ, Zoolander, Zartan, Diablo, Trony, Violet, Sweatshop, Pork Chop, Shank (FNG), Trump, Quimby, Busssscccchhh, Deuce, CI Conditions:  33*, a bit of cloudcover.  Dry until the last 10 minutes when it wasContinue reading “ToG Backblast 11/29/18 – IN THE FACE!”

Temple of Gloom Pre-blast 11/29 – Running is a Life Skill, Part 2

First, we will not do 100 burpees, run a mile, 50 burpees run a mile for time. Unless someone else chooses to do it, I won’t run that until sometime in March 2019. It seems like a lot you are twitchy about this one since I’ve scaled back my Qs and I’m apparently not creativeContinue reading “Temple of Gloom Pre-blast 11/29 – Running is a Life Skill, Part 2”

What about Ice? He’s Killing Your Brain Like a Poisonous Mushroom. ToG Backblast 11/15/18

Q: Captain Insane-o Pax (12): Diablo, Glenn Ross, Red Roof, Tronie Tron Tron, Digiorno, Bussscccchhhh, Violet, Mad Cow, Grinder, OJ, Abacus, CI It’s been so long since I Q’d I screwed up the disclaimer. I even forgot the name of an exercise during the workout. Maybe it’s rust, maybe it’s stress, maybe it’s age. NoContinue reading “What about Ice? He’s Killing Your Brain Like a Poisonous Mushroom. ToG Backblast 11/15/18”

11/15 Temple of Gloom Preblast – Do You Even Q, Brah?

For a while I was on pace for the most Qs. Then life/work/growing Pax got in the way, so it’s been a while.  A full month in fact.  I haven’t decided exactly what to do, but we’ll figure something out.  That said, you will run at least one continuous mile.  SYITG. -CI

BackBlast – Temple of Gloom #theO 11/8/18 – Gemini Q (Pittsburgh)

It was dark and the temperature was between 34F and 36F depending on which clump of muddy grass you grabbed in the gloom for a guest Q from Gemini (Pittsburgh). 15 PAX posted: Red Roof Captain insane-O Basic Bro (from Michigan) Star child Flo JO Sweatshop FNG (Butterfly) Grinder Violet McAfee Abacus (thank you for theContinue reading “BackBlast – Temple of Gloom #theO 11/8/18 – Gemini Q (Pittsburgh)”