Backblast – 1/4/2020 @ The Hurt with Meter Maid

It was my VQ at the Mutt and I wanted it to be special. I decided about doing something around this day in history. I took the historical numbers and made them the counts for the exercises. Conditions: It was 40 degrees but the wind chill had it feeling like 33 degrees. The rain hadContinue reading “Backblast – 1/4/2020 @ The Hurt with Meter Maid”

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”

BB – The Hurt – 11-23-2019

PAX: No Show, Blueprint, Glen Ross, Tiger, Barney Fife, Tureen, Deuce (Q) Weather was pretty nice considering how the rest of Saturday shook out. As always, great mumblechatter before getting started, hearing about Tureen’s week of family illness and about everyone’s Thanksgiving plans. Disclaimer given.  Mosey around the walking path to the coupon garden andContinue reading “BB – The Hurt – 11-23-2019”

PB – Deuce Q at The Hurt – 11/23/2019

Pepperoni was on the calendar to Q at the Hurt, but it turns out he has far more important things to attend to, and so I gladly took the Q for him.  As for tomorrow, its probably going to rain, so come prepared.  We will utilize the portico for part of things tomorrow, but otherwiseContinue reading “PB – Deuce Q at The Hurt – 11/23/2019”

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”

11-16-19 The Hurt at The Mutt Backblast

Sump Pump sent out a slack message saying he was injured and needed someone to take his place for his Q.  I don’t get a chance to make it out very often on Saturdays so I decided to be the next man up.  I wanted to keep moving to stay warm, have some fun butContinue reading “11-16-19 The Hurt at The Mutt Backblast”

Preblast 11-16 The Hurt at The Mutt

Next man up!  That’s what we say when the starter is injured.  That’s sorta the way it’s been for my beloved Boilermakers since we’re currently on our walk-on 4th string QB, but I digress.  When Sump Pump messaged a few of us saying that he was on the DL and he needed a back upContinue reading “Preblast 11-16 The Hurt at The Mutt”

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 – The Hurt – 10.19.2019

PAX (3): Soft Top, No Show, Deuce (Q) Weather: a little chilly, but for mid-October it was pretty nice out there. I knew that since  Rucktoberfest was going on the night before, there would be a relatively light crew ITG on Saturday.  However, at 6:59, it was just me, and so I was thinking aboutContinue reading “BB – The Hurt – 10.19.2019”

Back Blast – 9/28: The Hurt @ The Mutt

“Alright Tureen, I’ll be at the Mutt tomorrow. You up for a wager on the game tonight?” – Nugget I’ve done some dumb things over the years: but betting on St. X (straight up) Friday night is right up there with partnering with @buschhhhh or @f3pope for a full morning. But that’s what we do:Continue reading “Back Blast – 9/28: The Hurt @ The Mutt”

9/28/19 Preblast The Hurt @ The Mutt

Well, Sump Pump caught me in a weak moment (pretty sure it was after I had partnered with @buschhhhh, which is just stupid on many levels…) because I’m not scheduled to Q for another 6 months at least. But hear we go… 2.0 friendly workout tomorrow morning. We’ll work hard, have some laughs, and getContinue reading “9/28/19 Preblast The Hurt @ The Mutt”

!!!VQ ALERT!!! Messy Q – The Hurt at The Mutt

Do you remember the first time you led? Do you remember the last time you led? That awesome feeling knowing that you get to start your day by leading a group of leaders in our community! Come join Messy at The Mutt in the morning for his VQ. We’ll do a little running, some couponContinue reading “!!!VQ ALERT!!! Messy Q – The Hurt at The Mutt”

BB – The Hurt – 8.31.2019

PAX:  Sump Pump, Geppetto, Soft Top, Windshield, No Show, Rih Rih, Deuce (Q) Weather was a little warm, but not too bad. Disclaimer given and a short mosey to the front parking lot.  Circle up.  SSHs, grass-grabbers, downward dog, Kendra Newmans. Thing 1 – long run throughout the neighborhood, starting through Maryhill Estates and thenContinue reading “BB – The Hurt – 8.31.2019”

8.24 – The Hurt BB – Pepperoni 🍕

Pax: (7+ … ?) Whamo, Wham!, Blueprint, Cornbread, Softtop, Barney Fife, Pepperoni (Q) Conditions: Holy crap it was 59 when I opened my back door and entered the “gloom”…pretty damn spectacular for August if you ask me. I took this pic at sunrise…it was beautiful. Nugget called an early BO at the Mutt for SatContinue reading “8.24 – The Hurt BB – Pepperoni 🍕”

BB – The Extender – 5/30/2019

PAX (14):  Old Bay, Fridge, Buschhhh, Digiorno, Pope, Cowbell, Backdraft, Geppetto, Wham-O, Juicy, Fergie, Plumb Bob, Mouth, Deuce (Q). Weather was muggy but the temp was below 70, so we had that to be thankful for. Standard gearlander – green Nike shorts, First Tee t-shirt, Brooks running shoes.  Zoo would not approve of any ofContinue reading “BB – The Extender – 5/30/2019”

BB – The Hurt 5.25.2019

PAX (12) – Cornbread (R), Juicy, Wham-o (R), Old Bay, Blueprint, Backdraft Geppetto , Tureen, Soft top, Windshield Rih Rih, Deuce (Q) weather – 73 and muggy At first I thought maybe I’d get 3-4 HIMs to show up with the holiday weekend and the scavenger ruck the night before.  However, this group continues to amaze and impress as 11 showed up to join me.Continue reading “BB – The Hurt 5.25.2019”

Backblast 3/2/19 – Sump Pump at The Hurt

12 HIMs showed up this morning to perfect weather. It was dry and cool(d) 35 degrees. We even got to workout in the daylight. Glenn Ross reached out to me early in the week asking if I wanted to do an AO v AO, U v U type deal similar to what Mad Cow didContinue reading “Backblast 3/2/19 – Sump Pump at The Hurt”

The Hurt (1/05/19) Backblast – Better Late Than Never, Amirite?

OK I’m late getting the back blast to you for my Q on Saturday.  In my defense I’ve felt pretty bad since Saturday evening and I may have caught something while meeting up with a sick CI and the Ruiner pax.  Anyway, here’s the lowdown: QIC:  Red Roof Pax (21): Digiorno, Deuce, Sump Pump Jitterbug,Continue reading “The Hurt (1/05/19) Backblast – Better Late Than Never, Amirite?”

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.”

Pre-Blast: 01/05/19 Red Roof Q at The Hurt

I’ll be Q at the Mutt for the first time in a while.  I’d love to see some old friends out there on Saturday.  It’ll be fun!  We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll all talk about how big our kids are getting.  Most of all we’ll get better.  (This will be a reunion of sorts) Who: Continue reading “Pre-Blast: 01/05/19 Red Roof Q at The Hurt”