5.16.22 Pre Blast: The Motivator @ The Abyss – BigBird Q

Weekend gone by too fast? Feeling down about already having to start a new week all over? Have no fear! I have the remedy. All you have to do is show up at the darkest of AO’s at 0530 with your coupon and tow and after 45 mins your mind will be transformed from….meh…to…LET’S GO!!!Continue reading “5.16.22 Pre Blast: The Motivator @ The Abyss – BigBird Q”

5.10.22 Back Blast: The Loco @ The County

5/3, and after an Asian Zing (R) birthday celebration under the portico due to the wet conditions Hush Puppy accidentally on purpose forgot to grab the shovel flag. Since I was the last one to roll out I grabbed it with the intention to post at The County the following Tuesday to return it. AContinue reading “5.10.22 Back Blast: The Loco @ The County”

Back-Blast: The Range @ the Patriot – 5.11.22 – Mannequin Q

Warm weather made for a quick warmup this morning, we 16 men filtered in right as I was getting rolling with the disclaimer. The train had held a lot of them up. This mornings workout was down at the Cityplace courtyard. When you are in there, and the music is blasting, it makes for aContinue reading “Back-Blast: The Range @ the Patriot – 5.11.22 – Mannequin Q”

5.10.22 Pre Blast: The Loco @ The County – BigBird Q

Man!! Today has been unbelievable! Quite possibly the most beautiful day of the year! Tomorrow looks to bless us with much of the same. Well…you know how sometimes when you go through a thing that’s difficult, coming out the victor on the other side is all the more sweet? Come out with me tomorrow ITGContinue reading “5.10.22 Pre Blast: The Loco @ The County – BigBird Q”

BB- The Nest at the County – 5/7/22 – Derby Themed Rotation- Backflop and Meter Maid CoQ

I can see why the weather people only give a 10 minute weather guarantee in our area. It was not supposed to rain this morning before the Nest. The conditions were 51 degrees with a light rain and wet/sloppy conditions at the Nest track. Backflop and YHC were coQs. We each came with a planContinue reading “BB- The Nest at the County – 5/7/22 – Derby Themed Rotation- Backflop and Meter Maid CoQ”

5-2-22 – The Incubator at the Posh – Meter Maid Q

It was a cool 47 degrees which was chiller than than I expected. No worry because the weight we would move would more than keep us warm. All totaled 5 pax [Methane (R) [newly minted Incubator site Q] Ladybird (R), YNot [3rd post at Posh], Edward Scissorhands, Meter Maid (Q)]showed up for the never missContinue reading “5-2-22 – The Incubator at the Posh – Meter Maid Q”

BB- The Agony at the County – 4/14/22 – Meter Maid Q

In looking at the forecast the night before, YHC decided to make it a run heavy workout. For those who don’t know, Gisele is doing lots of burpees this month for charity. At his Q earlier this week (and I didn’t know or attend), they ran a lap around the County and did 10 burpees.Continue reading “BB- The Agony at the County – 4/14/22 – Meter Maid Q”

Back Blast: 2022 Pull Up Challenge

12…1,281…40,953 Nope. They’re not coordinates that will take you to a buried treasure. It’s not any kind of new mathematical equation that will earn you the Nobel prize. These numbers are far better than that. 12 is the number of dudes that reached at least 2022 pull-ups from January 1st – March 31st. 1,281 isContinue reading “Back Blast: 2022 Pull Up Challenge”

Pre-blast: 4/5/22 – Bag of Wrenches @ The O

It’s probably going to be raining when your alarm clock goes off tomorrow. Don’t let that be the reason you decide to stay in the fartsack. The O arguably offers the least amount of shelter of all the AO’s in the region but we do have some options. That said…. if it’s raining, I canContinue reading “Pre-blast: 4/5/22 – Bag of Wrenches @ The O”

3.31.22 Back Blast: The Moonshiner @ The Boondocks

Was really looking forward to this one. I found myself in a fortunate position where I could put the cherry on top of a couple of conquests. The pull-up challenge that started January 1st along with the Iron Horse challenge that would go all of the way through the end of this day, March 31st.Continue reading “3.31.22 Back Blast: The Moonshiner @ The Boondocks”

3.31.22 Pre Blast: The Moonshiner @ The Boondocks – BigBird Q

A whole lot to be happy about! The end of another month already! The end of a quarter…which means the end of the Pull Up and Iron Horse Challenges! A full week of Spring in the books! So we’re going to celebrate with some Summer! Bring yourselves, your gloves, your running shoes and a buddy.Continue reading “3.31.22 Pre Blast: The Moonshiner @ The Boondocks – BigBird Q”

3.21.22 Back Blast: The Motivator @ The Abyss

How time it does fly…Since the beginning of the year I’ve only been to The Abyss a few times and hadn’t Q’d at all. About 6 weeks ago Harbaugh was looking to fill up the calendar so I decided to have him sign me up for this one so I could check it off myContinue reading “3.21.22 Back Blast: The Motivator @ The Abyss”

Pre-blast: 3/25/22 – The Chopper @ Vets

It’s been weeks since my last Q and months since the last time I Q’d @ Vets. Looking forward to finally being back leading a workout under the flags @ Veterans Memorial! Tomorrow’s workout will include some Vets staples along with some exercises that break the Vets’ unwritten rules. We’ll get a little cardio inContinue reading “Pre-blast: 3/25/22 – The Chopper @ Vets”

3.22.22 Pre Blast: The Tank @ Vets – BigBird Q

I’m every job that must be done there is an element of fun. Just like Mary Poppins coming in with the East wind, your Bird will be swooping in to give you a spoonful of a beatdown that will be the medicine to help you be better equipped to take on your hump day. NoContinue reading “3.22.22 Pre Blast: The Tank @ Vets – BigBird Q”

The Minutemen at the Patriot – 3/21/22 – Meter Maid Q

I was happy to be Qing the fastest growing and AO of the year. If you haven’t come out, make sure to check it out. It was 44 degrees for the start. YHC did a disclaimer but forgot to ask if we had any FNGs. There weee 13 pax including an FNG this morning: RipContinue reading “The Minutemen at the Patriot – 3/21/22 – Meter Maid Q”

3.20.22: The Motivator @ The Abyss – BigBird Q

Usually making a left hand turn is synonymous with something bad or having made a turn for the worse. Tomorrow ITG left hand turns will be a good thing as the hard work we produce will prepare us to dominate our Monday, setting the tone for the rest of the week. So get up, turnContinue reading “3.20.22: The Motivator @ The Abyss – BigBird Q”

3.18.22 Back Blast: The Baptizer @ El Jardín

This was my first time getting the nod at Friday’s Baptizer workout. The Garden Goons know how to bring it so I wanted to make sure I put together a wienke stiff enough to meet their expectations. This would also be the day after St. Patty’s day and round 1 of the NCAA Tourney soContinue reading “3.18.22 Back Blast: The Baptizer @ El Jardín”

3.18.22 Pre Blast: The Baptizer @ The Garden – BigBird Q

1,609 meters…1,760 yards…5,280 feet…No matter how you spin it, it’s all equivalent to a mile. You might run it in 6:30 or 8:20 or 10:45. But on this day it will take us a lot longer than that. This will be the longest mile you will have run and at 0615 the Grim Reaper willContinue reading “3.18.22 Pre Blast: The Baptizer @ The Garden – BigBird Q”

BB- The Incubator at the Posh – 3/14/22 – Meter Maid Q

Sometimes you have to show up even when everything is not optimal. My voice was shot, but I had a plan to execute a successful workout. I showed up 10 minutes early to setup my board by the PWC pavilion, get my coupon to start ex and get the music / speaker setup. There wereContinue reading “BB- The Incubator at the Posh – 3/14/22 – Meter Maid Q”

PB – The Incubator at Posh – 3/14/22 – Meter Maid Q

Recently others have said YHC has been chattering more than usual. Tomorrow will not be one of those days. YHC doesn’t have much voice but plan to deliver on my planned Q. Warm up will be a mosey followed by some EMOM and Tabata. You will need your coupons and gloves for admission. SYITG! -MeterContinue reading “PB – The Incubator at Posh – 3/14/22 – Meter Maid Q”

BB – 3/11/22 – Wisteria at Pleasantville – Meter Maid Q

YHC continued his tour of the AOs with this mornings visit to Pleasantville. If you haven’t been out recently, I would encourage you to come out. There were no potted plants today but 5 PAX came out. It seemed like the County meets Pleasantville with Viking (full beard-is there any other way?), Backflop (fast evenContinue reading “BB – 3/11/22 – Wisteria at Pleasantville – Meter Maid Q”

3.5.21 Back Blast: The Hurt @ The Mutt

Friday afternoon, 3.4, I ask Frosty if there is a pre Hurt ruck. His response a short, sweet and to the point, “0600.” He would later say that it was likely going to be just the two of us. All good with me. I was immediately looking forward to some one on one, quality FrostyContinue reading “3.5.21 Back Blast: The Hurt @ The Mutt”

3.5.22 Pre Blast: The Hurt @ The Mutt – BigBird Q

Come out to The Mutt tomorrow ITG and we’ll be sure to say hey to Carl at least 11 times! We won’t be needing the cache of coupins but definitely bring your running shoes. Your Bird will do his best to work over all of your muscle groups and make your decision to come outContinue reading “3.5.22 Pre Blast: The Hurt @ The Mutt – BigBird Q”