AO: The Swanson

When: 09/09/2020


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Ditka, Excitebike, Forest Gump, Go Blue!, Googan, Pick-Up Line, Short Circuit, Tri-Delt,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Go Blue!

The BackBlast:


An unexpected September snow greeted the PAX on this gloomy Swanson morning. The PAX were not deterred and showed up ready to work. All were welcomed, given the mission, and disclaimed. A short mosey around the parking lot, a couple stragglers rollin’ in hot, and on to the …


  • Sun Gods, x10 IC, FWD/REV
  • High Knees, x15 IC
  • Butt Kickers, x15 IC
  • Quick leg stretch routine
  • Bataan Death March*

The Thang:

  1. Arms Escalator
    • Four exercises, four rounds. Each round you add an exercise and perform exercise of previous rounds. Run down a ramp and back between rounds. At then end of 4 rounds going up the escalator, work back down.
      • (1) 10 Derkins, (2) 20 Dips, (3) 30 Carolina Dry Docks, (4) 40 Shoulder Taps**
  2. Legs Escalator
    • Same description as above, but … obviously … with leg exercises
      • (1) 10 Side Lunges***, (2) 20 Monkey Humpers, (3) 30 Calf Raises, (4) 40 Squats

6 MoM:

  • Heels to Heaven, x15 IC****
  • WWI Snow Angels, x15 IC
  • American Hammers, x20 IC


YHC reminded the PAX of “being in the moment”, giving your all to the moment you’re in and the people you’re with. It’s no easy task these days with easy distractions of cell phones, stresses of 2020, etc. You can’t always be in the moment; you need to reflect on the past and plan for the future. But, carefully choose your moments to “be in the moment”. Whether it’s when you’re with your loved ones, your friends, or whatever is important to YOU. Try to be THERE, in the moment, WITH THEM. Time goes by fast and if you don’t make a conscious effort to do it now, you’ll wish you had later in life.

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” -Alan Watts

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* Performed with less “death”, substituting 15 SSH for the 5 burpees, saving the PAX from getting their hands wet and cold early. You’re welcome.

** It was at this point that it appears the cold got to Googan and he hallucinated, thinking he saw and heard Creme-filled showing up late and receiving instruction.

*** Unless you’re Excitebike, then it’s just deep inner thigh stretches.

**** YHC felt he had to get the PAX at least a little bit wet.

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