AO: The Swanson

When: 12/29/2021


Number of Pax: 7

Pax Names: Bootleg, Bunsen, Downhill, Earthworm Jim, Excitebike, Flo, Go Blue!,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Downhill

The BackBlast:


Inspiration and dedicated to the men of the 101st and 3rd Army in 1944.  It was cold then and it was cold this morning.  They suffered a lot, we suffered a little.


Mosey over to top of ball diamonds

Side Straddle Hop IC x 21

Chinook IC x 12

Sun Gods IC x 12

Reverse Sun Gods x 12

The Thang:

Screaming Eagle 101’s (aka 11’s)

Start with No Surrenders x 10, then mosey up hill between light posts at ball diamond (40yds), and then Fox Hole x 1.  Repeat No Surrenders x 9 , then mosey up hill, and then Fox Holes x 2. Repeat until No Surrender x 1 and Fox Holes x 10.  Also yell “Nuts” at every turn.

Burpee 1/2 – 3/4 mile (Patton’s 3rd Army march)

Mosey 200-300 yds and complete 11 burpees x 4

Mosey to top of ball diamonds and Rising Merkins x 10


Dolly IC x 15

Ooh Mary IC x 15

American Hammer IC x 12


YHC took us out with short prayer.  Prayed for Tool Time’s back, thanked for Go Blue’s family being healthy, and thanked for those that sacrificed in the Ardennes.

Naked Man Moleskin:

GMI was 23 (16 degrees + 7 Pax)

YHC came in hot at 5:30 (like the Germans on 12/16/44)

Mumble chatter was minimal to non-existent