AO: The Swanson

When: 01/17/2024


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The BackBlast:

AO: ao_the-swanson
Q: Bunsen
PAX: Go Blue, Ditka, ODD JOB, Topless, Bunsen, Shake Weight
FNGs: 1 Shake Weight
Finally Winter has come! The Gloom Misery Index calculators are all out and The Swanson started with a baseline 23 score (32F – 9F), and as PAX proceeded through a vigorous WOR, a couple extra PAX rolled in hot to boost the final GMI to 29. Not top 10, but respectable! YHC didn’t want any PAX complaining about cold, so we kicked off with invigoration!!

YHC barked out 5 burpees OYO, which got everyone’s attention! Then, PAX found a spot on the curb for:
Dick Butkises x 10 IC
Sun Gods x 10 IC (forward then reverse)
Ditka showed up just in time and PAX were awarded….you guessed it! 5 burpees OYO!! (theme is developing…)
Mosey to the pavilion, and YHC was concerned as the sidewalks were not plowed and I in my running shoes. Damn the luck, haha!
At the top of the pavilion, PAX performed:
In honor of my recent trip and wife’s heritage, Bulgarian Squats x 20 On Q (10 per leg)
It’s hoops season! Bobby Hurley x 15 OYO
Olympics in 2024 (summer though): Bonnie Blair x 16 OYO
5 Burpees OYO

PAX moseyed to the bottom of the sidewalk and performed OYO:
5 x burpees
30 x Squats
15 x Merkins
15 x Mountain Climbers
5 x Burpees
Hold Al Gore for the 6.
Mosey up to the pavilion
5 x Burpees
20 x Dips
20 x Monkey Humpers
30 second plank – together count off
5 x Burpees
Mosey the long way around the ballfield back to the 1st station
5 x Burpees
15 x Imperial Walkers IC
15 x Werkins OYO
5 x Burpees
Mosey to the top of the pavilion:
5 x Burpees
30 x Squats
15 x Merkins
15 x Mountain Climbers
5 x Burpees
Mosey down to station 1 and back up to the pavilion
5 x Burpees
20 x Dips
20 x Monkey Humpers
30 x Plank – PAX count off
5 x Burpees
Mosey back to the parking lot for…

10 x Hillbilllies
10 x Freddie Mercuries
10 x Leg Raises
10 x American Hammers

PAX 2nd F lunch will be next week
This Friday (1/19) is Freed to Lead at Mighty River Brewery (come have a beer even if you haven’t read the book)
Tomorrow – Off the Books workout! Samurai Challenge at 0530 Twin Silos. Bring a Ruck and Sandbag.

Prayers for Monsanto, his family and his son as he broke BOTH the radii and ulna bones in his arm!
Thanks for this group of friends, and the opportunity to bring in the day correctly, and with excitement. Prayers for God to lead us to be better men, leaders, husbands, and fathers!

Thank you all for allowing me to lead you this morning. It was my honor and pleasure!!

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