AO: The Swanson

When: 07/22/2020


Number of Pax: 8

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

Number of FNGS: 2

FNG Names: Pick-Up Line, Creme-Filled

QIC: Short Circuit

The BackBlast:


YHC needed a solid #assKicker to throw at the PAX.  With YHC not getting as many opportunities to workout (babies, ammiright?), the order of the day was to make sure a solid #beatdown was dispensed, but also ensuring we left no man behind (or where we found him).  With this in mind, YHC pulled together something truly evil great. Welcome given, disclaimer disclaimed, YHC kicked off at 0530 with a brisk1 run around the parking lot, then circling for…


  • SSH x 25 (IC)
  • Hand-Release Merkins x 10 (IC)
  • 5 Burpees OYO2
  • CH Squats x 15 (IC)
  • Hillbillies x 15 (IC)
  • Gorilla Humpers x 15 (IC)3

We then moseyed to a nearby parking lot, to lunge-walk ~ 100 yds4, then settling on the next parking lot to kick-off…

The Thang:

“The Ringer”: Simple in theory, smoldering in execution. Rules are simple: first exercise, then a lap, first two exercises, then a lap, first three exercises, then a lap, etc.

  1. 5 Burpees
  2. 10 Merkins
  3. 15 LBCs
  4. 20 Lunges
  5. 25 Mtn. Climbers
  6. 30 Plank Jacks
  7. 35 American Hammers
  8. 40 SSH
  9. 45 BBSU
  10. 50 Squats

No PAX made it through level eight before YHC called for an Omaha.  At some point near when Omaha was called one of our FNGs splashed some heavy Merlot, further proof that he worked out the hardest.

We then moseyed backed to the parking lot for a ~100 yds REVERSE lunge-walk5, before moseying back to the #shovelFlag for some…


  • LSF x 20 (IC)
  • American Hammers x 20 (IC)


  • F3 Littleton’s Mayhem’s wife is going under the knife for her second knee surgery.  Keep him in your prayers as his wife leans heavy on him during this time.
  • #TAP for Tri-Delt as his family gets ready to travel to New Mexico for his wife’s grandfather’s birthday.  Prayers for safe travel, health, and a relaxing time.
  • #TAP for Excitebike as his family gets ready to travel to New Mexico for his wife’s grandfather who was recently put on Hospice.  Prayers for peace during this trying time.
  • #TAP for Go Blue!’s buddy from college who lost his Dad this past week.

YHC took us out.

Naked Man Moleskin:

  1. Probably too brisk.  YHC clocked a roughly 6:35 pace, which is a tad too quick, and YHC may or may not have smoked himself pre-WoR.
  2. Payment for Creme-Filled showing up late.
  3. #crowdPleaser
  4. Man, that seemed like 1000 yards
  5. Going in reverse wasn’t much help.
  6. Creme-Filled – way to work today brother.  You totally sandbagged us, setting a strong standard up front.
  7. Pick-Up Line – excellent work! You worked the hardest of all of us.  Keep coming back. It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.

It was an honor and a privilege to lead and serve you men today!

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