AO: The Swanson

When: 02/22/2023


Number of Pax: 5

Pax Names: Bootleg, Bunsen, Downhill, Go Blue!, Googan,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Go Blue!

The BackBlast:


Frigid day at The Swanson, Gloom Misery Index of 37, but 5 PAX made it out to better themselves and each other. YHC decided a blast from the past was in order, and the beatdown proved to smoke all.


  • The Googan lap (in which Googan did indeed show up)
  • Captain Callout – SSH, jog, high knees, butt kickers, jog, sprint, all on YHC’s callout. 3x rounds completed. Nice and warm.
  • String rippers, x10 IC
  • Sun Gods, x10 IC fwd/rev
  • Witch’s brew, x8 IC cw/ccw each arm

The Thang:


  • 5 Hand-Clap Merkins
  • 10 BTTW Merkins
  • 15 High Derkins
  • 20 Derkins
  • 25 Merkins
  • 30 Ierkins
  • 35 High Ierkins*

Mosey to the bottom of the hill, Sprint to the top for…


  • 10 Wojo Squats
  • 15 Bobby Hurleys
  • 20 Lunges
  • 25 Jump Tucks
  • 30 Monkey Humpers
  • 35 Box Jumps
  • 40 Bonnie Blairs

Mosey to the bottom of the hill, Sprint to the top for…


  • 15 Peter Parkers
  • 30 American Hammers
  • 15 Parker Peters
  • 30 American Hammers
  • 20 Plank Jacks
  • 30 American Hammers
  • 20 Mtn. Climbers
  • 30 American Hammers
  • 20 BBSU
  • 30 American Hammers

In the interest of time, we skipped this mosey down, sprint up and headed to the shovel flag.


  • 20-ish**


YHC reminded all that February is black history month and highlighted a couple items from some black leaders in our country.

  • Buffalo Soldiers – Honoring them with our ruck challenge this month. Peace time regiments formed which helped with westward expansion and fought in the decades long

Naked Man Moleskin:

* Even high ierkins are difficult after SO MANY -erkins.

** PAX got a little sloppy on counting. Definitely greater than 11.