AO: The Swanson

When: 11/24/2021


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Bootleg, Bunsen, Downhill, Excitebike, FiddyCent, Flo, Forest Gump, Go Blue!,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Flo

The BackBlast:


Eight brave PAX dared enter the Gloom knowing that today was Planksgiving and that YHC would have a core crushing beatdown ready to prepare them for Thanksgiving tomorrow.  The wind blew hard on an otherwise fantastic morning with the moon and stars shining down on us.  YHC read the mission and dispensed with a quick disclaimer then got us going on a mosey as we had a lot of work to get done.


  • Side Straddle Hop x 20 (IC)
  • Windmills x 10 (IC)
  • Sun Gods x 10 then reverse (IC)

The Thang:

  • Plank Hold x 60 sec
  • Plank Jacks x 20 (IC)
  • Rt Plank Twists x 15 (IC)
  • Lt Plank Twists x 15 (IC)*

Mosey to base of slope at north side of baseball complex **

  • Chill-cut Plank Hold x 60 sec
  • Mountain Climbers x 20 (IC)
  • Rt Plank Butt-Kicks x 15 (IC)
  • Lt Plank Butt-Kicks x 15 (IC)

Backwards run up hill then sprint down x 3 then moseyed to top of baseball complex

  • Plank Hold x 60 sec
  • Lt Plank Hold x 60 sec
  • Rt Plank Hold x 60 sec

Moseyed to basketball courts

  • Indian Bear Crawl
  • Bodies Hit the Floor


  • Freddie Mercury x 20 (IC)
  • American Hammers x 20 (IC)


  • Rando 11/21 is live, get after it and post your times in the #Challenges channel on slack
  • We always encourage men to look to serve their community, in that light Go Blue! will be taking donations for the Fort Collins Rescue Mission at all AOs all month, for more info on what is needed and other ways to donate check out the #3rdF channel on slack for details
  • Turkey Burner II is this Friday, 11/26.  The morning after thanksgiving we will meet at 0530 at New Belgium to do a 12+ mile ruck.  This year will be set up as a Star Course to change it up a bit and expose people to what those events are like.

Prayed for Ditka and all the PAX and their families who could not be with us this morning, prayed for all to have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

As always it was an honor and a privilege to lead such a great group of men.

Naked Man Moleskin:

*Lots of dad jokes to cover the suffering

**YHC mentioned I like legs on Planksgiving, PAX unfortunately missed out on the real leg work due to time constraints