• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 07/16/2021
  • AO: Tequila Sunrise
  • QIC: Flintstone
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Dry Rub (R), Tesla (R), Watts Up (R), Pilgrim's Progress, Tiger (R), CPAP (R), Boudin, Rebar, Virus (R), Buckeye, Dr. Seuss (R), Orangeman (R), Bubba Sparxxx

13 PAX for a traveling beatdown and 1 rucker for a total of 14 putting in the work on a fine morning at Tequila Sunrise.  Here’s what I remember:

The Thang:

  • 10 x SSH (IC)
  • 10 x Don Quixotes (IC)
  • 10 x Dying Cockroaches (IC)
  • 10 x Mike Tysons (IC)

Orangeman wanted to know how close we were staying.  Not very close.  Today, we’re going to be moving.  As he’s emerging from IR, he decided to ruck, and the other 13 PAX in attendance were off.

We moseyed slowly down the drop off lane on the park side of Belmont Central, keenly aware of holes that put our Site Q on the IR.  Once we got to Park Drive and the threat of stepping in holes decreased, we picked up the pace, to the sound of groans from the PAX.

The destination was First Presbyterian Church in Belmont, but it was going to take a while to get there, so we had a couple stops along the way to get some work in.

  • 1st stop: Corner of Elizabeth and Eagle
    • 10 x Burpees (OYO)
  • 2nd stop: end of Eagle
    • 10 x Burpees (OYO)
    • 20 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
  • 3rd stop: entrance to the church off Main
    • 10 x Burpees (OYO)
    • 20 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
    • 30 x LBCs (OYO)

Not a lot of room at the end of Eagle, but no PAX were run over.  Alls well that ends well.  Once the rhythm of the work was established, Buckeye and Seuss put the pedal down, with Bubba Sparxxx right on their heels.  YHC just let them know where to, and they were off.  Boudin kept an eye on the Six.

We finished our mosey to the circle drop off off of South Point Rd where YHC announced a little DORA 2-4-6.  Nothing’s ever simple with YHC at the helm, so there was a catch.  3 PAX would be grouped together: 1 doing exercises, 1 with a hold, and 1 running.  With a baker’s dozen PAX, that meant there would be a group of 4.  Rebar was the last to join, and it probably took him a solid minute to decide which group to join.  Stall tactics that I’m sure the rest of the PAX didn’t mind.  Anyways, here’s how it was set up:

  • 200 x Merkins / Hold: 6 inches
  • 400 x Australian Mountain Climbers (count one leg only) / Hold: People’s Chair
  • 600 x Flutter Kicks (count one leg only) / Hold: Plank

Run: Around the first set of parking spaces and back

So we broke into those Australian Mountain Climbers, and there was no way we were going to get them all done in time, not to mention, we didn’t really want to get them all done in time, so we omahaed to counting both legs really quickly.  Same went for the flutter kicks.  Looks like YHC’s eyes were bigger than his stomach.

They say time flies when you’re having fun, so we must have had a great time, as the weinke was full of more surprises that there was just not time for.  We needed to work our way back, so we headed back around the church to the entrance off main and started undoing what we’d done earlier:

  • 1st stop: entrance to the church off Main
    • 10 x Burpees (OYO)
    • 20 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
    • 30 x LBCs (OYO)
  • 2nd stop: Park across from the American Legion
    • 10 x Burpees (OYO)
    • 20 x Monkey Humpers (OYO)
  • 3rd stop: Under the cover of the drop off line at Belmont Central
    • 10 x Burpees (OYO)

And we were back with 2 minutes to spare.  Quick, let’s get in some Mary!  Boudin, start us off!

  • Boudin: 5 x Burpees (OYO)

Shoulda seen that coming. Ok, Rebar, you’re next!

  • Rebar: 10 x Lunges (OYO)

That’s enough of that.  Time was called.


  • F3 Dads – July 17th @ Gashouse

Prayer Requests:

  • Uranus & family on the loss of their daughter, Sadie
  • EZ Rider & family


Somber end to the morning as Tiger broke news of Sadie’s passing.  It’s good and important to have each other and the COT.  At the same time, the pain and heartbreak are very real too.  We were all sad and shook.

As of this writing, I’ve been back in The Gloom for a year now.  I can’t say it’s gone quickly.  Lots of work and sweat and miles and burpees and ten-counts and pearls of wisdom and just utter stupidity over the course of this year.  Thank you to all who have invested in me, as I’m stronger because of it.

Looking forward to another long and stupid year.

Yabba Dabba Doo