• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 05/05/2022
  • AO: Folsom
  • QIC: Mayor
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Sister Act, Ball Joint, Bed Pan, Tonka, Westside, Sparky, Wichita, Flintstone, Gearwrench, Striper, Beetle Bailey, Sarlacc, Stogie

It started like this…Ball Joint stole my thunder, trivia and closing line.


Warmup:  SSHx20 IC, Gravel Pickers x10IC, ROL/LOR, Moroccan Night Clubs x20IC, Arm circles

Mosey to flagpole for Pledge

22 for vets (daily suicide) and police (monthly losses in line of duty-wreck, cardiac, homicide)

Read History > May 5 1862 Mexico’s Army celebrated victory over France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.  Mexico was in financial ruin due to internal struggles and had declared a moratorium on payments to other countries.  They were mad, but Napoleon III wanted to make a place in Mexico.  6,000 gathered troops under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez went to attack Puebla de Los Angeles.


Mosey back to start for partner work.  Wheelbarrow as much as one cans then do five merkins each, until the wheelbarrow gets to the bottom of the lot.   switch and go until we get back.

Read History > Mexicans led by Texas Born General Zaragoza fortified the town. While not a major win, it served as a symbolic victory which bolstered the resistance movement. The same year, Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian (Austrian), who had been installed as emperor of Mexico in 1864 by Napoleon, was captured and executed by Juarez’s forces. Puebla de Los Angeles was renamed for General Zaragoza, who died of typhoid fever months after his historic triumph there.

Read History > Many people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence, which was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla.  They also confuse General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna with Cinco de Mayo based on his historic stature.  Santa Anna was involved with several wars (Mexican Independence, Alamo/Texas Revolution, Mexican/American War.  Independence Day in Mexico (Día de la Independencia) is commemorated on September 16, the anniversary of the revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s famous “Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores,” referring to the city of Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico), a call to arms that amounted to a declaration of war against the Spanish colonial government in 1810.  Cinco de Mayo was made popular in America in the 60s as a way of encouraging pride in Mexican heritage.

More partner work. One works while one partner works, other partner runs halfway down and back.

  1. Curls
  2. Shrugs
  3. Rows
  4. Diego (Dora the explorer’s cousin) – Similar to Dora 1, 2, 3 but just tougher… Same partner situation, but the exercises are as follows: All numbers to 100 for time; Merkins, Overhead press w/ block, LBC with block, Squats w/ Block

Announcements: Murph Memorial Day Sandlot, Sword and Mt. Hollywood for double post, CSAUP??,  Thanks to Wire Nut for bringing the blocks

Prayers/Praise: Big Pappy, Turtleman, Broke, Bed Pan, Westside Grandma, Striper, Coworker Father in Law (cancer), 2.0 Music teacher (suicide), Teachers/Principles/School Staff.