• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 05/16/2022
  • AO: The Sandlot
  • QIC: Flintstone
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Dirt (R), Whoopee (R), Defib (R), Cinderella (R), Nutria, Stinky Bird, JJ

It’s a big day for Turtleman, and we all got out and got after it on a perfect Monday morning with some of the toughest HIMs F3 Gastonia has to offer.  A strong solid group of 8.  Here’s what I remember…

Doesn’t matter how early or late I wake up and leave the house, I’m always pushing close to 0530 to start.  Game on.

The Thang:

  • 10 x SSH (IC)
  • 10 x Imperial Walkers (IC)
  • 10 x Toy Soldiers (IC)
  • 10 x Dying Cockroaches (IC)
  • 10 x Scissor Kicks (IC)
  • 10 x Mike Tysons (IC)
  • 10 x Nolan Ryans L (IC)
  • 10 x Nolan Ryans R (IC)

With the Nolan Ryans today, we went slow and tried to get a lot of extension on both ends, just trying to control things and get a good twist.

Mosey around Snoballs and out a few entrances, trying to get the group spun around and not knowing where we were heading, ultimately ending up right back about where we started, off Neal Hawkins, headed down the street towards Riverwood.

  • Route 66(ish)
    • Run to the light pole on the right
      • 1 Burpee (OYO)
    • Run to the next light pole
      • 2 Burpees (OYO)
    • Repeato to 5 Burpees

… which took us to the doctor’s office

  • 10 x Dips (IC)
  • 10 x Bulgarian Split Squats L (IC)
  • 10 x Bulgarian Split Squats R (IC)

Partner up

  • Partner Triple Nickel
    • Run to the end of the lot
    • 5 x Booyah Merkins
    • Run back
    • 5 x Booyah Merkins
    • Repeato x 5

This gave everyone a chance to work out their jaws, as we all just talked the whole time with our partners.  50 Merkins, running and partner work.  Sounds like F3 to me.

  • 10 x Nolan Ryans L (IC)
  • 10 x Nolan Ryans R (IC)

That did it for the doctor’s office.  We were on our way out, when Stinky Bird called out

  • 10 x Uphill Big Boys (Stinky Bird’s count)

and everyone agreed, so we knocked those out.  YHC said “Uphill, right?” and everyone grumbled that “Yeah, Turtleman would probably have us do them uphill”, so thanks Turtleman.

Back to the light poles, which were now on our left.  It seemed there was some unfinished business to do.

  • Route 66 (continued)
    • Run to the light pole on the left
      • 6 x Burpees (OYO)
    • Repeato to 11 Burpees

So that sucked coming back up the hill, and the PAX were confused how we only did 5 on the way down, and somehow did 6 on the way back.  Magic math.  To the wall in front of the bank for another round of

  • 15 x Dips (IC)
  • 15 x Bulgarian Split Squats L (IC)
  • 15 x Bulgarian Split Squats R (IC)

Short Mosey to the bank’s drive thru for some Dora

  • Dora 123
    • 100 x Chuck Norris Merkins
    • 200 x Monkey Humpers
    • 300 x Penguins

The Chuck Norris Merkins were awful.  YHC hadn’t done more than sets of 20 or so before, so figured it’d be fine.  It tore up our knuckles pretty good, even with gloves.  We kept at it, with some Omaha-ing going on I’m sure.  The 300 Penguins weren’t as bad as YHC expected.  Not sure if they’ve just gotten easier or if the form just deteriorated with the high rep count.  Either way, we all got it all done, and right on time too.  Had time to mosey across the street for the finish right at 0615.


  • Mia Stokes Foundation Fundraiser @ Handel’s – 5/22
  • Memorial Day Murph @ The Sandlot – 0700

Prayer Requests:

  • Turtleman
  • PAX Traveling

Great start to the week pushing it with these guys.  Had a blast.  Lookin forward to the next one.

Yabba Dabba Doo