• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 11/05/2022
  • AO: Gashouse
  • QIC: Def Leppard
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Oompa Loompa, Broke, Roscoe, JJ, Dr Seuss, Gumby, Pizza Man, Stroganoff, Def Leppard

Gashouse 11/5/22
Rainy days usually turn many a Pax into fartsackers but a very nice sized crowd. I have a few quotes about gratitude “sprinkled” throughout the workout today.

Warmup with the Painlab Pax.
SSH x 15 IC
Cotton Pickers x 15 IC
Right over left, left over right
Low Slow Squats x 15 IC
MNC’s x 15 IC
5 Burpees


Pain Lab goes to their work and us bootcampers mosey toward Presbyterian Church stopping a couple of times along the way for 3 burpees.

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

10 perfect-form merkins at bottom under a nice dry breezeway, run the steps to the nice dry overhang for 1 Imperial Walker Squat each side = 1, then 9-2, 8-3 etc. Let the bat flippers flip! I did 11’s while several may have done 13’s or 14’s waiting on me.

“This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

Mosey behind and back around the church to another nice dry breezeway for…
an Ab Circle.
LBC’s x 10 IC
American Hammers x 10 IC
Flutters x 10 IC
Freddie Mercuries x 10 IC
Reverse Crunch x 10 IC
WW1’s x 10 single count
In solidarity with the Royal Nantan Elbow, Elbow Plank 1 minute or so.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (I like this one).

Mosey to the sidewalk and up to the far side of the Parkwood parking lot for…
Rugby Sprints
Exercise until I say Sprint, run 1 section out then 1 section back and then walk 1 section.
Exercises Plank Jacks, Squats, Merkins, Seal Jacks.

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – G. K. Chesterton

Mosey back across the road to Grier parking lot for…
Route 66 with 1 CDD, bear crawl to next space 2 CDD’s all the way up to 11. That one always gets me.

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

Mosey back to flag as the bell rings.

Christmas town 5k 11/26
Christmas Party 12/3

Prayer Requests
Gumby’s mom
Haze’s mom
Timeframe’s Dad
Sledge’s friends with cancer
Pizza Man’s pastor

Broke took us out.

*NMM As we begin the countdown to Thanksgiving, I thought a few quotes about gratitude would be good. Turns out we had a little discussion about Joy and Peace and Happiness as these guys had some great insights. JJ had been recently teaching a lesson to youth about gratitude. It’s always good to be back where I had my first post around April 2016 and as a certain puddle-jumping Pax recently said, “TRANSFORMATIONAL” is the word to describe it. Broke was sweating before we started. Shout out to the Pizza Man for crossing the river to visit. Always good to have him back pushing the pace as always. I heard Seuss preaching the Word at one point today during 11’s and he almost had a sweat going today. I tried to catch Roscoe using some bad form today and it never happened. Dude is a machine. We discussed the famous Gumby hat he usually wears. Works well in rain and sun. Oompa is trying to recover but as I am finding out it takes longer these days but he’s still posting and doing what he can. I think that’s a great way to keep motivation. We saw Stroganoff putting in some OYO EC. He is easy to notice wearing that color of shirt. I am not sure why he wears those. I appreciate all the guys who came out.

And again…
“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Me too Ralph!