Pairs of Pain

QIC:  Oil Can

Date: 07/16/2020

PAX: Recycle, Hambone, Burrito, Laces Out, Jenny Craig, Pediasure, The Count, Mugshot, Holy Kiss, Red Raider, Pound Dog, Natty Light, Afterbirth, Whittler, Gusher

AO: Smackdown


Another warm summer morning. Humidity not quite as noticeable as other days.


Slow mosey lap around the track
High Knees, Butt Kickers & Sweeping the Ground for about 40 yards each
Circle up for some silent 21 SSHs. One member of the PAX was out of time so we all did a 5 burpee penalty before getting things right the second time around.

The Thang

PAX splits into pairs
Partner A – 20 Monkey Humpers, 20 Overhead Presses (w/coupon), 20 V-Ups, 20 Lunges (w/coupon) & 20 Shoulder taps – mosey to the other side of the field & back
Partner B – Choice of merkins, curls or squats until Partner A is done
Switch roles, then rinse & repeat until everyone has done three reps. PAX pick up the 6 until all are done.

Short mosey over to the bleachers & stay in same pairs.
Partner A – 10 Incline Merkins, 10 Box Jumps, 10 Atomic Merkins, 10 Decline Merkins, 10 Squats – mosey to top of bleachers & back.
Partner B – Choice of dips, LBCs or bent over rows until Partner A is done.
Switch roles, then rinse & repeat until everyone has done two reps. PAX again pick up the 6 until all are done.

Circle up on the football field for a quick alphabet. Remain in circle, hold plank then work around the circle with everyone doing 3 merkins. Complete a full round of the PAX, then continue to hold plank & do 3 atomic merkins.


Watched a video the other day of an Australian Football broadcaster opening up about a complication that his daughter had soon after being born. The video was called The Last Time I Cried and it really hit home with me about how men are often expected to be the rock or less emotional member of a relationship.

So many times you’ll see a wife or partner as the more openly emotional member of the relationship, and in those times the man has to comfort his wife/partner and doesn’t have the opportunity to outwardly express his own emotions.

I encouraged the PAX to reflect on the last time they cried or felt overwhelmed with emotion, and to talk about that moment with someone they feel comfortable with.


Lack of mumble chatter from the one & only Burrito was surprising. Perhaps his day as Q at Lion’s Den yesterday has worn him out?


2.0 Day coming up at Landfill & the Battery on July 25.

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