9-11 at the Shot House

QIC:  Dundee

Date: 09/11/2020

PAX: Milkman, Sherlock, Cleaver, Lloyd, Big Al, NordicTrack, Roomba, Tasty Cakes

AO: Shot House


72 degrees, but only 81% humidity.


SSH x20 IC
WMH x12 IC
SSH x20 IC
Chest Press – resistance exercise, pushing the palms of your hands together as firmly as possible, chest forward, shoulders back, moving the arms into different positions to stress different pectoral muscles.

The Thang

4 Rounds of exercises. After completing each round, do a lap around the track, stopping to do 5 Burpees at each of three cones around the track.

Round 1:
25 Curls for the Girls
25 Weighted Squats
25 BBSUs

Round 2:
25 Vertical Chest Presses
25 Weighted Toe Merkins
25 Freddie Mercurys

Round 3:
25 Lawnmowers (25 each arm)
25 Gorilla Humpers
25 Box Cutters

Round 4:
25 Kettlebell swings
25 Bobby Hurleys
25 Groaners

Goal is to complete as many laps around the track as possible before time is called.


Borrowing from Freed to Lead, QIC discussed the idea of, “I am Third,” which Dread and OBT subsequently borrowed from Brian’s Song. QIC acknowledged that every PAX there had their own recollection of 9/11, and while there would be tributes, memorials, and celebrations all day that would capture that better than YHC could, it was important to remember the one key outcome from that day that might get overlooked. There would be many talks about how everyone came together on that day and for the days following. The word “Unity” would be used often, but what would be discussed less often — but was possibly more important — is the number of Americans who on that day and in the days following set aside themselves, their personal needs and wants, and made themselves third to serve their friends, families, coworkers, neighbors, and strangers. We need that as much in 2020 as we did in 2001.


Salute to NordicTrack who outpaced all of us this morning. Special recognition also to Roomba, who was tackling his first 5-workout week, yet still managed to finish the second most reps and was one of only three to complete five circuits. Well done, gentlemen.