Reading Revolution

QIC:  Mr. Clean

Date: 03/05/2021

PAX: Cleaver, Friar Tuck (Respect), Gretel, Milkman, Ponce de Leon (Respect), Sherlock, Slois Lane, Snatch, Squid, Tasty Cakes 

AO: Shot House


Absolutely glorious. The quintessential Spring Day. It began, which is 0400 for me, at 45 degrees with a “feels like” temperature of 42 degrees. As clear and crisp as a bite from a Honeycrisp apple while gazing into the 0900 morning sun at R & A Orchards in early October.


SSH x17 IC

Imperial Walkers x17 IC

Willie Mays Hay x17 IC

Forward Fold x17 IC

The Thang

Today’s Thang consisted of several themes based on historically significant events, as well as, historically significant celebrations. The Thang playlist also came from inspiration from these events. Further explanation of this occurs in the COT, so please feel free to continue reading and learn of these event from your resident history teacher.

The Samuel Colt

Partner Up. Bear Crawl catch me if you can.

Pax 1 completes 17 Plank Jacks.  Pax 2 Bear crawls.

Pax 1 catches Pax 2. Flapjack. Rinse and Repeat for a lap.
As Pax finish, they will hold plank to wait for the Six. The second lap consisted of Pax 1 completing 17 squats while Pax 2 did Bernies.

Lifting the Iron Curtain
Partner up again only with a new partner.
Sumo Squats with Upright Rows — 200 reps in Dora Format.
Exploring Pax could choose from any/all of the following movement combinations.
Side Shuffle — Bernie — AYG Sprint — Squid decided to add Bear Crawls

Boston Massacre
15 Thrusters. Bernie to marker. AYG Sprint back. Rinse and Repeat 4 more times.


The COP consisted of  reps of 17 in cadence equaling 34 total reps which was the caliber of the very first revolver in which Samuel Colt developed on March 5, 1836.  This was, of course, the inspiration for the portion of The Thang which included two revolutions around the track and 17 reps of plank jacks and 17 squat reps.

On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill famously coined the term “Iron Curtain” to describe the stronghold in which the Soviet Union possessed.  In the spirit of this, we “lifted” the Iron Curtain to the soundtrack of Rocky IV which is, of course, the quintessential demonstration of our Cold War emotions in the United States.

Since March 5th seems to include several events revolving around (see what I did there) conflict and a weapon often used in those conflicts, we incorporated another significant event which occurred on March 5th, 1770: The Boston Massacre. Samuel Gray, Samuel, Maverick, and Samuel Adams were all important names of the Boston Massacre. Three Sams times 5 Patriots wounded, and you have the inspiration for the 15 Thrusters. 

So much of the workout was inspired or developed from historical events which greatly impacted the world, but I was not there for these events which means, I had to read about these events.

Well, look at that, a lover of history and history teacher goes reading about historical events which occurred on March 5th which also happens to be the date signifying the end of “Read Across America Week”.  During “Read Across America Week”, we honor one of the most celebrated authors in our nation’s history: Dr. Seuss. His birthday also happens to fall on my sister’s birthday as well: March 2nd.

To wrap things up, we finish with some profound knowledge and wisdom provided by the author’s birthday of which we celebrate….

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself

any direction you choose.

You’re on your own.

And you know what you know.

And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go….

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Take these words from Dr. Seuss to heart. Be who you are. Make sure to take joy in life as it happens. Remember to love those people around you. Make decisions and go forward.

Lastly and most importantly, Be. That. Man. Who. Cares.


Not a whole lot in the way of mumblechatter this morning.
The bear crawls were an absolute hit. Quite popular.
Ponce’s block is lighter than mine, but so aesthetically pleasing, I somehow ended up with it several times.


We are still in need support and HCs for the F3 Softball team!

Tuff Muff Anyone?

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