Blood, Sweat, and……Ants; Let’s do Merkins in a different spot next time

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 06/03/2021

PAX: AOL, Blair Witch, Lanyard, M.I.A., Radar, Ramrod, Rollback, Sousa, Toe Jelly, Uncle Joe

AO: Legacy


Might as well have been in a swimming pool; 110% Humidity. Unsure if our shirts had sweat or actual water from the air.


Short Mosey to Park Bridge

  • Forward Fold – x10 IC
  • WMH – x10 IC
  • SSH – x25 IC
  • Arm Circles – x10 IC
  • Reverse Arm Circles – x10 IC
  • Seal Claps – x10 IC
  • SSH – x15 IC
  • 1 Burpee (thanks to M.I.A. and his comments on Slack)

The Thang

Q made the decision to make this largely a Running beatdown.

Ran from Park Bridge around concrete loop (stayed off of dirt trails, since you know….rain and mud) to other side of Park close to Jenkins Road. Performed 20 Merkins (Q cadence up/down) and 20 Squats (Q cadence up/down). During this, M.I.A. somehow did his merkins over a very large ant hill. We didn’t run back to this spot, audible was called and made. Focused heavily on squat, merkin, lunge, etc. form instead of speed.

Ran from this side back to Park Bridge and performed 20 Merkins and 20 Squats.

Ran Loop around Park and back to Bridge; performed 20 Merkins, 20 Squats, 20 Werkins, 20 Lunges.

Ran Loop around Park and back to Bridge; performed 20 Merkins, 20 Squats, 20 Werkins, 20 Lunges, 20 Ranger Merkins, 20 Toe Merkins

Ran Loop around Park and back to Bridge; performed 20 Merkins, 20 Squats, 20 Werkins, 20 Lunges.

Ran Loop around Park and back to Bridge; performed 20 Merkins and 20 Squats. 1 Burpee.


Read excerpt from graduation speech. Man performing speech has masters degrees, doctorates, etc. in Engineering but stands by his opinion that the wisest man he has ever known is his father, a third grade dropout. His father always told him “Make sure your serving towel is bigger than your ego, ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of ignorance, and pride is the burden of a foolish man.” He also told the story of John Wooden. Won multiple championships in NCAA basketball, BUT despite that, he swept the gym floor each night after practice. If you want to make an impact on others, find your broom every day and make sure you serve others before yourself. Stay humble and serve.

Phillipians 2:3-5: Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you not look only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves.

Link to Graduation Speech:


Wow, what a day in the Gloom! Lots of good MC and some anthills as well.

M.I.A. pulled a fast one on Slack stating that Q had promised no burpees. Although Q didn’t remember that conversation, he stuck to it (except for 1 burpee and then 1 burpee, so technically it wasn’t burpee(s)) At 6:13, it was revealed that was made up but worked nicely. Did this have anything to do with M.I.A. doing merkins over an anthill? We will never know.

Q did not make Rollback run through mud/grass and stuck to pavement because he had some really nice running shoes on (of course, it rained some, Blackout Q right?) At the end, he voluntarily went through a muddy patch of grass to get back to car…..

Lots of other MC, you should have been there!


Lookouts Convergence on 6/12; Beatdown at 7 am; game that evening family friendly $25 per head; Fallen Five Ruck 7/17 Beatdown followed by Ruck at the Dam

3rd-F channel on Slack for Chubby’s and Habitat opportunities.

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