QIC:  Mr. Clean

Date: 12/13/2021

PAX: Back Pew, Friar Tuck, Pink Panther, Spirit Fingers, FNG – Snoozy, Thermostat, Transplant

AO: Lions Den


31 Degrees. Frosty.


SSH x20 IC
Forward Fold OYO

The Thang

Predictable Ladders

15 Reps of Each Exercise
1. Shoulder Press
2. Bent Over Rows
3. Curls
4. Kettle Bell Swings
5. Merkins
6. Wide Merkins
7. Diamond Merkins
8. Leg Raises w/block
9. Heel Touches — Hard Count
Short Mosey Around Parking Lot
Rinse and repeat this routine dropping one rep.

It was after the round of 13 reps Back Pew “wondered” if anyone has ever done one of these very predictable workouts, and then suddenly changed it to “freak everyone out”. Feeling obligated to honor this “request”, we took a bit of a detour on the mosey. –Insert– “Thanks goodness, we are now back in our safe space” -Pink Panther.

Unbeknownst to the Pax, I already had some “unpredictability planned involving the hill by the JROTC tower.

For rep sets 12, 11, and 10, we interspersed them among Block Bears up and down the hill, as well as, Murder Bunnies up and down the hill.
75 reps of each exercise completed.
We finished with 5 blockees due to the missing flag.


Yesterday during a run with longest grade of the run, I developed my COT for this morning. Yes, that’s the complete truth. As I was running up hill, I thought of those most important to me including the men of F3; because, hey I probably don’t make it up that hill without them.
Growing up, my daddy always said; “ain’t no hill too high, son”. I’ve finally realized that I actually love the uphill run. Hills really get a bad rep from most runners. Those who run avidly and those who do so begrudgingly tend to have a similar outlook on hills: they suck.
Here is the thing: they don’t suck. Why? At the top, we have a glorious view not seen from the valley. At the top, we realize something difficult was accomplished. At the top, we realize the difficulty actually makes the view even sweeter.
Embrace the hills in your life, look to complete them with more speed and/or efficient the next time you face one.



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