Just Between Us Spice Girls

QIC: Prosciutto

Date: 04/25/2019

PAX: Back Pew, Candu, Dirk, Flemish, FNG-Blindside, Iron Butt (Respect 2x), Laces Out (Respect), Moneyball, Roadhouse (Respect 2x), Sunburn (Respect), Skitch, Sunshine, Threeskin, VSquared, WuzntMe

AO: Hill City


58°, muggy, spicy

Offered the disclaimer for our FNG’s sake, mostly. But, it’s always a nice reminder. Offered a quick demonstration of the spicy Hot Sauce Burpee as well as two modifications. Some of the Pax thought I provided modifications for them in particular… nope – just V-Squared…kidding!


Hot Sauce Burpees x 10 OYO
Mtn Climbers x 10 IC
Squats x 10 IC
Flutter Kicks x 10 IC

* Mosey from parking lot to walnut st bridge w/ High knees, Low Knees, Karaokes to bridge

Plank & calf stretches
Hot Sauce! Burpees x 10 OYO
Squats x 10 IC

The Thang

Enjoyed bringing this routine back from one of Kodak’s former Q’s
Form two lines for 2-man Indian run on the bridge
Typical Native American Indian run, except two guys at a time staying together as much as possible; two sprinters per segment

* Pause at middle of bridge
Worst Merkins Ever: 3 different merkins (Close, Shoulder-Width, Wide, Kick through with each leg, Wide, Shoulder-width, Close merkin) = 1
3 rounds with a semblance of cadence

Form two lines again, for 2-man indian run to other side of bridge

On the downtown side of bridge:
Hot Sauce! Burpees x 10 OYO
Air Squats x 10 IC
Flutter Kicks x 10 IC

Lunge/walk half-way down the brick pathway; mosey to bottom of 1st street

Bottom of 1st Street – Form two lines for partner sprints:
2 sprints up 1st Street hill; jog back to start
Lunge half way up hill and sprint remaining distance to top of hill

Noticed time was rapidly closing in – mosey back to walnut bridge
Instruction on proper partner carry form
Partner Carry to Arch
Partner 1 carry Partner 2 to first arch
P2 carry P1 to next arch
*Plank for six

Form two lines for indian run to end of bridge;

2 more rounds of the “Worst Merkins Ever”

Mosey to north shore side of bridge
Hot Sauce! Burpees x 10 OYO

Mosey back to starting parking lot for some mary

LBC x 12 IC
Pretzels (L/R) x 10 IC
Hello Dolly x 10 IC
Pickle Pounders IC  x 10 IC



It’s funny when inspiration hits. You see, I’m the assistant coach for my son’s 6 year-old ball club; the pay raise has been substantial! In a few instances, I’ve had the most bodacious opportunity to fill-in as head coach in his absence. Last night, as I was working with the team, I noticed many of the young boys getting upset with swinging and missing at pitches. Got me thinking about success and failure. There’s plenty of it at this age in coach pitch. I offered a bit of 36 year-old wisdom on the topic and they (in all their abundant youth) likely heard/understood half of it, if I’m being conservative on that.

As I considered my own life’s successes and failures, the fact of the matter is that success was only ever achieved through LOTS of failure. So, with that, one must be comfortable with failure if success is what you so desire. With success as your goal, seek opportunities DAILY to exit that “warm and fuzzy” comfort zone. Escape the comfort zone, step out on a ledge, do something difficult with only the goal of failure in mind. The successes will come and will be oh-so-sweet.

Two quotes shared:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly” – Robert F. Kennedy

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison


The pax were welcomed to a party ratcheted up to 11 by YHC playing some of the more popular tunes from the Spice Girls deep catalog of hits; well suited for a day of spiciness.

The worst merkins ever are truly, THE worst.

Partner carries suck

Sunburn acts like he doesn’t know anything about the Spice Girls – but he “can go ‘head on with that mess” – I read that slack post yesterday. Perfect context. He’s a closet Spicer; admit it!

The response from the pax about being an assistant coach was…. let’s just say hilarious.


Prayers- Family travel for Sunburn’s son’s wedding, Laces Out’s family friends with triplets (may God have mercy on them)…

Black Ops Friday (4/26) at Ooltewah-Collegedale convergence location

Ruck events: GrowRuck (Late August), GoRuck Tough/Light Chattanooga (May 3)