AO: Echo Chamber - Saturday

When: 11/12/2022


Number of Pax: 18

Pax Names: Big Mac, Bruin, Click bait, Comiskey, Cottontail, Enron, Lobstah, Pincher, Pork Roll, Pyro, Ripken, Sherpa, SnapShot, Spartan, Stagecoach, Wolverine, Yo Yo Ma,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Sherpa

QIC: Ripken

The BackBlast:

Fair warning was given that if you wanted an easier workout, you should go to Chili Pepper’s workout at The Tower.  Chili sets a high bar, so the Pax that showed up knew ahead of time that their Last Will and Testament should be in order.  Fortunately no one died, but not for the lack of trying.  The Po-Po were on their way, but Ripken escaped arrest for another day.

Had anyone died, it clearly would have been murder in the first degree since premeditation was involved.  There was a Weinke that will be saved as evidence and since all survived, there are 17 eye witnesses.  To date, Ripken is still in hiding.

The scene of the crime started tame enough:  Mission statement, 5 CP, Credo, Disclaimer, but in the distance, one could hear “angry music” which, in retrospect, could have been foreshadowing.

The mozy begin as expected, but about 20 yards in, we circled up and did 20 SSH.  This was followed by 1 Burpee.  Pyro moaned in agony.  About 50 yards more running and Imperial Walkers were called, followed by two Burpees.  This “Death by a 1000 Cuts” could have been renamed “Death by 1000 Burpees” or maybe 120 Burpees.  Wolverine now thinks Burpee is a cuss word.  We eventually made it to the bridge for the final set, plus 10 Burpees.  Often there were no breaks between the run, exercise and Burpees….Max heart rate would be an understatement.  Spartan’s HR got to his max of 146 (220-your age).

Upon our return from the bridge, the workout was done in reverse, plus a few sprints, with the final 2 sets done in the Echo Chamber.  Cottontail recently did a 1/2 Ironman, but he might have skipped just a few workouts since then based on the drool coming from his facehole.

For the last 20 minutes, Ripken called a couple short Doras of First Responders and Sidekick Planks.  Lastly, he called out a kickboxing routine that had several people in the pavilion wondering, “Who are all those badasses and why are they listening to the jackass in the middle?”  We are now well prepared should an intruder, or two, try to sneak into our house through a window.

We carried a Merlot Bucket just in case.  Surprisingly, it wasn’t needed.  Pork Roll had to choke one down a couple times.  Big Mac sharted accidentally.  Not sure of the mess he made.

It was good to see the Pax work so hard.  They are likely having difficulty moving today.  It never gets easier, we just get stronger.  Expect to get much stronger each time Ripken is Q.

Announcements:  Salvation Army Christmas Party 12/14 with Motorworks after.

Prayers: For our veterans, Lancelot’s fully healing, Ripken’s ailments, Bing’s son’s (Sterling) ankle, others I’ve forgotten

Thanks for the honor of leading.


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