AO: Dixieland - Monday

When: 11/02/2020


Number of Pax: 7

Pax Names: Cavallino, Goob, Jimmy Dean, Manziel, Marvel, Posh, Stagecoach,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Manziel

The BackBlast:

Weather: 65 degrees, clear and breezy

After last Monday’s debacle of a beatdown, YHC was honestly shocked to see anyone show up this morning. Luckily, those who were there apparently repressed those memories, and those who weren’t there were smart enough to not read Ripken’s backblast.

Core principles and disclaimers were given, followed by a mozi with the usual butt kickers, high knees, nur, and carioca x2. Then was the COP with SSH, strawberry pickers, windmills, hillbilly walkers, agitators, arm circles and Michael Phelps. At one point, YHC apparently tried to mix in a 2nd set of strawberry pickers before being straightened out by the pax, although Posh said he would have been happy with 45 minutes of strawberry pickers. Last week, someone would have asked him why he would enjoy being bent over for that long, but luckily Jimmy Dean’s presence brought some gravitas and that question was never asked (until now).

It was then off to the Echo Chamber, where the Board of Pain was waiting. But instead of the usual Board of Pain workout, this one combined some of the worst features of previous Manziel beatdowns, all rolled into one. The board had a list of exercises, alternating in sets of 100 and 200 reps, but they would be done as a Dora. One partner does a lap of the parking lot while the other one knocks out the exercises. But then, after each set of 200 reps, both partners would run to the green light located on the road to the dog park (which, according to Google, is 344 yards from the Echo Chamber) and do Captain Thor up to 3 big boy situps. Then run back and keep going down the board. The exercises that we got through were:

– 100 Bobby Hurleys
– 200 Carolina drydocks
– 100 Reverse crunches
– 200 Calf raises
– 100 Merkins
– 200 LBCs

Fortunately, unlike last week, no new exercises were named, although Goob was pleading to re-name Bobby Hurleys to “BHGBs” but was unanimously denied. Speaking of Bobby Hurleys, Jimmy Dean at one point claimed that he was making 100% of his shots from those. FACT CHECK: False by at least the percentage of votes that Biden gets in DC.

After the 3rd set of Captain Thors, we were at 6.00 am but it sort of felt like 7.00 am for a number of reasons.


– Wild Pax, Dec. 3-5 at Highland Hammocks State Park. Cost $75, pay Ripken. Some running, some biking, lots of nonsense.
– Walk to End Alzheimers, Nov. 21. YHC and Rowdy leading teams, it will be set up as a 5K ruck with pain stations but if you don’t have a ruck or don’t want to use one, you can still participate.


– Prayers for Jackrabbit for healing of a strained quad
– Prayers for injured pax
– Prayers for troops, firefighters, police, doctors, nurses, and pretty much everyone for this week

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