12/17/20 BACKBLAST: “On this day” @ AO Mastodon

Entering the gloom on a windless day, Ol’ Glory still and limp (a sign of what was too come). Following COVID protocols, the 17 PAX divided into two separate groups of 9 & 8 for the beatdown. Guided by the prophetic words of an ancient proverb whose number and verse rang out like something from a Da Vinci code – 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” It was meant to be, on this day greatness would shine forth before the dawn in the form of 12/17/20!

WoR: 15 Mtn. Man Poopers / 2 nipple scrappers / 15 Tappy Taps / 2 nipple scrappers / 15 Mtn. Climbers / 2 nipple scrappers / OYO Arm Circles w/a few Michael Phelps (Why did I not do 17? Everybody, do two more of each right now!)

THANG 1: 12/17/20 in the form of 12 merkins + 17 bicycle crunches + 20 air squats + increasing burpees, starting at 1 and adding one more at each lamp post (to keep track of how many rounds were completed). Sprinted to each lamp post and started next round. A few PAX hit the MAX REP COUNT of 15 lamp posts = 180 merkins / 255 bicycle crunches / 300 air squats + 120 burpees

THANG 2: We went back in time to recall where we had come from as we moseyed the loop that was previously completed. Moving from lamp post to lamp post mindful of all the good that we had brought into the world.

THANG 3: 5 more rounds of 12/17/20 w/increasing burpees. Started at the base of Hoffa and completed 1 round, then sprinted the hill. Completed round 2 at the top and moseyed back to the base to repeat; mindful of the hill in our day and the reps of life before us. REP COUNT for these 5 rounds = 60 merkins / 85 bicycle crunches / 100 air squats + 15 burpees

TOTAL MAX WORKOUT = 240 merkins / 340 bicycle crunches / 400 air squats + 135 burpees

NoR / CoT: Banks, Da Vinci, Sparrow, Captain Crunch, Panhandle, Wet Burrito, Beaker, Tortuga, Crack, Crash, Beef Stick, Sweet Treats, Big Mac, TBTF, Jolly, Katnis, SAGA (Q)

Prayers for upcoming travel, celebration of Big Mac’s promotion to tenure, and thanksgiving for our bodies to use to serve others…

Moleskin: Proverbs 17:17 – “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

A new lexicon suggestion from Banks – “The Jolly”: those moments when you are switching from one exercise to another and in place of seamless movement you give yourself a bit of an extra pause, while on your back with your arms spread out in the form of a prostrate prayer position that is saying, “Please stop!”