Backblast: 4.21.21 AO Tarpit, 5:30AM: Enter the Arena

12 brave PAX convened in the gloom. (Banks, Panhandle, Shiplap, Whittler, Tortuga, Da Vinci, TBTF, Milk Duds, Babe, T-bone, Katniss, Big Mac)


· Motivators (x7)

· Toy Soldiers (x10)

· Lunges (10 each side)

· Merkins (In cadence, 15)

Game 1: Sandbag Race

As a team, move your sandbag to the end of the parking lot and back. It can only advance by being thrown. Each throw must be earned by completing any of the following. All exercises must be completed before repeating.

· 20 burpees

· 30 starjumps

· 40 merkins

· 50 BBSU

Teams 2 was victories, team 3 got 2nd and team 1 was eliminated and absorbed into teams 2 and 3.

Game 2: Kubb Competition

Set up 5 Kubb blocks for each team 15 yards apart with the King kubb in the middle. Earn throws of the tossing dowels by completing exercises, each bullet point is one throw. You may accumulate throws. Dowel must be thrown underhand end-over-end. The first team to knock over all of the opposing team’s blocks and the King kubb wins.

First 3 rounds:

· 50 curls

· 30 overhead presses

· 30 skull crushers

After that:

· 50 bent over rows

· 30 high pulls

· 50 presses

Both teams played valiantly displaying both dedication and a very evenly matched utter lack of coordination. Although at the end Team 3 edged out Team 2 by a single Kubb block. Neither team had been vanquished at the end of regulation play.

Moleskin – (Quote from CS Lewis in Mere Christianity) Now what you want to get clear is that Pride is essentially competitive—is competitive by its very nature—while the other vices are competitive only, so to speak, by accident. Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better-looking than others.

Call: Focus on what you have to be thankful for, not on what others have that you lack.

Prayer: Bloomer’s 2.0’s operation on Friday. Praise for T-Bone’s job, Prayer for SAGA and his M.