BACKBLAST: Touring the AO

Date: Tuesday, 07/26/22
AO: #ao_mastodon
PAX: @TBTF @Captain Crunch (AJ) Crunch @LeMond @Da Vinci@Tortuga @Gilligan @Hancock @Noodles @Big Mac @LouGee @Sparrow @SAGA
FNGs: 0
Total: 12

Conditions: A day of beauty searching for glory in the gloom

WOR: Greatest Showman OYO medley & then some squats and merkins to Usher’s “Sally” song

Music traveled with us…

THANG 1: Lindsays aka Forties
Lindsays are a high-rep variation of Elevens. You start with 30 reps of one exercise and 10 reps of another exercise OYO, then subtract 5 reps from the first exercise and add five reps from the second. Repeat OYO until you have 10 reps of the first exercise and 30 reps of the second. The sum must always add up to 40. Example: Lindsays with Squats and Merkins starts you with 30 Squats and 10 Merkins, then 25 Squats and 15 Merkins, then 20 Squats and 20 Merkins, then 15 Squats and 25 Merkins, then 10 Squats and 30 Merkins.

Planked for the six and finished out the last reps together as a PAX

THANG 2: recovered with @Tortuga leading us in the July #3rd-F verse shoutout: I Cor 16:13-14 “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.”

@Sparrow prayed for @Cookies and his mom

THANG 3: Run to ball diamond with a full PAX sprint race for the last 100 yards

THANG 4: at the ball diamond – paired up and raced to bases: 1st) bear, 2nd) crab, 3rd) lung, & home) burpee broad jump…held Al Gore until all PAX arrived home

THANG 5: Dan Taylor Alley

THANG 6: mosey to the light post by the pool house

THANG 7: 11s: burpees & big boys to Hoffa (aka try to catch @Big Mac)

THANG 8: Manrise up Hoffa


  • @Big Mac led in some single leg raises
  • @LouGee went through Q school on flutter counts
  • @Tortuga took us out with a 10-count @Jolly

COT: Prayers for @Beaker, @Cookies’mom, @LeMond’s friend’s injury?, @Gillian’s transition, @Doublemint recent loss; thanks for the PAX and what we have together!

MOLESKIN: Build beautiful lives…be patient: story told about GK Chesterton locking his keys in his desk…one can hem and haw and sit in frustration or you can sit back and say, “Look at this adventure, how am I going to get my keys out of my desk.”