Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Going Forward In Reverse


With expectations running high for some big mileage and heavy ground-n-pound today, 17 gloom warriors emerged from their cars to a beautiful No Toll morning beat down that went something like this (according to legend):

COP. Mosey to the Tennis Courts for: Imperial Squat Walkers (IC x 10), Russian Soldiers (IC x 10), Cherry Pickers (IC x 10), 10 Burpees OYO.

Thang 1. Mosey to the outhouse for a Triple Check of Donkey Kicks, Squats, and Running. Al Gore when done.

Thang 2: Mosey to the plush turf of No Toll and complete the following: 10 Box jumps + 10 dips + 10 Merkins + 10 LBC’s + run across the soccer field and back. That is 1 set. We did 10 sets total. Plank when done.

Thang 3: Staying on the fields, complete a Burp-n-Merk pyramid. 1 Burpee with 1 traditional push-up at the bottom. Then 1 Burpee with 2 push-ups at the bottom. Then 1 Burpee with 3 push-ups at the bottom. Pyramid up to 5 and then back down to 1. Doozy then rightfully called out that a proper Burp-n-Merk pyramid should go up to 10 and back down. So YHC took his advice and we completed the rest of the pyramid with 1 Burpee with 6 push-ups at the bottom. Pyramid up to 10 and then back down to 6. Proper Burp-n-Merk pyramid of 10 complete!

Mosey back to flag for 40 seconds of LBC’s OYO. Number-a-rama. Name-a-rama. Dr. Tryhard took us out. There were some announcements, but I forgot them, so put them in the comments section below.

NMS. It was an honor to lead you men today. Thanks for sticking with me on the 4x10x10’s. I love it when Q’s ask you to do some crazy number of exercises that at first glance you say is impossible. But then you settle in to the grind and suddenly realize you are way more capable than what you give yourself credit for. Respect to all the grinders today.

We also welcomed Soul Glow (FNG Mike). Based on his work in the Nuclear Power industry and YHC’s love for any reference from the movie “Coming to America” this name was a rare double win. Naming always stresses YHC out, so any complaints can be sent to TYA in writing on the 6th Thursday of the month from 9:00-9:01am. In triplicate please.

See ya in the gloom!



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  1. Ollivander – Great Q, I couldn’t do another Merkin by the end of the pyramids but just to clarify it was not so much a statement as much as a question. Flange already warned me not to ask anymore questions!

  2. Ouch. Nicely Done, Ollivander. Doozy, we need to talk.
    Great work and welcome, Soul Glow.

  3. Welcome Soul Glow, good call on the name Ollie. A good Q always takes the PAX’s comments into consideration, most of the time they are ignored, but in Doozy’s case accommodated. Thanks Doozy. Anyone check the bleachers for structural damage after DTH’s rapid fire box jumps, that man was flying.

  4. Reading Thang 2 from a sports bar in Florida…”That sounds (if not impossible) then downright grueling.” Well done, fellas.


  5. Ollie – Awesome Q. I was spent, but felt GREAT all day! Thanks for that! LOVE the name. Welcome Soul Glow!