The Wheel of Pain Co-Staring Oatmeal

Island Time, Special Sauce, Alright Alright, Draper, Sally, Ice Box, Siesta, Dem Apples, Oatmeal, 2 FNG’s Greenspan and Rainman. (I think I remembered everyone)

YHC, Rump Roast

46 degrees and beautiful 



SST’s x20 IC
IST’s x20 IC
Cotton Pickers x15 IC
Burpees x15 OYO (Because there was too much Mumbblechatter)

The Thang:
Mosey to the fountain at the Quad bro
Wheel – of – Pain (roughly 45min OYO)
Mosey back to Burleson
4mins of Mary

YHC prayed us out

Texas Independance Day 18K comming up in 2wks


The warm-o-rama had a lot of chatter that YHC self consciously took personally. So I decided to dole out some OYO Burpees to quiet the noise. Then we were off to the Quad and although our little clusters chatted it was much quieter. Once we got to the spot the chatter started again, especially, the fact YHC needed Oatmeal to explain the Wheel of Pain since even I had forgotten how awful it was. I heard about it that I didn’t have a speaker…. It was a rough crowd this morning! I believe Coach K would have been proud had he been present today. He was there in spirit.

I have to admit, I neglected to write everyone’s name down right after so I hope I didn’t leave anyone out. I also hope I got the FNG’s new names accurate. IT had been a while since I’ve lead a large group of men and it felt almost like a VQ. I hope I was able to mask that and pull off a solid beatdown. Until next week my friends! 



#backday with PowPow

PAX: Chairman Mao, Ant Man, Coach K, Draper, Siesta, Blistex (Willy Loman from Kansas City), Dem Apples (FNG Miguel)
QIC: PowPow

AO: Burleson Park (Sorority Row)

SSH x 20 (DC, IC), IST x 15 (DC, IC), Veggie Picker x 10 (IC), Baby Arm Circles Forward and Back x 20 each direction (DC, IC)

Mosey lap around east side of park then onto the tennis courts

Bear Crawl across both courts and Crawl Bear back to start – OYO

Partner Wheelbarrow stopping at 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 across for standing partner to do 2xShrugs

Crab Walk across both courts and Walk Crab back to start – OYO


Split into two groups of four PAX for a circuit workout at four different stations.

Station 1: Face Pull w/resistance bands 15 reps then 10 squats

Station 2: Pullups x 10

Station 3: Dumbbell Halos x 16 (8 each direction)

Station 4: Plank Walk to the right 10 feet then to the left back to start point.

Mosey small loop around tennis court after every station. Repeato until 4 rounds total are completed.

PAX choice: LBCs (YHC), Flutters (Blistex), Penguin Crunch (Chairman Mao), WWI Situp/Dying Cockroach Hybrid (Siesta), Crab Cakes (YHC). PAX took turns doing 1 arm rows on the resistance bands during Mary to get a few extra reps in for #backday.

The group bestowed the FNG Miguel with the name Dem Apples. Chairman requests that we keep those in China who are facing the Coronavirus outbreak in our thoughts and prayers.

Chairman showed up at his usual time. On the tennis courts Coach K pointed out that YHC sold the workout as “backday” and we worked shoulders yesterday with Alright Alright, but then YHC started out with Bear Crawls and Wheel Barrows.  FAIR POINT. But that was really just an extended warmup.

Blistex was in town for his 2.0’s soccer tournament in Frisco, little did he know he could have joined the Plano relaunch today and saved some driving time, but YHC and all the PAX were stoked that he came out to Burleson.

Sticking together with the 4 man group throughout the circuit made for some great Mummblechatter, our group covered Coach K trying out for the Bachelor, Ant Man and Draper’s soccer exploits, 90 Day Fiancee, among others.

Siesta got a small taste of Qing by counting cadence for the Mary exercise that he called. Good to see and looking forward to more of that from him.

1. Run Ranger Run – Sign up now to be ready for February 1.
2. Q Source (F3 leadership manual) meetings continue, we are back at the beginning of the curriculum again. Fridays at lunchtime. Reach out if you are interested.