AO: The Ridge

When: 02/22/2021


Number of Pax: 14

Pax Names: 5-Putt, Beatbox, Better Call Saul, Foundation, Heifer, Jimmy Neutron, Joe Dirt, Pi 3.14, Second City, Sheldon, Shooter Mcgavin, SkidMark, Tourniquet,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Pawn Star

The BackBlast:

Today was meant to empower those that have not been on the Q sheet lately (or ever).  Conditions were awful but the men that came out today handled it like pros.

Skidmark stepped up to lead WoR

30 SSH
10 Tappy Taps
10 Good Mornings
10 Abe Vigodas
25 SSH
10 Arm Circles Forward
10 Arm Circles Back

Thang 1: Leading in a Peer Rotating Fashion

Run/Walk/Crawl across the Ridge Tundra from the path behind the Pavilion to the Path closest to Ridge Road.

Sheldon then led PAX in some PT (25 Squats, 25 Merkins, 25 LBCs, 25 Big Boys)

Climb to the bridge

Joe Dirt then led more PT (50 SSH, 25 squats, 25 grady corns)

We then attempted to Bear Crawl/Lunge Walk across the bridge but our wise Site – Q pulled us back to safety

Skidmark then led more PT (Merkins and LBCs possibly)

We then trudged our way back across the Ridge tundra to the flags where Heifer led an in cadence Burpee demonstration to 10.  We then did LBCs until Mary


Sheldon stepped up to lead Mary with a 5 merkin/5 LBC Ring of Fire
20 Scissor Kicks
20 Leg Lifts
LBCs until 6


Thanks to the men that stepped up and helped lead today.  I am the first to admit I fought everything about leading a Q when I first joined, ask Tourniquet.  I didn’t get the cadence, the names, the beatdown schedule, pretty much everything.  Then I gave in and just opened myself up to the ideas and instead of fighting started participating.  I thank Boston Butt for leading a Pearls on the String, much like I was hoping to do today.  In his beatdown he called me out and forced me to pick exercises, lead them in cadence and then he would pick on me for not really Qing.  It was a great experience and much needed.  Get on the Q sheet.  I was not planning on Qing this week but there were 3 empty spots when I checked late last week and that didn’t sit well with me.  Each person that stepped up today is ready to lead.  I left with 1 final thought.

Don’t Fear Failure….Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today