Escape from 2020

AO: The Colosseum

When: 12/31/2020


Number of Pax: 4

Pax Names: Foundation, John Denver, Short Sale,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: bedpan

The BackBlast:


It was an icy morning after the snow from yesterday.  Thank you John Denver for scouting out the parking lot the night before for safety.  I arrived to the AO early to see first hand the ice conditions and decided against having my beatdown cross the not shoveled part of the parking lot.  It was a cold morning but no wind which is great.



Goof balls x 15

Abe Vigodas x 10

Arm Circles  x 10

Hill Billies x 10

The Thang – Escape from 2020

All PAX started at the flags with their coupons.  Each cone represented 3 months of the year.  There are 3 exercises at each cone with 20 reps for 2020.  The coupon is rifle carried to the next cone to represent the challenges we faced during this difficult year but we continued to carry the weight through each Quarter.  When the PAX arrived at each cone they would run a lap around the parking as i asked to them to reflect on certain things (what was the biggest challenge, what was something positive that came from this year, what could i have done better)

Cone 1 (Jan, Feb, Mar)

  • Curls x 20
  • Squats x 20
  • SSH x 20
  • Rifle carry to Second Quarter

Second Quarter

  • Run a lap back to first quarter and return to same spot
  • Chest press x 20 (3 count)
  • Lounge x 20 (.5 each leg)
  • Plank jacks x 20
  • Rifle carry to Third Quarter

Third Quarter

  • Run a lap back to first quarter and return to same spot
  • Shoulder Press x 20
  • Monkey humpers x 20
  • Mountain climbers x 20 (.5 each leg)
  • Riffle carry to Fourth Quarter

Fourth Quarter

  • Run a lap back to first quarter and return to same spot
  • Bent over rows x 20
  • Lt Dan x 20
  • Burpee x 20

*** in typical 2020 fashion, you think its over than but we had to run through the year one more time.  Rifle carry to cone 1 and repeat.


LBC x 21

Plank for 30 seconds

Crunchy Frog x 15


2020 has been a very interesting and challenging year.  I wanted to include something with meaning to the beatdown today.  The coupon symbolized the challenges we had to overcome or carry with us.  We continued to accelerate through each quarter head first into the next set of challenges (exercises) to get to the end.  In 2020 fashion, the end was not as clear and we needed to repeat that same cycle again.  I asked each of you to reflect on a question as you ran around the parking lot.  Thank you for sharing your experiences as we prepared to take on the next set of challenges.  Our family has many things to be thankful for this year.  As a business owner, we face challenges on a daily basis and we cant let those challenges keep you down.  If you think positively about it, these challenges are opportunities.  Take this mind set into consideration as we escape from 2o20 and enter into an uncharted 2021.  We are in control of paving the next 43 feet ahead.  Be safe today and see everyone saturday.