Red Pill Run Club

AO: The Ridge

When: 02/17/2021


Number of Pax: 16

Pax Names: Beatbox, Better Call Saul, BoilerUp, Bone Spur, Bunker, Foundation, Jellystone, Jimmy Neutron, Pawn Star, Second City, Sheldon, SkidMark, Sparkler, Toby, Tourniquet,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Den Mother

The BackBlast:


Another morning in the gloom with sub-zero temperatures. This morning was -2F, but there was no wind at all which made things bearable. I drove over to the school parking lot to assess the pavement, make sure it was going to be safe for the PAX to run on, and setup cones. The lot was in good shape given the weather we had the last few days, so I decided we would be able to utilize the lot.


  • Motivators from 7
  • Good Mornings x 10
  • Goofballs x 10
  • Abe Vigodas x 10
  • Calf Stretches – 30 seconds per leg
  • Hairy Rockettes x 10

Thang #1:  Mosey to Grande Park Elementary

Run 1 mile to the school

Circle around the parking lot until the 6 is in

Thang #2:  Suicide Runs

Sprint to the first cone (~50 yeards) and back

Mosey to the second cone (~.1 miles) at the end of the lot and back

Rinse & repeat

Thang #3:  Mosey back to The Ridge

Run 1 mile back to The Ridge

Circle parking lot until the 6 is in


  • OYO leg stretches until the 6 is in
  • Captain Thors until 6:00 (to 6×24)


Our Q Source topic for the next 12 weeks is Quadrant 1, Get Right. The great and powerful Boston Butt recently summarized Getting Right in an eloquent way. He compares it to being on an airplane when they tell you to put the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping those around you. The first topic within the Get Right Quadrant discusses the DRP, or the Daily Red Pill. We are faced each day with the choice of taking the blue pill (sad clown) or the red pill (acceleration). The PAX out here on a sub-zero day at 6am on a Wednesday have clearly chosen to take the red pill, and I commend you for that. Don’t stop accelerating, not in your fitness nor the other areas of your life. And also know there are others around you here today that are here to assist you in your journey of Getting Right.

Naked Man Moleskin:

Leading a workout in the wake of a snowstorm that dumps a ton of the snow on the ground is always a challenge. Leading a Run Club in those conditions with very cold temperatures is even harder. I went to the Ridge yesterday to survey the area and noticed the trails around the AO had been plowed. The seemed ok to run on, but slippery spots still existed here and there. I reached out to other Ridge Site Qs for their advice. After back and forth, it was decided that using the roads was the safest option.

It is a luxury to have Bone Spur as the Site Q for Run Clubs at the Ridge. The PAX get spread out quite a bit and it is comforting knowing he has a pulse on everyone’s whereabouts which allows me to focus on leading the workout.