The Return of the Sasquatch

AO: The Ridge

When: 04/06/2021

PAX:

Number of Pax: 15

Pax Names: Better Call Saul, Bone Spur, Boston Butt, Dilly Dilly, Foundation, Gopher, John Denver, Second City, Short Sale, Skinner, Sparkler, Tourniquet, TPS Report, Vern,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Den Mother


The BackBlast:

Intro:

I showed up to the Ridge around 04:30 to get everything setup. The weather was ideal; 58 degrees with a slight breeze. I hauled all my lights and the speaker over the hill to the football field and setup the various thangs. I made it back to the flags just in time; as I came back over the hill around 4:55 I saw all the PAX anxiously waiting the beatdown to commence.

 Warm-o-Rama:

  • Motivators from 7
  • Good Mornings x 10
  • Hillbillies x 10
  • Learning to Fly x 10 (front and back)
  • Hairy Rockettes x 10

Thang #1:  Fire Drill plus Indian Run plus PCHRMB

Fire Drill with high knees and 2 merkins

Fast-paced Indian Run over the hill; stop at the top of the hill for 5 Prisoner’s Cell Hand-Release Merkin Burpees, then continue run to the football field

Thang #2:  Sasquatch Thang 1 – Burpees in a Box

Setup: Box marked off 10 yards per side

  • Corner 1: 10 Burpees, bear crawl to corner 2
  • Corner 2: 9 Burpees, bear crawl sideways to corner 3
  • Corner 3: 8 Burpees, crawl bear to corner 4
  • Corner 4: 7 Burpees, bear crawl sideways to corner 1
  • Corner 1: 6 Burpees, bear crawl to corner 2… rinse and repeat for Burpee counts 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1

Note: For bear crawls, face the same way the whole time so you get to work the left- and right-side crawls.

Thang #3:  Sasquatch Thang 2

  • 10 merkins, Run 100 yards
  • 10 squats, Run 100 yards
  • 10 LBCs, Run 100 yards
  • 10 burpees, Run 100 yards
  • 10 merkins, Run 100 yards
  • 10 squats, Run 100 yards
  • 10 LBCs, Run 100 yards
  • 10 burpees, Run 100 yards
  • 10 merkins, Run 100 yards
  • 10 squats, Run 100 yards
  • 10 LBCs, Run 100 yards
  • 10 burpees, Run 100 yards

Repeat until Thang #4

Thang #4:  Sasquatch Thang 3 – Red Batchetta

Setup: 25, 50, 75, and 100-yard distances marked off (all in single count exercises)

  • Run 100 yards, 100 side straddle hops, run back, 100 side straddle hops
  • Run 75 yards, 75 mountain climbers, run back, 75 mountain climbers
  • Run 50 yards, 50 LBCs, run back, 50 LBCs
  • Run 25 yards, 25 merkins, run back, 25 merkins
  • Run 10 yards, 10 burpees, run back, 10 burpees

Fast-paced Indian Run back to the flags

Mary

  • Captain Thors to 6×24
  • Flutter kicks x 10
  • LBC (IC) x 15
  • Big Boys (IC) until 6:00

COT:

This was my VQ for a Black Diamond, and I integrated several Thangs that were part of the Sasquatch CSAUP event from last year. As I did that, I reflected on first reading the Pre-Blast for the Sasquatch and thinking how impossible it seemed. I pushed myself to HC for that anyways and was glad that I did. I also reflected on my early days of F3; riding to the Citadel with TPS Report and him telling me about PAX that workout 6-7 times a week. At the time I could not wrap my mind around how that was humanly possible, given the pain I still felt from my first workout days prior. Since then I have several 6 packs under my belt, and I am able to do things I didn’t think possible one year ago. The point is goals may seem daunting and insurmountable when you are first establishing them. But hard work and perseverance allow you to slowly chip away and get closer to that goal.

This also reminds me that today marks a special day for someone close to me and my family. This person has worked hard, followed their dreams, and overcome plenty of obstacles along the way, all while serving as an inspiration to others. That person is Gopher’s M, Erika. She is a musician and is releasing her first EP today. I’m sure Gopher can tell you just how hard Erika has worked to get to this day, but I wanted to use her story to highlight that hard work and determination will take you wherever you want to go. Keep putting in the effort I saw out here this morning and we will all be the rock stars at whatever this year’s CSAUP events throw at us.

Naked Man Moleskin:

I tend to over-prepare my beatdowns to ensure I end up with more things to do than time to do them in. I was thrown off this morning when the PAX flew threw the Burpees in a Box Thang in about half the time I had expected. I ended that Thang early and adapted by extending the other Thangs and adding distance to the Indian Run back to the flags. This worked out great as the Indian Run turned into a competition between the two groups, resulting in the PAX pushing each other beyond their limits, serving as an excellent cap to the beatdown leading into Mary. I’m looking forward to my next Black Diamond Q now that I have experienced my first.

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