Hold On

  • When:11/11/16
  • QIC: Tiger Rag
  • The PAX: Squid, Alf, Faultline, Rhapsody, Orange Whip, Cottontail, Wormwood, Bulldog, Simba, Spackler, Big League Chew, Pop Tartleberry, Bounce, Harley, Nemo, Marlin (R), Lex Luthor, FNG Gaffer

Hold On

Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don’t you know?
Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Things’ll go your way
Hold on for one more day


Blame it on Slim Fast (!!!!).  He sent our mutual friend K. Wilson into the gloom, gloveless and alone. Big League Chew came through with a pair of chaw-stained gloves from an 80’s circus wrestler hailing from Yazoo, Mississippi, and the rest of the folks promised to keep an eye on him.  There was much work to be done today and some doughy FNG wasn’t going to derail this Weinke.

Since Bulldog has quit twitter I had to catch him up on Mr. Oh-No!-vember.  We exchanged a hearty chuckle there, mate.  Then we were off to fetch tires from the dark corners of the track, and hauled them down to the HS parking lot.  Some did.  Some wise-apple grabbed the gokart tire while Squid and a few others rolled commercial truck tires down the hill.

A bit of COP to make the the Sheeple think it’s business as usual and then-WHAM-O–a burpee ladder right in the kisser.  10 down to 2 and then the old surprise 10 burpee finisher.  Spackler and Bounce took turns on back rubs while our FNG power through them like a champ.  Or maybe he didn’t cause I sort of lost track of where he was.  The Tall Man Burpee Disadvantage was on full display this morning.  Faultline’s length, however, and his glacial burpee cadence, was an advantage to the rest of us. We caught our breath and watched the poor sap gingerly lower himself to the ground, as if he had just dropped his contact lens.  Sorry, dude.

Mosey to the new courtyard for a 3-man grinder.  Do an exercise while the other two ran to the top of the steps.  We start prying for info from the FNG, whose last name is Wilson.  I educating Bulldog on Puddin’ Head Wilson when it took a nasty turn in the direction of Wilson Phillips.

Random Pax:  “What was the name of that song th….”

Squid:  “Hold On.”

Random Pax:  “Oh yeah.  Who was the lead sing….”

Squid:  “Carnie Wilson or Chynna Phillips.  Wendy Wilson was not as well known but she was good, too.”

Random Pax:  Alrighty then.  How about those Bears?

The Pacific:  it’s a big, lonely ocean, my friends.  It will break a man……(Also, thank you for your service.)

One to an ambitious running of 7s with tire hairburners and burpees on each end.  Had to dial the hairburner length down from LOOKED GOOD ON PAPER to STILL SUCKS BUT DOABLE.  Alf and other short people led Mary (burpee advantage).  We put our toys away, circled up for 2 minutes of Mary, during which a man to my left gave birth to a large part of his lower GI system, managing to offend all five senses simultaneously.  It was that bad.

COT, Name the FNG (Gaffer), and a take out by the birthday boy Orange Whip.

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7 years ago

Great lead TR and always love the backblasts. Hats off to “Gaffer” for surviving a surpise burpee fest.

7 years ago

Tell ya, used to feel bad when I didn’t do the burpees but now it’s just my thing. I really enjoy watching the struggle while I knock out my merkin squat combo. Cheers to lower back problems.

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7 years ago

Definitely a tough workout TR. Always good to exceed my monthly Burpee quota in one 45 minute workout…thanks. That whole workout made me angry. Angry at the tires, the asphalt, my lower back, etc. But in the end, it’s all worth it. Especially now I get to watch a classic video!!

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