The Wednesday Dromedary spot was open and PreMature asked if I could come on up to Q. I got to Marvin plenty early to see the mash unit setup but No Premature on site. At the last minute, he pulls in after sleep-driving over to Cuthbertson for a non-existent workout. It had been a while since I was on the site and it kind of brought back some memories of Weddington before the boot. Seemed like a great day for the Serpent of Death.
Mosey to the front of the school to warm-up
Mosey to the parking lot entrance for the Serpent of Death
Mosey to the steps for some calf raises while the six comes back from the end
Mosey to the loop behind the middle school
Mosey to the back of the high school for some Donkey Kicks and Mike Tysons
Listen to all the complaints that we are out of time and have to run back to COT
Get there in the knick of time
I love when the PAX tells me a workout sucks. I am used to saying it for Transporter and other Q-‘s who push us to the brink. I love taking the PAX on the journey of how much we can fit in for 45 minutes. No Merlot spills so we are all good. Have an amazing week.
Blood Drive in Matthews / SOB October 29th
Mayhem Trash Pickup on Cuthbertson Road on Saturday or Sunday – Contact Mayhem to Coordinate
Christ Closet has moved out from this weekend – No Free Beer Friday this week – Now October 30th Weekend
Brian Stevenson announced that Neighborhood Watch would start at Marvin High School this Sunday at 7:30 – 2.0 and Dog friendly – Enjoy the Fellowship while not out of breath
Deep Dish on Q on Friday for Last Call at Marvin High School
My call this Q is to everyone who has not led a workout. You may think it is hard to step in front of men and tell them what to do but this is the greatest leadership opportunity put in front of you to learn how to stand tall in front of a group and lead them. They will follow, maybe with some complaining, but they will do whatever you step up to try. Get on a list, I happened to be on two lists yesterday but I would have rather been in that situation than not leading at all. Seventeen Pax showed up for Asylum, the question is who is keeping the keys.
Mosey to Petsmart for some warmup
Mosey to the Rock Pile by City Hall
Mosey to the court in the neighborhood
Mosey Back to COT and backward lung till time is up
Prayers for the craziness in the world in Afghanistan, for the lives lost of our soldiers protecting the freedom of those who wanted to leave and from Hurricane Ida victims. The freedom we all enjoy was not and never is free. Thank you to those of the PAX that have sacrificed to ensure we can all join together and share our opinions.
IRON PAX at Weddington Middle
Non-Iron Pax Q at Commitment on Saturday
Flanders on Q Thursday at Aspen
Watchtower is staying at Weddington Middle
Well, you know that you planned a crazy workout when you wake up the next day and figure out that you cannot play basketball because your entire body is sore. Seventeen men showed up even though they were warned and accepted the fact that it was going to be a tough workout with the goal of destroying myself.
Run to the entrance of the neighborhood and back down to the circle. Circle back for the six until everyone is at the circle
Spread out around the circle for a Merkin run
Starting with me, and moving to the right, stay in plank and do a merkin every time someone runs by. Finish the circle.
Mosey to picnic tables
Mosey to the street
Mosey to the back side of the school
Mosey Back to COT
Closing: Trying to fit everything in is a challenge. Lots of travel lately. I head off to the west coast this week so will miss all the workouts till next Saturday. The challenge as men is to have the right priorities when so many things tug at us. The two to keep front and center are God and Family. The third is the framily we get to choose. Thanks for being Framily as a pax and pushing each of os to be better each day. Enjoy the weekend.
Iron Pax Challenge is coming in September to Weddington Middle (Homecoming). Regular workouts will be at Commitment. There will be an option during the week should you desire. Bring on the murder bunnies. Myth Busters on Friday Morning
Mental Health Awareness 5k- Downtown Matthews – Saturday, October 2nd
Labor Day Convergence at Cuthbertson
Have a Blessed Day and May God Watch over your family this week.
Life has been quite challenging so this backblast is way late and I am typing it at 10:45 after arriving home from WI for work travel. Life with a Seventeeen-year-old trying to land a spot playing basketball for college just means 50,000 miles on the car and a steady stream of coaches asking him to visit. Although it is very challenging as a parent to get him everywhere, Mahem and I both realize that watching our kids get ready for college is a happy sadness realizing you won’t have them around as much. Give your kid a hug today because tomorrow, they are gone and you don’t know where all the days went.
Mosey around mount chiseled for a brief warm-up. Let the pax see the writing on the concrete. Arms to Heaven and Blockies
Mosey to the bricks at the end of the parking lot
Grab your block and mosey to mount chiseled
With your partner, one person rifle carrys to the top of the hill while the other does
Mosey to the side of Mount Chiseled with your block
Closing: Finally wrote the backblast.
Sixteen Pax showed up to Commitment to find a Swarm Workout
Mosey to the circle
Mosey to the rock pile at Kennsington Elementary and Grab a Rep Rock
Closing: Well, you know you pushed it a lot when J Woww tried to cancel your Q 45 minutes in because it was too much. 4.5 Miles, 450 Reps, lots of angry PAX.
Donate blood June 19th
Watchtower is moving to Weddington Elementary next week due to the ongoing roadwork
Pray for Premature as he works through health issues
Happy 62 Birthday for Chainsaw
Get your Physical, Colonoscopy, and Prostrate Checked
Twenty Pax showed up to stretch themselves and glorify God through strengthening themselves as men. Unfortunately, it has taken too long to get to the backblast so this is way late and Fusebox is going to be chewing on me at any minute. It had been a while since people had forced some bear crawl on the PAX and the time was now to bring back the classics.
Mosey to the front of the middle school.
Mosey to the front of the high school
Mosey to the large high school parking lot by the football field
Grab a rock and run to the circle near the football fields
Run back to COT
Closing: When Transporter says it was a good workout, I knew I stretched the group. I also knew this as I was huffing it hard when I gave myself a cramp. Nothing like being to Q to push yourself in a workout.
Christ Closet folding party on the 15th after coffeteria
Asylum Going to Q-Bytes after the workout – Mental Health Month
Lots of Service Workers are struggling with the world of Covid and the aftermath
For those of you who may not know, there is a nasty bug going around that is not COVID 19 and is a wonderful stomach bug. Bread Bowl somehow contracted this noravirus and was losing his lunch from Monday to Wednesday. I was supposed to Q Watchtower on Tuesday but with Breadbowl being sick, Rudy and I flipped days to ensure we stayed away from the PAX with some nasty bug. Come to find out, the virus visited one of my employees this week as well as the Chastain household this past week. I was hoping to be able to get a good nights sleep but Swamp drew a 9:45 game last night in Rock Hill so we ended up getting home at midnight and it felt like a bad hangover when I woke up this morning, not to mention my shoulder being sore from the Covid shot. What to do when you feel terrible and your shoulder hurts, upper body day. Six Pax showed up along with 2 WTF trainers for some tennis arm work.
Mosey out to the tennis court parking lot – Twinkle Toes and Carbload got into a Big D contest sprinting the quarter of a mile. The winner was tough to say as the rest of us actually moseyed.
Mosey to the adjacent parking lot for an excruciating 8 trees of pain
Mosey up the gravel road till be hit the rock pile by the playground.
Grab the deck of cards and head to the pond for some Card-isides
Closing: Each morning that I wake up for a work out, I read a chapter of the bible. It is a great way to start the day, learning, gaining wisdom and lets face it, we all are sitting for 10 minutes before we go to a workout. This morning was Proverbs 8, We get to be daily in his delight, rejoicing before him. Each day, we end with a prayer, rejoicing the workout is over but also rejoicing in the gift we have been given. Go forth, lead, be the light, and we all try to be better each day. I appreciate the PAX and miss the friendships when having to sit at home. Thank you for always being there to sharpen each other.
WTF this next Saturday, May 1.
Convergence at Black Hawk for the sane who are not participating.
The request to Q any site always comes with the challenge of finding something new to make the workout unique and painful. This week, I felt that revisiting Jack Web would make for a great adventure. 11 PAX showed up for the fun.
Mosey out and back to the circle in from of the stadium
Mosey to the beginning of the road for a run Web
Mosey to COT
At the end, 3.0 Miles, lots of squats and some tough abs
Well, you realize that when you volunteer to queue for Clean Slate, you better have plenty of gas. Twenty minutes into the drive, I had to stop and pull a Rudy. Normally this happens during a workout but not when you are prepping to run clean slate. Fortunately, Catfish has said he will be mailing out gas cards for the drive.
Mosey out and back to the circle in from of the stadium
Mosey to the pie-shaped piece of the parking lot for some American Pie
Mosey to the second piece of pie marking lot
Mosey to the center of the Tennis Courts
Mosey to the bus lot
Run back to the start
At the end, 4.0 Miles, my fair share of pie, and we got to welcome two new FNG’s to the PAX. Welcome Matt Helms as ReDistrict and Jim Bower as DrainO