BackBlast 002 – Confucius Say

5/9/18 – Confucius Say

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

They say you will always remember your first…and my first VQ was no exception. I spent close to 1.5 hours researching exercises on to try and give the men at F3 Grand Rapids something to remember.

I could hardly sleep the night before and when the alarm went off at 4:15 AM, I jumped up and headed out the door. I wore my F3 MudGear Tac Hat (which is awesome by the way) with the Minivan Centurion patch because I was carpooling with F3 Dungeon Master.

Arrived at the AO ‘Stairway To Heaven’ to a beautiful gloom, 56F with no wind…As the men started to arrive, we were greeted by a FNG (Reba) who found the F3 Grand Rapids business card at the local coffee shop (conveniently left after a coffeteria – nice work F3 Ridgecrest).

[0530 – Core Principles recited. Disclaimer given to 5 PAX with FNG Radio to join us shortly following – total of 6 PAX] – Ridgecrest, SpongeBob, Dungeon Master, FNG Radio, FNG Reba, MAD COW (QIC)


20 SSH (IC) Need to work on my cadence because we did probably close to 100
20 Finkle Swings (IC)
20 Goofballs (IC)
Monkey Howlers (accurately named after 5 times around the circle)
1 Capri Lap Around AO

The Thangs

Mosey to Stairway of Heaven with a couple of coupons.

Bucket Brigade – One man on each stair shoulder-to-shoulder. Man on lowest stair passes coupon up to next man, who passes it along the line. Once you hand off object, run upstairs to end of the line to receive object again. Once at top of stairs:

3 X 10 merkins (IC)

Repeat Bucket Brigade back down the stairs. Bear Crawls

Everest –  Lunge up one step, perform 1 squat, lunge up with other leg, perform 1 squat, repeat to top. Once at top of stairs:

20 Peter Parkers (OYO)

Checked my watch ‘oh sh!t’…how time flies when you’re having fun. Mosey down the stairs. 

Paula Abdul meets the Tooth Fairy – 1 incline merkin (tooth fairy), 2 flights forward and 1 flight back. 2 incline merkins, 2 flights forward and 1 flight back…continue to the top of stairs.

Mother of Mary                                                  

Hands of Time – Heads in the center with legs out (as though forming a clock). Hands under your rear, count off until we hit 60. As we found out, a slow count tends to be more fun.

Circle of Trust

Count-o-Rama | Name-o-Rama

Prayers – MAD COW’s aunt is recovery from surgery, FNG Reba is preparing to pass his second-year medical exams, Dungeon Master’s asks for thoughts on his relative finding the right path forward.


0700 at John Ball Park – Hollow Point has the Q.


–          It was great to see two new FNG’s with FNG Reba finding information from a coffeteria.
–          F3 Little Brother was a HC and didn’t show. He’ll get the appropriate harassment next time he posts.
–          On the way home in the Minivan Centurion, Dungeon Master (tired) looks to me and says he is still planning on lifting weights tonight. T-Claps
–          T-Claps to F3 SpongeBob who will be running in the 5/3 RiverBank Run this weekend.

Quotes to Ponder

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius
It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

Like a fat kid in dodgeball, MAD COW out!

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