Backblast #210 – Roid Rage’s Sabatical Return Beatdown

Preblast via Slack: “After a brief sabbatical from Qing, YHC is the QIC tomorrow morning. We will strike an appropriate balance between you vs you and leave no man behind. Who’s a HC to leave it all out the track?!”

AO – GRCC track, 64F

[0530 – Core Principles recited to 9 Pax] – Kraut, Gravy, BasicBro, Cortez, Hasselhoff, Mad Cow, Snoop, Miss Daisy, Roid Rage (QIC).

PICKLE TOE – The use of a minor injury as an excuse to Smart Sack.

YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY – What every man becomes without the DRP. Abbr: YOWE.


High Knees (OYO – down and back), Butt Kicks (OYO – down and back), Frankensteins (down – run back), Windmill-IC, 15X

The Thang (when lead pack gets to halfway on laps, turnaround and meet back at the starting point so all meet back up)

  1. Ascending curb crawls, OYO, up to 10X merkins – 10X merkins, IC to follow

  2. SSH, IC, 20X, – 10X merkins, IC – run lap

  3. Freddie Mercury, IC, 25X, – 10X merkins, IC – run lap

  4. Burpees, IC, 10X, – 10X merkins, IC – run lap

  5.  Dr. Ws, IC, 15X (8 count), run lap

  6.  Squats, IC, 15X

  7. Chumbaburpees – all 27 burpees in 4.5 minutes – run 1/2 lap for dirty hook ups at wall

  8.  Dirty Hook-up, IC, 30X

Count-O-Rama / Name-O-Rama

Words of Wisdom:

IMPACT (encouraging positive habits) is an acronym formed by the different aspects of what HIM does to achieve strong effect through forcible contact:

Influence: igniting a powerful desire for Movement
Missionality: Serving in the High Impact Zone
Positive Habit Transfer: ingraining Advantageous tendencies in others (Guardrails in life = positive habits)
Accountability: submitting to Standard through Enforcement and Consequence
Correction: zealously advocating for shared virtue
Targeting: initiating Missionality in others

Grace….Grace is what we should aspire to as men when Adversity, Pain and Chaos confront us. We could let our fear overcome us and shy away, or even run away, but we should set the fear aside and turn the Hardship into Grace. What this looks like in action is hard to describe because Hardships come in as many shapes and sizes as the men who confront them…so a poem to kind of sum it up.

Rudyard Kipling  – IF – first stanza

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

-Rage of Roids