Can’t Hurt Me, Burpees!

AO: The Rubicon

When: 05/07/2019

QIC: Pitstop

PAX (18): Lumberg, Cookie, MT, Mayhem, Zima, Crack, Jackalope, Lefty, Manilla, Arnold, Kiwi, Heidi, Pinky, Pellets, Trebeck, Turbine, FNG Paulie


Once again I felt the need to challenge the pax – to take it up a notch.  Time for another Pitstop challenge.  YHC was really happy to see 17 pax waiting for me in the gloom.


Disclaimer, then moseyed to the Children of the Corn for some SSH, Hillbillies, and Big Boys.  Then moseyed some more to the Community Center for a Bear Crawl to warm-up the shoulders.  Rambled on to the FOD for the Main Event.

The Thang:

In the words of the immortal David Goggins:  “Burpee Test, MoFos!”

Task #1 – 100 Burpees for time

The pax seriously tempted YHC when they thought I said “FOUR times”.  That would have been epic.

David Goggins teaches us to “callous our minds” to pain through difficult training and intentional suffering, and the ‘Pistols “No Feelings” on the boom box encouraged us to ignore the pain.  The pax gained valuable experience enduring as much as 12 mins of burpees.

MillerTime crossed the finish line first in 6:10.  Mighty impressive.  Followed immediately by Turbine and Mayhem.  YHC was distracted by managing the timer and the boom box and only managed a measly 9:08.  I want a rematch.

Less impressive was Jackalope, who failed to count correctly and did 101 burpees, and then wanted to claim he “went the extra mile”.  Nice try, but no.

Task #2 – Recovery Run

After some Mary-for-the-Six the pax regrouped and ran a recovery lap with the slowest runner.  Pinky volunteered for that role, though I’m not convinced that he is still the slowest after his consistency over the last few months!

Task #3 – 10 Merkins EMOM

Next, another Goggins inspired beatdown.  10 merkins EMOM (every minute on the minute) with various ab exercises filling up the rest of the minute.  We achieved approximately 7 rounds before time was up.

Moseyed back to the flag for more abs!


FNG “Paulie” was named.

Aussie brothers-in-pain Arnold and Kiwi are heading back to the Land Down Under to start their own AO there!  A road trip is definitely required to launch that AO!

GrowRuck is coming in August!

A bunch of pax are headed to Atlanta United Wednesday night.

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