AO: The Storm

When: 12/12/2019

QIC: Inseam

PAX (8): McDuff, Bartman, Dumpster, Spit Valve, Swiper, Mr. Hand, Snake, Inseam


YHC informed the Pax on slack that this BD would be a party and might possibly be the best time one could have at 5:30 in the morning. I believe that promise was upheld.

Briefly, 2019 was a year I will never forget, for more reasons than one. We will unpack this throughout the backblast.


Hit play on the play list for today. Capri lap around the eye of the storm. Circle up by the flag for the following:

  • 10 SSH IC
  • 10 Weed Pickers IC
  • 10 Sprinklers IC

Short mosey back to the cherry street silo where YHC briefed the Pax on the meaning behind todays celebration.

In 2019 YHC found F3, my life was transformed. I gained a brotherhood, have lost 50 pounds (and counting), and PASSED THE CPA EXAM! A challenge which I began April 2018…20 months ago. There are four sections, I failed 6 total times. Remember these numbers.

The above will be honored in today’s BD in the following ways:

  • F3 – YHC on Q at the best AO in the Alpha
  • Lost 50 Pounds in 2019 – A playlist of songs released in 2019
  • Passed CPA Exam – C.P.A. Themed BD

The Thang:

C – Charles Bronson:

Line up at silo, perform 20 of given exercise, run to waypoint (~150 feet away), army crawl to second waypoint (~30 feet from first waypoint). We’d audible to bear crawls on the third round. Different beginning exercise each round, doing 20 reps each, as follows.

  • SSH
  • Merkins
  • Burpees
  • LBCs
  • Jump Squats

P – Paula Abdul:

Short mosey to parking deck, instructions given. Paula Abdul is 2 up then 1 down of anything, until you reach the top of whatever it is…parking deck in this case. Head up two flights of stairs, perform exercise. Run down a flight, perform exercise. Then up 2 and so on until we reach the top. Exercises were as follows, performing 6 IC of each. Got a few strange looks from construction workers, but we didn’t get kicked out…If this didn’t get us thrown out, I believe we are good to go!

  • Monkey Humpers
  • Pickle Pounders
  • Honey Mooners
  • Crab Humpers
  • Plank
  • 10 Count (only so many of this type of exercise)
  • Howling Monkeys – ring of fire style on top

A – All about the Benjamins:

Mosey to the rock pile (prettiest in the Alpha…it is coupon heaven). Perform the following, all totaling 100.

  • 25 Curls, 25 Lunge walks, 25 Squats, 25 Lunge Walks back
  • 25 Overhead Press, 25 Lunge walks, 25 Mt Climbers, 25 Lunge Walks back
  • 25 Bentover Rows, 25 Lunge walks, 25 Box Jumps, 25 Lunge Walks back

That was so much fun we celebrated again with the following, on our way back to the flag:

  • C – Colt 45
  • P – Partner Carry
  • A – Alternating Should Tap Ring of Fire

Back to the eye. 2 MoM round robin style. Boom. What a great morning


  • The end of the Game – Wheezer
  • Fire, Ready, Aim – Green Day
  • Father of All… – Green Day
  • Happy Days – Blink 182
  • The First Time – Blink 182
  • Blind Leading the Blind – Mumford and Sons
  • Africa – Wheezer
  • Happy Together – Weezer
  • Blame it on My Youth – Blink 182
  • Ready to Let Go – Cage the Elephant
  • Social Cues – Cage the Elephant
  • On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons (not 2019)
  • The Wolf – Mumford and Sons (not 2019)
  • Babel – Mumford and Sons (not 2019)


YHC thanked the Pax for helping transform my life in more ways than they know. Praise for a great year. F3 Alpha Holiday party.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

2017 – Married my M

2018 – Rescued our second “fur child”

2019 – See above

2020 – …man I cant wait to find out, just thankful Ill have my F3 brothers behind me the whole way.

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