Grinch’s Revenge

AO: Grindstone

When: 12/19/2022

QIC: jugdish

PAX (17): Benny, Crab Cake, Deuce, DirtyMO, Inseam, Joe Dirt, Krystal, Mr. Hand, Olaf, Snooki, Snowman, Soul Glo, Spit Valve, Swiper, Todd Doherty l F3 UMass, Whiz


Four Pre-prerunners, 11 prerunners, 17 total PAX.  Not bad for such a frosty morning.

The Cumming PAX, with all of their Christmas-themed beatdowns and holiday cheer, were getting a little too jolly.  The Grinch had something to say about all the revelry and good will: Bah humbug!

YHC is still learning the art of the preblast so he penned a spicy Slack post that hit a little too close to home.  Whiz, a (self-proclaimed) Christmas conosur, was legetimly offended.

Snowman brought an FNG! Welcome, Snooki!



Mossey’d around the park until we circled up at the middle of the big parking lot for a flawlessly executed welcome to the FNG, 5 core principles, and disclaimer.

Some SSH, Moroccan nightclubs, weed pickers and Michael Phelps.  The PAX were at risk of freezinging to death, or at least b!tching about how cold they were so we didn’t waste much time.

The Thang:

This is the GRINCH beatdown. Start by sprinting AYG down to the end of the parking lot, perform 2 burpees, mosey back, Mt climbers for the 6. Repeat between every workout below:

Groiners: IC 20

Ranger Merkins: IC 20

Iron Mike (jump lunge): OYO 25

No Surrender: IC 16

Crab Cakes: IC 25

Happy Jacks: IC 6?


Since no one was astute enough to realize that the GRINCH had gotten ahold of the Q, we rinsed and repeated the above.  Modifications to accommodate reality and Inseam’s injury: the PAX were encouraged to mosey instead of sprint and to forgo the burpees.

After the 2nd round, mosey to the top of the small parking lot for some Partner Merkins and with the time running out, mosey to the turn for some Leg Throwdowns until the clock said stop.


No PAX was cold.

All the suffering warmed the Grinch’s heart a little too.



Upcoming NYE run and delayed Grindstone start on the 26th.  Check slack.

Prayers for PAX families going into the Christmas holiday.

Welcome Snooki.  Thank you for showing up ITG and being authentic.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Iron sharpens Iron.  The way the PAX hold each other accountable, spurs each other on to live better, and encourage along the way is why we Post. You all don’t leave a man behind, but what’s more impressive, is how you refuse to leave the man where you found him.

Such men are a joy to lead ITG.  Thank you.

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