AO: Wreck Center

When: 04/18/2022


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Chalmers, Debs, Dos, Giuliani, HoJo, Lead Pipe, Troll, Yadi,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Troll

The BackBlast:


Cold, wet, and snowy/rainy


  • Abe Vigodas (IC)
  • Mountain Climbers (IC)
  • Windmills (IC)
  • Imperial Walkers (IC)
  • Lap Around Field

The Thang

I brought some coupons and dumbbells, and using those (or no equipment), we each did an individual exercise for one minute (curls, shoulder shrugs, weighted march, etc.). After the minute, we switch to the next station (15 minutes) and started again, until each person did each exercise. After the first round, we went to the field, lined up, and got into a plank position. I yelled, “Go!” and we sprinted until I yelled, “Down!” Once down, we did an exercise (e.g., shoulder taps) in cadence until I yelled “Go!” again. No specific length – and sometimes in the middle of cadence –  just to keep everyone on their toes. Once we got to the end of the field, we jogged half and sprinted the rest back. We then did another round of exercises – different ones of this round – and followed the same method.


I take my three-year old daughter to daycare in the morning, and en route, she always wants to listen to the Frozen soundtrack (many songs are in my Top 25 Spotify playlist now) and needs a snack, despite just having breakfast. One day recently as I was buckling her into her car seat, she asked me, “Daddy, are you happy?” I have no idea what prompted the question, but for some reason, it opened a floodgate of emotion and left me thinking about my happiness and where I’m at in life. I think only chasing happiness isn’t healthy, but to some extent, I think you can choose to your happiness, even if it’s temporary. Mornings are often hectic, and I’m thinking of a million different things as I’m getting ready to take on the day. But now, I’m choosing to put that aside for 10 minutes, be happy, and enjoy the time I have with my daughter, even if I’m listening to the Frozen soundtrack for the 1,000th time, because I know she’s going to be in kindergarten before I know it, and I won’t have this time with her anymore. I would encourage you to take time to enjoy the small things, and to the extent you can, choose to be happy in those small windows of normal life.




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