AO: Eagles Landing

When: 07/22/2022


Number of Pax: 11

Pax Names: Cutter, Duck Snort, Hackey Sack, Kipling, Kodak, Madoff, NEED TO THINK OF SOMETHING COOL - GIVE ME A MINUTE!, Päntsdrunk, Silver Spoon, Snork, TotalRecall, Tron,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names: n/a

QIC: Kodak

The BackBlast:

Cutter and YHC jogged in to the AO while nine other men were beginning to gather for the RunClub beatdown. I had been absent for way too long – training for a long race and isolating from COVID. My recovery has been a struggle, this was Day 11 of my illness, so Day 1 out of CDC recommended isolation / mask-wearing. I signed up to lead a while ago, but I appreciate the opportunity to expose my short-comings and find out where I stand in the group. It turns out – I’ve lost a lot! Thankfully I have my A-Race behind me and now I have to reset and rebuild (and in all honesty – still recover).

This is what the morning looked like:


  • Side Straddle Hops
  • Mtn Man Poppers
  • Don Quixote
  • Smurf Quixote
  • Mosey to Barrie Park

Thang : Partner Lunge / Dash

  • P1 runs the perimeter of the park (approx 1/3 mile)
  • P2 lunge walks in the direction
  • Approx 14 running laps completed per team; Team lunge progress : 1.25-1.75 laps
  • Mosey back to AO, slightly tardy

Announcements :

  • Chicago-Area convergence – tmr 06:30 at Zoo Crew
  • Chicago-Area downtown lunch – 7/28
  • F3P&W 3rd Anniversary Events – 08/06
  • 3rd F opportunity at Breakthrough Field Day – 8/12

COT – The guys who step-up and lead something for the group are vital – whether it’s a beer-ruck or dinner or even an every-day Q, we cannot accelerate the group if guys don’t step up to lead. Another key character is the first volunteer – that’s what helps build momentum on a great idea. I encouraged the guys to pay attention to announcements and if they have an inkling of interest and availability – be the next guy to HC. “Have a bias towards Action!” Closed by expressing gratitude for the guys that joined me this morning and enjoyed the group fellowship.

Moleskin – I heard a ‘welcome back’ at name-o-rama and that caught me off guard. I haven’t been away this long, but nice to be welcomed back!

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